5 Healthy and Nutritious Tea-Time Snacks
Looking for healthy, non-fried snacks to enjoy with your evening tea? Here are some of the delicious and nutrient-rich snacks that you can try.
Are you trying to ditch those deep-fried, oily and unhealthy tea-time snacks? Then, it’s the right time to move to healthy snacking and replace fried and greasy snacks with these appetizing and healthy snacks.
You can enjoy your evening tea with these easy-to-prepare light, healthy and crunchy tea-time snacks packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants and low in sugar content, fats and calories.
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- Sprouts Chaat
The bowl of fresh and healthy sprouts is one of the most comfortable, healthy snacking options.
Take two cups of mixed sprouts including mung beans, chickpeas, black gram, wheat, etc., half cup boiled corn, one finely chopped onion, tomato and cucumber, one green chilly, salt, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients; add salt and one teaspoon chaat masala, and enjoy this tangy sprouts mix with your tea.
- Roasted Veggie Sticks
The flavour-packed roasted veggie sticks are perfect evening snack option and best substitute for oily and unhealthy snacks.
Marinate your favourite veggies like broccoli, carrot, beetroot, sweet potato, bell peppers or cauliflower with oregano seasonings, salt or any other herb mix. Roast it in the oven and serve it with a mint-yoghurt dip.
- Nuts Snack Mix
Make this nutritious snack mix packet with healthy nuts and savour it with your evening tea. Almonds, walnuts, cashews and dates are packed with antioxidants and contain a high amount of unsaturated fat. They are rich in fibre, protein and low in calories.
Take half cup of peanuts, half cup almond, half cup cashews, half cup walnuts, one cup of fox nuts, one-fourth cup of pumpkin seeds and one tablespoon olive oil. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients with olive oil, salt, black pepper and seasoning of your choice. Preheat the oven at 180-degree Celsius, place the nut mix in a baking tray and roast the nuts for 10-15 minutes till they are toasted and golden. Allow it to cool and relish this roasted nut mix.
- Salted Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with a high amount of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential micronutrients. These green coloured seeds are a nutritious option for your tea time snack. You can have them roasted or boiled.
To prepare salted pumpkin seeds, take one-fourth cup of pumpkin seeds and dry roast it in a pan. Sprinkle some salt and black pepper, and enjoy this healthy snack.
- Peanut Butter Balls
These yummy protein-rich balls are great tea-time snacks packed with healthy ingredients.
To prepare this snack, take one cup oats, half cup of shredded coconut, two tablespoon chia seeds, two tablespoon flaxseeds, one-fourth cup mini chocolate chips, one cup peanut butter, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder and 1/4 teaspoon drops of vanilla essence. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. If the mixture is too dry, you can add honey or milk into it. Roll the mixture into small balls and refrigerate it for about 30 minutes.