Even if you’re trying to shed some pounds there’s no need to suffer from hunger pangs between meals. But, what are some of the best healthy snacks for weight loss?
Snacking and weight loss. Two terms that usually don’t combine very well. That’s because snacking is often associated with foods that are extremely high in sugar and calories.
However, there are plenty of healthy snack alternatives for these ‘calorie bombs’.
Here are some healthy snacks for weight loss that are not only low calorie and satisfying, but also taste great and are easy to make…
- 1 Simple healthy 2-ingredient snacks for weight loss
- 2 Healthy snack recipes for weight loss
- 3 Peanut Butter Granola Apple Sandwich
Simple healthy 2-ingredient snacks for weight loss
Don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Just want something healthy, simple and low calorie to nibble on between meals to keep those hunger pangs at bay?
In ‘8 Single Ingredient Snacks That Will Help You Lose Belly Fat’ we already mentioned some of the easiest healthy snacks that don’t require any prep time at all (except the hard boiled egg).
However, simple as they may be, those snacks aren’t likely to get you very excited or to tickle your taste buds.
So, here are some simple 2-ingredient healthy snacks that require no more than a couple of minutes to make and are actually a joy to eat.
Celery with cream cheese or (pea)nut butter
Celery with cream cheese or (pea)nut butter makes for a delicious, simple, healthy and filling snack.
Celery contains an antioxidant called luteolinan, which helps reduce inflammation and may even help prevent cancer.
Adding cream cheese or peanut/nut butter takes boring old celery and turns it into a snack you can actually look forward to.
See the recipe on: tastykitchen.com.
Almonds with dark chocolate
Dark chocolate and almonds make a simple, healthy, satisfying and nutrient rich snack you can easily take with you.
Almonds are naturally high in protein and fiber so this healthy snack will easily keep hunger pangs at bay. They also help control blood sugars and are high in healthy monounsaturated fat.
Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols, said to help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Cacao also help your body increase its serotonin levels. Serotonin is a ‘feel-good’ chemical that contributes to feelings of happiness and well-being.
In other words, this snack will satisfy you both physically and mentally.
See the recipe on: healthy-liv.com.
Greek Yoghurt with berries
Greek yoghurt is not just a great source of potassium and calcium, it’s also a great source of protein. Greek yogurt is also packed with probiotics. These are healthy bacteria that can aid in a healthy digestion and help boost your immune system
Berries are an amazing source of antioxidants. By using different kinds of berries you can further increase the amount of healthy nutrients and antioxidants this simple snack contains.
Combining Greek yoghurt with a variety of berries makes for a simple, quick, nutritious snack.
Healthy snack recipes for weight loss
Are the simple snacks mentioned above too plain for you and are you willing to spend some time making your own, home prepped, delicious snacks?
In that case, these low calorie snack recipes might be just what you are looking for.
Carrots with Raw Almond Paleo Hummus
Just plain old carrots are nothing to get excited about. However, it becomes a totally different story when you dip them in this delicious Raw Almond Paleo Hummus.
Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to carrots. You can dip a whole host of veggies in this hummus, like celery, cucumber, bell peppers or broccoli.
See the recipe on: theconsciousdietitian.com.
Banana bread protein muffins
These low calorie banana bread protein muffins are a great alternative to high calorie, store bought ones. They contain only 60 calories, whereas most muffins you buy at a bakery contain over 500 calories.
These muffins are extremely low in sugar but high in satisfying protein. They only take about 17 minutes to make, including prep time.
See the recipe on: iheartvegetables.com.
Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill
Let’s face it… cucumbers are pretty boring on their own. However, this recipe turns them into a healthy snack that will not only excite your taste buds but also keep hunger pangs at bay.
These cucumber spears with feta and dill are quick and easy to make. The high water content from the cucumbers and the protein from the feta make them satiating while keeping the calorie content to a minimum.
See the recipe on: littlechefbigappetite.com.
Not only is a protein shake extremely filling, protein is also shown to help you maintain calorie burning muscle mass, lose fat and improve your body composition.
There are tons of ways to make a delicious protein shake. For our favorite recipes see the ‘Healthy protein shakes‘ article.
Turkey and Cheese Cucumber Roll Ups
Turkey and Cheese Cucumber Roll-Ups are the perfect low calorie snack to keep you going strong until dinner time. Turkey is full of natural, high quality protein which will help keep you satisfied and provide you with long lasting energy.
The cucumber slices are a great, low calorie alternative for high-carb foods like bread or tortillas.
See the recipe on: recipelion.com.
Peanut Butter Granola Apple Sandwich
These peanut butter granola apple sandwiches are an amazing healthy snack for weight loss. They are super easy to make, low in calories and high in nutrients, fiber and protein. Great snack for young and old to prevent hunger pangs and provide some much needed energy between meals.
These apple sandwiches are also great for a healthy breakfast as an alternative to bread.
See the recipe on: wheelndealmama.com.