5 Underrated Healthy Snacks You Need in Your Fitness Plan

Trying to shed excess weight and get healthy? Well, switch your go-to snacks such as chips and burgers with these equally tasty and crunchy healthy snacks to maintain a sustainable calorie deficit.

When it comes to getting in the best shape of your life, exercise and diet go hand in hand. Maintaining a healthy calorie deficit while making sure your body is receiving all the nutrients can be a tough task. However, you can manage it by just being mindful of what you eat, especially when snacking! Mindlessly snacking on the usual culprits such as namkeens, fries and chips can add up to ruin your health goals.

5 Underrated Healthy Snacks You Need in Your Fitness Plan

Snacking can play a huge role in ruining your weight loss goals especially if you are nibbling on the usual potato chips, fries or sugary biscuits. High on protein, fibre and low in fat, nutritionist and fitness expert Manisha Chopra shares her pick of crunchy, tasty and healthy snacks. Just remember not to go overboard with these too!

Roasted chana and jaggery (gur)

"This snacking duo is a powerhouse of protein and carbohydrates. It helps to boost immunity. The zinc in both jaggery and chickpeas improve skin health. So, you glow while snacking without packing on the kilos!"

Sweet potato

"They are known as a low-glycemic food. They further help in maintaining weight efficiently. They fill up the stomach for a long period of time curbing your need to constantly snack on junk food."

Celery with hung curd

"The high amount of calcium in curd helps strengthen your bones and teeth. It also aids in weight loss. Hung curd has more protein than normal curd. Meanwhile, celery is rich in antioxidants and dozens of anti-inflammatory substances. So, enjoy this combination guilt-free."

Makhana or fox nuts

"Rich in calcium, makhana helps to fill stomach fast full of fibre. It is a great snack for in between your meals or at midnight. They're low in sodium, fat and cholesterol and are high in protein."

Murmura or puffed rice

"A bowl of these simple crunchy puffed rice makes for a good snack. It's a great combination of high fibre, protein and complex carbs. A healthy choice to satisfy cravings without damaging your diet."