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

Dry roast makhana at home or prepare chana chaat with boiled chickpeas to satiate those mid-meal cravings.

Published on May 28, 2024 01:44 PM IST 6 Photos

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)

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. 

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)


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)

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