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The Quintessential Snacks of Monsoon: Stuffed Mirchi Pakodas

Come monsoons and the urge to savour fried snacks is at its peak. A cup of tea, some snacks to nibble on and a beautiful spot from where you can see the rain trickle down – isn’t this all that you could ask for? One of the most loved snacks which can be particularly enjoyed during the monsoon season is the Mirchi Pakoda and you would agree that it is hard to have just one. The mirchis that you make the pakodas with give a slight spicy kick to the pakodas and the delicious fillings inside balance other…

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Guilt-free snacks you can munch in office

1. Healthy and delicious! Once the clock strikes 4, no matter how filling your lunch has been, the hunger pangs start to kick in. So ditch the junk food and opt for healthier snacks. These recipes will keep you satiated for long while satisfying your tastebuds. These guilt-free snacks are packed with tons of healthy nutrients that will help your body shed those extra pounds and put your cravings on halt. Here are 7 healthy snacks you can carry in your office bag. 2. ​Mixed Sprouts Corn Chaat Mixed Sprouts…

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10 Delicious and Healthy Protein Snacks to Up Your Energy Levels

Once, while I was travelling in Gujarat, I got myself invited to a breakfast at the home of an elderly couple. The breakfast was splendid. They served steaming, crunchy vadai, buttery aloo parathas, gajar halwa, etc. But the thing that stood out in my memory was the chilla that was served to me that morning. Hot, crisp and fresh off the tawa, it had been prepared using moong dal, not the traditional besan, and boy, was it delicious. The lady explained that she had made the clever substitution because the…

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5 Healthy Snacks for People With (or Without!) Diabetes

Yes, you can snack if you have diabetes When your stomach starts to rumble, you need a snack that can curb your hunger without blowing your blood sugar. Just like meals, snacks should be a combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Aim for one that consists of 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates and 100 to 200 calories (depending on your meal plan and medication). Here are five that typically get a seal of approval from diabetes educators and nutritionists. Whole-grain crackers, grapes, and cottage cheese Nutrient-rich whole grains like…

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5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While we love the team spirit and viral television commercials that accompany the big game, all those calorie-laden snacks can seriously derail your diet. In a 2014 study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Cornell University tracked the grocery shopping habits of 207 households over the course of 37 weeks, and found that total per-serving calories purchased during the week of the Super Bowl spiked to over 6,000—more than the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily, it is possible to keep your snack table relatively nutritious without sacrificing the…

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Healthy Snacks: Quick tips for parents

Snacks give kids important nutrients and help control hunger between meals. Try these healthy snack ideas. “Ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins) Fresh or canned fruit (canned in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat yogurt Whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese Vegetable “matchsticks” (thin sticks made from fresh carrots, zucchini, or bell peppers) Whole-wheat bread or apple slices with peanut butter Quesadillas (low-fat cheese melted in a whole-wheat tortilla) Unsalted pretzels or air-popped popcorn Baked (not fried) tortilla chips and salsa Whole-wheat pita bread with hummus…

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