3 Healthy Indian Snacks That You Never Thought Were Snacks
A simple google search will tell you that copious amounts of sodium and maida in our snacks aren’t good for us. But is there a snack that doesn’t have maida and a high amount of salt? Turns out, healthy Indian snacks exist that you’ve always known about but never considered them as snacks. Let’s see three such snacks and the different ways you can enjoy them.
We all remember our mothers force-feeding us almonds as we rushed to catch the school bus. But have you used almonds as a snack? Because almonds are delicious and a great source of proteins, fats, and antioxidants. Plus, they taste delicious and make for a great crunchy snack. You can enjoy plain almonds or roast them. You can also add masala to enjoy them as a savoury snack. Alternatively, you can also dip them in caramel or sugar syrup to get sugar coated almonds. Either way, almonds are a great snack to have when you’re craving something crunchy as well as healthy.
Kaju Katli is a cult favourite in India and is easily one of the most delicious Indian sweets. We also add cashew to other desserts due to its crunchy and nutty taste. But, cashews by themselves make for a great healthy Indian snack. The benefits of cashews are immense since it’s a rich source of minerals, proteins, and healthy fats. Like almonds, you can enjoy cashews by roasting them and adding salt or masala. Cashews also taste amazing when you coat them in a sugar syrup or caramel. Whether you’re enjoying salty or sweet cashews, they are the perfect healthy Indian snack. To make them more healthy, you can use more nutritious alternatives to sugar like jaggery. You can even bake cashews in the oven or air fryer instead of roasting.
Peanut butter is a fantastic addition to your snack cupboard because you can enjoy it in many different ways. You can either make your peanut butter at home or buy it from the store. Making it is easy. You need to roast the peanuts until you see some shine on them. The shine means the oil of peanut butter is being released. You can add these roasted peanuts to a food processor or blender and blend them for 15 seconds. Rest the blender, and scrape the walls of the blender. Pulse it again for 15 seconds and repeat the cycle until you get a smooth butter. Store the peanut butter in your refrigerator, and use it as much as you want. You can use it as a dip for fruits or enjoy it with bread. You can also use it in home-baked cookies or cakes to add the nuttiness of peanut butter.
Healthy Snacks Galore
Have you ever thought of incorporating these healthy Indian snacks into your snacking routine? If you haven’t, now is your chance to enjoy them as snacks. Most people see them as boring nuts and disregard them. But, with a few tweaks, they make for a great healthy Indian snack. If you want to try these snacks out and eliminate the roasting and blending part, you can check out our New Double Mojo Box, which has the sample size products of these snacks and many more snacks for kids.