Best Healthy Tea Time Snacks

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A cup of tea and snacks are a perfect rescue to evening hunger pangs. During tea time one can ditch the regular fried snacks for healthy ones. Sprouts chaat and apple sticks are some healthy tea time snacks option. 

1. Pumpkin seeds

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Pumpkin seeds are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and flavour, making them one of the healthiest snacks to munch on during evenings along with your cup of chai. You can have them roasted or boiled. Season with a little bit of curry powder, cayenne pepper, or chipotle flakes for some spicy snacking option, or you can also add cinnamon, clove or nutmeg to your seeds for a yummy treat.

2. Sprouts

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A bowl of fresh and colourful sprouts is a hit when it comes to healthy snacking options. Give your evenings a healthy spin by soaking chickpeas, moong dal or some legumes in water and wait for them to slit open into some healthy sprouts. Have them alone, or add some freshly chopped veggies like cucumber and tomatoes, and season it with some salt and pepper for the spicy edge. You can also try this healthy Sprouts and Corn Chaat recipe by Huda Shaikh to make your evening snacking more fun. Sprouts are a hit when it comes to healthy snacking options

3. Peanuts

Peanut kernels are a good source of dietary protein. They are also rich in fiber and good quality fat, and are packed with many vital vitamins and proteins. According to Shilpa, peanuts make for an amazing tea time snack. Just roast them and toss with a handful of spices for a lip-smacking treat. Peanut kernels are a good source of dietary protein and makes for a good evening snack

4. A Trail Mix of Nuts 

Almonds, cashews, walnuts, dates and prunes are all packed with several antioxidants. They are also rich in fibers that aid weight loss. Munching on a handful of nuts can do wonders for your heart. These nuts have high amounts of unsaturated fats, which is good for the heart as it helps in reducing the inflammation of the arteries. They can also raise your good cholesterol. Almonds, cashews, walnuts, dates and prunes are all packed with countless antioxidants

5. Apple Sticks

Choose some firm apples. Wash and dry them thoroughly, remove the stem, and skewer in craft sticks. Now put them in the freezer, and prepare some caramel. Holding the stick, dip the apple into the warm caramel, and rotate the apple gently to shed the excess caramel. Place on waxed paper and let it cool and enjoy.

These are some healthy and quick options for evening time snacks. It is better to avoid carbs or fats during evening, as it may add to weight gain and might spoil your appetite for dinner. Try these healthier options instead.

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