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Tips for quick healthy munchies

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New Delhi: Love it or hate it, but you just can’t ignore hunger pangs. But instead of munching on unhealthy stuff, add a healthy twist to snacks, suggests an expert.

Naresh Guglani, Corporate Chef at Del Monte, suggests some quick and healthy snacks to gorge on.

* Speedy sandwiches: If you are stuck at home because of the rains and crave for something yummy and instant, a DIY (Do It Yourself) speedy sandwich will come to your aid. All you would need is a loaf of bread, some vegetables of your choice and mayonnaise to add flavours to it.

Sauté the vegetables in olive oil, cool and mix it with mayonnaise to make a sumptuous filling. Spoon it liberally over a slice of bread, cover it with other slice and grill it. Enjoy it with a mug full of your favourite tea on a lazy couch.

* Fruit salad: Make a fresh fruit salad with apples, pomegranate, papaya, pears and bananas, and a squeeze of lime. Give it a punch of health by adding handful of super fruits like dried cranberries and prunes. Your immune system will surely improve to handle negatives in the air.

* Healthy yogurt: Craving for unhealthy (read yummy) food is common, but it is better to avoid it as much as possible during monsoon. Try chunky fruit and nut yogurt or smoothie that is easy to make as well as light on tummy. Blending yogurt with fruit cocktail, cranberries and toasted walnuts in a mixer will make for a delicious and filling option. Garnish with a handful of muesli and enjoy.

* Juicy corn kernel: Corn which is nature’s gift to us makes for a very good option to gorge oneself on during monsoon. One can create a lot of quick snacks during the monsoon showers like, cup-o-corn, sweet corn vegetable soup and corn salad.

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