Spending time indoors in lockdowns has made us prone to visit our kitchens and refrigerators more than ever. So, we need more healthier choices to keep these cravings under control yet keep an eye on our weight.
Healthy snacks during lockdown
Here are 10 healthy and nutritious options to munch on while staying at home.
Greek Yogurt and Mixed Berries
If you are craving something sweet and healthy, Greek yogurt is what you need. It is a wholesome and tasty snack when mixed with different berries. You can also add nuts and honey for more taste. It’s low in calories and rich in protein which makes it perfect.
Everyone thinks chips are unhealthy, but have you ever heard of veggie chips? These homemade baked crisps are low in calories and are a perfect guilt free late-night snack. From sweet potatoes and zucchini to carrots and even beets, you can use any vegetables. Coat the vegetables with olive oil, spices and mixed nuts to get amazing flavors.
Hummus and Carrot Sticks
Chickpeas are rich in protein so this snack will keep you full for a long time. All you need are some carrot sticks for dipping in the hummus (which is made from chickpeas) and you are good to go. If you want more flavor you can add olives to the hummus or sprinkle some spice on the carrots.
Bacon Baked Egg Rolls
Bacon baked eggs are a classic breakfast. However, they can be turned into snacks by making egg rolls. It is rich in cholesterol and super healthy and delicious. Top it off with some hot sauce or spices.
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
A protein-packed sweet bar is all you need when you crave desserts. Peanut butter rolled with quinoa, walnuts, almonds and honey is such a delight. You can also use raisins, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and much more. Since it’s baked, it is really healthy and chewy.
One of the best guilt-free lockdown trick to soothe your cravings is smoothies. They are easy to make and really refreshing. Homemade smoothies are always the best option so you know what goes in.
There are a lot of options when it comes to the ingredients – bananas, mangos, strawberries, honey, nuts, spices and whatnot. If you are going for a really healthy version, then you can also add vegetables.
Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies
Who would have thought that you can make brownies out of vegetables? Zucchini brownies taste too good to be true. Chocolate makes you have second thoughts when you want something guiltfree. But it only contains about half a spoon of sugar per piece. Gooey, fudgy, chocolatey and absolutely yummy!
Guilt Free Tuna Salad
If you are a fish lover, then this salad is a must. Tuna mixed with Greek yogurt, cilantro, bell peppers, scallions and eggs. Add sauces and spices of your own choice. A wholesome snack that is so good and can also be stuffed in a wrap or bread.
Almond Date Truffles
This is a new way of eating truffles and still being healthy. This snack is amazing because you can literally use any kind of dates in it. A hint of cocoa powder for flavor won’t hurt anyone. It is such a nutritious munch and you can never have enough.
Popcorn is actually quite a good munch and even more so considering it is a healthy snack. It is light, airy and has very low calories. You can eat a handsome portion without feeling bad about it. Salt and pepper flavored ones are even better! It becomes bad only when you start to add high calorie ingredients like cheese or butter.
This list of snacks has been proven to help with fighting untimely cravings. There are many people who have given really positive reviews about these snacks packed with healthy nutrients and only healthy fats.
There is no compromise on taste and whether you have a sweet tooth or a savoury person, these can suffice everyone. Most of them can even fit in a vegan diet perfectly and the rest of them can be adjusted to suit your needs.