As the mercury levels drop and winter approaches, the body metabolism slows down to conserve energy and heat. Therefore, to stay healthy and active during the colder months of the year, ditch deep-fried snacks to satisfy your hunger pangs, and pack some healthy snacks like fox nuts, cinnamon cookies, oranges and carrots, experts suggest.
Experts at salebhai.com and Sonia Narang, nutritionist and wellness expert at Oriflame India, have made a list of crunchy melt-in-the-mouth healthy winter delights to consume in the winter months:
Have some tilpatti in your bag which is made of jaggery and til (sesame seeds). It is a sweet and is a perfect snack to munch on during winter. Jaggery and til are the two ingredients which help produce heat in the body. Sesame seeds are loaded with antioxidants, jaggery helps fight iron deficiency.
Gond Ke Laddu
It is one of the most popular delicacies enjoyed in winters. While Gond is an edible gum extracted from the bark of a tree. It produces so much heat that it is generally consumed only in winter. Ingredients such as gond, wheat flour, sugar, ghee, melon seeds, almonds, and elaichi are mixed well and made into round balls.
Dry roast and grind flaxseeds. Add little jaggery to this powder, throw some crushed walnuts, magaz and pumpkin seeds. Tasty panjiri is ready to curb that sweet cravings. No oil. No preservatives. Only Omega 3.
Chikki is the perfect combination of crunchy peanuts and jaggery. Winter is the best time to gorge on these delicious bite-sized candies. Peanuts have a warm effect on the body and along with jaggery, give you an instant energy boost that will satiate your hunger as well.
If you are allergic to jaggery or do not enjoy its sweetness, how about relishing cinnamon cookies this winter? Combine white sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, butter, egg, and vanilla essence to whip up a batch of delicious cinnamon cookies. Apart from adding flavour, cinnamon is a perfect winter spice that boosts your health during the winter.
Cashew nuts are a rich source of vitamin E and have anti-ageing properties that help your skin glow in the cold months. Furthermore, peanuts make you feel fuller for long and are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals essential for the body. Having them roasted gives you a delightful sense of warmth and fullness
Nibble On Foxnuts (Makhanas)
You can flavour the foxnuts by roasting them in olive oil/coconut oil. Dust some chili flakes and oregano to enhance the flavour.
Now, gorge on these foods to keep yourself warm in chilled winter.
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