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30 Ways to Revamp Your Evening Snacks

In this article, we discuss the healthy alternatives that you can choose as evening snacks to make yourself fitter and better. These are easy to make recipes which you can carry to your workplace as well and beat the evening hunger pang in a healthy manner.

 

You just finished your lunch three hours back and amidst your work, it hits you now – HUNGER!

Yes, that daunting evening time hunger that wants you to eat every unhealthy snack imaginable on the planet. You surf through your drawer, then a few of the online food delivery apps on your phone and bam – there arrives your health hazard.

That is the difference between hunger and craving. Hunger is when your body wants nutrition and you are genuinely hungry. Whereas, craving is a mere desire to accumulate more food and attractions to specific foods due to low energy levels.

A box of doughnuts, a few cookies, a muffin, and whatnot. And then you consume it like a happy kid and hope that you will go on with your life, as usual.

The weird part is: you do not.

Yes.

Why does one experience hunger pangs in the late afternoon?

Craving occurs due to different reasons, but the evening snack craving has got more to do with the fact that later in the daytime, our energy levels are lower. It leads to a drop in blood sugar levels. By evening you are tired and you would like to take rest. But we interpret this as hunger due to our conditioning and start looking out for comforting deep fried or sugary snacks.

Also, thanks to the sugar rush you just introduced into your system, your glycaemic index (GI index) has shot up and now you crave even more food. Your body only got empty calories but not the nutrition it wanted, so cravings continue.

Here we go.

One more doughnut down the throat along with some free calories.

Ever thought if there could be any way out from this spiral web?

This article aims to give you some easy to make and carry healthy evening snacks that will not only tackle your hunger pangs but also keep you in good health.

What healthy options do you have?

We can go and on about the harmful effects of junk food on your health but aren’t we all not aware of it already?

Besides, at Wellcure, we aim at empowering our readers/users with the right information so they can take care of their health on their own.

Make the better choice and ease your transition – from deep-fried to steamed or baked, from grain-based snacks to non-grains, from refined sugar snacks to sugar from natural foods and from cooked to raw snacks.

So, here’s the list of recipes you can follow for your evening snack, in place of the unhealthy food that you consume:

SMOOTHIES:

1.Pineapple Papaya Smoothie

2.Power-Packed Dry Fruits Smoothie

3.Banana Apple Smoothie

4.Fruit basil Smoothie

5.Healthy raw snack

Check out our video on how to make smoothies

In continuation with the list of recipes, the next category is

CHAAT:

6.Sprouts Chaat

7.Raw Vegetables Chaat

8.Matra Chaat

9.Sweet Potatoes Spinach Chaat

10.Roasted pumpkin and sweet potatoes

The next category is of the kind of food that is easy to carry even by everyone; be it office-goers or kids.

DRY SNACKS:

11. Nuts - Snacking on nuts like Almond, Cashew, Pistachio, Walnut provides healthy fat in the body.

12. Makhana - Also known as fox nuts. Enjoy snacking on this as they help in weight loss.

13. Peanuts - Enjoy the nutrient-rich and low in carbohydrate peanuts as a healthy alternative to the usual namkeen and bhujias.

14. Channa - A healthy snack for all ages, Roasted Channa provides necessary fibre and satiates hunger as well.

15. Seeds – Seeds like flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds can be eaten in moderate quantities anytime during the day.

How can we forget the favourite street foods like cutlets and vadas? But this time, they are not your regular fried ones. Here are the recipes with the Wellcure touch…

NON-FRIED SAVORIES:

16.Millet Cutlet

17.Oil-free Veggie Cutlet

18.Oil free Healthy Chickpea Cutlet

19.Baked Masala Vada

20.Oil-free Baked Potatoes

How about some delicious and healthy laddoos?

You were thinking about that, weren’t you?

Here we go!

NUTS & SEEDS:

21.Makhana Laddoo

22.Fruit laddoo

23.Black Til Laddoo

24.Truffle balls

25.Peanut bar

You can check our video on how to prepare healthy laddoos

And, we would like to mention the last five from your favourite category, but with a twist. This one is sugar and dairy-free too.

BAKERY:

26.Raw Chocolate Cake

27.Jowar Almond Biscuits

28.Peanut Butter Cookies

29.Multi seeds crackers

30.Pumpkin pie

Conclusion

  • A meal takes 5 hours to digest.
  • Snacking all the time is not good for your digestion or teeth.
  • Listen to your body and eat only when truly hungry and not to cover up issues like boredom, loneliness, stress or just time-pass and stop when slightly full.
  • As you replace your earlier favourite fried and sugary snacks with healthier alternatives, you will notice that cravings keep reducing.
  • Soon you will notice that your mind asks for fruit when hungry and not the earlier unhealthy foods. Be patient but consistent and keep noticing the changes.

These recipes will not only satiate your evening time hunger but also keep your health in check.

Make these simple recipes and eat them whenever your next hunger pang strikes!

Is it 5 pm yet?!

Wish you a happy and healthy snacking.



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