7 Evening Snacks Ideas to Make at Home (Recipes Included)

In this post, we are going to tell 7 healthy snack options that you should try. These options are easy to carry, low in calories, high in protein, and delicious too.

Multigrain pancake

In my view, pancakes are the most underrated snacking choice. But this multigrain pancake is quick, healthy, and incredibly tasty. It is also vegetarian.

Ingredients:

  • Oats flour
  • Multigrain flour
  • Jaggery powder
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Baking soda
  • Milk
  • Raisins
  • Honey (Optional)

How to make:

Take a bowl and add the following items to it.

  • 1/2 cup of oats flour
  • 1/2 cup of multigrain flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon of jaggery powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 200ml Milk

Now whisk thoroughly to bring out a thick consistency. So your batter for pancakes is ready. Then turn on the gas and keep the pan on the medium flame. Add some butter on the pan then put your pancake batter on it. Press the batter evenly and just about 30 seconds, one side would be cooked. And flip it to the other side for another 30 seconds. That’s how your multigrain pancake is ready. Finally, add some honey to enhance the taste of it.

High fiber pancake is no less than a treat. Personally, these are my favorite. Pancakes are all you need to fill your belly.

Crunchy lotus seeds

If you’re looking for a crunchy option, the best option is crunchy lotus seeds. This can be cooked for less than 5 minutes. It is super low in calories, full of proteins, fiber, and other macronutrients. This snack is best if you want to cut the fat from your body.

Ingredients:

  • Ghee
  • Mustard seeds
  • Green chili
  • Peanuts
  • Roasted chana
  • Turmeric
  • Lotus seeds

How to make:

Simply put a teaspoon of ghee over a heated pan. Add 1/2 mustard seeds. Put one green chili. Some handful of peanuts. 3 teaspoons of roasted chana and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric. Then add 1/2 a cup of lotus seeds.

Mix all these things together. Add some salt, according to your taste. And a pinch of black pepper. And finally, your dish is ready to be served.

Banana, peanut, red rice cake

If you are someone, who doesn’t love cooking. Yet, wants to have a healthy, tasty, and filling snack option then this is for you. It is well balanced with complex carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. This no cooking snack is simply amazing.

Ingredients:

  • Red rice cake
  • Natural peanut butter
  • Banana

How to make:

It is one of the easiest things to make. Simply take one red rice cake. Apply some peanut butter on the red rice cake. Then top it up with 1/2 banana and your meal is ready.

If you are allergic to peanut butter, just replace it with almond butter. You can even replace banana with any other fruit like pineapple, apples, mango or the fruit you love.

Paneer masala

If you are on a low carb diet. And looking for healthy protein in the evening then this paneer masala is for you. It is easy to cook. Yes, this recipe can take up to 30 minutes. But it’s very nutritious and high in protein.

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Cumin seeds
  • Chaat masala
  • Green chili
  • Black pepper
  • Rock salt
  • Coriander leaves
  • Lemon juice

How to make:

In a bowl take a liter of milk on a high flame. Once it comes to boil, turn it to low flame. Add a teaspoon of cumin seeds, chat masala, 1 green chili, black pepper, rock salt to taste, and a lot of coriander leaves. Then again put it on high flame and some lemon juice. Stir well and you will see paneer and water are separating. That’s all, then strain the water and your highly protein meal is ready.

I highly recommend that if possible do not discard the remaining liquid. Because it is very healthy and tasty. Whey protein is extracted from this liquid. Although, you would need to drink too many glasses of it, to get the same amount of protein as that in one scoop of whey protein. So enjoy this meal with this drink and you will be full in no time.

Cheesy vegetable sandwich

This list is incomplete without a sandwich. It’s the other no cooking food. If you live in hostels, then this dish will be your favorite option. This high protein snack with the goodness of raw veggies is highly nutritious.

Ingredients:

  • Paneer
  • Cabbage
  • Capsicum
  • Curd
  • Rock salt
  • Black pepper
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Cucumber

How to make:

First to make a sandwich bread take 100gm grated paneer. Add some chopped cabbage, 2 TB capsicum, 2 TB curd, salt to taste, and a pinch of black pepper. Then mix all these items thoroughly.

Now, take a slice of bread and put a cabbage leaf to prevent the bread to get soggy while carrying it. It is although, optional. Spread the mixture over it. Then add 3-4 cucumber slices and cover it with another slice of bread. That’s all, your sandwich is ready to serve.

Masala oats

Masala oats are high in soluble and insoluble fiber with fresh seasonal vegetables. It is one of my all-time favorite snacks. It can be easily cooked at home. Just don’t buy that cheap masala oats packet. They are loaded with preservatives and artificial colors. And they are hardly loaded with any nutrients.

Oats are super filling and an ideal snack option. If you are someone who doesn’t like eating oats, just try this recipe you will start loving it.

Ingredients:

  • Ghee
  • Cumin seeds
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Green chili
  • Raw vegetables
  • Rock salt
  • Turmeric
  • Black pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Rolled oats
  • Water

How to make:

Keep a pan on low flame. Add 1TB ghee, 1Teaspoon cumin seeds, chopped onions, ginger to taste, green chili to taste, toss your favorite vegetables, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, and a pinch of black pepper. Then mix all these properly. Cover the pan for 2 minutes. Now, add some tomatoes and your rolled oats with 1/4 glass of water. And cover the pan for another 2 minutes. Your evening snack is ready to be served.

Although, you can enjoy the same recipe by replacing oats with broken wheat, millets, or even wheat pasta.

Banana protein shake

Coming to the last option, it’s protein shake which is made of 2 bananas. No cooking required, easiest to carry, always available, and nothing can beat bananas. And when you add protein, it will just fill you up. The best thing is that you will not feel heavy but you will feel full.

Ingredients:

  • Protein powder
  • Milk
  • Bananas

How to make:

Take a blender. Add one scoop of protein powder and 500ml milk. Then cut 2 bananas and put into it. Then just blend them all and your shake is ready to drink.

Conclusion

Choosing these snack options, you don’t have to compromise on your taste nor on your fitness goals. All the ingredients are easily available in the market. So just try all these recipes and choose what you like the most.

Jas
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I am Jas, I love writing blogs on Health, Travel and Gadgets and so i am sharing my knowledge and experiences in my blogs. Happy reading.