If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to eat foods that are low in calories. But if you’ve been feeling hungry all day, it can be hard not to grab whatever is easy to grab when your tummy starts growling; especially when there isn’t anything really healthy on hand! That’s why I’ve put together this list of healthy snacks that will keep your hunger at bay while also keeping your metabolism burning strong throughout the day:
Edamame is a green soy bean that has been boiled and steamed. It’s also available frozen, which you can find at most grocery stores.
Like other legumes like lentils or chickpeas, edamame contains protein, fiber and complex carbs. It’s rich in iron too!
The best way to prepare edamame is by boiling them in water for about 10 minutes until they’re tender but still firm (about 2 minutes per pod). Then season with salt or soy sauce if desired before serving as an appetizer on its own or mixed with rice for a warm lunch option!
Greek yogurt with honey and fruit
Greek yogurt is a great snack because it’s high in protein and low in fat. It also has probiotics, which help your body to digest food more effectively. Try adding some honey to your Greek yogurt so you can get some extra sweetness while staying within healthy limits.
You can also try adding fruit to your Greek yogurt mix—try strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries! You can also put whatever fruit top you like on top of the yogurt if that sounds more appealing than just plain plain old fruit by itself (like kiwi).
- Brazil nuts
All three of these nuts are high in protein, fiber, magnesium and potassium. They also contain monounsaturated fats and vitamin B6.
Walnuts are also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain health. Add these nuts to your diet by sprinkling them on cereal or salads, or eating them by the handful.
Walnuts are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat that helps your body produce hormones like testosterone and DHA. They’re also high in protein, fiber and low in sodium—which means they help keep you full longer without adding extra calories to your diet.
Walnut oil is another healthy snack option that can be used as an ingredient in salads or dips (we love our Walnut Crusted Chicken). It’s also full of vitamin E—a powerful antioxidant that may protect against heart disease and cancer.
Fruit salad is a healthy snack that can be eaten on its own or with yogurt and honey. Fruit salads are great ways to get your daily fruit servings in one bite!
The following fruit salads provide you with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you need to help keep up your energy levels throughout the day:
- Apple slices topped with orange sections, banana chunks and blueberries (or other berries)
- Cherry tomatoes drizzled in balsamic vinegar drizzly overtop of bread slices topped with mozzarella cheese
If you need something a little more filling, try these snacks.
- Nuts, seeds, and dried fruit: These are all great snacks because they’re healthy and delicious. If you’re looking for something a little more filling, try nibbling on some nuts or seeds before bed—they’ll keep your energy up while helping to regulate your blood sugar levels.
- Protein-rich foods: If you’re hungry in between meals or just want something more substantial than pretzels (which can get boring), try adding protein-rich foods like eggs—they provide essential amino acids that will help keep your body functioning properly throughout the day!
These are some of my favorite snacks to eat when I’m not feeling hungry but want to keep myself full and happy. If you need something a little more filling, try these snacks. They will help keep you full throughout the day!