Coronavirus lockdown: 5 healthy snacks you can have while self-isolating at home

Sakal Times
Friday, 20 March 2020

Worried about eating the wrong kinds of food when at home? Try these healthy snacks and get your diet back on track.

Many organisations are making contingency plans to stop spreading of coronavirus, and remote working is a big part of the plan. With an objective to increase social distancing among people, many companies are allowing employees to work from home (WFH). While working in the comfort of your home is satisfying, it can also present a unique set of challenges including distractions, a less productive work environment and unhealthy eating habits, further impacting health and diet.
With a few simple changes in your daily diet, you can eat healthy. Here are some snacks that you can munch on: 

Roasted Chickpeas : Roasted chickpeas are a non-perishable snack that’s high in protein, fibre, and several vitamins and minerals. A half cup of chickpeas has 5 gm of fibre and 10 gm of protein. What’s more, they contain most of the amino acids your body needs, so their protein is considered to be of higher quality than that of other legumes. Vacuum Fried Tangy Chickpea are super healthy and very low in calories. Vacuum fried vegetable snacks have no trans-fat, retains all nutrients, natural colour, flavour and texture of the produce, and turns out to be a great mid-meal snack for all those hunger pangs.

Popcorn : Popcorns are the healthy junk.  Popcorn is a healthy whole grain snack that has fibre and protein. Satisfies your taste buds during work from home with healthy and flavoured Popcorn from Timla Foods. Various flavours like tomato chilli, yummy butter, just salted, creamy cheese, tangy jalapeno and piri piri masala are the best to set your mood right. Popcorns are the new ready-to-eat healthy snack which are locally harvested, as it is GMO and gluten free. The packets are available from Rs 10 to Rs 65 across modern and general trade stores. You can order online too from Amazon and BigBasket.

Sugar Free Chocolates: Aadvik Foods is offering camel milk based, sugar free chocolates for connoisseurs. These camel milk chocolates represent refined elegance and are made from low-fat camel milk and rich cocoa. Camel milk is rich in vitamin C, iron and long chain fatty acids, enhances the chocolate texture making it healthier and smoother than other chocolates. These exquisitely flavoured chocolates by Aadvik will leave you mesmerised. 

Nuts : Dry fruits work as any other kind of snack and are also good for building one’s metabolism, while helping curb one’s appetite. Prepare your nuts dabba with almonds, dates, dry grapes along with two or three cashews. Nuts boast of several health benefits that are good for our body. A minimal quantity of nuts consumed every day also helps in weight loss. A mix of almonds, cashews, raisins, walnut and figs can be the basic constituents of the bowl. Wonderland Foods Raw California Almonds are all natural, supreme sized nuts. California almonds are one the most popular tree nut. Although they are high in fat, still they are highly nutritious and extremely healthy.

Oats : A super healthy combination of oats, barley flakes, rolled wheat and ragi flakes, Gaia Oats - Multigrain is a unique cereal and an ideal breakfast option for the health conscious. With a blend of these healthy ingredients, it’s high in dietary fibre. It keeps you fuller for long, saving you from munching on something unhealthy. It is designed to boost your energy levels. Leading a healthy lifestyle has never been easier. 

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