By Priyanka Mallick
Snacking enjoys a sort of bad reputation among health freaks, it’s considered an irregular source of calories and a breaker of diets. But the thing is, if you know WHEN to snack and WHAT to snack on, snacking can actually help you stick to your diet. Healthy snacks give you a sudden boost in energy, and keep you from getting so hungry that you gorge on fattening food. They should be a part of any balanced and healthy diet.
Here is a very healthy sweet corn snack that’s very popular in my home in the evening. Not only is it good for you, it’s very munchable, and the extra chewing effort makes you feel full even when you haven’t eaten a lot. Not to mention it’s mouth-wateringly delicious! Read through the nutritional importance of corn to wipe away the worries of increasing waistlines
Nutritional Benefits of Corn
“Sweet corn” is often shunned at the kitchen table because it is thought to be a starchy vegetable that is not good for people on a diet. As a matter of fact sweet corn offers much more than carbs and great flavors as it is packed with antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals that play an important role in good health.
- The high amount of fiber present in corn helps lower cholesterol levels and also reduces the risk of colon cancer
- Being rich in folate corn helps in the generation of new cells espcly important before and during pregnancy
- Regular consumption of corn in moderate amounts has been associated with better cardio vascular health
- Those suffering from anemia have shown positive effects after consuming corns.
Sweet Corn Chat Masala Recipe:
- Wash sweet corns and steam them in a microwave for 3 mins
- Finely chop capsicum,onions,tomatoes and some green chillies
- In a microwave safe bowl put some butter and allow it to melt for a minute
- Next add all the chopped vegetables and cook for 3 mins
- Finally mix in the corn kernels and season with a pinch of salt, chat masala,tomato sauce and squeeze some lemon juice for that out of the world taste punch and cook for 3 mins again
- Garnish with coriander leaves
- Serve as a starter, side dish or use as an evening snack.
Priyanka Mallick lives in Patiala with her husband who is a total foodie. She loves experimenting with healthy ingredients to come up with delicious snacks and meals. She writes often at The Bea’s Knees