Watching your favourite television show and munching on junk snack is an inevitable routine for us. We are quite used to the age old and deep relationship, TV watching and snacking share with each other. People sometimes prefer to turn to their favourite TV shows or comfort foods to pick themselves up from a long tiring day. For some, the combination of both is even better for one evening of personal comfort while ignoring the real world.
Talking about what’s in the news for this TV- snack combination lovers, you have probably heard that the Web TV giant Netflix have launched their TV streaming service to the UAE. That’s good news for binge watchers! This is going to take a good amount of your time watching episode after episode, not to mention some serious sustenance. Whether you accept it or not, you are going to need some quick snacks you can make in a commercial break. You don’t have to be a mindless munching zombie cause of this, but knowing a few things which could come in handy, can avoid munching on to the same kind of unhealthy snack all the time.
Popcorn: The good old way! Popcorn has always been the true love of TV binge watchers. Popcorn is actually good because it is high in fiber. Just avoid the butter and try air-popped popcorn, and you are good to go.
Chips: One of the major culprits in making you wear bigger sizes. Well, next time when you choose chips to accompany your TV binge watching season, you don’t really have to bear with the added calories in it. Chips doesn’t always have to be deep fried starchy potatoes. Switch them with baked, paper thin apple chips with a dash of cinnamon sprinkled on it if you have a sweet tooth, or baked carrot chips dusted with your choice of seasonings. While opting for these healthy chips rather than regular store bought deep fried ones, you are not only doing a favour to your health, but you also get some real good options for your taste buds.
Sandwiches: Snack, but still more than a snack. Make a sandwich with a light filling. It will not only make you feel full but will avoid the urge to munch on to something continuously while watching. To find a variety of handpicked sandwiches, log on to Fatafeat ICCA academy online, play along with the recipes with your added imagination, and create a power snack to satisfy your binge needs.
Fruits & Nuts: You cannot ask for anything healthier than this. Having just a fruit or nut as it is could be a little boring sometimes, but you don’t need to have it like that anyway? Do some mix and matches here, make a bowl of healthy crunchy fruit salad and enjoy the show guilt free.
Raw Veggies: You must be thinking we are making the concept of snacking a real bore here. Wait, before you start judging us already. Did you know raw veggies when cut into strips, with some mind blowing healthy dips are insanely addictive in taste? Yes, the shapes and cuts of the veggies play a very important role to make you want to consider it as a snack. Carrot, cucumber, bell pepper, broccoli and zucchini are a few options from the long list of vegetables you would want to go for. Dips could be made of anything healthy. Yogurt, chickpeas, eggplants, avocado, pumpkins… the base options are endless to make a healthy dip for your veggies.
There are many alternatives you can do with any type of snack you choose to have for. The only thing you need to know is the basic combination of ingredients and how well it could work for you, so that you can alter it to suit your needs. As they say, knowing the basics could take you a long way. Again, it’s not that everyone still agree on binge eating, but desperate times call for it. Get to know more about the recipes you can play with and you might just end up with the perfect accompaniment for the TV binge watching you know you are going to be doing this weekend.