No matter how much you eat the entire day, the midnight cravings are bound to knock at odd night hours. Eating late at night is quite tempting and let's admit that all of us have done it at some point or other. For this, we often resort to some fuss-free and easy recipes. Right? Because preparing a wholesome meal during midnight is unimaginable. From roasted makhana to leftovers, there's basically a myriad of recipes you can prepare at home by using basic ingredients available in the kitchen pantry.
Be it a mid-meal craving or midnight cravings, these snacks can satiate your hunger pangs in just a matter of minutes as they are super easy to make and of course very delicious.
So, for all those who are looking for some quick and easy midnight snacks ideas, here we bring you a list to make at home. We hear you, already slurping!
Cheese and Crackers
When you're hungry for something savoury at night, just say cheese and crackers. Keep an eye on your serving sizes if you're watching your weight because cheese can get high in calories and fat if you eat big chunks of it.
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Opt for whole-grain crackers, which contain filling fibre. If you need a little more volume to stay sated until morning, add some fresh grapes, apple slices, or fresh veggies.
Simplest and healthiest, just roast some makhanas on a pan in some ghee, add your favourite masala, and munch on. Can anything be simpler than this? We bet nothing! These puffy, airy and spicy bites will definitely make you forget about popcorn.
Got some leftover rotis at home? Here's how you can give your regular rotis a Mexican twist. Roast rotis, fill it up with veggies, sauces and herbs, chilli flakes, salt and it's done. Finish it off with ketchup and namkeen to add more crunch.
Tawa Bread Rolls
Here we bring you another delicious bread recipe. These deep-fried bread rolls are filled with spicy aloo stuffing and served with mint and tamarind chutneys. We bet this recipe is sure to enhance the taste buds.
For those who would like to eat something salty and crunchy, we would suggest they binge on popcorn. It’s a high-fibre snack that will keep you full until the next meal. Leave off the butter and salt, and replace them with heart-healthy fats like olive oil or fresh herbs.
In fact, three cups of air-popped popcorn contain less than 100 calories and roughly 4 grams of fibre, which will help you to feel full.
A small cup of roasted channa along with a small piece of jaggery can keep your tummy happy and satisfy the midnight craving.
Egg lovers, raise your hands! We have this super healthy and nutritious recipe for you all. All you need to do is whisk some eggs, add crunchy vegetables and seasonings of your choice and bake! Yes, it's that simple.
When only a sandwich will do, start with lean protein like Chicken Salami and whole-grain bread and add a slice of tomato, some lettuce, and a little mayo or any other sauce according to your taste buds. The combination of protein and complex (that is, filling) carbs will send hunger pangs packing.
Veggies and Tortilla Chips & Hummus
Snacking on hummus and fresh veggies like carrot or tortilla chips helps boost your immune system with vitamins and minerals from vegetables like carrots and bell peppers, while hummus is a good source of protein.
Milk is a rich source of important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, vitamin B, potassium and Vitamin D. Adding turmeric to milk enables your body to relax. It gives a calming effect to the brain and gives you a perfect good night's sleep.
So, step in your kitchen, try out these healthy midnight recipes and let us know how these recipes turned out in the comment section below.