Did you eat breakfast but are hungry again? Did you eat a light lunch, but can’t concentrate after two hours? Do you need a snack for your movie night but don’t want to indulge in junk food? Between meals and late at night, everyone feels hungry and looks for a snack. It is during those moments that it is important to curb indulgences because we tend to splurge on junk food. Starting today, make healthier choices and pick one of the following:
Nuts are nutrition-packed power foods that can be the perfect snack. They are easy to eat on the go and can give you the much-needed vitamins, minerals, and energy that you need to carry you over to the next meal.
- Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
This may sound clichéd and boring, but fruits and vegetables can be the perfect mid meal snack. Fruits such as bananas, apples and oranges are easier to carry and eat without much fuss. The same goes for cucumbers and carrots. Eat with a dipping sauce (or peanut butter) or just sprinkle some chaat masala for an added zing.
Yogurt, in addition to being a great source of protein and calcium, is packed with probiotics. This helps in maintaining a good balance of the digestive system and boost the immune system. It is also a great refresher in the hot, humid weather of Pakistan. Add some fruits or top with granola for the perfect combo.
- Granola Bars
Whether you have only a few minutes before your next appointment or are in a rush to get somewhere, granola bars make the perfect on-the-go option. They are convenient to carry in your bag and even easier to eat without making a mess. Just make sure you chose granola bars that are made of wholesome, natural ingredients. That way, it is a win-win situation!
- Roasted Chickpeas