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5 mouthwatering and healthy recipes to satiate your mid-meal cravings

Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST
  • Dry roast makhana at home or prepare chana chaat with boiled chickpeas to satiate those mid-meal cravings.
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While we make elaborate plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner, when the hunger strikes in evening, we are tempted to have processed or junk food in lack of a healthy option. Here are 5 healthy recipes suggested by Nutritionist Apurva Agarwal to satiate your mid-meal cravings. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST

While we make elaborate plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner, when the hunger strikes in evening, we are tempted to have processed or junk food in lack of a healthy option. Here are 5 healthy recipes suggested by Nutritionist Apurva Agarwal to satiate your mid-meal cravings. (Freepik)

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1. Khaman Dhokla - 150 kcal per serving: Combine besan, sooji, baking soda, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and water to form a smooth batter. Pour into a greased steaming pan and steam for 15-20 minutes. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. It’s steamed, light and fluffy, with a tangy flavour profile.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST

1. Khaman Dhokla - 150 kcal per serving: Combine besan, sooji, baking soda, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and water to form a smooth batter. Pour into a greased steaming pan and steam for 15-20 minutes. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. It’s steamed, light and fluffy, with a tangy flavour profile. 

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2. Sprouts bhel - 170 kcal per serving: In a large mixing bowl, combine sprouts, puffed rice, chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, green chillies and toss with some lemon juice, chaat masala and salt. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST

2. Sprouts bhel - 170 kcal per serving: In a large mixing bowl, combine sprouts, puffed rice, chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, green chillies and toss with some lemon juice, chaat masala and salt. (Pinterest)

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3. Chana Chaat - 160 kcal per serving: Made with boiled chickpeas, chopped vegetables, and a mix of spices, It’s high in protein and fiber, which makes it a filling and nutritious choice. (Kunal Kapur) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST

3. Chana Chaat - 160 kcal per serving: Made with boiled chickpeas, chopped vegetables, and a mix of spices, It’s high in protein and fiber, which makes it a filling and nutritious choice. (Kunal Kapur)

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4. Sourdough Avocado Toast - 170 kcal per slice: Toast a slice of sourdough bread, add half of a sliced avocado - Sprinkle any optional toppings, like chili flakes, sesame seeds, or everything bagel seasoning, for an extra flavour boost. To give it a Mediterranean touch, you can add cherry tomatoes and basil  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST

4. Sourdough Avocado Toast - 170 kcal per slice: Toast a slice of sourdough bread, add half of a sliced avocado - Sprinkle any optional toppings, like chili flakes, sesame seeds, or everything bagel seasoning, for an extra flavour boost. To give it a Mediterranean touch, you can add cherry tomatoes and basil 

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5. Popcorn or makhana (45 calories and 160 calories in 50 gm of makhana): Make sure you’re not opting for store-bought flavoured versions and dry roast the popcorn or makhana at home with your choice of seasoning powder.  (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST

5. Popcorn or makhana (45 calories and 160 calories in 50 gm of makhana): Make sure you’re not opting for store-bought flavoured versions and dry roast the popcorn or makhana at home with your choice of seasoning powder.  (Shutterstock)

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