Guilt-free healthy evening snacks ideas!
It’s just February now and the sun strokes have already started hitting India, especially Mumbai and Delhi. As summers are approaching, the hunger pangs are already sneaking into our bodies and our cravings are getting stronger. Munching is a necessity so as to keep one’s body active and fit and this is why we end up eating unwanted snacks. Snacks are essential in between the meals to control pangs of hunger and it keeps the blood sugar level stable. The question arises, what healthy evening snacks should be consumed to get nutritional value and fewer calories?
Generally, we prefer to consume tasty snacks and the taste buds are titillated and we eat more than required because it aggravates hunger. After bingeing, we coax ourselves for consuming high calories and punish our body next time by starving. Starving is harmful to health and it results in overeating in meals to satiate our hunger.It is much better to eat healthy snacks which are filling, has adequate nutrients, low carbs and less in calories. You can munch guilt-free snacks adding nutrition to your health, keeping you fit and fine.
Here is the list of healthy evening snacks ideas which you will feel happy to eat and won’t coax yourself for eating them.
Fruit Popsicles work well as healthy evening snacks
Fruit popsicles are best and refreshing for summers. You can prepare them from the puree of any fruits of your choice and deep freeze them. Don’t add sweeteners or sugary syrup, the natural fruit sugar will take care of the taste and you will love the taste. The craving for ice cream will ebb by tasting popsicles in heat.
Air-popped Popcorns for Guilt-free healthy evening snacks!
A bowl of popcorns is amazing to control hunger pangs and is a good source of fiber, rich in antioxidants. There are only 30 calories in one cup of popcorns. Munch on your lazy hours and enjoy stacking guilt aside.
Homemade Protein Bars make a good healthy evening snacks replacement
Protein bars prepared out of nuts, peanut butter, almond flour, protein powders and dark chocolate is packed with high energy and low carbs. It satiates hunger and is filling. You can carry on your outdoor trip where you cannot get healthy and oil free snacks to munch on.
Bowl of Salad is definitely a healthy evening snacks idea!
A bowl of colourful salad will be a treat to your eyes and wholesome. Include carrots, radish, beetroot, cucumber, tomato, celery leaves and sprouts. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and flax seed powder for taste and will balance your body weight.
Oatmeal with Almond Butter
Use instant unsweetened oatmeal which is rich in fibres and almond butter which is heart healthy. Sprinkle cinnamon or cocoa powder for mild sweet taste. Flatter your palate with wholesome oats.
Replace craving for unhealthy desserts by adopting smoothies in your snacks. A healthy smoothie of fruits or veggies will be a healthy choice with no worry of putting on body weight.
Roasted chickpea is a good source of protein and a healthy crunchy snack. It is an addictive snack and you will love the taste and can feel the changes in body fat if often added in snacks.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs are wholesome and loaded with calcium, essential vitamins and minerals and you can include in your snacks without any hitch.
Pomegranate & Pistachios
Include pomegranate seeds and pistachios in a bowl of guilt-free snack. Pomegranate is filled with fibre and vitamin C and is filling and pistachios a good source of amino acids.
Oatmeal cookies are the best alternative to common all-purpose flour cookies. Rich in nutrients and fibre and low in calories if sugar is not added. Add dates for a sweet taste to avoid fat intake through sugar.
Adopt these healthy and wholesome snacks in your regimen and relish without any guilt of eating extra calories. Eat, exercise, stay happy and don’t forget to share the MaaGyan!