Don't know if it was the pandemic or what but we sure did realise the importance of healthy snacking. And also the fact that we can't always resort to fried potato chips or sugar-laden goodies each time those cravings kicked in. So, we've rounded up a list of the best Quinoa snacks and staples that are anything but boring. These fibrous superfoods are loaded with proteins and won't make you feel bad about munching on them 10 times (or more) a day!
Think Quinoa Is Boring? These Snacks And Staples Will Make You Rethink Your Take
Quinoa And Kiwi Bar-Pack - Sprightly Foods
Gluten-free, dairy-free and all vegan, this energy bar is just what you'd need between those endless hours spent juggling between a million excel sheets. It's got dates, quinoa flakes, puffed quinoa seeds, dried kiwi, pumpkin seeds, almonds, watermelon seeds and more. They have quite a few interesting flavours that you can check out. As for us, we're trying the Apple Cinnamon bar next.
Price: INR 576 for a pack of 12 bars
Quinoa Masala Puffs - Evolve Snacks
As the name suggests, Evolve Snacks does well... evolved snacks as opposed to those age-old unhealthy ones. These roasted quinoa masala puffs are gluten-free and made with quinoa, maize, salt, refined veg oil with a dash of masala flavour. Best part? You wouldn't feel guilty about having more than a packet in one go.
Price: INR 270 for a pack of 3
Jalapenos Quinoa Chips - Greenland
However much we try, we can't stop munching on savoury chips. It's almost a staple when it comes to those weekend binge-watch sessions. Precisely why our love for Greenland's gluten-free chips grew by ten folds. And since we're all about Quinoa here, their Jalapenos Quinoa Chips are definitely worth trying.
Price: INR 130 (150g)
Quinoa Crispies Onion Cream - Poshtick
Not fond of Jalapenos? Try these onion cream flavoured quinoa chips by Poshtick instead. Made with quinoa flour, rice flour, urad dal flour and other natural ingredients, these are healthy and easy on the pockets too.
Price: INR 145
Quinoa and Ragi Flakes (Mint) & Quinoa Jaggery - Khokha
Khokha does a bunch of healthy Indian snacks, mouth fresheners, pickles, chutneys and more, that will transport you back in time. This combination has a Quinoa Jaggery Crunch Mix which is made up of quinoa puff, melon seed, pumpkin seed, jaggery and salt. Whereas the Quinoa and Ragi Flakes has roasted quinoa and ragi flakes and a whole bunch of spices and herbs. Sweet and savoury, enjoy a bit of both.
Price: INR 398
Black Rice & Quinoa Khichdi - Organic Roots
Khichdi, as a snack? Sure, why not! Organic Roots does some really amazing ready-to-eat khichdis, upmas and rice. And this Black Rice & Quinoa Khichdi is the best thing to eat when you're looking for healthier alternatives.
Price: INR 175
Quinoa Puffs Dark Choco Canister - The Green Snack Co.
Anything that's got even the tiniest amount of chocolate is our absolute favourite. The Green Snack Co. is always on our radar for their brilliant, lip-smacking Quinoa puffs but they've taken it up a notch by introducing chocolate ones. However, if you're sceptical about experimenting they have some usual flavours as well like fiery spicy puffs, peppy cheese, zesty kale and a couple more.
Price: INR 179