What are festivals without food and especially Diwali. Yes, Dusshera is long gone and it's time that you start preparing for the biggest festival of the Hindu calendar! I'm sure that in no time everyone will be rushing to Diwali parties at friends and families but do you really want to eat all the unhealthy food? I don't think so.
With so many parties and celebrations to attend, it’s hard to keep a track on your diet. Moreover when you’re surrounded with your friends and family, it is hard to say no. But how about we bring a chance from this year? Let’s keep the taste alive but move to some healthy choices!
We’ve compiled a list of some fascinating snacks which I’m sure will be a delight for your guests as well as you, to eat. No compulsion but it’s always good to take suggestions, right? Have a look:
Let’s go nuts!
There’s no better party snack than nuts! High in Vitamin E, treat yourself and your guests with the roasted taste with a few scoops of different nuts tossed in salt. Add sea salt to the mix to have an extra boost of flavour.
Some fruits for the side
Slice and dice some seasonal fruits into a bowl and dance your way to nutrition filled shenanigans. Add a few drops of lemon and/or red paprika to sizzle things up.
Ditch your regular soda
Ditch your regular line up of cold drinks/sodas for fresh fruit juices that will invigorate your taste buds for sure. They not only add flavours to the table but are also high on nourishment value. Add mint or lemon to the juices to take the taste level a notch higher.
Rainbow chips platter
Add a zing to your party with an assortment of colourful baked vegetable chips made from blue potato, sweet potato and parsnip and see the colours do their magic. The visually appealing chips platter is high on both taste and fitness factor. Don't forget to mix things up with dips on the side. Mayo and ranch go best with vegetable chips.
Dessert to devour
Blend you favourite yogurt with some almond or coconut milk, a frozen banana and a tablespoon of honey. Pour the mixture into popsicle moulds, freeze for few hours and voila! Use blueberries or raspberries instead of bananas to try different flavours. This appealing menu high on nutrition is sure to win you praises.
As the French say, Bon appétit!