36 Yummy And Healthy Indian Snacks That Are Low On Calories; Won't Make You Fat


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36 Yummy And Healthy Indian Snacks That Are Low On Calories; Won't Make You Fat

It is so easy to pick junk-laden fried foods and sugar when your hunger pangs and cravings take over. Your hands automatically reach out for snacks like chips, chivdas, fried chana, fried peanuts, samosa, vada pav, cakes, pastries, biscuits, chocolates, and what not. It is as if you are being guided by an unseen supernatural power, right?

But, these foods are high in fat and sugar. And, these nutrient robbers are just empty calories. Initially, due to high sugar and glycaemic index they give you a pleasure rush, but that is a temporary fix. Want to know something worse? These fried, sweet and processed foods make you crave for them even more, and you end up adding inches to your waistline. You also end up worsening your health parameters and work performance.

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So what is the way out of this vicious cycle? Move to a diet that satiates the cravings and provides nutrients too. Here is a list of healthy snacks that will not only satisfy your untimely hunger pangs, but will also keep you full for a longer time. Also, they will not be adding those unnecessary calories to your body. So, without making you wait any further, here is the list.

#1. A fruit plate

#2. Two bananas

#3. One fruit with plain skim milk yoghurt

#4. Fruit smoothies like apple and pineapple, banana and chikoo, or peach and banana

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#5. A fruit along with buttermilk made from skim milk

#6. Coconut water and a fruit

#7. Skim masala milk (200 ml) with nuts like almonds, pistachios, saffron, cardamom, raisins with no sugar in it

#8. Handful of roasted gram

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#9. Twenty almonds, which can be salted if you do not have a blood pressure problem

#10. 30 peanuts with onion, tomato, chaat masala, lemon and coriander in it

#11. Puffed rice bhel with lots of veggies in it (avoid potato)

#12. Sauteed mushroom on toast

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#13. Chana chaat or aloo chana chaat with vegetables like onion, tomato, coriander, chaat masala, lemon and coriander in it

#14. Egg white omelette with onion, tomato capsicum and coriander in it

#15. Scrambled egg on toast with loads of vegetables in it

#16. Dal moth or sautéed moong with onion, tomato, garlic and coriander in it

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#17. Poha with onion, carrots, capsicum, peas and a few peanuts

#18. Vegetable frankie stuffed with lots of vegetables in it. You can add mushroom, bean sprouts or paneer in it

#19. Two moong dal chilla with vegetables like spinach and carrots in it

#20. Paneer bhurji (made from toned milk) with onion, tomato, capsicum coriander on toast

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#21. Bread upma with onion, tomato and capsicum in it

#22. Vegetable paratha (no potatoes) with vegetable raita made from skim milk yoghurt

#23. Idli Sambhar with lots of vegetables like drum stick, onion, tomato, pumpkin in it

#24. Masala Idli stuffed with vegetables like onion, tomato, cabbage and capsicum

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#25. Pongal with tomato chutney

#26. Upma with lots of fresh vegetables plus peas

#27. Mix vegetable or oats uttapam with vegetables like onion, tomato, capsicum and coriander in it

#28. Mysore masala vegetable Dosa with onion, tomato, capsicum and pav bhaji masala in it, along with coriander chutney

#29. Doodhi or lauki thepla with tomato chutney


#30. Doodhi methi muthia with coriander chutney

#31. Usal (a Maharashtrian dish made of beans) with lots of vegetables in it

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#32. Thalipeeth (a Maharashtrian dish made with multigrain) and tomato chutney

#33. A vegetable sandwich with cucumber, onion, tomato, beetroot in it

#34. Hummus with vegetable sticks

#35. Kidney beans or rajma with vegetables like (lettuce, tomato, onion, capsicum, bell peppers) and salsa in it

#36. Subway salad with low-fat dressings

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So, whether you are North Indian or South Indian, whether you love Gujarati cuisine or Maharashtrian snacks, or whether you crave for hummus or a Subway treat, you now have enough health and tasty options to snack on. Do let us know of more such healthy snacking options in the comments below.