October 2, 2014Gastroenterology 0
Mid meal snack ! That too healthy! And you are saying to carry it at the workplace?
Yes, There are many nutritious mid meal snacks options, but the thought of cooking and carrying it doesn’t allow us to follow it in today’s busy world where most of us spent most of the time at workplace.
Why Mid meal Snack?
We all keep on reading in newspapers, magazines and internet that eating small frequent meals is very good for the health and undoubtedly it keeps acidity at bay.
Further right options, taken at the right time, increases the body metabolism, helps us control portion size and keeps us charged up all the time. Additionally, it helps in weight loss.
What makes a Healthy snack?
Its simple! Include a little protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats.
So, What are the options?
Time constrain makes us back out from the thought of having such small frequent meals. But there are some good mid meal snack options which are packed with nutrients, need not be cooked and at the same time readily available.
Check following, all of these could be kept at our office desks for us to munch on them every day.
Roasted Chana – A packet of roasted chana could be bought and kept in our desk and a fistful as a serving could be taken. Good source of protein, fibre, folate, minerals, low in fat and packed with energy.
Mixed Dry fruits – A mix of almonds, walnuts, pistas, figs, dates and raisins could be kept in the office desk and handful could be taken at a time. Nutrient-dense and good source of dietary fibres, vitamins, protein, minerals and has healthy fats.
Fruits – Any one fruit like apple, pear, banana, guava, chickoo, oranges, strawberries, grapes which can be easily carried everyday can be taken as one of the mid meals. Good source of fibres, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Multigrain or Whole wheat Biscuits – Instead of having the regular biscuits opt for a multigrain or whole-wheat biscuits and only two biscuits to be taken as a midmeal. Good source of fibre, vitamins and other nutrients.
Green Tea – Improves the digestive system, boosts immunity, gives healthy skin and a good detoxifier. Two cups a day of green tea are fine and can replace our normal tea and coffee.
These are just few of healthy options for mid meal snack, at workplace, I am sure there are others which you know. Please share here.