Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heavy Noshes for your Teeny Twenty

Got a problem with your allowance? Are you left with only twenty pesos in your pocket, like me, for lunch or snacks perhaps? Then here's a solution for you snags. Discover some of these snacks which might help you out with your tight budget.

1. Kwek Kwek
       - Do you know that the quail egg inside the coated "kwek kwek" can be a remedy against digestive tract disorders such as gastritis and stomach ulcer? Aside from its affordable price "kwek kwek" is a good source of Vitamin A. See? It's not just a batter-coated ball after all...

2. Caramel Coated Banana Cues and Stripped Sweet Potatoes
       - Can't decide which to eat between these two snacks? Well, here's a fact to help you out. To those who have high blood pressures, bananas are good treats for you. If you go for sweet potatoes, you can gain almost twice the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A, 42 percent of the recommendation of Vitamin C, and four times the recommended daily allowance for beta carotene. Now, have you made up your mind on which to eat this day? Whether you eat one of them or both, these snacks will surely bring back your childhood memories.

3. Siomai and Pusu
       - With your hand in a cellophane, you are now ready for a siomai-eating battle. You don't need to spend more than 50 pesos for this, all you need is less than 30 pesos of Siomai  and Pusu and your lovely tummy pets will all be fed. Besides, Siomai can provide 74 calories, 17 percent of which are proteins that are essential to the structure and function of all living cells. Now, isn't it wise to go for Siomai and Pusu rather than gain more fats with those fast foods?

4. Sliced Chilled Watermelon
       - Watermelon or commonly referred to as "Pakwan" is the most popular fruit during summer. It has really juicy and refreshing interior flesh. Aside from the fact that it practically contains 98 percent of water, it also contains a considerable amount of Potassium, Vitamin C, A and B6. It is that quite healthy despite its sweetness; it contains almost zero fat. One really big slice of a watermelon only costs just around ten pesos. Plus, they can be bought everywhere in the city every summer. It is a very good snack for both kids and adults. So, if you crave for sweet refreshment-slash-nosh minus the guilt, watermelon is best for you.

5. Sweet Corn
        - Do you know that those steamed yellow corn sold along the streets are very good source of Lutein? Lutein is physically present in our eyes and it helps protect them from strong light. It is located at the point in our eyes where maximum vision occurs; therefore, deficiency in Lutein will definitely cause eyesight problems. Various research studies have shown that adirect relationship exists between Lutein intake and pigmentation will help decrease the risk for eye diseases. So, if you want to keep that sharp eyesight, you better take as much Lutein as you can. Or better yet, buy some of those Lutein-rich steamed yellow corn which will definitely plump your bellies as well.

6. Peanuts
        - Either purely baked, sugar-coated, soaked with salts, or laced with hot spices, these legumes are good sources of fiber and Vitamin E. An ounce(or one small handful of peanuts) of it contains two grams of fiber which is equivalent to nine percent of your daily fiber needs. Studies show that an ounce of peanuts provided sixteen percent of your daily need of Vitamin E which has been proven to act as antioxidant reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Isn't that fantastic? So if you want to escape from this disease, take a handful of peanuts in your pocket.

Isn't it delightful to spend little for delightful refreshments? ^_^