It's season of festivals; meaning it's time to take a break and go on holidays. And what we associate with holidays (or road trip) is snacks. That's right! Long distance travel calls for some delicious snacks in our travel pouches. From chips to biscuits and chocolates, we pack different types of quick bites for those untimely hunger pangs. But did you know that packing wrong types of foods can be unhealthy at times? Therefore, health experts suggest keeping an eye on the snacks we carry during these travels. According to celebrity health expert, Lovneet Batra, "One of the most important and fun parts of trips is snacking. But it is highly important to stick to healthy snacks, especially when you are travelling as it will also help you resist the temptation to buy something unhealthy." She further stated, "So, if travel plans are on your cards with your friends and family then we have some healthy options right here." Let's take a look.
Here're 5 Healthy Snacks Options To Carry On Road Trip And Holidays:
Amaranth is loaded with protein and fibre - both stimulate hunger and help lower calorie consumption. Lovneet Batra suggests carrying the classic Indian snack amaranth chikki along.
It is important to carry some hydrating drink along, and buttermilk makes a great option for the same. It is high in protein and calcium and helps boost digestion. Besides, the probiotic in buttermilk helps promote gut-health too.
Roasted makhanas make a classic snack for anyone looking for a quick bite on the road. It is loaded with proteins that help you keep full for longer span of time. As a result, it helps prevent overeating and cravings.
Fruits are superfoods and make of a perfect meal anytime of the day. "During road trips, munching on hydrating, high-fibre foods like fruit may keep your bowel movements regular and help prevent constipation caused by inactivity," Lovneet Batra states.
Roasted chickpeas make a nutritious option that can never go wrong. Wonder, why? It is because the food ingredient is loaded with protein. Fibre, magnesium, zinc and several other essential nutrients.
Eat healthy, stay fit!
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.