Healthy snacks for weight loss

November 12, 2012

Healthy snacks for weight loss

Snacking on the wrong things can be a cause of weight gain, but by choosing healthy snacks you can not only lose weight but also reduce cholesterol and your risk of heart disease.

Anyone who is trying to lose weights knows how hard it is to resist the urge to snack when it hits. Magazines are full of hints and tips for healthy snacks for weight loss. Suggestions also include ‘keeping busy’ or ‘write it down’. But, very often, when you need to snack nothing else will do but something tasty that will satisfy the craving.

Depending on how much weight you hope to lose and the diet you are following there are many healthy snacks for weight loss that are less than 250 calories and will satisfy your craving.

Healthy snacks for weight loss – approx. 100 calories

  • 1 apple and 3 or 4 grapes

  • Low fat natural yogurt with a spoonful of berries; an apple; a few grapes; strawberries; blueberries;

  • 1 slice whole meal toast spread with 1 tsp peanut butter or marmite

  • Packet of low fat crisps or savory snacks

  • 2 small chocolate chip cookies

  • 3 tbsp reduced fat hummus with raw vegetable sticks

  • A kiwi and an orange

  • Low sugar, low fat cereal bar

  • 2 finger kit-kat

  • 2 crisp breads with 2 tbsp. guacamole

  • 8 tbsp salsa with vegetable sticks

  • 1 satsuma, a kiwi, and an apple

  • 2 custard creams

  • Sugar free jelly with low fat ice cream

  • 5 tbsp tzatziki with vegetable sticks

  • 1 pear and a Satsuma

  • 8 plain almonds

  • 3 crisp breads with 1 tbsp low fat soft cheese

  • ½ mango made into a smoothie with 150ml skimmed milk.

  • 10 jelly beans

  • 8 tortilla chips

  • 1 low fat instant hot chocolate drink with 1 small chocolate chip cookie

  • 2 Jaffa cakes

  • 1 pear with a handful of strawberries

  • 2 crisp breads with 3 tbsp cottage cheese and a small salad

  • 2 sticks of celery with 5 tbsp guacamole

  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds

  • 4 slices lean ham with salad

More healthy weight loss snacks – approx. 250 calories

  • 1 whole meal pita bread, 4 tbsp grated low fat cheese, salad.

  • 1 grilled skinless chicken breast, 1 slice whole meal bread with low fat spread, salad

  • Low fat yogurt with a banana, an apple and a pear

  • 1 low fat instant hot chocolate and 2 toasted crumpets with low fat spread

  • 5 rye crackers with small piece of brie, 1 satsuma

  • 20 plain almonds

  • 1 small bar of chocolate

  • 1 whole meal scone with low fat spread and low sugar jam plus 1 satsuma

  • 1 jam donut

  • ½ carton fresh vegetable soup with 2 slices of whole meal bread

  • 1 whole meal pita with 8 tbsp healthy coleslaw and salad

  • 2 slices of lean ham, 2 tbsp low fat soft cheese and 1 tomato in a tortilla wrap

  • 4 breadsticks with low fat hummus

  • 1 low fat croissant with 2 tsp jam or marmalade, a portion of fruit

  • 2 slices of whole meal bread, a small banana, drizzle of honey

  • 10 plain brazil nuts

  • 1 whole meal pita bread with 2 grilled rashers of lean bacon and a tomato

  • 3 chocolate digestives

  • ½ an avocado, mashed, sliced tomato in a tortilla wrap

  • 1 whole meal pita bread with 1 egg and 1 tsp low fat mayonnaise

  • ½ carton fresh tomato soup, 1 whole meal roll with 1 tbsp low fat cheese and salad

  • 1 instant low fat hot chocolate with 3 bourbon biscuits

  • 1 whole meal pita bread with a handful of prawns, mixed salad and 1 tbsp low fat dressing

  • Handful salted peanuts

  • 2 slices of whole meal toast topped with 4 tbsp low fat cheese, salad

  • Toasted teacake with 2 tsp low fat spread and 2 tsp jam

  • 3 tbsp low sugar muesli with small pot low fat natural yogurt

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