Ever wonder down the grocery store isles wracking your brain on what kind of new and healthy snacks you can buy to add to your diet? Well I have decided to share a list of items that are sure to satisfy your appetite without packing on to many calories, or without hurting your pocket-book!
You may be trying to get back in the groove of work and things may be busy and hectic. But that should never be an excuse to NOT sneak in some healthy snacks during your every day routine. Just think, if you substitute a few of these items for you usually snack of chips or a candy bar just image how many calories you will be cutting per week! And in the long run, it will help you shed those extra unwanted calories!
Don’t forget, you would like to make your snacks no more than around 300 calories. You don’t want to use most of your calorie intake on your snacks! A snack is supposed to be a filler to help you in between meals when you feel that you are hungry.
Here are some more great healthy snack ideas that are easy, quick, and not expensive! Thanks to SixSistersStuff.com for sharing some of these amazing ideas for this list of snacks that you can grab on the go!
1. Frozen Grapes (or any type of your frozen fruit! Suggested serving size is 1 – 1.5 cups)
2. String Cheese (preferably the low-fat sting cheese)
3. Banana (Also try a Frozen Banana. Make sure to peel it first, stick in the freezer overnight it’s like a popsicle!)
4. Low-fat Yogurt (there are several options…Yoplait…Greek Yogurt…and Dannon even has some yummy options)
5. Sugar-free or fat-free pudding
6. Apple slices dipped in Peanut Butter (or spread peanut butter on top of apple slice and top with pecans or another favorite nut. Organic peanut butter is a little more expensive but it is usually the better option)
7. bag of popcorn (not the movie extra butter popcorn. Try the popcorn with little to no salt and butter. Try using spices to add the extra flavor to your popcorn for a healthier option)
9. Raw veggies with hummus or any other type of low-calorie veggie dip
10. Almonds (or any other type of nuts. Suggested serving size is 1 cup)
11. Skinny S’more (two graham crackers with one roasted marshmallow and one small square dark chocolate)
12. Smoked Beef Jerky (about 1 oz- look for the low-sodium! options)
13. Chocolate Milk (try to get the 2% option if available!)
14. Hard Boiled Egg (suggester to have one…maybe 2 if you are having a big craving between meals!)
15. Sunflower Seeds (suggested serving size about 1 cup)
16. Cottage Cheese (suggested serving size 1 cup…also try to add fruit on top or sprinkle some nuts on top for added flavor)
17. Sliced Cantaloupe
18. Raisins (suggested serving size about 1 cup)
19. Pita Bread and Hummus (suggested a few slices of pita bread with about 1/4 cup of hummus to equal about 275 calories)
20. Rice Cakes (try also having these with a banana and about 1-2 table spoons of peanut butter for added flavor to equal about 220 calories
21. Jello (try not to add the whip cream and other high sugar extras on top of it. Try it with nuts or fresh fruit for a healthier option)
22. Dried Fruits
23. Frozen Yoplait Whips Yogurt (these seriously taste like ice cream when they are frozen!)
24. Pistachios (suggested serving size is about 1 oz which is about 149 calories)
25. Clementines (the “Cuties” you may find at the grocery store)
26. Fruit Smoothie (make sure to make the smoothie with low-calorie options…not ice cream or whip cream…or any type of cream. Stick to 100% fruit juices and real/frozen fruit. Try adding in yogurt into the smoothie to add flavor and thickness)
27. Handful of olives
29. Handful of blueberries with 2 tablespoons fat-free Cool-Whip
30. Ants on a Log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)
31. 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice.
32. Peanut Butter and 1 whole Banana on whole wheat bread
33. Trail Mix (make your own! Throw in dried fruit, sunflower seeds, nuts, low-sugar cereals, and even the occasional piece of candy for something sweet.)
34. Plain Yogurt with fresh berries (with 8 oz of regular plain yogurt and 1/2 cup of fresh fruit or veggies to make a 180 calorie snack)
35. Tuna on 1 slice of whole wheat bread ( you can have 4 oz of plain tuna on 1 slice of break to equal about 250 calories. Add condiments sparingly to help keep the calorie intake down!)
Stay tuned for more healthy snack options!
Also, please do not forget the holiday health challenge that is being put on by BeautifulBrwnBabyDol! It’s never too late to start being healthy!