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Revealed: The most Googled snack during lockdown

Google Trends report also revealed an all-time high search worldwide for baking.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 29, 2020 7:52:13 am
quarantine snacks, lockdown People are exploring new recipes during lockdown. (Source: Getty Images)

As people explore new recipes that can be whipped at home during lockdown, “quarantine snacks” has become the most searched food item online, globally, in the past 90 days. According to a Google Trends report, quarantine snacks made it to the top spot especially in New Zealand, United States and Canada.

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Some of us have taken to binging on comfort foods throughout the day, mostly comprising junk foods, which could be a sign of stress eating to cope with situational anxiety or negative thoughts. This could put your metabolism and cardiovascular health at risk. If you are also craving junk foods all day, here are some ways suggested by a psychiatrist to cope with it.

This does not mean you have to forgo your craving completely. Instead, you could try healthy alternatives like sweet potato chip recipe or these healthy snack recipes.

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#RBLockdownCookbook – Day 21- Ragi Chocolate Cake – We do deserve to pat ourselves on the back and have a little celebration. Here's a healthy chocolate cake recipe, do try and share pics with me :) RAGI CHOCOLATE CAKE . Prep time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 4 . Ingredients 1 cup Ragi Flour 1 cup Wheat Flour ½ cup Hersheys Cocoa Powder ¾ cup Sugar 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Baking Soda 2 cups Milk 2 tsp Vanilla Essence ¾ cup Melted Butter A pinch of Salt . For chocolate Ganache 200 ml Fresh cream 200 gms Dark Chocolate, cut into small pieces ½ cup Chocolate chips ½ cup Almonds, Slivered Method: • Take a bowl and add in all the dry ingredients. Mix well. • Now pour in milk, vanilla essence and melted butter. Combine everything well, ensure there are no lumps in the batter. • Batter should be of thick pouring consistency. • Line a cake tin with butter paper. • Preheat the oven to 180* Celsius. • Pour the cake batter in the lined tin. Tap it gently to remove air bubbles. • Bake for 35 minutes or until the knife comes out completely clean. • De-mould the cake and let it cool down to room temperature. • Meanwhile heat fresh cream in a heavy bottom pot. • Stir continuously and let it come to a boil. • Turn off the flame and add in the chopped chocolate pieces. • Do not mix it. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes. • Later whisk it well. And let it cool down a little. • Once the cake cool downs completely, take a serrated knife and cut the top portion to even out the cakes top surface. • Pour the prepared ganache on top of the cake. Cover the entire cake with ganache. • Garnish the cake with chocolate chips and slivered almonds. • Let it set in the fridge for 2-3 hours and serve. #BehomewithRB #chocolate #cake #ragi #cook #dinner #food #gharkakhana #comfortfood #recipe #stayhome #staysafe #dontwastefood

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Google Trends report further revealed an all-time high search worldwide for baking, with rising interest in “how to make bread in microwave”. A previous trend report showed that banana bread topped the list of most searched food items in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown. We saw Bollywood celebrities like Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor try their hand at it too.

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Some of the other recipes being looked up online are French toast, chicken breasts, chocolate cake, carrot cake and the popular Dalgona coffee.

With people finally getting to spend time with each other, “family dinner” is also being searched online more than ever, with many looking at easy dinner recipes to cook at home, like  fried rice and spaghetti bolognese laced with minced beef.

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What dishes are you making during the lockdown?

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