Cricket World Cup 2015-Healthy Snack And Drink Ideas
The world cup is on and there is hardly anyone who is not a cricket fan in India. I totally loved watching the match on Sunday. Now, in this cricket frenzy, when all the fans are glued to their TV screens, there is another thing that is done along. Guess! Well, it is snacking. It turns out to be mindless binge eating at times. Let us have a look at some healthy snacks and drinks for you to enjoy while watching the match! So this post is for the cricket fans who are going to watch all the World Cup matches 🙂
TV viewing and snacking are made for each other 😛 Instead of going in for unhealthy stuff like chips and fries, you can settle down with tasty yet healthy snacks that don’t take a long time to prepare. Here we go!
Roasted chickpeas are a crunchy snack and are a good alternative to nuts. But nuts are healthy, right? Yes, they are but at the same time they are high in calories so you can’t have a lot of them. Roasted chickpeas have a lesser amount of calories than different types of nuts. Added advantage is that they are high in fibre, folic acid, iron, zinc and magnesium. You can happily snack on roasted chickpeas and enjoy the game!
Frozen grapes and blueberries
It is a well known fact that fruit makes a healthy snack. Grapes are widely available in India. Even blueberries are available in supermarkets. Get your hands on them. Wash them properly and put them in the freezer. You can take them out when you want t eat them. There absolutely no preparation needed for this cool snack that is low in calories. Both grapes and blueberries have vitamin C and vitamin K along with fibre. USDA ranks blueberries as the number one fruit that contains antioxidants. And you must be aware that antioxidants protect against free radical damage.
You must have tried kebabs of different kinds but have you ever tried fruit kebabs? It is simple, you just need to use chunks of melon, strawberries, pineapple and any of your favourite fruits. Pierce the skewer through the fruit pieces and brush on a little butter or olive oil and allow it to grill for a minute. Don’t overcook the fruit or else it will become too mushy. This will take some preparation time but fruits have so many nutrients (especially vitamin A and vitamin C) that it is worth the effort. Fruit kebabs offer you a different way of enjoying fruits.
You can enjoy a glass of chilled chaas (buttermilk) while watching TV. It takes a little curd, a pinch of jeera, salt to taste to make your glass of buttermilk. Add in leaves of fresh coriander to that extra zing.
There is nothing as refreshing as a glass of chilled lemon juice. If you are watching your weight you must not add sugar. Use stevia to sweeten your lemon juice instead.
You can make your own jaljeera at home with tamarind water and other condiments. Have it chilled.
Iced tea can be made at home in a jiffy. You just need to boil tea leaves in water and allow it to cool down. To that you can add lemon, mint, stevia (to sweeten it) and serve it chilled. It is a healthy and natural cold drink.
No, I am not talking about packaged juices at all!! You can extract the fresh juice of any fruit you like, citrus or not, it doesn’t matter. Don’t add sugar to it, just have it plain.
So, I guess I have given you a lot of healthy snacks and drinks options to enjoy the World Cup season!
You can share your healthy snacking ideas in the comments section!
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