With fitness becoming a fad amongst all generations and genders, we are constantly thinking what to eat and what not eat just to keep a close check on our waistlines and to keep away from the calories. Fighting cravings becomes more and more difficult when we are forced to eat a low calorie snack which is no way near to pleasing our taste buds. But you don’t have to gorge on that boring food anymore because we bring to you some of the yummiest yet low calorie snacks that you can totally binge on without feeling guilty.
1. Frozen chocolate bananas
- Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (melted)
- Shredded coconut or nuts
Take a banana, peel it and dip it in the melted chocolate and roll it on shredded coconut or nuts of your choice. Refrigerate it for 5-6 hours until the chocolate sets.
2. Granola Bars
- 1 Cup Rolled oats
- 1 Cup Wheat/corn flakes
- 1 Cup Chopped almonds and raisins
- ½ Cup Honey
- 1 Cup Dried fruits of your choice
- Pinch of Salt
On a baking sheet add oats and wheat flakes, spread the two and bake for about 10 minutes until they are golden brown and set aside.
In another pan add honey and cook over medium heat until large bubbles start appearing. Donot stir honey while cooking.
Now when the honey is cooked, pour the mixture of oats, flakes and dried fruits in the pan and add a pinch of salt. Mix it well until the mixture is combined. Now to a large baking dish, spray some cooking oil and pour the mixture, press it to evenly coat. Cover the dish with a plastic wrap and freeze for 30-40 minutes. Now cut the refrigerated mixture into squares and store in an airtight containers. This yummy granola bar will satiate your sugar cravings for sure.
3. Yummy Oatmeal
- ½ cup Rolled oats
- ½ cup Almond milk
- 2 tbsp Almond peanut butter
- ½ cup of Blueberries/strawberries
In a bowl, add oats, milk and nut butter and mix it well. Cover this mixture and refrigerate it for 7-8 hours or overnight and have it for breakfast topped with fruits of your choice.
4. Grilled Pineapple
- Fresh Pineapple peeled and cut into rings
- ½ Cup Cinnamon sugar
- ¼ Cup Coconut milk (optional)
Preheat grill on medium heat. Put cinnamon sugar and coconut milk in different bowl. Take a pineapple ring and dip it in coconut milk and then coat it with cinnamon sugar and grill for 5-6 min on each side. The results will surprise you with it juicy flavor.
5. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- ½ cup Fat free milk
- ½ cup Fat free yogurt
- 2 tbsp Unsalted peanut butter
- ¼ ripe Banana
- 1 tbsp Honey
In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve the mix into tall glasses. This serves as a best morning breakfast when you have no time to grab a bite.
6. Nachos with Healthy Salsa Dip
- For salsa dip
- Ripe, peeled and diced mangoes
- 1 Red pepper Diced
- ½ Red Onion Chopped
- 3 Tomatoes diced
- 3 Tbsp Cilantro leaves chopped
- 3 tbsp Lime juice
- Cayenne pepper, Salt, Pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for few minutes. You can satiate your crunchy cravings with nachos and this very healthy and yummy salsa dip.
7. Nutty Chocolate Rocks
- ¼ Cup Almonds chopped
- ¼ Cup Cashews chopped
- ¼ Cup Peanuts Chopped
- ¼ Cup Raisin
- 1 Bar of Dark Chocolate
In a microwaveable bowl, place all the nuts and roast till they become brown and crispy. In another bowl, add small pieces of your dark chocolate and microwave for 10-15 seconds. Put all the nuts in the melted chocolates and mix well. Take a baking tray and line it with butterpaper.
Using a spoon, scoop out the chocolate nuts mixture and refrigerate it for an hour. With goodness of nuts this snack is best for an after meal sugar craving.
8. Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich
- 1 Whole wheat bread
- ½ tsp Chia seeds
- ½ Banana
- 1 tbsp Peanut Butter
Toast multigrain bread and spread peanut butter on it. Cut a banana into slices and put it on your bread, sprinkle chia seeds and you have your healthiest breakfast ready.
9. Nutella Banana Toast
- 1 Whole wheat bread
- 1 tbsp. Nutella hazelnut spread
- ½ Banana
One of the easiest and tastiest and healthiest snack. Toast bread and spread hazelnut nutella on it. Put sliced banana and you are good to go.
10. Tangy vegetable Rice Puff
- Rice puffs
- Onions –diced
- Tomatoes- diced
- Cucumber- diced
- Peanuts roasted
- Cilantro leaves chopped
- Tamarind chutney
To a cup full of rice puff, add diced onions, tomatoes, cucumber, pomegranate, apples, peanuts. Mix well. Add tamarind chutney, salt, squeeze lemon. Mix, garnish with cilantro leaves and serve. It’s the best 4 PM snack.