Low Calorie Snacks

The in between meals is what actually causes the maximum weight gain. This is because of the time one takes snack time to be mini-meal binging time, and that too binging on all the wrong foods. The deep fried options seem to be a must. The high-calorie spicy foods cannot be resisted. So its fried foods when one thinks snacks.
However, there is a healthier option – baked and roasted snacks. Including those that can be steamed or boiled.
Snacks also include salads and fruits. So, really speaking, one can binge on snacks as long as it’s the low calorie snacks. These are easy to prepare and delicious too. Whether child or adult, all will surely enjoy low calorie snacks as long as you are ready to make the effort to cook up something special.

Here are some low calorie snack recipes you could try out for yourself and the family…

Khaman Dhokla recipe

1 ½ cup sooji
½ cup gram flour
2 ½ cups water
1 tablespoon low-cholesterol cooking oil
2 teaspoons sugar
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
5 to 6 curry leaves

Mix the above mentioned ingredients thoroughly. Add the baking soda. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and steam it. Pour 1 teaspoon cooking oil in a ladle and add to it mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Heat it and pour it over the dhoklas once ready.

Corn snack recipe

2 cups corn flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup skim yogurt
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic-chili paste
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
½ teaspoon sugar
Freshly chopped green fenugreek leaves
Freshly chopped coriander leaves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon red chili powder
½ teaspoon ajwain seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients together and knead into dough. Then roll into small balls and bake for twenty to thirty minutes. Serve with a chutney or tomato ketchup.

Nutritional Chaat recipe

200 grams sprouted moong
3 cups Rice bubbles – kurmura
½ cup corn flacks
½ cup boiled kabuli or black chana
2 finely chopped tomatoes
1 finely chopped baked or boiled potato
1 finely chopped cucumber
1 finely chopped onion
I finely chopped green chili
3 teaspoons of lemon juice
¼ teaspoon red chili powder
¼ teaspoon mango powder
Salt to taste

Serve all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve.

Grilled Vegetables and Pita Bread recipe

1 finely chopped red pepper
1 finely chopped green pepper
1 finely chopped yellow pepper
Finely chopped mushrooms
1 small brinjal finely chopped
200 grams of paneer diced
Pita Bread
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic-chili paste
2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt to taste

Mix all the spices together making a paste. Marinate the vegetables and paneer in the paste for half an hour. Then grill the vegetables. The vegetables can also be baked in an oven. Serve with pita bread.