Why not look for something healthy when you crave munchies? Avoid potato chips and fries and try out this list of healthy snacks which are equally crunchy for your taste.
Ever thought of reducing potato chips and eating more popcorn instead? Air-popped corn is a healthy way to satisfy your craving for munchies without putting on much cholesterol. You can also enjoy a larger portion of this snack as compared to a handful of potato chips.
While almonds and seeds are often denied as healthy snacks due to their high fat and calorie content, having them in the right portion can make them a great snack for improving productivity. Almonds and seeds of pumpkin are high in fiber and protein. They contain healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats and antioxidants.
Roasted chickpeas will not only provide you with the crunch but also the healthy nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, iron and folate. You can make them at home while all you have to do is rinse a cup of chickpeas and dry them thoroughly. Once they are dry, toss them with a tablespoon of oil and seasoning. Keep the batch for baking at 400 degrees and enjoy after 30 minutes.
Groundnuts are fulfilling and make a delicious, munching snack. Roast them with a little salt, and they can be your snack for the day. You can take different types of nuts and use them in a mixture. You can also eat them with honey if you want a sweeter snack. Try out different nuts and seasonings to avoid getting bored with eating them.
Cereal can be eaten as a snack without milk. Many people like to eat it dry, which provides a satisfying crunch. You can also try out milk alternatives like yogurt for a different taste in the crunch. Cereals have a high fiber content which can fulfill your cravings for a long time.
Here is something you would have never tried before. Freeze grapes increase its crunch factor in every bite, making it a refreshing sweet treat. Since it has natural sugar content, it is healthy for diabetic people. The more you keep the grapes for freezing the better crunch you can expect when you eat them.
If you want to try out the healthies crunch then vegetables like carrot, broccoli, cucumber, radish are for you. These vegetables are easy to get and only needs a quick peeling to be eaten as a crunchy snack. Carrot and radish can be eaten with a little salt seasoning for a more flavored taste.
Instead of buying the packed snacks, you can create your own at home. Bagged chips contain high fats and added ingredients which are not good for your health. If you like tortillas, you can make your own at home with some cornflour. Brush the tortillas dough with oil, and bake them for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees. You can enjoy your own crispy tortillas with a seasoning of your choice.