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Top 10 Healthy Snacks to Beat Cravings
As tempting as unhealthy snacks may seem, all they lead to is a silent accumulation of fat in the body, and they only taste delicious when you first eat them, and then leave you depressed and stressed after!
But… there is hope!
You can still have snacks while trying to lose weight. Here are 10 options to choose from…
- Whole Grain Crackers
In moderation, nutty whole or multi-grain crackers are a delightful snack. Eating with a small slice of lean meat or light cheese can make it a delicious filling snack to hold you over.
- Multi-grain Pretzels
These are really healthy as well as tasty. Be it the twisted or the stick form, these offer the best alternative to chips. Also a handful can boost up your metabolism. Dip them in some spicy brown mustard for added health benefits and a delicious snack!
- Greek Yogurt Cubes
Want a healthier alternative to ice cream? Simply pour a homemade Greek yogurt smoothie into an ice tray and freeze!
- Dark Chocolate
Being a chocoholic is not so bad after all! Dark chocolate made of 70% cocoa and definitely lesser sugar, is a better alternative (such as a high amount antioxidants and healthy fat). It’s also filling as well.
- Dried Figs
With the texture of chewy candy, these are best if you have a sweet tooth. They’re sweet as well as healthy.
Have a bowl of healthy cereal (such as Kashi), with low fat, soy, or almond milk. It makes you full and you get a healthy dose of Calcium, vitamin D, and proteins.
- Frozen Blueberries
Packed with a range of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, frozen blueberries are always a great snack. For a post dinner dessert, you can add a small serving of whipped cream to your bowl as well. Make your tummy happy with this fruity, delicious snack!
- Fruity Yogurt Treat
Greek yogurt has low fat and high protein. You can add some of your favorite fruits and/or crushed nuts for optimal health. It also keeps you full and helps with burning off pounds of fat!
- Banana Sprouted Grain Toast
Complex carbohydrates are the main feature of this combination. It also leads to melatonin production, which helps in relaxation and gradually increases insulin levels in the body. Bananas have potassium and magnesium for helping with relaxation of muscles, and sprouted grain toast has a plethora of health benefits as well. Simply slice up the bananas and add them on the toast, and you can spread a spoonful of honey or 100% maple syrup on the toast as well.
- Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Rinse and slice a sweet potato as thin as possible (using a mandolin helps here). Lightly and evenly coat your sweet potato slices with some olive oil. Place on some parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake until crisp and golden brown. Delicious, nutritious, and a great snack to beat potato chip cravings!
If you want to beat those annoying snack cravings that pop up while you’re trying to lose weight, you don’t have to suffer! Enjoy those 10 healthy snack options above to beat those cravings… and actually help yourself reach your weight loss goals quicker as well!