Hangry episodes often happen when you’re darn hungry, and food, of course, becomes a far cry. You try to swallow the starving feeling, but somehow, your growling stomach keeps on reminding you. As a result, you burst out in an un-fancy moment and lots of bickering. To avoid that, we’ve scooped out ten snacks that can help you prevent becoming hangry. Read along.
- Molten Mug Cake
Nothing soothes down an angry person like a melting chocolate cake. And, when, that cake is easy to prepare, it feels like having a magic wand in hand.
So, what are you waiting for? Set your kitchen slab with melted butter, an egg, heavy cream, all-purpose flour and some sugar powder. Other than this, you will also need unsweetened baking cocoa, vanilla, a pinch of salt and chocolate chips in moderation.
How to prepare: Mix the butter, egg, and cream in a microwave-safe mug until smooth. Then, add the flour and sugar and keep stirring to avoid lumps. Next, mix the cocoa, vanilla, and salt. Stir until the mixture is smooth and, then, add the chocolate chips.
Place the mug in a microwave and bake for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, bring it out and let it cool. Garnish the cake with some ice cream and dig in.
Simple, easy and delicious, these crackerwiches will shoot out the hangry you in a fraction of seconds. Besides, all you need to prepare them includes few salty crackers and some of your favourite toppings.
How to prepare: Spread butter or cheese on saltines. Top with thin slices of vegetables. Drizzle with a pinch of oregano and secure it with another saltine. You can also mix and match the snack with filling and spread of your choice.
- Power Protein Bars
Super low-key and heavily satisfying, power bar is another snack that can instantly quite down your hangry-self. Its added advantage is – you can carry it in your bag when going on a vacation, shopping or craving for a midnight snack. Power bars are rich and tasty. Besides, they can also help to ward off cravings and keep your calories in the count.
How to prepare: Well, you just need to rush to the store nearby and stock some for hangry-moments.
- 2-minutes Soup
Adding to the list of super quick snacks is the soupy treat. Not only soups increase your satiety index but also keep your stomach full for quite some time. Besides, their amazing aroma soothes down the hangry quotient in moments.
How to prepare: Saute a bunch of your favourite veggies (tomatoes, onions or mushrooms) until they are caramelized and soft. Add water and cook until the liquid consistency reduces. Once it is ready, garnish it with some cilantro and dive in.
- Egg Salad
Eggs are a powerhouse of vitamins, nutrients, and proteins. They’re versatile and can be easily prepared within 5 minutes. Besides being versatile, they also offer a variety of choices in salads.
For instance, you can prepare a cobb salad, deviled egg salad or avocado salad, just from eggs. We have the easiest one for you here.
How to prepare: Hard-boil the eggs and mash them with the help of a fork. Add mayo, frozen corn, chopped onions, and lettuce to it. Mix well. Further, top the salad with salt and pepper as per your taste.
- Fruit and Nuts Dip
Do you have a bunch load of fruits in your refrigerator? And, you’re hungry at the moment? Well, then, it’s time to drool over some scrumptious dip. It’s potentially healthy and rich in taste. Moreover, it is quick to make. All you need for is sour cream, sugar, lime juice, fruits (of your choice) and nuts.
How to prepare: Mix sour cream, sugar and lime juice in a bowl. Chop fruit and nuts, and place them onto skewers. Dip them in the blend and enjoy the appetizing treat.
- Jalapeño Poppers
This tempting combination of spicy peppers, crispy potatoes (or bacon) and smooth cream cheese will calm all your swinging, hangry mood.
How to prepare: Cut jalapenos in halves. Clear out the seeds. Then, take a bowl and mix cream cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper and crispy potatoes. Fill the mixture in jalapenos. Preheat the oven to 375°F and place the jalapeno poppers in it. Bake for 15-20 minutes and you’re good to go.
- Bread Upma
Another stunner in the list, this easy snack needs no fancy ingredients. Besides, even if you eat a bowl full of it, you might only hit a few calories.
How to prepare: Reminder, no fancy ingredients needed. Just grab some bread pieces and your favourite veggies. Chop the veggies. Then, heat the oil in the pan. Saute the veggies until they are soft. Add salt, pepper, red chilli powder (if you like it spicy) and mix it well. Add the bread pieces and top it with some lime juice. That’s it! Your mouth-watering snack is ready.
- Spicy Popcorn Treat
Popcorn is a whole grain that contains fibre, minerals, B complex vitamins, and vitamin E. Other than this, it is one wholesome snack that can be prepared in no time. Moreover, consumption of popcorn when you are starving can replenish the energy and keep you feeling full.
How to prepare: Put the corn kernels in a pot and cover it with a lid. Wait until you hear the popping sounds. Now, melt butter in a pan and add Tabasco sauce to it. Take a small bowl add paprika, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour butter mixture on popcorn. After you pour the mixture, sprinkle the seasoning mixture, and your finger-licking snack is ready!
- Tangy Oats
Loaded with earthy flavours and savoury taste, this quick snack will delight your taste buds in several ways. Besides, the refreshing aroma, sweet tartness of tomatoes and the gingery flicker will calm down your hanger in no time.
How to prepare: Finely chop tomatoes, cilantro, and onions, beforehand. Then, heat cooking oil and saute onions and tomatoes until they’re soft. Add red chilli, salt, and ginger. Mix it well. Now, add water and oats to the mixture. Cook it for 2-3minutes and serve hot. For rich flavour, you can also add peanuts or corn to the oats.
Quick tip: These above-mentioned snacks are satisfying, easy to prepare, healthy and yummy-delicious. So, whenever you feel, you will be out without food for quite sometime pack a snack with you.