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Cut down your snacks if you want to lose weight!

That’s actually a myth to lose weight quickly without snacks. Most of the trainers and doctors suggest us to take 5 smaller meals in a day instead of 3 heavy meals.

Actually eating snacks in between your meals makes you eat less in your next meal.

So, let’s see how you can control your hunger with this snacks and how healthy it is.

Phool Makhana

These munchies crunches are also called Foxtail Nuts.

These are very light and healthy.


Nutritive Value:

1 cup of foxtail nuts gives you 110 calories.

Protein – 3gm.

Carbs – 25gm.   

Fats – 0 gm.       

Fiber – 4.5gm.

Let’s see how it can be prepared.

Let’s take a clean pack of foxtail nuts from any of your nearest store or from online. Mostly the pack contains different sizes of nuts. First differentiate it according to the size this helps you to roast them equally; differentiating and roasting the same size gives you a perfect taste and even texture.

Take a non-stick pan or thick bottom vessel, add a cup of foxtail nuts to it, and dry roast them on a medium or low flame until they are crunchy, move them to a separate bowl.

In the same pan, add some ghee, and nuts to it, then fry until it turns to golden color.

Finally, add some salt and chili powder and also fist full of roasted groundnuts.

It helps to feel fuller for a long time.

Legumes Chat

We can make this chat with any kind of legumes like Black Chickpeas/ Kabuli chickpeas/ Black-eyed peas/ Kidney beans etc., before that we have to soak for a minimum of 6 to 8 hours.

Boil them and add some chopped onions, tomatoes and garnish them with raw grated carrot and coriander. Finally, add some lemon juice.

This is one of the best chats we can make instantly if those above legumes are soaked properly.

Boiled Rajma

Nutritional Value

1 small bowl of Boiled Kidney beans masala gives you 135cal.

Protein – 9.5gm

Carbs – 25gm

Fats – 0.5gm

Fiber – 7gm

Vegetable soup

In a heavy-bottomed vessel add 1 tsp of butter and garlic.  Add a cup of raw vegetables like chunks of carrot, beans, peas, etc. if you want you can also add spinach to this. Let it cook for 2 minutes, then add a glass of water to it and allow it to boil.

Add salt and pepper according to your taste. Add some herbs like Oregano or dried basil leaves powder.

Finally, add 1 tbsp. of powdered oats. Adding this to the boiling water makes the soup thicker and they are rich in fiber breaks cholesterol levels.

Nutritive Value

1 small cup of this soup with oats gives you 56cal.

Protein – 2.5gm

Carbs – 7.8gm

Fats – 1gm

Fiber – 1.8gm

Sprouted chats

Soak the raw pulses like a green gram or Black chickpeas for 8 hrs. Strain the water and tie in a damp cloth for 3-4 hrs which helps in sprouting them.

These sprouts are rich in calcium and Vitamin C.

Add some raw chopped onions, tomatoes, and grated carrots.

Finally, add some coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Raw sprouts are not recommended for pregnant women. They can consume it after boiling or frying.

Sprouted Green Mung

Nutritional Value:

1 small bowl of sprouted Green moong – 24 cal

Protein – 2.4gm

Carbs – 4.5gm

Fats – 0gm

Fiber – 1.5gm

Instant Kara with Rice flakes/Jowar Flakes/Ragi Flakes/Puffed Rice:

Add a cup of any kind of flakes, but make sure they are thin.

Take a heavy-bottomed vessel add those flakes and fry on low flame till they are crispy. Keep them aside.

In the same vessel heat 1tbsp of oil, add garlic, peanuts, curry leaves, turmeric, and dried red chilies to it. Roast till peanuts are fried well.

Finally, add those roasted flakes to it and fry them all together for some time. Add some salt and chili powder.

It tastes well with hot tea.

Puffed rice Murmure

Nutritional Value:

1 small cup of this Murmur gives you- 57 Cal

Proteins – 2gm

Carbs – 6gm

Fats – 2gm

Fiber – 0.5gm

Egg and Banana Pancake

This is one of the easiest pancakes.

Beat one egg, add mashed banana to it, and mix them well or you can blend them together.

Heat a non-stick pan, apply some ghee, and pour half of the mixture into it.

Close it with a lid and allow it to cook for 2 minutes on a low flame.

Flip it slowly let it cook on another side also. Make sure the flame is low.

This is one of the easiest and tastiest recipe everyone should try.

Nutritional Value :

1 medium-sized pancake will give you – 72 cal

Protein – 2 gm

Carbs- 10gm



Adding this kind of snacks into your diet doesn’t make you feel like you are on a diet and helps you to control your hunger.