Here are some healthy snacking alternatives for those of you who are trying to keep junk food at bay.

Today’s world is designed in a way that leads us straight to junk food. From the alluring aromas, to the sinful taste, junk food is all around us and we all eventually cave in. Whether they are chips, or chocolates, or fries, or pizza, junk food gets the better of us every single time! But after a point of time, the junk begins to affect our bodies and our minds. That’s why choosing healthier options is always the best way to go. So the next time you’re having a craving for your favourite junk food, try out these healthy snacking alternatives.

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1. Roasted or baked veggies
Deep-fried French fries sure sound delicious, but they also come with a load of cholesterol. Try out roasted or baked veggies, instead. Sweet potato, carrots and cauliflowers when roasted taste just like regular fries and you can amp them up by adding some chaat masala.

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Vegetable diet supper. Baked (al dente) vegetables (onion, carrot, pumpkin, green bean, broccoli, Brussels sprouts) with tomato sauce (tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, marjoram). Salad: red onion, avocado, green radish, pumpkin, pumpkin oil. ??? Вегетарианский диетический ужин. Запечённые овощи al dente (т.е. не разваренные, а упругие): репчатый лук, морковь, тыква, зелёная стручковая фасоль, брокколи, брюссельская капуста с томатным соусом (вода, томатная паста, соль, перец, майоран). Салат: красный лук полукольцами, натертые на терке авокадо, зелёная редька, тыква, заправленный чайной ложкой тыквенного масла. #vegetable #vegetables #vegan #healthyfood #homemadefood #bakedvegetables #carrot #brusselsprouts #broccoli #greenbeans #supper #diner #готовимдома #овощи #запеченныеовощи #здороваяеда #ужин #вегетарианство #веган #брюссельскаякапуста #брокколи #зеленаястручковаяфасоль #зеленаяредька #редька #авокадо #avocado #салат #salad #vegetablesaldente

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2. Fruit Smoothies
Replace your sugary and soda-based beverages with fresh fruit smoothies. You can mix in your favourite berries with dark chocolate or peanut butter and turn it into a flavourful and wholesome drink.

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Often go to bed thinking “let’s shake this breakfast game up a bit” then wake up and my body says all I want is a cacao smoothie. It’s important to listen to your body ❤️ To make this choc, cherry, tahini and avocado smoothie you gorgeous lot will need… 1 small banana 1/2 avocado 1/2 heaped cup of frozen cherries 1 to 2 tbsp of cacao powder 1 heaped tsp tahini 1 heaped tbsp chia seeds 1 cm slice fresh ginger Place all in the blender cup and cover in plant based milk. Blend until thick and creamy. It’s a good smoothie bowl blend too. Enjoy Follow me @smoothiescups for more awesome smoothie diet recipes Credit @smoothie_dailyeasy ? #weightlossfood #smoothietime #thrivemags #fruitsmoothie #smoothieking #yuminthetumrepost #breakfastsmoothie #coconutbowls #strawberrysmoothie #bananasmoothie #berrysmoothie #smoothiebar #tropicalsmoothiecafe #pinksmoothie #greensmoothiechallenge #acaismoothie #fruitsmoothies #smoothiemaker #matchasmoothie #smoothiejar #smoothiesunday #smoothieprep #smoothieideas #smoothieaday #purplesmoothie #groenesmoothie #smoothieforbreakfast #ketosmoothie

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3. Dosa or Idli
Your age-old breakfast item can be served as a snack at all times of the day. Dosas or Idli with chutney isn’t too heavy and allows you to enjoy tasty food without feeling the guilt of excessive calories.

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Hope you all had a good deepam?celebration… loved all those agal vilakkku photos populating Instagram…nammakum aasa dhan tried taking them was so windy & cold, both me ? ennei were? freezing… #karthigai snow?️for us…got to stay indoors!  Me like?.with christmas lights confusion kadavul vandharanu theriyala… what on earth am i doing here?? seri…Whoever on call will bless? then comes in what to make? festivals falling on a weekday is not my fault and then that serious silent pact with "Him".. #venduthal? sorry will keep it simple ok? convenient I would put it that way.. as if kadavul menu ketta madri?…nee edhaiyavadhu panni thola is what I heard from ☝️above….?a simple poojai with payasam & #idlivadasambarchutney #dinner … somethings vida manasu illa…vitta sami kanna kuthirum bhayam vera? this is not so cool freaking funny emotional tightrope walk ??… life as usual continues??? . . . . . . #spiceindiaonline #engaveetusamayal #indianfoodblogger #indianfood #idlisambhar #idlivada #vada #idli #southindianfood #tamilfood #tamilians #tamilyshares #tamilnadu #chennaifoodie #amma #karthigaideepam  #foodblogfeed #eeeeeats #bangalorefoodies #keralafoodie #desifood #odiafood #vegetarians #wednesday #idlidosa #foodofindia

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4. Baked Samosas
Evening snack just got a makeover! Say bye to deep-fried samosas and replace them with baked samosas. They not only reduce the oil content while cooking but also cuts down on the heaviness. You can make it healthier by using whole wheat flour while preparing and use lots of healthy veggies as stuffing.

