21 SUPER Healthy Snacks If You’re Trying to Lose Weight
21 Easy, Healthy Snacks for When You’re Trying to Lose Weight
To Lose Weight – must be one of your new year resolution this year 2017. Everyone loves snacking, but snacks include lots of calories and fat which might affect your health. So it’s difficult to find out healthy options, specially, when you are trying to lose weight or when you are on diet.
It’s very easy to reach ready-made or we can say processed snacks as they are available everywhere. But, all they contain is calories and fat with minimal amount of protein. And they’re NOT HEALTHY to lose weight. Also, processed snacks won’t keep you full or fulfill nutrition goals whatever they be.
So, here we are with some delicious healthy snacks which fulfill your nutrition requirement along with keeping you satisfied. These snacks are minimally processed, easy to make, and less than 300 calories that helps you lose weight and stay fit.
There are 21 some delicious, yummy snacks which you should try at home while trying to lose weight.
All right! Tasty, yummy snacks here we come.
1. Hard-Boiled Egg and Avocado Bowl
Combine hard boiled eggs with creamy sliced avocado to have super delicious snacks. That’s loaded with protein, healthy fat and fiber with low carbs.
Basically, you just have to boil your eggs, chop them and toss them with avocado. Add chopped red onion and bell pepper slices. Generously shake a little sea salt and black pepper on top.
This snack contains 295 calories with the highest value of protein i.e. 15gm.
This is an AWESOME recipe to lose weight.
2. Low-Carb pesto and Turkey Cucumber Roll-ups
This Turkey and pesto combo will hit up.
It takes only 15 minutes to make this. Also, the best thing about this combo is that you can put it in an airtight container in a fridge.
Basically, you just have to slice cucumber thick enough so that it can hold your filling. Next, take mozzarella slice to add flavor and protein. Also, add turkey to these with some additional veggies. Then, you just have spread pesto with filing on top of cucumber slice, roll it and support it with tooth pick.
And you’re almost doing great with your practice to lose weight.
3. Tuna Salad Nori Wraps
People, who love sushi, will love it.
It only takes 10 minutes to make the whole thing. For quick and healthy Tuna Salad Nori wraps all you need is albacore canned tuna, coconut milk, olive oil, lemon juice, avocado and some other veggies on nori roll sheets.
It’s a simple recipe that involves no cooking and just minutes of preparations. After that, you will get creamy Tuna salad texture, gluten-free.
This amazing wrap can help you lose weight up-to a greater extent.
4. Blackberries and Pistachios
Make this light refreshing snack with a cup of blackberries and 20 raw, unsalted pistachios (40 for men).
It contains only 159 calories.
5. Creamy Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
Made with farm fresh sliced apples, old fashioned oats, creamy almond butter, frozen banana, unsweetened almond milk and cinnamon, this smoothie recipe is the perfect breakfast to ease into those autumn mornings with!
All you need to do is to blend all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until creamy.
This 2 minutes ready snack is full of nutrition, contains 6g of protein, 7g of fiber and 37g carbs with 264 calories.
6. Apple Sandwiches with Oats, Peanut Butter, and Raisins
The ingredients like apple and peanut butter are the one which cannot stand together, but we can put them together for making a healthy snack. It can be done in a form of sandwich.
Apple sandwiches are great for both adults and kid, and they’re adaptable for various preferences and allergies. Instead of peanut butter, you might try almond butter, and the raisins may be swapped for dried cranberries, chopped dates, and other dried fruits.
This sandwich is for people who are on strict gluten-free diet.
7. Crispy Snack Edamame
This snack comes out of 330 calories, but it’s better than your oily French fries and nachos which you cannot stop munching.
The best part of this recipe is that it keeps you satisfied rather than feeling hungrier than before eating those unhealthy snacks.
All you need to do is put a bowl full of edamame on microwave tray. Spread some salt and pepper, red pepper and parmesan. Bake for about 15 minutes.
8. Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
Why to eat unhealthy processed chips, when you can make chips at home, and store it in air tight container.
Zucchini is mild flavored vegetable, which can be converted into tasty chips with perfect seasoning on it.
Oven baked zucchini chips contains 99 calories per serving.
9. Easy Egg Wraps
This tasty snack is loaded with protein and can be made in just 4 minutes.
Make several ahead of time and fill with things like Turkey, avocado, cheese, hummus and more.
You just have to break an egg in a bowl, mix it. Spread on pre-heated pan and cook for 30 seconds on both sides. Spread the filing on cooked egg, roll it and serve.
10. Toast with Cottage Cheese, Pineapple, and Cashews
A mid- day snack, which healthy and keeps you satisfied.
