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5 Healthy Snack Recipes To Satisfy Your Cravings

Craving something delicious for snack time? Studies show that most people enjoy at least one snack a day. Snack can be a packaged snacks or homemade. Situations like the recent pandemic have further increased the occasions of snacking. It can be always tempting to grab some packaged snacks or order junk food for a quick bite. Unfortunately, many commonly eaten snacks are not the healthiest. Many snacks are fried in oil, and very few are baked or air fried. The amount and quality of fat or oil in a snack is a very important factor for the overall nutrition derived. The high fat and salt content in these processed foods can, not only lead to weight gain but also can make you overeat without providing adequate and balanced nutrition. This makes the choice of snack a key factor for your overall health. An easy way is to prepare easy and tasty homemade snack recipes that are good for your health, starting from your heart.

Your choice of snack can include heart-healthy ingredients like pulses, nuts, and vegetables, to name a few. These are readily available and can also be cooked with Saffola Oil for added benefits. Saffola Gold helps keeps your heart healthy by ensuring that you and your family can maintain a healthy cholesterol level. It consists of a good balance of MUFA and PUFA i.e., healthy fatty acids that provide good nutrition to the body. Plus, with the added benefit of oryzanol in this cooking oil, you will also be able to lower your LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.

Saffola Gold oil with its high smoke point is ideal for all types of cooking from sauteing and frying to baking and grilling making it suitable to cook any dish. Interested to try out some healthy snack recipes for your regular cravings? Try these 5 recipes made healthier with heart-healthy ingredients and Saffola Gold.

Poornalu

Nutrient Metre: Prepared from readily available pulses (dal) like chana and urad dal, this poornalu recipe is quite popular among kids and adults alike. It boasts of a sweet and savoury flavour and is served hot with ghee. Dal helps reduce the risk of heart diseases by reducing bad cholesterol and blood pressure. It is a speciality in Telugu festivities throughout the year. 

You can prepare it from scratch with just a handful of ingredients, along with the healthiest cooking oil – Saffola Gold.

Ingredients:

For the poornam

  • 1 cup Chana dal
  • 7 cups Water
  • 1 ½ cups Jaggery (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Coconut (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon Green Cardamom Powder

For the outer covering

  • ¼ cup Urad Dal
  • 1 ¼ cup Raw Rice
  • 3 tablespoons Saffola Gold Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Check out the post below to learn how to prepare this healthy recipe and keep your family’s heart health a priority. 

Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVCLmLAI1MU/

Vegetable Chops

Nutrient Metre: Fried food that’s also heart healthy? Try these delicious vegetable chops. The filling for these vegetable chops is made up of beetroot that consist of nitrates, beneficial for lowering blood pressure. They also help in reducing the risk of heart attacks and failures. This dish also consists of carrots that have antioxidants and fibres that are good for the heart and peanuts that lower cholesterol levels and prevent the risk of heart diseases.

Ingredients:

For the vegetable chops

  • 1 cup Beetroot (grated)
  • 1 cup Carrot (grated)
  • 2 cups Potatoes (boiled and mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 4 tablespoons Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon Panch Phoron (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Roasted Peanuts (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoons Saffola Gold Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste

For the bhaja masala

  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder

For the coating

  • 1 teaspoon Cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Saffola Gold Oil

Check out the entire recipe below.

Samak Ki Tikki

Nutrient Metre: Prepared with the help of samak rice, these tikkis check the health factor for your snack time cravings. This type of rice is made of high-fibre barnyard millet, which studies have found to lower cholesterol levels, making it great for your heart.

Shallow fry these tikkis in Saffola Gold blended oil for great taste and nutrition for you and the entire family.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Samak Rice
  • 1 cup Potato (boiled and mashed)
  • 3 tablespoons Peanuts (coarsely powdered)
  • 1 tablespoon Raisins (chopped)
  • 1.5 teaspoon Ginger (grated)
  • 3 tablespoons Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Mango Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Saffola Gold Oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Salt

Follow the steps in the post below to prepare this flavoursome dish.

Paneer Mysore Bonda

Nutrient Metre: You can have it as a curry and even as a snack – paneer is one of the most loved heart-healthy ingredients in the Indian palette. It helps maintain a healthy level of cholesterol and also stabilises blood pressure. This paneer mysore bonda recipe will leave you craving for more. It’s wholesome, nutritious and of course, delicious when cooked in Saffola Gold.

Prepare it with the heart-healthy ingredients mentioned below.

Ingredients:

  • 80 g Paneer (grated)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons Saffola Gold Oil
  • 4 Potatoes (boiled)
  • 2 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 1 cup Gram Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Powder
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 tablespoons Coriander
  • 2 teaspoons Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ cup Water

Check out the whole recipe through the post below.

Sprouted Moong Cheela

Nutrient Metre: Add another dose of good health to your regular cheela recipe by preparing it with sprouted moong. This heart-healthy ingredient is made of a host of amino acids and antioxidants that reduce bad cholesterol or LDL levels in the body. This dish makes for a great breakfast or snack time meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Besan
  • 2 Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Curd
  • 3 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup Sprouted Moong
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 tablespoons Saffola Gold cooking oil
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander
  • Salt as per taste

Follow the preparation steps from the post below to make a recipe that is good for your heart health.

Saffola Gold cooking oil is great for snacks that need to be grilled or deep-fried. Try these recipes and make your own variations with heart-healthy ingredients to enjoy nutritious and yummy food.

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