One of the most difficult things about organizing a fun movie night or a game night with friends is to decide the food menu. Things become more complicated if you or your friends are trying to eat healthy or are on a weight watch.
Here are a few healthy snack options you can go for next time you call your health-conscious friends over at your place.
1. Homemade Popcorn
When prepared the right way, this snack contains a good amount of vitamins and nutrients. Instead of going for the store-bought greasy and salty version, make your very own tub of popcorn at home. Top it off with a sprinkle of spice and sugar, a pinch of black pepper and drizzle a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil and you are good to go!
2. Frozen Grapes
This healthy alternative to candies can satisfy your sugar cravings without giving you a toothache! Simply spread the grapes on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer.
3. Dark Chocolate with Fruits
If you are a chocoholic, this one’s for you! Relish the heavenly taste of quality dark chocolate along with fresh fruits like strawberries or bananas. While other types of chocolates will make you rack up on calories, dark chocolate can be good for your health!
4. Kale Chips
Kale chips are a healthy alternative to your plain potato chips. However, store-bought kale chips contain sodium and fat. The best way to avoid the risk is to make kale chips at home. Just toss a few kale leaves with garlic and olive oil in a hot oven and toast until the leaves become crisp and papery.
This feather-light marvel is one of the most favorite snacks in the country. While most Indian snacks are considered to be cholesterol-rising and calorie-laden, Dhokla seems to have a good reputation. Experts recommend making dhoklas at home is the healthiest way! All you need is gram flour and curry leaves to prepare a batch of fluffy steamed dhoklas.
6. Chana Chaat
Who doesn’t chaat! The best thing is, there are so many healthy variants of this popular street food.
Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber. To prepare a bowl of chana chaat, cut potatoes, onion, green chillies and tomatoes into small pieces. Now add in chickpeas and sprouts. Don’t forget to add a generous squeeze of lemon!