It takes just a few minutes to prepare this snack. All you need to do is spread cottage cheese on toast. Put pineapple pieces on toast and then spread cashews on it.
11. High-Protein Fruit Dip With Sliced Apples
This High Protein Fruit Dip gets a double bump of protein with tangy Greek yogurt and creamy almond butter. Add honey and cinnamon for an easy sweet treat!
It can be prepared in time period of 5 minutes. For this easy to prepare snack almond butter, apples, greek yogurt, cinnamon and drizzled honey and slices of an apple are the ingredients all you need.
Add all the ingredients except apple in a serving bowl, mix it. Put apple slices on top and serve it.
12. Butternut Squash French Fries
Butternut squash French fries are very healthy and delicious. A perfect healthy snack for kids and adults, packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
If you are concerned with the portion, take 3 cups of butternut squash and recipe will come under 300 calories.
For making this delicious snack, cut the top part of neck of butternut squash and put in a pre-heated oven. Peel the skin into thin strips. Coat strips into olive oil add freshly chopped tarragon and salt. Transfer the strips on the baking tray. Bake them for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
13. Blueberry Bliss
Instead of trying complicated things, try this easiest snack in the world.
Grab a handful of ingredients i.e. cottage cheese and some of blueberries.
Combine blueberries and another fruit like pomegranate. Add your favorite cottage cheese. Now it’s ready to eat.
It just take few minutes to prepare this snack, it also keep you full.
14. Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites
When the summer heat is at its peak, sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking.
Thankfully, these tasty little bites are cool, crunchy, and require ZERO oven time.
All you need to do is to cut cucumber slice, scoop them. Put tuna salad mixed with onion, red pepper, bell pepper slices and lemon on sliced cucumber.
Serve them as fresh appetizer at you next barbecue.
15. Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes
Yes. You heard it right! Roasted tomatoes with parmesan cheese.
You just need 15 minutes to make the whole thing, and yes, don’t forget ‘tasty’ snack.
To make this, all you need is to cut tomatoes into half. Season it with oil, salt, and black pepper. Put them in baking dish and spread parmesan cheese. Put the dish in pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot.
See, this simple recipe takes no time and energy. It contains only 139 calories with high protein.
16. Homemade Sweet Potato Chips
These chips are the simplest to make and the best thing is that they are natural and fresh.
Literally, all you need is sweet potatoes, cooking spray and some salt to sprinkle.
All you need to do is to slice potatoes and spread them on parchment paper. Spray them lightly with cooking spray, and sprinkle them with salt. Put them in microwave till they change into darker color. Let them cool for 30 seconds for its crispiness.
Try to make this for next barbecue.
17. Baked Green Bean Fries
Healthy, nutritious fries that you can eat guilt-free. They are baked for its perfect crisp.
It contains only 167.9 calories. This snack takes around half an hour to be made.
Baked green fries are easy to make and can be a good alternative for crispy potato fries.
18. Cucumber Pinwheels with Sun dried Tomato Pesto
These adorable bite-sized appetizers are stuffed with savory sun dried tomato spread.
Cucumber slice stuffed with paste of tomato, avocado, sea salt and red pepper flakes. It’s just delicious.
Go get up and try this amazing appetizer rather than eating those unhealthy processed food.
19. Roasted Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole
It’s so easy; all you need is four ingredients and 30 minutes of your day. This recipe is the best for those, who are on strict gluten free diet.
All you need are sweet potatoes, tomatoes, guacamole, red onions and salt and pepper. With these ingredients you are ready to make this delicious snack.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss sweet potato rounds in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread over a baking sheet and roast for 25 minutes, flipping once during cook time.
When potatoes are roasted, remove from oven and top with a scoop of guacamole, a few diced tomatoes, and a sprinkle of green onion.
20. Veggie Turkey Roll-ups
Lunch got easier with this gluten free veggie turkey roll-ups.
All you need is 5 ingredients, which when combined, make less than 200 calories per serving. Per bite is fully satisfied, which you want to eat every day.
It takes only 5 minutes to make this whole thing and is loved by kids too.
All you need to do is to slice the turkey into layers. Spread hummus on the slice and add veggies like cucumber, carrot and red pepper. Roll the turkey from one side, being sure to tuck the veggies in the middle.
It’s just awesome!
21. Carrot Apple Protein Powder Smoothie
By making this delicious smoothie all you are doing is throwing all healthy stuff in blender for your family.
All you need is apple juice or almond powder, carrot, apple and protein powder. Put all the ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth paste is formed. Serve in a glass having ice cubes.
I’m sure that you are going to love the apple flavor of this smoothie.
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