Healthy and insured winter snacks that keep your health and wallet in check

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18 Jan 2024

Consume tasty and healthy snacks to safeguard against unforeseen medical emergencies.

Winter and chilly nights are around the corner the body’s urge to consume rich salty food gets activated. Mostly everyone desires to feed on comfort food as the body hibernates due to cold temperatures and shorter daylight periods. Consuming tasty and healthy snacks helps you to overcome the cravings and curb those hunger pangs by energising your body and soul.

To satisfy cravings there are numerous calorie-laden treats available in the market however the following article will suggest a few pocket-friendly and healthy snack options suitable for winter months. Also remember to opt for a good health insurance plan from Kotak General Insurance, as that would ensure you are safeguarded against unforeseen medical emergencies.

Healthy winter snacks

Here are some healthy winter snacks that keep your health and wallet in check:

Roasted nuts

All types of nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, etc. are nutritious and a perfect winter snack. These roasted nuts are rich in healthy fats, proteins, and other essential nutrients. Roasting these nuts with salt and spice as per the taste will add flavour.

Seasonal fruit salad

Seasonal fruits have an immense positive effect on our health and immune system. Indulging in making fruit salad of seasonal fruits will add flavour, nutrition, and colour to the diet. Seasonal fruits are rich in vitamins and antioxidants that are good for the body’s immunity.

Vegetable soup

On a chilly winter evening, a soulful bowl of hot vegetable soup soothes the soul. Preparing a batch of vegetable soup and savouring it as and when need be will be comforting and warm or cold evenings. You can use vegetables like carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, etc to make the vegetables healthy and rich in nutrients.

Just like a mediclaim policy takes care of your financial well-being when you are not well, opting to include loads of vegetables in your diet would take care of your physical well-being.

Oatmeal cookies

Homemade oatmeal cookies using oats, bananas, and honey along with nuts and raisins are healthier options to munch on than buying store cookies. These cookies are high in fibre and add flavour to the diet.

Yogurt with honey and nuts

In winter the metabolism needs attention therefore consuming yogurt is good for maintaining good gut health. Adding a dash of honey and combining it with raisins and nuts will make it nutritious and healthy.

Herbal tea

Herbal tea is a good source of antioxidants. Consuming hot herbal tea throughout the day in winter will take care of gut health. Herbal tea has anti-inflammatory properties that help to keep winter cold and cough at bay

Makhana

Winter evening tea demands small snack items that will accompany tea, give taste, are healthy, and fill the tummy. Makhana are super delicious and healthy snack options rich in micronutrients.

Popcorn

A time favorite snack that is super healthy and delicious it is one of the most sought snack items for chilly winter days. Popcorn is high in polyphenol antioxidants that work towards protecting the body cells from damage.

Chips

Unsalted and baked chips of banana, potato, and coconut serve as a good healthy option for winter tea. Ditch the fried chips by indulging in homemade baked chips that are an extremely addictive snack.

Conclusion

Switch to healthier winter snacking options that are nutrient-rich, homemade, and made with seasonal items. These snacks are extremely delicious and do not compromise on health and the need to claim your medical insurance would surely reduce. They cater to winter taste buds and one can snack on them the entire day without guilt. However, remember it is important to make health a priority not only by snacking but also by buying health insurance that offers comprehensive coverage.

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