7 Ways to Snack Smart & Healthy

Posted By Gautham PB on Thursday 25th February 2021

What do you do every time you feel peckish and want to grab a small bite to meet your snack cravings? Let me guess – you buy a packet of potato chips or grab a Snickers bar and fulfill your cravings! But wait, in your quest for snacking, did you totally ignore the amount of oil deep-fried chips contain and the crazy amount of sugar that a chocolate bar has? 


Snacking doesn’t always have to be unhealthy. There are hundreds of healthy snack options to fulfill your needs. At Healthy Buddha, we house a variety of snacks that are good for your tummy and body – from Brown Rice pops to Channa Jor to Puffed Bajra, we offer a diverse range of snacks that you don’t have to feel guilty about binging on. Most importantly, they don't have any chemicals, preservatives, and no added sugar.


Facts about snacking:
Snacking can help you eat smaller meals throughout the day, but you could also end up consuming way too many calories, increase your fat intake unnecessarily and also lead to unhealthy binge-eating.

Some of the benefits of healthy snacking include: 
· Increased nutrient intake
· Keeps your appetite in check
· Keeps your blood sugar level in check unlike sugary snacks that spike up your blood sugar and make you crash later.
· Healthy snacks, rich in omega-3 etc can lead to better concentration and performance.

Here are 7 way that will help you snack healthy:
1.  Carry a healthy snack when you go out: Whether it’s a fruit or some nuts, dry fruits and seeds or it’s one of Healthy Buddha’s rice pops or amaranth chikki, keep a snack in your bag so that you don’t end up buying junk when you’re outside and when hunger pangs hit you.

2. Don’t stress-eat: Eat only when hungry, don’t eat just ‘cos you’re bored, stressed or lonely or if there’s food in front of you.

3. Snacking also helps delay hunger, so instead of opting for that chocolate cake loaded with sugar or picking out candies, go for an option that’s sensible and doesn’t add to your fat and calorie intake.
4. The combo snack. Try to have more than just one macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate) when snacking. For instance, have a few nuts (protein and fat) and some grapes (carbohydrates). These balanced snacks will satisfy you for sure.
5. Go for low-fat options when you’re buying or consuming a snack. Low-fat almond milk, soy milk are good options
6. Read labels: Avoid, high sugar, high salt, high fat products that have a lot of additives. We bet you that most snack options available outside aren’t healthy. Choose wisely. Develop the habit of reading labels before buying something.
7. Don’t spend too much: Snacking, twice or thrice a day, outside can be draining on the packet. So, spend wisely. Take snacks from home or carry fruits and stuff that’s easy on your pocket.

Here are some healthy snack favorites you could pick from HealthyBuddha or otherwise too:











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