If you are trying to lose weight or to stay fit, you have to be aware of one thing: eating too much snacks means adding too much unnecessary calories into your organism. If chips are your favorite snack, the intake of unnecessary calories will surely happen. But, there are many healthy snacks that can help you stay on the right dietary track.
We made a list of 25 ideas for healthy snacking, for those of you who want to eat something healthy without a lot of calories. Check them out!
List of healthy snacks
- Kale chips – enough salty and with low amount of calories, kale chips are much healthier alternative to potato chips.
- Sweet potato fries – sprayed with oil and baked, they taste way better and are much healthier than regular fries.
- Popcorn – our favorite movie snack! It is also perfect when you want something to nibble on, but the best part is that it is also healthy!
- Cauliflower French fries – just like baked potato chips, it has an intriguing texture and flavor, but it is much healthier and rich in vitamin C.
- Apples – 100 calories per fruit with many phytonutrients that help regulate blood sugar.
- Avocado – it is green, creamy and rich in healthy fats. Avocados are delicious, you can eat them with balsamic vinegar, and you will feel full very quickly.
- Frozen grapes – fresh and sweet, this is a great treat that you can eat a lot and not feel guilty about it.
- Frozen bananas – mixed in a “frozen yogurt”. You can also add some healthy toppings such as cocoa, chopped walnuts and/or fresh berries to make an even better dessert.
- Broccoli and raw almond butter – a good source of fiber, protein and healthy carbohydrates. It helps you ease the hunger and feel full of energy!
- Fresh vegetables and humus – a tasty, crunchy snack that provides protein, healthy fats and fiber.
- Carrots and hummus – one cup of carrots provides 400% of the daily needs for vitamin A. This is exactly what makes this food perfect.
- Celery and humus – while most sauces contain preservatives, sugar and other artificial flavors, humus is the opposite of that. It contains a lot of fiber, its base contains chickpeas and olive oil.
- Dried vegetables – if you have a device that reduces the levels of humidity in the room, put the vegetables in a wardrobe. Once they are dried, use them as snacks.
- Greek yogurt – 15 to 20 grams per meal, whether you use it in a protein shake or milkshake, with sauce or alone, this yogurt provides an excellent, healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein and probiotics, which is great for the digestive system.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs – Eggs are a natural food for muscle building. With just 70 calories per serving, eggs are an excellent source of protein with all 9 essential amino acids.
- Berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals and they also have just a few calories. That definitely makes them the number one snack food. A cup of strawberries has 50 calories with 3 grams of fiber and 7 grams of sugar.
- Almond milk and cocoa – Mix together almond milk, one banana, 2 spinach leaves, kale and chia seeds. Second option is cocoa, protein powder, half a cup of frozen fruit and almond butter or peanut. These mixtures will cover all the nutritional needs of your body.
- Remains – when you are in a restaurant, you’ll probably get more food than you can eat. These leftovers can be eaten later as a snack, or you can keep it for tomorrow’s meal.
- Dark chocolate with almond butter – the flavonoids in chocolate act as strong antioxidants in the body. Chocolate has just a little sugar, and almond butter is rich in fiber and monounsaturated fats.
- Roasted Almonds – They are rich in vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium.
- Pure organic treats – natural, without milk, gluten, soy and peanuts, with a protein and healthy fats. Great to always have on hand when you have a busy day and do not have time for a real meal.
- Kimchee – contains a lot of probiotics, a small amount of calories and a very special taste that meets all sugar cravings.
- The protein delicacy made of rice, honey and almonds – with only 3 ingredients, a total of 280 calories and great taste, this delicacy is easy to always have nearby, and makes you feel full.
- Linseeds and cashews – Linseeds have good detoxifying estrogenic properties, while cashews are a great source of monounsaturated fats.
- Domestic mix – Make your own snack with carefully selected ingredients. Mixes bought in the store typically contain too much salt and processed nuts, chocolate with lots of sugar, all are fried in hydrogenated oil. Instead, you can put walnuts, raw unsalted almonds, unsalted sunflower seeds, dried apricots…
The best thing about your own mix is change and a new taste every day, so be creative!