No matter what you had in afternoon but when the clock hand touches 5 in evening. Your stomach will start rumbling and you will start craving for something to fill up your stomach. You should take into consideration not to eat unhealthy snacks at this point of time but also should be able to satisfy your hunger pangs. If you don’t eat snacks you will tend to overeat at night which will be bad for your health. As everyone know evening snacks are always unhealthy one so here are the below healthy snacks mentioned below to satisfy your hunger.
Nuts:-Nuts are one of most preferred snacks and are also called super foods. One can have nuts like almonds, walnut or pistachios but see to it that you should not eat too much. Alternatively you can also opt for chia seed, flaxseed, sesame seed or pumpkin seeds as seeds are great source of protein and can be easily stored for a longer period.
Boiled eggs:-Boiled eggs are great snacks to have as they have great source of protein. They are readily available. For taste one can add salt and pepper on it for added taste. One can have 2 eggs in evening.
Oatmeals:- you can keep a bunch of packets of instant plain oatmeal in your office drawer. Just add hot water in a mug and add oats also you can sprinkle cinnamon it. It is very healthy snack to have as it is slow to digest so you would feel full for a longer period.
Boiled peanuts: – Boiled peanuts are healthy options as they are packed with vitamin and nutrient. You can boil and steam the peanut in water with salt. When they are boiled the peanuts draws antioxidant from the shells thereby giving boiled peanut four times the antioxidant of raw or roasted peanuts.
Puffed rice:-puffed rice or churmuri are easily available in India in various variations. They are simple and are added with onion, potatoes, garlic, chutney and salt. It tastes very good and also they are low calorie snacks one can have.
Popcorn: – popcorn has lots of complex carb. They are crunchy and contain very low calories. They are perfect snacks but should not be mixed with butter or caramel. Popcorn has very high fiber and will make your stomach full. 30 grams of popcorn will contain about 115 calories.
Sprouts chaat:-Sprouts are one of the healthiest snacks for your evening snacks. Sprouts are good source of iron, calcium, antioxidant and protein. When you sprout they enhance the nutritional value of grains or beans. These contain certain anti-nutrient including phytic acid which locks up important minerals. You can add chutney, tomatoes, onion, coriander leaves, lemon juice and spices for better taste.
Fresh fruits: – Fruits are best meals between snacks. They are low in calories and high in minerals. You can have your favorite fruits with nuts, yogurt or honey.
Makhana: – Makhanas are loaded with fiber and potassium which is very healthy for your body. They also help us in weight loss as they are low in cholesterol, fat and sodium. They are gluten free, protein rich and high in carbohydrate.
Corn:-corns are rich in protein and fiber. They also make a tasty meal when they are added with spices, salt and lemon. They are easily available and anyone can make these evening snacks very fast.
Idli:-Idli is one of most nutritious food. It is one of those foods which have taste and health, go hand in hand. They are prepared from rice soaked with black lentil overnight and then ferment it after grinding. Later they are shaped in special type of vessel and they are made by steaming it. Idlis are rich in carbohydrates, protein, enzymes, amino acid and fiber. By eating 4 idli’s you can get around 350-400 of calories. There are various forms of idlis like rava, besan and raggi.
After reading above all these different types of mouth watering snacks which you can have in evening. Do you still want to remain hungry or go for unhealthy snacks? Worth thinking!!!
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