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Baked Samosa ? Samosa, the famous street side snack, usually have a thick outer covering to retain the shape and hold the stuffing, however that makes it difficult to bake properly. Preparation Time: 20 mins  Cooking Time: 20 mins  Baking Time:  30 Minutes  Baking Temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)  Total Time: 40 mins  Makes 8 samosas Ingredients For The Chapatis 1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) 1/2 tbsp melted ghee a pinch salt 1/4 tsp oil for kneading For The Stuffing 1 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) 2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste salt to taste 1 1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur) 1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 cup boiled green peas 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) For Seving mint leaves (phudina) chutney Method For the dough Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and add enough water to make a firm dough. Keep aside covered for 15 minutes.Knead again using oil til smooth. Keep aside covered with a wet muslin cloth.Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into 150 mm. (6") diameter thin chapatis.Cook on a tava (griddle) till light brown spots appear on both sides. Keep aside. For the stuffing Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the potatoes and sauté for 2 minutes.Add the ginger-green chilli paste, salt, dry mango powder, chilli powder, green peas coriander, mix well and sauté for another 2 minutes.Cool completely and divide the stuffing into 8 equal portions. How to proceed Divide each chapati into 2 halves, make a cone from each half.Stuff each cone with a portion of the stuffing.Seal the edges carefully using a little water. Keep aside.Repeat with the remaining chapati halves and stuffing to make 7 more samosas.Arrange on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf)for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot with phudina chutney. #samosa #bakedsamosa #beked #snacks #indiansnacks #indianfood #vegrecipeofindian #vegrecipes #indianrecipe #recipes #foods

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5. Dry Fruits
Replace candy or chocolate with dry fruits. The excessive sugar and preservatives won’t do you any good. Nuts are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

6. Pav Bhaji
The only thing that comes to our mind when we think about pav bhaji is the butter dripping from the soft pavs. But there is a healthy alternative to our favourite pav bhaji as well. You can opt for healthy butter and choose whole wheat pavs overall regular pavs. Make sure you also add a lot of veggies to the mix and make it into a healthy dish.

7. Dark chocolate and Ragi cake
No point loading up on sugar with a chocolate cake when you can choose an alternative. Dark chocolate and Ragi cake has tremendous health benefits and curbs your cravings as well. Opt for this one on those days where you simply can’t control the urge to eat something sweet.

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FINGER MILLET PROTEIN CAKE (RAGI CAKE WITH JAGGERY)—– My signature everyday , anytime cake. Be it on a lazy day or with sudden guests arriving, or a kiddies tteat this one is the easiest heslthy adaptation to a cake. Ragi(finger millet) , protein powder and organic jaggery powder forms a formidable blend to arrive at a delectable taste. You cant fail on this one, and once you try this, you will never go back to the refined flour cakes..And its eggless as well ! . . . . . #foodblog #healthycakes #egglesscakes #ragicake @saveurmag @thefeedfeed @cookfeed @food52 #nosugarchallenge #nosugar #cakes #mumbaifoodie #mumbaifoodlovers #mumbaifoodies #foodbloggerproblems #foodblogs #foodblogfeed #foodbloggers #foodbloggersindia #foodbloggersofinstagram #foodbloggerindia #foodfluffer #foodbloggerlife #fingermilletcake #cake #cakesofinstagram #cakesbae #cakeShop #CakesOFiG #cakestand #cakeandbake #cakeandcoffee #cakeaday #cakeandbakeshow

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8. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter contains many heart-healthy fats. Not just that, it is also very high in its protein content which is a plus for vegetarians trying to get in enough protein into their diet. While Peanut butter is considered to be healthy, however, the varieties with added sugar and other artificial flavours might not be beneficial so take a wise pick.

9. Fruit Bowl

Nothing, I mean nothing beats a bowl of fresh fruits to leave you feeling refreshed and full at the same time!

Mouthwatering yet? Tell us which one of these healthy snacking alternatives do you wanna try first?