With OOT platforms ruling our lifestyle, our nights have become longer and dinner has moved to post-midnight meals. Even though we know that eating late at night is not really good for our health, the lure of all those exciting shows and movies available on a click clouds our minds. Our bodily systems are pre-wired to digest foods easily in the daytime, which slows down as the day draws to an end. Late-night munching may result in indigestion, sleeplessness and even weight gain. But now if it's too late to change your newly acquired habits, maybe you could swap junk foods with healthier small meals that won't disrupt your digestive system too much.
So for all you OTT buffs out there, we have listed some quick, easy-to-make and healthy meal options that can satiate your late-night cravings too.
Here Are 7 Quick And Healthy Recipes For Late Night Meals
1. Paneer Sandwich - Our Recommendation
Replace white bread with brown bread, spread green chutney on the slices, place paneer slices, sprinkle some salt and black pepper powder, close the sandwich and rub a small amount of ghee on top and toast it. You can even avoid ghee and toasting altogether and just have it as is.
2. Besan Chilla
This is another quick dish that you can make in just 5 minutes. Make a batter by mixing besan with water, salt, ajwain, red chilli powder, green chillies, turmeric powder and a pinch of hing. Pour on a greased pan and cook on both the sides.
3. Mushroom Soup
Saute some mushrooms with garlic and salt. Blend or crush the mushy mushrooms, then top it with some water. Let it boil, add in some black pepper powder, and you have a creamy and tasty soup ready for mid-night hunger.
Wash and leave the poha to drain. Meanwhile, quickly chop an onion into slices, saute with mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Add salt, a pinch of turmeric powder and add in the wet poha. Sprinkle some lemon juice, give it all a good mix and you are done.
5. Savoury Oats Pancakes
Sweet pancakes have always been a hit on our breakfast spread, but this savoury pancake will impress you in the same way in the middle of the night. Make a batter of oats flour, eggs and milk. Add some salt, green chillies and black pepper powder. Cook on both sides on a greased pan and gorge on it.
Continue enjoying your 'me time' at night with these healthy yet delicious meals. But remember, not to make it an everyday habit.
About Neha GroverLove for reading roused her writing instincts. Neha is guilty of having a deep-set fixation with anything caffeinated. When she is not pouring out her nest of thoughts onto the screen, you can see her reading while sipping on coffee.