It is a luxury time, to sit down at home, watch movies and have snacks. With that being said, we are bound to binge on some form of food while watching the matches and movies, be it drinks, snacks or fruits. When engrossed in the heat of the game or tragedy, we tend to lose control of ourselves and over-eat whatever is in front of us. So, in this newsletter, I will be suggesting healthy alternatives, to the high calorie junk foods, to nibble on while enjoying the show. If you want to consider the healthier option over fries; baked potatoes. As the name suggests, it is baked instead of deep-fried. Baking helps to eliminate the unhealthy aspect such as fat which causes stroke and diabetes while retaining the same tastiness and nutrients of potato. Since oil is not used in the baking process, there are also fewer calories as compared to frying. Try baking chips at home, it is cheaper than buying from the store and makes an engaging activity with the family. Plus, it will be much more satisfying to eat your own work! Greek yoghurt is a type of yoghurt that not many people know about. It is thicker, creamier and has double protein, half the carbohydrates and sodium compared to the regular kind. More protein means better recovery and growth while keeping you filled for a long time. Lower levels of sodium and carbohydrates in Greek yoghurt ensure that there are fewer chances of hypertension occurring and is ideal for those willing to lose weight. Raw, unsalted nuts also made a nourishing substitute to its counterpart, oil roasted nuts. There is a slight difference in the calorie amount, as seen in cashews; there are about 580 calories per 100 grams for oil-roasted cashews while it is 553 calories for raw cashews. Furthermore, raw nuts are not salted, so in the long term you are better off as you are more likely to avoid strokes and congestive heart failure which comes from consuming too much salt. Next time, place a bowl of raw, unsalted nuts in front of the TV and munch away! Sugar-free oat cookies instead of the sweet and sugary kind work wonders in the nutrients department. They are still tasty; in addition there is good texture packed with healthy fats, fiber and proteins. The significant amount of nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, contribute to the overall well-being. Just go for this healthier option, when craving for sweet food so as to not add more calories than necessary to your daily intake.