When was the last time you indulged in a chaat? Decadent and dripping with chutneys, chaat delicacies can make anyone go weak in their knees. Chaat refers to a lip-smacking snack that is made with a range of rustic masalas and chutneys. For the longest time, we have associated chaat with all things indulgent, but what if we tell you that there are ways to turn your chaat preparations healthy and wholesome?! Yes, you heard us! Chaat, if made right, could prove to be a sumptuous addition to your weight loss diet. Here are some recipes that are loaded with protein and fibre. Both protein and fibre help induce a feeling of fullness; if you feel full, you would naturally hold yourself back from eating fried and fattening foods, thereby facilitating weight loss. So we have a number of healthy chaat recipes for you to try.
Weight Loss Diet: 5 Healthy Chaat Recipes
Sprouts are made with a mix of dals that contain a wealth of protein. This crunchy and delicious sprouts chaat is made with the goodness of sprouts, corn, tomato, onion and some spices. You can pack this salad for your office lunch and tuck into it whenever the cravings strike. It is a much healthier mid-meal snack alternative as compared to cookies and chocolate bars.
(Also Read: 16 Benefits Of Sprouting And The Right Way To Do It)
Boiled black chana, fresh raw mangoes, grated carrots, onions, tomato and cucumber, this chaat is teeming with goodness of fibre, protein and a whole lot of antioxidants. We are sure it will strike a chord with kids too.
Kidney beans, chickpeas and green beans, all mixed with potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber generously tossed in olive oil, chaat masala and lemon juice. There, we saw you slurping!
(Also Read: Here's Why You Should Add More Beans To Your Diet)
Fruit chaat with a twist! This chaat is made with fresh chunks of pineapple, apples and mushroom! Yes, mushroom! Additionally, the ingredients are also tossed in spices and grilled to perfection. Grilling is better than frying as it helps save you many calories.
5. Egg Chaat
Is there any dish where eggs cannot work there charm? We doubt. This tangy treat is made with a mix of tomato ketchup, tamarind chutney and lemon. We suggest that you be a little judicious with the quantity of tomato ketchup; sometimes it's dense with hidden sugar that could hamper your weight loss plans.
Prepare these healthy chaat recipes at home and let us know which ones you liked the best.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.