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5 Best Healthy Evening Snacks

Eating a snack between meals helps to satisfy your hunger and prevents you from inhaling your dinner when you finally sit down to eat. Snacking can also help you consume all of the nutrients you require. On the other hand, grazing all day, especially on foods with little nutritional value, may result in overeating.
It’s a good idea to keep healthy options on hand so you’re ready when hunger strikes. Many of these weight-loss snacks also make excellent on-the-go snacks. Choose snacks that contain protein, fat, and/or fibre. Snacks are another excellent way to supplement your diet. Consider carrots and hummus, an apple with almond butter, or whole-grain crackers with cheese. Also, if you allow yourself to become overly hungry, you are more likely to overeat at your next meal. Even though we tend to think of chips and candy as “snack” foods, eating snacks can help you avoid overeating.
The biggest issue with late-night snacks is that most of us reach for ice cream and chips rather than fruit and yoghurt. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a treat after dinner. This list may contain some of your favourite evening snacks. One thing to keep in mind is that if you’re always hungry after dinner, make sure your meal is filled with filling and nutritious foods, such as our best dinner foods for weight loss, and that you’re eating enough food. If your only meal is a mediocre salad, you may be hungry and in need of an evening snack. Here are 5 healthy snacks that you should have in the evening.

Almonds

Almonds
Nuts are an excellent healthy snack. And, despite their high-fat content, you don’t have to avoid them if you’re trying to lose weight. Almonds, for example, provide filling fiber, protein, and healthy fats. They can help you lose belly fat, keep hunger at bay, and improve your heart health. An ounce of almonds contains 23 almonds and contains 172 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and 6 grams of protein.

Snack on a handful with some dried fruit and dark chocolate, or spread some almond butter on an apple.

Grape fruit

Grapefruit
The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree. The interior flesh is segmented and varies in color from pale yellow to dark pink. To reap the health benefits of this ruby fruit, you do not need to go on a grapefruit diet. A whole grapefruit contains approximately 130 calories and 5 grams of fiber. Not to mention that it meets a woman’s daily vitamin C requirements. This tart citrus fruit contains a lot of nutrition.

Chickpeas

Chickpeas
The chickpea or chick pea is a legume of the family Fabaceae. Its different types are variously known as gram or Bengal gram. Chickpeas should be kept in the pantry. They have a meaty texture and a nutty flavor, as well as plenty of satiating fiber and a little protein—ideal for dieters. A half cup of chickpeas contains approximately 150 calories, 8 g of protein, and 7 g of fiber.

grapes

Grapes
A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit. Although grapes are high in natural sugar, you can enjoy them individually and slowly to satisfy your sweet tooth. With about 100 calories in a cup of grapes, toss them in the freezer for an easy snack or pair them with cheese for an easy-to-pack snack for work.

pop corn

Popcorn
Popcorn is high in fiber and even contains some protein. A one-ounce serving (roughly 3 cups) of air-popped popcorn contains 4 grams of fiber, nearly 3 grams of protein, and 110 calories. This combination results in a snack that lasts. Popcorn is a whole grain, and 3 cups is a lot when compared to other crunchy, salty snacks like chips. Our Healthy Popcorn Recipes can also be used to make your own.

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References

  1. Hess J.M., Jonnalagadda S.S., Slavin J.L. What Is a Snack, Why Do We Snack, and How Can We Choose Better Snacks? A Review of the Definitions of Snacking, Motivations to Snack, Contributions to Dietary Intake, and Recommendations for Improvement. Adv. Nutr. 2016.
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Dr. Manju Rani
Dr. Manju Rani
I'm a culinary nutritionist at MintBagg and expertise in the field of food and nutrition for the past five years. Holding a valuable experience of PGIMER Chandigarh she has been working on weight loss management for the past 2 years underlying various chronic conditions and holds a great interest in writing a research paper. Manju, also with great taste and love for cooking helps her clients with her.
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