Top 10 Healthy Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

We all want to be healthy and to have nice body, that is why we start to diet but very often we crush our diets because we are hungry all the time. One solution that i have found is to have 2-3 snacks during the day. Here are my top 10 healthy snacks.

1.Mixed Nuts

Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack.

They’ve been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and may help prevent certain cancers, depression and other diseases.Despite being relatively high in fat, they are very filling. Several studies suggest that eating nuts in moderation can help you lose weight.

Nuts contain the perfect balance of healthy fat, protein and fiber. They contain about 180 calories in a 1 oz (28 grams) serving, on average.They also taste great and don’t require refrigeration, so they’re perfect for carrying with you when away from home.

2.Non-Fat Yogurt

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PER 1 CONTAINER (150 G): 120 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 55 mg sodium, 12 g carbs (0 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 17 g protein

We don’t just love Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt flavors because each carton is non-fat and packs on the protein, but because they’ve all got your daily dose of gut-healthy probiotic strains. Grab a spoon and dig in!

3.Grapefruit

You don’t need to go on a grapefruit diet to reap the health benefits of this ruby fruit. One study found that when people simply ate grapefruit with each meal, they lost up to 3 1/2 pounds over three months. Grapefruit may help manage appetite by lowering insulin levels, say researchers.

4.Sliced tomato with a sprinkle of feta and olive oil

This savory dish will make your taste buds happy. Tomatoes pack umami flavor, while feta adds tang and a little bit of salt.

Make it: Slice 1 medium tomato (or slice up 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes), and top with 1 ounce feta and 1 teaspoon olive oil.

Per serving: 133 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated), 5 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 265 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

5.Red Bell Pepper with Guacamole

Red bell peppers are extremely healthy.

Although all bell peppers are nutritious, red peppers are highest in antioxidants like beta carotene, capsanthin and quercetin.

They’re are also rich in vitamin C. In fact, 1 large red bell pepper contains over 300% of the RDI for vitamin C .Pairing 1 large red bell pepper with 3 oz (85 grams) of guacamole adds healthy fat and fiber while keeping this snack’s calorie count under 200.

6.Protein Cookie

Oatmeal Raisin Spice
PER 1 COOKIE (84 G): 320 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 36 g carbs (6 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 18 g protein

Make your dessert do you a favor next time around by indulging in a Munk Pack Cookie. The oatmeal raisin spice flavor is full of 18 grams of protein at just 320 calories, which isn’t bad for a sweet treat like this.

7.Hummus

Skip the vending machine and satisfy the afternoon “munchies” with a healthy snack you packed at home. You’ll save money and get a bigger bang for your nutritional buck. Try cut up veggies and some hummus. Planning snacks that provide both carbohydrates and protein will help tide you over until dinner.

8.’Banana split’

Robin Plotkin, R.D., suggests a healthy version of the classic dessert by halving a banana, then topping it with yogurt and nuts. It’s a delicious combo of carbs, protein, and healthy fat—more importantly, it’s super-fun to eat.

Make it: Slice a small banana in half vertically. Top the open banana face with 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts.

Per serving: 242 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated), 33 g carbs, 18 g sugar, 23 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.

9.Cottage Cheese with Flaxseeds and Cinnamon

Cottage cheese, flaxseeds and cinnamon each have impressive health benefits on their own. Together, they’re a super-healthy snack.

Cottage cheese is a high-protein food that is very filling, and full-fat varieties contain conjugated linoleic acid, which may help reduce body fat.

Flaxseeds are beneficial for weight loss, blood sugar control and may also reduce breast cancer risk.

Cinnamon helps lower blood sugar and may improve gut health.

Here’s an easy recipe that combines all three ingredients to provide about 15 grams of protein with less than 150 calories:

Cinnamon Flaxseed Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Stevia or other sweetener, if desired.

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

10.Egg on toast

This healthy snack is great for breakfast lovers—it’s as satisfying as a meal, but the slightly smaller portion size won’t weigh you down. Plotkin recommends using hard-boiled eggs for convenience, which you can make ahead or buy. If you have access to a stove, you can also opt for a scrambled or fried egg.

Make it: Toast a slice of whole-grain toast. Top with one egg, cooked to your preference.

Per serving: 182 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated), 20 g carbs, 4 g sugar, 221 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.

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