Whether you are eating to pass the time and out of boredom or need some comfort right now, make sure you include vegetables and fruits in your diet to keep your immune system strong and healthy. It’s obvious to load up on junk food during stressful times, but these things can impact your immunity.
If you have picked up items like chips and cookies the last time you went to the market or grocery store? Well, you can indulge a little but do not overdo it, especially now. As coronavirus symptoms include fever, cough, tiredness and difficulty breathing and people with weak immunity might not be able to deal with it. So, Binging on nutrient-dense snacks is what’s going to help fight against this pandemic.
Here is the healthy snacks list that you can have while self-isolating at home:
1. Makhana roasted in ghee with pink salt or rock salt
Makhanas is one of the best healthy snacks and delicious too. They are a good source of carbohydrates, protein, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, fiber, zinc and potassium. Being low in calories and high in fibers, it will keep you feeling full for longer and prevent unhealthy munching.
2. Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are the best homemade protein snack, along with fiber and several minerals and vitamins. A 1/2 cup of chickpeas contains 10g of protein and 5g of fiber. Plus, they contain the essential amino acid your body requires. Try this tangy, super healthy, delicious and low on calories.
3. Dark Chocolates
If you have a sweet tooth then instead of loading up on sugary chocolates, go for dark chocolates. Loaded with goodness of rich cocoa and low fat milk can lift up your mood and satisfy your cravings without adding extra calories.
4. Snack Bar
Have healthy snack bars to provide your body with the right essential nutrition. They are superb energy boosters and can do wonders to your body and your mind.
When you are working from home, add multigrains to your diet to manage weight and stay healthy. This super healthy combination of rolled wheat, barley flakes, ragi flakes and oats can make for a healthy breakfast. This recipe will strengthen immunity and boost your energy levels.
Dry fruits are good for building strong metabolism and prevent overeating. Hence, getting a dose of dry fruits is a must. If you are working from home add dates, nuts, raisins along with two or three cashews.
7. Ragi Cookies
Fan of cookies? You don’t need to give up. Ragi cookies is a healthy recipe. These crumbly, crunchy and calcium-rich cookies offer many health benefits such as improves skin tissues, reduces food cravings, improves hemoglobin levels, reduces anxiety, depression and insomnia and helps in weight loss.
8. Sprout Salad
Sprouts are low in fat and calories and rich in nutrients. Moon sprouts reduce the blood pressure levels and detoxify the blood. You can have this salad with a dash of lemon, which helps in burning fat. It is one of the perfect healthy homemade snacks for weight loss.
9. Sweet Potato Chaat
Sweet potatoes are another best homemade healthy snacks that are high in water content and fiber and are low in calories. They are nutrient-dense that will keep your stomach full for a longer period and prevent hunger pangs.
10. Citrus Fruits
Add citrus fruits like limes, sweet oranges, lemons etc to your diet to strengthen your immunity. They are rich in vitamins, good source of fiber, boost heart health and prevent diseases caused by inflammation. Try to cook yourself and get creative with your food as this will create mindfulness at your meal and keep the stress at bay. Plus, munching on these best homemade snacks will fill your body with good nutrition which will help you to stay active and healthy. Make sure to wash your hands properly before you start to make healthy snacks at home or take a bite.