5 healthy snacks for Chinese New Year
Posted on January 26 2017
For many of us, Chinese New Year is a time to indulge in the festivities with family and friends. But with so many processed foods and snacks being high in calories, how can we make a more conscious effort to still enjoy the celebrations and eat clean at the same time?
We’ve rounded up 5 healthy alternatives for your Chinese New Year candy box to keep your Chinese New Year as guilt-free and stress-free as possible!
Home-made Chilli Pepper Popcorn
Who doesn’t love a bit of festive popcorn to ring in the New Year? We’ve spiced things up and added 1tsp of chili flakes and 1tsp of finely ground black pepper to our microwaveable popcorn! Finish off with a sprinkle of sea salt. Scrumptious and absolutely guilt-free.
We are loving Coco Paradise’s Coconut Jerky. Made from all natural dehydrated Thai coconut meat, it’s chewy, delicious and sugar free! It’s the perfect alternative to meat jerky and your body will thank you for it by improving your digestive and immune system!
Dried dates and goji berries
For those with a sweet tooth, dates and goji berries have a long established history in Chinese cuisine. Dates are rich in fibre, and help to boost your immune system. It’s an amazing way to pack in the iron to increase your muscle performance, and for the ladies, lower the risk of anaemia.
Other than just snacking on, Goji berries can easily be added to your breakfast yogurt or to your cup of morning tea. They are packed with rich vitamins and protein, as well as complex carbohydrates which helps to moderate your energy levels throughout the day.
Home-made Five-spice Sweet Potato Chips
This is a healthy snack that we’re sure will go down a treat with everyone the family, even the little ones! Give Sweet Potato an asian fusion twist using five spice and paprika. Check out the recipe here.
Rice Cake Crackers
Rice Crackers are some of the most common snacks in the Japanese culture, and for good reason. They are low in fat and are a great substitute to your savoury snack cravings. There are lots of flavours out there to try such as sesame, seaweed, wasabi… the list goes on!
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