The festivals are here ~ Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and it’s going to be a never-ending party. So go ahead and enjoy it all with these guilt free snacks.
Finally, the most awaited festive season has arrived! It’s the season to grab your favourite outfits from your closet and shop till your drop every weekend to make the most of the festivities. But wait, is that the only thing that you all like about the festive season?
Most probably not, because celebrations are incomplete without sweets and fried foods like kaju katli, modak,ladoos,chakri, puri,bhaturaand more. If you fear your health regime going up for a toss, then worry not, we have some fitness-friendly options for you as always.
Let’s dig in.
This festive season should be limited to happiness and guilt-free celebrations only. The festivals are here folks – Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and it’s going to be a never-ending party, right? So, brace yourselves to relish the fun upcoming holidays. Are you wondering how you’d keep the weight off while eating all the yummy treats?
Well, the idea is as simple as it sounds. Here’s a fun list of guilt-free snacking ideas for this festive season so that you can enjoy every bite without an ounce of guilt.
So, when you’ll be eating these sweets and savouries, it won’t accompany you with guilt while wondering, it’s fried, loaded with sugar or high on carbs and are unhealthy. Let’s see what the chosen guilt-free snacks are.
Beetroot dumplings, these cute, red, small dumplings will not just treat your snack cravings but also load up your body with essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Darker the beetroot, higher its antioxidant content will be. So, give an interesting colour to your plate this festive season and spread fitness along with love.
PUMPKIN HALWA PUFF PASTRY TARTS
Why load your dessert plate just with empty sugar and not with healthy sweetness? Yes, sweetness can be healthy when it is nutrient-dense like this healthy dessert option. Laden with fibre, vitamin and potassium, this pumpkin halwapuff pastry tarts will replenish you with a slightly rich taste of saffron garnishing and crunchiness of nuts on the top.
BAKED POTATO SAMOSA
How about a samosawhich is not fried yet tasty and a health-friendly snack to binge on? Use green peas, coriander, preferred spices, curry leaves and nuts in its filling to enhance the taste and its nutritional benefits at the same time. Moreover, it’s fat-free and you can get all the goodness of the ingredients without any guilt of increased cholesterol levels.
CORN CRACKER (MATHARI)
Indian festivals are absolutely incomplete with mathari. Considering mathari is irreplaceable, we just upgraded it into a healthier version by making it a baked corn cracker (mathari.) Being a good source of carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, it completely fits into a healthy diet snacking leaving you 100% satiated.
CUCUMBER BARLEY AND POMEGRANATE CHAT
Let’s do something experimental this time with fruits and enjoy a nutritious chat. Take the bases of a thick cucumber slice and garnish it with barley and pomegranate. It will be colourful, vibrant and appetizing. Serve all your guests a yummy starter minus the extra calories.
Traditional sweets and savouries are all-time favourites but also are overtly sugary. So, go easy on them & try these new snack ideas while complementing your health at the same time.