Makhanas or fox nuts make an ideal snack for weight watchers. Ideally, home-roasted makhanas are preferable over packaged ones which are often high in trans-fat and salt. Makhanas have been a part of traditional medicine and the ancient science of Ayurveda since ages. It is also a popular snack enjoyed during the Navratri and is a part of many religious ceremonies too. They store well in insulated food jars and taste delicious.
However, what makes makhanas so well-suited to those eager to lose weight? Read on to know more!
Makhanas pack in a few calories. You could enjoy makhanas without worrying about consuming too many calories. They also pack in low amounts of cholesterol and fat. This makes them well-suited to weight watchers. Makhanas, in addition, have lots of proteins and good carbohydrates. The possess compounds with anti-inflammatory properties too. What’s more, makhanas pack in lots of magnesium which is great for cardiovascular health. These snacks are rich in iron content as well. Makhanas are believed to contain an anti-aging enzyme as well— all the more reason to feast on this munchy snack!
Now you know the many health benefits of makhanas but what are the different ways you can relish your favorite snack? For starters, you can simply dry roast the makhanas on a non-stick pan. Allow them to cool and then transfer them to an airtight container.
You might also roast the makhanas in a bit of ghee which will only add healthy fats to your diet. Sprinkle some chaat masala to add a unique flavor. What’s more, you can also easily make flavored makhanas by adding spices such as mint, garlic powder, coriander, turmeric, and green chilies after roasting them in ghee. Add in a couple of almonds and peanuts for an even more nutritious and delicious snack. Munch it anytime anywhere all without the fear of calories and fats.