3 Healthy Snacks That Your Kids Can Munch On While Watching The IPL

Stressed about watching a nail-biting match and binge eating junk food? These healthy snacks are just what you need to keep the hunger and calories at bay.
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The cricket season is in full swing. Everyone’s been glued to their TVs every evening watching the IPL matches. Which team are you rooting for? The excitement that surrounds the IPL means late nights and binge eating. So while we can’t do anything about the late nights if your favourite team is playing, you can do something about the eating.

We have some healthy recipes for you that you can snack on watching the match and not feel guilty about it. These are healthy and tasty – we guarantee that! So keep these snacks ready before you sit down to watch the match so you don’t reach for that packet of chips or some other unhealthy munchies. These snacks are filling and satisfying, so give them a shot. Also, don’t forget to tag us in the pictures when you try these out! 

Scroll down and make sure you try them out this weekend! 

Watermelon Pizza

Image Source: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com

Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • Feta Cheese
  • Mint Leaves
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt

Method

  • Cut the watermelon slices into triangles
  • Drizzle balsamic on top and sprinkle the salt
  • Crumble feta and mint leaves on top and serve.

Rajma Beetroot Burgers       

Image Source: https://demuths.co.uk

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rajma boiled
  • 1 Potato, boiled & mashed
  • ½ Beetroot, boiled & grated/mashed
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped
  • 7-8 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Basil
  • 3 Tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Flakes (optional)
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil + some for grilling
  • 15 Mini Burger Buns
  • Onion Slices
  • Tomato Slices
  • ¼ Cup Feta Cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Lettuce

Method

  • In 1 tbsp olive oil, sauté the onions and garlic until well cooked.
  • Add in the seasonings, sautéing for 2 more minutes.
  • Mix in the rajma, potato and beetroot. Combine well.
  • Mix in salt and pepper and stir.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Once cooled, mix in the breadcrumbs and scoop out small patties, the size of your mini burger bun.
  • Grill on a non-stick pan, brushed with some olive oil if required.
  • Cut the burger buns in half.
  • Grill on a non-stick pan with no oil. The bottom part of the bun can be grilled both sides. The top part of the bun can be grilled just on the flat side so as to keep the top rounded shape.
  • Spread feta cheese and Dijon mustard on opposite sides.
  • Layer with some lettuce, the patty, tomato and onions.
  • Secure the buns with a toothpick if required.
  • Serve immediately.

Bajra Cookies  Makes: 16 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Bajra Flour (pearl millet)
  • 1/8 Cup Palm Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil, solidified in the fridge
  • 1½ Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Zest
  • ¼ Cup Walnut Paste

Method

  • Whisk the bajra flour, palm sugar, cardamom powder and orange zest together.
  • Add the walnut paste and coconut oil and rub into the mixture with light hands. Be careful that you do not transfer too much heat into the dough.
  • Create small balls, less than 1 inch in diameter.
  • Place on a baking sheet and press down slightly with the back of a fork, creating impressions.
  • Place the tray in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 160° C.
  • Place the cold cookies in the oven for around 10 to 13 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool slightly before removing from the tray.

Note: To make walnut paste, pulse down 1/3 cup of walnuts until you achieve a paste

Note 2: It is recommended to have each ingredient cold or refrigerated for at least 10-15 mins prior.

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Balsamic Vinegar

Olive Oil

Dijon Mustard

Palm Sugar

Bajra Flour

Coconut Oil

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