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Have you ever thought about the reasons for the failure of weight loss efforts? I have realized that the best results in the weight loss journey depends upon the quality of your snacks. In the name of healthy and roasted snacks, we see a lot of junk being sold in the market. Today let us talk about a few easy home made quick weight loss snacks that can bring a difference during your weight loss journey.
When we say ‘snack’ it means food consumed in small portions in between main meals. There are different views on snacking as an aid to weight loss efforts. According to some snacks in between meals helps to manage hunger pangs and regulate blood sugar.
Not only that, eating small portions of food in the form of snack helps in increasing nutrients in the body. Thus the best snacks are those that are rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Yes, there is no doubt that you need to plan and prepare your snacks before hand so that you don’t reach out to unhealthy processed food when you feel hungry in between meals. Snacks help in promoting weight loss as it becomes a part of daily healthy food eating habits but only snacking can’t help you lose excess weight. Let us know how snacking can help weight loss goals ….
Snacks must be full of good nutrients and contain a good mix of vitamins and minerals.
Snacks must be had in small portions, as a small bowl of sprouts or one medium sized apple or orange.
Snacks must have a good balance of protein and complex carbohydrates.
A filling snack should contain some healthy fat as it helps in keeping full for longer.
One snack should not be more than 100-200 calories. Ideally a good snack is 100 calorie one for weight loss.
There are various snacks which can be a wonderful aid in losing weight along with well planned workouts. Some of the easiest to prepare are Hummus, Dhokla, various nut butters, flavored yoghurts, and smoothies. The list is long but today I am going to share two easy to prepare healthy snacks which can keep you full longer and are full of nutrition.
Ingredients and Recipe
One cup Besan (chick pea flour), salt and a pinch of turmeric. Mix well using a sieve.
In a container dilute one cup Curd and whip it well.
Add a tsp of olive oil, one lemon’s juice, and mix it well.
Mix all ingredients well to prepare a homogenous mixture.
Add a little water if required. The batter should coat the spoon when you take it out of the mixing bowl.
Finally add 2 sachets of fruit salt and mix well (but not much) to avoid lumps.
All you need to do now is to steam it covered (Healthier way) or microwave (not so healthy) Read about it in the link.
And here is the result…. Tadaaaaaa——
Before serving just season the whole thing with a tsp of olive oil, mustard and kadhi patta.
Second Recipe is of …..
No brainer recipe…. Curdle the milk and before storing just add your favorite seasonings…. anything like chilly flakes, Italian seasonings, Oregano and salt. Keep it in refrigerator to be had any time when you want to have snack.
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