IPL 2024: Healthy Snacks One Can Eat While Watching A Match
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In India, people consider cricket to be one of the most important games. The viewership of cricket is unlike any other sport in India. As the IPL season has started, it is pretty obvious that all cricket fanatics are cheering for the teams wholeheartedly and watching every match that their favourite team is playing. It is obvious that while watching a match that is going to be broadcast for at least 3 to 4 hours, one will like to eat a delicious snack and enjoy the whole experience at home. However, eating unhealthy snacks regularly while watching matches is not practical. 

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A great way to enjoy watching the match to the fullest while eating tasty food is to resort to healthy snacks. Having healthy snacks doesn't mean that a person has to eat boiled vegetables. Here are some creative snack ideas for people who want to eat something delicious yet healthy while watching a cricket match.

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* Roasted Makhanas

Roasted makhana is one of the most scrumptious and healthy snacks that one can munch on while watching a cricket match. It is crunchy and can be easily roasted without using any oil or butter. One can make it even more delicious by sprinkling some chaat masala on the top. Along with roasted makhana, one can also add some dry fruits like overnight-soaked almonds and cashews and some reasons for that extra crunch and sweetness. This is a perfect snack bowl and can be easily replaced with unhealthy and processed chips.

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* Bhel Puri

Bhel puri is a classic and flavourful recipe that can be prepared at home within 15 minutes. One has to simply take some rice puffs, namkeen and mix a lot of onions and tomatoes along with fresh coriander leaves. On the top one can sprinkle some lemon juice to create a flavourful and yummy snack that can be consumed while watching a cricket match. If a person likes them, we can also add some roasted peanuts and different types of chutney, such as green mint chutney and tamarind chutney.

* Peanut Butter Toasts

Peanut butter toast is a great breakfast option that a lot of people like to have first thing in the morning. But this snack is also perfect while watching a cricket match as it is delicious and fulfilling at the same time. It will give the body the needed energy to cheer for one's favourite team for more than a couple of hours. One can also add some healthy fruit jam and bananas or any other fruit of choice on the top. Instead of using regular bread, one must go for using whole wheat or multigrain bread.

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* Fruit Chaat

Fruit chaat is the perfect choice for a person who likes having an assortment of different types of fruit on a single platter. One can arrange for different types of seasonal fruits that are available in the market and mix everything up. On the top one, add some lemon juice and chaat masala to give it a tantalising flavour. Fruits are not only high in fibre and vitamins but also provide ample of antioxidants to the body that are good for the immune system and skin.

* Dhokla

Dhokla is a steamed Gujarati snack that is considered extremely healthy. One of the major reasons why the dish became popular throughout India is that it's a delicious and healthy alternative to unhealthy snacks. It is made with chickpea flour batter and some simple spices like salt, red chilli powder, garam masala, and mustard seeds. The best part is the fact that the snack is not deep-fried.

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* Tikka

If one wants to go overboard and eat a snack that is decadent yet healthy, then making a chicken tikka or a paneer tikka is a great idea. For vegans, making a soya tikka is an option. A tikka is made by marinating the source of protein in some curd and spices for at least one hour. Then, the marinated pieces are put inside a skewer and grilled on a griller. On the top, one can have some lemon juice for that final touch. This is a snack that is low in fat and high in protein. At the same time, it's very delicious, so one wouldn't feel like they're eating typical healthy food.