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Healthy snacks: Roasted Chickpeas

I find that eating healthy is not easy, especially if you snack a lot. I try my best to eat healthy meals and I am happy with that part but when it is the time for a snack, I eat whenever is available which means chocolate, cheese sandwich, biscuits and chips are on the menu too. Of course, everything in moderation is OK but sometimes I know I can go overboard.

Normally, I snack on fruits and dark chocolate at work so I don’t jump to eat other unhealthy options but it gets boring at times.

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I am so happy that I have recently re-discovered Roasted Chickpeas. There are many varieties of chickpeas and most common ones are beige, black, green, red and brown. They are all tasty and healthy at the same time.

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According to experts, they add a low-fat boost of nutrition that supports healthy weight loss. If you Google them, you can find different ways to eat them but I just want to consume the roasted ones right now.

What healthy snack are you munching on? Do share some ideas.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Sticking to healthy eating

I just realised that it is harder to stick to a diet once I started working than when I was staying home. When I was working out, I started to eat healthy which meant we didn’t buy any junk food at all. Because sometimes it is so hard to control the cravings so it was best to make no junk food available at home.

On top of that we introduced healthier food into our diet. So along with exercise, it was easier for me to stay in shape.

It has been a month now that I am back at work and it seems like I am eating unhealthy food (cake, chocolates, and chips) more frequently. We have someone’s birth every now and then so the cake is always around. Also with the cake there will be chips and dips and sausage rolls which are hard to resist. I know I need to be in control more but it is so easy to let go when you see everyone else eating.

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It seems rude not to go to morning teas you are invited to as it is a good way to socialise but sometime saying no to cakes makes me stand out from the norm. Last week I went to one morning tea and didn’t eat anything as there was nothing healthy, no fruits at all but I was so happy when I went to one today and saw this healthy platter.

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It had celery, carrot and capsicum with some cheese and biscuits. Perfect for someone who is trying to watch what they eat. I am definitely going to make sure we have this platter along with fruit platters on every morning tea we organise so I can eat without feeling guilty.

How are you eating healthy when there is so much unhealthy food around? So much temptation everywhere you go.

What do you say to decline politely if someone offers you a piece of cake?

Take Care,

from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Healthy Surprise

Whenever we have morning tea for any occasion at work, I try to pick only healthy options but some morning teas don’t have healthy options at all. It feels rude not to take anything so on most occasions I just take a piece of cake or some pastry. I normally don’t eat them as it will make me feel guilty for whole day so I take them home instead.

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Every time I have something, when AS comes home I tell him that I have a surprise for him. He always gets excited like a little kid :). Most of the time he shares the treat with me and it is always nice to eat it together.

But last time, it was something different. Because we organised the tea and there was heaps of fresh fruits, we had lots of leftovers. We didn’t want to throw them out so we packed them to take it home with us. I ended up taking some watermelons and cherries home.

When AS came home that day, as usual I told him there is something in my lunch box for me.

Expecting something sweet, he opened the lunch box. After a pause he told me, “Please don’t bring me healthy surprises.

I felt bad that I got his hopes up but we ended up eating the fruits together and all was well.

Take care  and have a great weekend,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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