Need low-calorie snack ideas? Here are some sweet and savory snacks that can fill you up between meals.
Low-calorie snacks that fill you up
Snacks can fit into a healthy eating plan but if you are trying to lose weight you want to make sure the calories fit within your daily budget. Pairing a protein or healthy-fat choice with a veggie, fruit, or whole grain is a great way to have variety and also keep you full longer. Because they are digested more slowly, protein and fat stay with you longer than carbs. This does the job to keep you satisfied until your next meal. Also, choosing healthy snacks instead of junk food punches up your nutrition for the day.
Dietitian-approved low-calorie snack ideas
Super light snacks with less than 50 calories
1 small clementine orange and 4 pistachios
I ounce turkey breast with 1 teaspoon mustard, wrapped in a lettuce leaf
I rice cake, 1 teaspoon light cream cheese, and a dash of cinnamon
1/3 cup blueberries with 2 tablespoons light whipped topping
1 ginger snap cookie & unsweetened herbal tea such as cinnamon spiced or ginger tea
*Non-starchy vegetables that are great for roasting, to eat hot or cold: Asparagus, broccoli, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, chayote, eggplant, greens, kale, leeks, mushrooms, spinach, summer squash (crookneck, zucchini), swiss chard
Light snack ideas at 50-99 calories
8-ounce skinny mocha or latte (skim milk, sugar-free syrup)
1 graham square and 4 ounces light vanilla soy milk