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. 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
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 or tangerine
1/2 cup berries with 1 Tbsp whipped topping
Plain unsweetened herbal tea such as cinnamon spiced or ginger tea
Water infusions (water with sliced citrus and/or herbs for flavor)
*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 fl oz skinny mocha or latte (skim milk, sugar-free syrup)
1 graham square and 1/2 cup light vanilla soy milk