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Tea Time Snacks with whole wheat

by Qua Nutrition sandwich

Tea time is a special time. Experience of tea is not complete without something by its side. Here are a few recipes that you can have with your tea and enjoy.

1. Wheat Crispies with dip

Ingredients

  • Low Fat Milk – 1 cup
  • Curd – ½ cup
  • Ripe Banana – 1nos / Strawberry – 5 nos / Fresh berries / Mangoes
  • Strawberries/cranberries/blueberries – cut to garnish
  • Palm sugar / honey / sugar to taste ( optional)

For the dough:

  • Whole Wheat Flour – 100 g
  • Water – to make dough
  • Olive Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt , pepper and seasoning – to taste
  • Corainder leaves – 2 tsp finely chopped
  • Fenugreek leaves / spinach leaves – 5- 7 tsp finely chopped.
  • Roasted Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Olive oil to saute

For the Dip:

  • Thick Curd – 2 tbsps
  • Chaat Masala – 2 tsps
  • Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp

Method

  • Kneed the dough. Roll into chappatis and cook.
  • Cut into small long rectangles. Saute in pan till edges are brown.
  • Eat with dip

Nutrition

This is a simple snack that can be made at all times holding fibre, making it a healthy snack for everyone. Fenugreek leaves are good advisory to maintain sugar levels.
Spinach leaves improve iron levels.

2. Lemony Chicken Club Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken – 100 g, shredded
  • Lemon Zest – 1
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsps
  • Cucumber – 1 medium
  • Spring Onion – 2 tbsps, chopped finely
  • Whole Wheat Bread – 6 Slices
  • Greek Yogurt – 2 tbsps
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Butter – 1 tsp

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté shredded chicken till tender and light brown.
  • Mix the chicken, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, spring onion and a good grind of black pepper in a bowl.
  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Divide the chicken yogurt mixture between 2 slices of bread. Top each with another slice of bread and butter the outer side. Arrange the cucumber slices on the bread, season and finally sandwich with the final pieces of bread, butter-side down. Cut off the crusts, then cut into little triangles.

Nutrition

A chicken sandwich is a healthy snack recipe as it is a good source of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals. It can be a part of healthy diet.

  • Chicken has a very high protein content. Protein is important for repairing and maintaining tissue, building a strong immune system and developing lean muscle mass. Chicken is not only a very good source of protein, but it is also a very good source of B vitamins and minerals like iron, phosphorus and selenium.
  • Bread contains carbohydrates and is a good source of folate, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Whole-wheat bread is healthier than white bread because it is a type of whole-grain. Whole-grains contain more fibre, B vitamins, potassium, selenium and magnesium than regular refined grains.
  • Toppings can increase or decrease the nutritional content of a chicken sandwich. Fresh lettuce, tomato, spring onion, cucumber and other vegetables will add fibre, vitamins and minerals. Diets high in fruits and vegetables lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease
  • A chicken sandwich can be a part of a high protein diet and a healthy snack for kids as well.