Corn Chatpata: Tea-Time Treat in Season

Neha Jain

August 3, 2023

It’s tea-time and the tummy’s rumbling. But do a cup of tea and a snack spell good news for those on a diet? Why not, if both are smart and sensible choices.

The Best Tea for You

Opt for green tea/white tea, both which are minimally processed and are “in” these days. The two varieties are high in antioxidants and are said to possess weight reduction properties. Perhaps that’s why the milk-water-tea brew, the most processed and high in caffeine, has taken a backseat these days. Remember that the calcium in milk has no benefits when taken in a preparation like brewed tea as it does not get absorbed by the body. Opt for green or white tea in combinations such as ginger or lemon.

Preparation: Steep your tea leaves or tea bag in warm water – not boiling water as most people do. Warm water helps retain antioxidants and the good properties of this tea. Stay away from sugar and sweeteners.

The Best Snack for You

Corn and sprouts come together to create this protein-packed snack. It’s healthy, filling and keeps you going for hours. You can also create varied combinations with different vegetables

Corn and Sprout Chatpata


1 cup moong sprouts

1 cup sweet corn

1 small chopped carrot

1 tsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


Boil the sweet corn till it softens a little. Drain and set aside. In a bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients. Add the boiled corn and toss. Check seasoning and serve.

Calorie count for 1 bowl: 60kcal; 2.7 g protein and 0.5 g fat

About the Author

She may have multiple degrees to back her expertise, but Neha Jain believes there’s nothing too complex about nutrition. Neha completed her MSc in Food and Nutrition from Delhi University and also did a Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences. Neha is also a Certified Diabetes Educator with extensive experience in endocrinological disorders and weight reduction, having worked with renowned endocrinologist Dr Ambrish Mithal in Delhi. Neha’s goal has always been to help people make healthy choices, and while at HealthifyMe, she always felt that her task was simplified with its technology.

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