Winter is here, and it’s that time of the year when all you want to do is snuggle and ‘veg-out’ in front of the TV or with your favourite book with minimum effort. Getting up to indulge in some quick bites and nibbles can feel like a mountain of a task, which often leads to impulsive online orders. Hence, when the temptation is at its peak, we are always stuck in a dilemma to decide which snacks to indulge in.
Wouldn’t we all agree? Most of us have had the temptation for chatpata snacks that have attacked us like a storm every evening. After we’ve faced an exhausting day and thanks to this sluggish weather, we barely have any energy left to go to great lengths and prepare our favourite snack.
We have curated a list of hassle-free yummy snacks you can indulge in, during those long winter evenings which can be made in just five minutes. We have got you covered with guilt-free alternatives that are quick to prepare and can be enjoyed at your leisure. So, when temptation runs high, here are some exemplary choices one can make; evening snacks prepared in 5 minutes:
Peri Peri Popcorn
Long winter nights, snuggled under your blanket is the perfect opportunity to catch up on some new movies or old classics. But what is a movie night without your bowl of popcorn? Get creative and give the regular ready-to-eat popcorn a spicy twist, top it up with Peri Peri masala, and a squeeze of lemon and it’s ready in less than 5mins.
One of the most convenient and ready-to-cook snacks is Masala Oats. A masaaledar concoction, which can be prepared in no time, will instantly brighten up your mood and leave your taste buds wanting for more. Saffola’s Masala Oats variants come with a plethora of authentic chatpata flavours and crunchy veggies that will soon become your go-to snack to satisfy your winter hunger pangs in three simple steps. Open the pack, add water, microwave or cook on the stove for 3 minutes and voila, this lip-smacking snack is ready to eat! Available in 5 delectable flavours; Classic Masala and Masala Coriander if you enjoy an aromatic concoction of classic Indian spices, a Veggie Twist if you want the goodness of real veggies, Peppy Tomato for those who love tangy flavours and herbs and lastly, Curry and Pepper if you absolutely love the flavours of South India. So go and stock up on your favourite masala oats flavours this winter!
Baked Garlic Potatoes
Frozen snacks are everyone’s go-to during the winter, but what if you had an equally tasty and guilt-free option every time your hunger struck? Try baked garlic potatoes, a wholesome alternative, and the next time you go looking to your fridge for a quick snack. Slice potatoes into halves, brush them with a small amount of butter and top it up with garlic paste, cheese and salt to taste. Microwave the potatoes on high for five minutes and the perfect winter snack is ready to relish.
This Mediterranean dish is the go-to snack for many and all for the right reasons. This dish will provide you with the warmth and comfort the season calls for. It can be quickly prepared with boiled chickpeas, mashed to a pasty consistency and a dash of lemon juice, a drizzle of warm olive oil and some salt to taste. It’s super convenient to prepare and can be enjoyed along with veggies like broccoli, carrots, cucumber, and green onion stems. You can also experiment with a whole range of wheat crackers or classic pita bread.