Pack These Snacks to Lose Weight
Your Snacks Matter
Think snacks are off limits when dieting? Think again. Healthy snacks that have protein and fiber are essential for weight loss to nix cravings and keep hunger at bay.
First up, we have Pear Slices with Almond Butter
1/2 cup pear slices + 1 tablespoon almond butter
Homemade Guacamole and Chips
1 peeled, seeded avocado + 2 tablespoons chopped onion + 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro + 1/8 teaspoon salt + baked tortilla chips
Combine avocado, onion, cilantro and salt in a food processor; pulse 8 times or until combined. Makes 4 servings (1 serving=1/4 guacamole and 13 chips)
Grapes and Cheese
½ cup grapes + 1 mini light Swiss cheese wedge
Hummus and Baby Carrots
3 tablespoons hummus + 10 baby carrots
Watermelon with a Hint of Mint Smoothie
2 cups seedless watermelon + 2 tablespoons fresh mint + 1/3 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
Blend all ingredients together.
Greek Yogurt and Strawberry Snack
¼ cup sliced strawberries + ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt + 1 teaspoon honey
Stir strawberries in yogurt; drizzle with honey.
1 cup 1% chocolate milk
Pistachio Chocolate-Dipped Apples
3 apple wedges + 1 dark chocolate square (0.375oz) + 1 teaspoon crushed salted pistachios
Melt chocolate square. Dip apple wedges into chocolate; sprinkle with pistachios.
12 baked tortilla chips + 1/3 reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese + 1 tablespoon each salsa and reduced fat sour cream
Top chips with cheese; broil just until melted. Dollop with salsa and sour cream.
3 cups air-popped popcorn + 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
Toss popcorn with cinnamon sugar.
Veggies and Tzatziki Dip
3 tablespoons Tzatziki dip (or other Greek yogurt-based dip) + 1 cup mixed raw vegetables (such as baby carrots, broccoli and cauliflower florets, cucumber slices, bell pepper slices)