You may hear that it’s possible to lose weight while not giving up snacks. If you choose healthy, whole-food options with a lot of protein and nutrients, snacks can be a way to weight loss. Some can even help keep you full during the day and limit your cravings for unhealthy foods.
So here are these 15 healthy,weight-loss-friendly snacks to add to your diet.
The original mozzarella-sticks recipe is not a healthy choice for two reasons:
- they’re covered in breadcrumbs, even white flour
- they’re fried, usually in a deep fryer.
Instead, you can roll the mozzarella sticks into a grounded seeds mixture instead of the breadcrumbs, and bake them in the oven instead of frying them.
Without using white flour, without breadcrumbs and by keeping the nutrients with a healthier cooking process, these mozzarella sticks are a tasty, healthy option, whenever you feel like having a snack.
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup ground sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 lb mozzarella cheese, cut into 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch strips
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
First, whisk the eggs and milk together in one bowl and the dry ingredients (seeds and spices) in another bowl. Second, coat each piece of mozzarella with the ground mixture, then dip in the egg mixture and again roll in bread crumbs.
Finally, spread them on a baking sheet and bake them in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until they are golden.
Cucumber and hummus can go well together. Cucumbers contain cucurbitacin E, a compound that may have anticancer effects. Also, hummus is made from chickpeas, olive oil, and garlic, which reduce inflammation and may improve heart health.
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 cup hummus
You need to peel the cucumber and cut it in circles. Then, speed a teaspoon of the hummus on each one of the circles and enjoy.
There are many seed cracker recipes, but the all-time favorite is the one with peanuts.
- 200 grams of baked unsalted peanuts
- 60 grams sunflower seeds
- 30 grams flax seeds
- 30 grams sesame seeds
- 2 egg whites
- 2-3 teaspoons Himalayan salt
- 20 ml of water
You should blend the peanuts and the seeds together, and then mix them with the other ingredients. Then, place them on a baking sheet, and bake them 10-15 minutes on a preheated 180 degrees oven.
It’s a great idea to satisfy your snacking cravings in any part of the day.
- chickpeas (canned or home boiled)
- olive oil
- spices (feel free)
First, you need to toss the chickpeas and olive oil together in a large bowl until the chickpeas are lightly coated and then stir in the spices, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic, and mix them nicely. Then, spread them onto a baking sheet, and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring the pan halfway through.
You can choose the curry dip, and here’s how to do it.
- 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon of curry
- a pinch of salt and pepper
If you want, add any other spices by choice to this base, and it will still taste amazing while dipping with your baby carrots, or cucumber circles, whatever you prefer.
Whether they’re boiled or roasted, Roasted chestnuts the perfect snack to satisfy your cravings.
You need to preheat your oven to 180°C and place the chestnuts in a single layer on a baking tray. The important thing here is you have to cut your split into the chestnut before putting them on the pan.
Finally, bake them for 15-25 minutes, it all depends on how large they are.
Jerky is my choice for a go-to snack, whether you want to have a healthy quick snack in between your meals, or maybe increase your daily protein intake. In fact, It’s a perfect source of protein, and it takes a bit of mouth-power to eat, which makes it a great choice when it comes to a healthy snack.
This snack idea is all green, nutritious, and delicious! You have to try it!
- 2 cups green beans
- 1 tablespoon parmesan
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin olive oil
- Spices by choice
Place the green beans into a larger bowl, pour the olive oil, parmesan, a pinch of salt, and your favorite spices. Then, you need to stir everything nice, spread them on a baking sheet and bake them on 200°C until they turn into chips.
If you crave something sweet, but you don’t want to ruin your weight loss efforts, this is definitely for you. It’s low in calories and sugars, yet tastes delicious.
- 1-pint container blueberries
- 1 cup sugar-free Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon stevia
First, You need to stir the yogurt and the stevia together and gently fold in the blueberries to coat in the yogurt. Second, try to scoop them up with a fork and place them on a baking sheet, making sure not to have them touch.
Finally, freeze them for about an hour, and get ready to snack!
Pistachios pack a powerful nutritional punch. They contain protein, fiber, and a wealth of vitamins and minerals.
Make sure they are roasted with sea salt or Himalayan salt, you’re all set. Try to have a hand or two in between your meals, and this will help you satisfy your snack craving and load you up on some healthy fats and proteins.
Peanut butter may be the right choice when you try to maintain a healthy life. In fact, as long as you watch the portion and make sure you go for a raw, unsalted version, you’re all set.
You can mix peanut butter with berries or use it as a spread on apples.
It’s one of my favorite snacks, and your friends will love it too!
Combine paprika sticks with the curry sauce too. They’re number one snack when it comes to loading up with Vitamin C. Do your favorite guacamole recipe, cut out paprika sticks and start dipping.
It is an easy and fast one, yet tastes so good. But, I would not recommend it later in the day, since parmesan can be pretty caloric itself.
- A couple of tomatoes
You need to rinse the tomatoes and slice them into halves. First, toss gently with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Second, arrange the tomatoes on a baking paper and top them with grated Parmesan cheese.
It is better to be roasted for about 15-20 minutes on 200°C in a preheated oven, or until the Parmesan cheese is melted and the top is slightly browned. Enjoy!
If you like the creamy taste, try cottage cheese. But you need to make sure you choose a low-sodium brand because they sometimes sneak in a lot of salt in there.
You just need to eat them in moderations. Go for sunflower seeds with shell, salted with sea salt or Himalayan salt.
Seeds and nuts are not dangerous at all if you eat a hand or two, so don’t be afraid to do it now and then.