GO AND GRAB SNACK WITHOUT A GUILT

Now a days there are unlimited options for snacks are available in our market, stores, malls but it is our decision how to choose them smartly. Readymade snacks look so tempting, that our tongue cannot resist without have a bite. But after having it, your tummy will be full for some time but your mind and body will be in guilt. I have already shared few snacks options in my previous blog, but recently I explored some more delicious but easy to make with simple ingredients to make a healthy snack item.
S-Smartly
N-No junk food
A-Appetite suppressor
C- Crispy and crunchy
K-Keep at desk or in reach
Eat the right food for mid -morning or mid-evening time as snack is crucial. In evening time, we extremely feel hungry but we hardly have any healthy snacks to choose, as a result we end up having junk food which we regret later, result hinders in our fitness goal.
But now no more, I am letting you know about some easy snacks which you can quickly prepare in morning, and can be easily carried at workplace. If you are hosteler, even busy IT professional, housewives, or anybody searching for healthy options here I come up with ideas.
Points while looking for snacking
  • Less cooking times
  • Easily available ingredients without compromise on taste and satisfaction.

1) Multigrain pancake

It is one of most ignored snacks, but according to me it is super filling, super healthy as it is easy to digest. It can be easily prepared at home with simple things in our kitchen.
Everyone know how to make pancake, today I am sharing oats and banana pancake.
 Ingredients: –
  1. 1 cup oats
  2. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 1 ripe mashed banana
  4. 1 tablespoon of jaggery sugar
  5. 1 spoon of butter
  6. 1 cup of low-fat milk
  7. Pinch of baking soda
  8. 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence(optional)
  9. Cinnamon powder
  10. Honey
  11. Chopped dry fruits of your choice
  12. 3 spoon of Yogurt or dahi
Recipe: –
1)Dry roast oats and grind them to make flour. Add oats flour and wheat flour in a bowl.
2)Add cinnamon powder, baking soda, salt, jaggery sugar, vanilla essence.
3)Add mashed banana
4)Mix all things well and pour curd in mixture and now add slowly milk as needed.
5)Make it as a batter of running consistency with whisker.
6)Add raisin. Now batter is completely ready and remaining process is same as you cook chillas.
Hot pancakes are ready to serve, drizzle some honey on it. Garnish it with pistachios, any berries, fresh cream, fresh fruit, chocolate sauce. Creativity depends on your ideas.

Health benefit:
  • Energy booster
  • Calm and destresses your mind
  • Protein -rich
  • Super yummy and filling (2 serving is enough)
Oats contain a unique type of fibre called beta -glucan and is rich in minerals-vitamins and is gluten -free snack and are packed with goodness and super texture. Bananas are health bomb themselves filled with phosphorus, full of vitamins and minerals.
This high dietary fibre pancakes are not less than a treat.

2) Makhana Chana crunch

If my blog readers are looking for light but tummy filling option, this one is best to go.
Ingredients: –
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee
  • Peanuts
  • Chana
  • Makhana (lotus seeds)
  • Black salt and pepper
Recipe: –
  • Take a pan or kadhai and put 1 spoon of ghee.
  • Add mustard seeds let them splutter.
  • Put peanuts, Chana and makhana.
  • Add black salt, turmeric powder and black pepper. Just give it a toss for 2 minutes. We can add roasted cashewnuts, pumpkin seeds, or add colourful dry berries to make it more filling.
 Crunchy snack is ready to be carried at your work area.
 Benefits: –
  • Healthy option as it is packed with protein, iron and low-calorie item. It also gives essential micro nutrients and rich in fiber.
  • Quick to make as it takes maximum 5 minutes.
  • Easy to prepare because ingredients are easily available at home.
  • It is ideal snack for weight loss and if your goal is to cut fat from your body.

3) Masala paneer chena

It can be taken by all of us but those who are on low-carb diet and searching for tasty, boost in protein snack in evening it is ideal for them.
Recipe :-
In a big pan take about 1 litre of milk on high flame, once it is boiled  turn the flame to low, now add teaspoon of cumin seeds, turmeric powder, chat masala, green chili, black pepper ,rock salt to taste and add fresh coriander leaves, then put it on high flame again, add  lemon juice by squeezing 3 lemons. Stir well and you can instantly see water and paneer is separated. Strain the water and paneer chena is ready to serve hot.

Benefits
  • Easy to carry
  • Protein booster
  • Low carb
  • Tasty and filling
Do not discard remaining liquid as it is super healthy. Enjoy this healthy snack along with its by product drink in evening.

4) Cheesy vegetable sandwich: –

A snack option list is incomplete without mention of sandwich. Am I right? It is ideal for hostelers as it is easy to make, no cooking required, and can be easily carried along with you in classes and they can enjoy when they got time.

Recipe: –

  • To make sandwich spread take homemade grated paneer, chopped cabbage, capsicum.
  • Add 1-2 spoon of curd. Put rock salt and black pepper. Mix it well. Spread is ready.
  • Take multigrain or brown bread. Put cabbage leave over bread and put ready spread on leaf evenly.
  • Now put cucumber slices over it. Cover it with another bread. You can toast it or can be eaten as such.
  • I prefer to eat toasted. So yummy it is. Give it a shot once. It will become your favourite ones.
  • I mention to put cabbage leaf as it prevents to get bread from soggy while carrying along with you at places. It is totally optional.
  • This filling sandwich is high in protein with goodness of raw veggies and it is super delicious.

5) Masala oats

It is my all-time favourite, but I am not talking about packed ones as they are loaded with preservatives and artificial flavours.
Recipe: –
Put a pan on medium flame. Add 1 spoon of desi ghee, cumin seeds. Put chopped onions, ginger, green chilli, favourite veggies and seasoned it with turmeric, rock salt, black pepper. Mix it well and cover it for 2 minutes so that veggies get soft little bit. Add tomato and main ingredient rolled oats. Put water and mix well and cover it for another 2 minutes.
Fresh and healthy oats are ready to serve in your plate.
It is full of fibre and satisfy your hunger cravings.
These are healthy and quick, easy snacks options that I feel you should surely try. Which one you like please mention in comment box.
Choosing these snacks, you do not need to compromise on your health, nor fitness goal.

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