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Janmashtami 2023: Beat Hunger Pangs With These Filling-Snacks While Fasting

Krishna Janmashtami 2023: During this festival the devotees of Lord Krishna observe fast and celebrate the festival. Here are some healthy snack options to choose from.

Janmashtami 2023: Beat Hunger Pangs With These Filling-Snacks While Fasting

Janmashtami 2023: Drink enough water to stay hydrated during the fast


  1. Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna
  2. Drinking lots of water during the fast
  3. Add season fruits to your diet during the fast

Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Janmashtami, also known as Gokulashtami is celebrated every year across India. Many observe nirjala fast on Janmashtami and do not consume anything throughout the day. While other choose for phallar fast and consume fruits, milk and other foods. After the birth of Lord Krishna at midnight, devotees break their fats and share foods and sweets. While fasting you should take care of your diet to ensure optimum energy levels throughout the day. Here are some snacks you can try this Janmashtami to celebrate the festival with optimal energy.

Janmashtami 2023: Snacks that can keep you full

1. Makhana

Makhana or fox nuts are loaded with nutrients. It is one of the healthiest snacks to choose from. Fox nuts contain protein and fibre. Eating makhana while fasting can suppress hunger. You can roast fox nuts in a tablespoon of ghee. This is a perfect snack for your fast.


Fox nuts are protein-rich snacks you can eat during fast
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2. Sabudana

Sabudana is popularly consumed during fast. Soaked sabudana can be used to prepare different snacks like sabudana kichdi or tikki. These can be enjoyed with fresh curd.

Also read: Here's Why Lord Krishna Loved White Butter And Reasons Why You Should Too

3. Peanuts

Peanut are another protein-rich option. These are also quite filling. You can eat roasted peanuts without salt for snacking. Peanuts are nutrition-rich and loaded with fibre, potassium, magnesium and B vitamins.

Also read: Here's What And How You Should Eat On Janmashtami

4. Fruits

Another nutritious delight you can enjoy during Janmashtami fast is a bowl of fresh fruits. Seasonal fruits are loaded with all essential nutrients that beneficial to your overall health in various ways. Avoid drinking juice as juices are deprived of fibre.


Add seasonal fruits to your fast diet for optimum energy levels
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5. Nuts

A handful of nuts are a powerhouse of nutrients. It will offer you optimum energy levels. Nuts are loaded with calories and can keep you full for longer.

Also read: Nuts, The Powerhouse Of Nutrients Can Help You Lose Weight; The Best Nuts And How To Consume Them

Stay hydrated!

Do not forget to drink enough water throughout the day. You can also choose coconut water to stay hydrated while fasting.

Stay healthy with these tips and Happy Janmashtami!

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