The word snacks is invariably used for unhealthy fried food eaten between meals. But then in current times when everybody is so health conscious and looking for ways to be fit, how can fried food become a part of our diet? To address this issue, here is a list of easy low calorie snacks options which you can whip up in no time and are extremely delicious too!
10 Low Calorie Snacks For The Mid Meals Hunger
1. Parmesan Carrot Fries
Deep-fried chips are definitely a tempting and easily available option. But carrot fries are just as good. All you need to do is cut up the carrot into thin slices and top it up with parmesan and other herbs and toss them into a fryer. For a healthier option, you could bake them as well.
This is a favourite with almost everybody. Light corn kernels popping in the microwave will fill your nostrils with a delicious smell and also your stomach, later. It is very low on fat content. And the best part, it is ready in two minutes. You can make it in a pressure cooker or your microwave.
Try Act II popcorns which are very easy to make and priced at 10 bucks for a packet.
3. Spicy Scrambled Eggs
Egg bhurji, as it is popularly called in India is another great snacking option. If you’re one who prefers spice, top it up with a lot of pepper and chilli flakes and you get a filling and delicious snack right in front of you in no time. Try using less or no oil to cook your egg as it will cut down on the fat content by a great margin.
4. Yogurt Cubes
Ice cream is unhealthy, sorry guys. But you could always go in for a cheaper, healthier and equally delicious alternative which is frozen yogurt. Slightly dilute the yogurt with water and pour the mixture into an ice tray and leave it to freeze. Adding pieces of fruit into the liquid mixture before setting it will make it even more heavenly.
5. Kale Chips
Kale is the best source of vitamins as it is rich in A, C, K along with high calcium and fibre content. Cut up the kale into thin pieces (No, it doesn’t need to be neat) and season it with salt, chilli flakes and thyme. Bake it in your OTG and you get your own version of delicious, low-fat homemade chips. Each serving amounts up to 80 calories.
6. Chocolate Milk
Hate plain milk and don’t relish the taste of Bournvita or Horlicks either? Then this option is perfect for you. All you need to do is exchange your carton will a low fat skimmed pack and add dark chocolate syrup while boiling it. And you have the healthiest option ever with very few calories. Great deal, huh!
7. Frozen Choco-dipped Banana
This is one of the easiest low calorie snacks option where calories stay well under 200-250. All you need to do is slice a banana into two halves and pour molten dark chocolate all over it or cover it with Nutella and toss it into a freezer for an hour. You’ll have a tasty as well as a healthy snacking option to munch upon.
If you are less of a foodie, this option is one for you to explore. All you need to do is put half a litre water in your mixer, add 3 spoons of non-fat yogurt along with three-five strawberries (you can add any fruit), depending upon the desired thickness and add a dash of honey. Blend it well and pour into a tall glass and enjoy the richness of delicious strawberries.
9. Low-fat Sandwich
If you are the kind who hogs a lot even during snack time, this sandwich is for you. Take two pieces of whole grain bread and apply low fat butter or an alternative low-fat spread. Go crazy while filling it up: Olives, lettuce, tomatoes, as many pieces of boiled chicken as you can fit in, chilli sauce and treat yourself to this delight.
(You could use any meat other than red meat for this one)
10. On A Skewer
Buy skewers and go crazy with the items. You could try a pineapple, cherry and blue cheese combo or scallops and cilantro combo, which is a classic or go veggie with a bell pepper, tofu and capsicum skewer. You could invent a few of your own as well.
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