You don’t need to sack snacks when you want to feel slim and fabulous. In fact, healthy snacks are an important weight loss tool that keeps the body fueled throughout the day. Here are 11 easy snacks to fill you up and keep you going–no matter what’s on your to-do list.
Processed snack foods can easily wreck any weight loss plan–particularly processed snacks labeled “healthy.” The problem with so many of the choices on grocery store shelves is that while the foods have been stripped of fat or calories, they’ve been loaded with sodium or artificial sweeteners to make them more palatable. Excess sodium in the diet can contribute to high blood pressure. What’s more, research suggests artificial sweeteners may actually lead to weight gain. Learn more in The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain.
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1. Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding
Who says pudding is for dessert only? With blueberries, chia, and granola, this recipe is a fab choice for filling snack options.
2. Superfood Chia Energy Bites
Swap out that store-bought energy bar for this chia-powered, no-bake snack, which also offers almond butter, honey, and more.
3. Peanut Butter Banana Cups
Bite into one these banana filled cups and you’ll be hooked. Taste like banana cream filling. Oh my!
4. Sweet Potato Hummus
Pair this dip with fresh vegetables or whole wheat crackers. This healthy hummus recipe offers beans, tahini, and sweet potatoes.
5. No-Bake Workout Bars
Power up the tasty way with high energy snacks, like this easy-prep recipe. It offers protein and healthy carbs, plus plenty of vitamins to help your body operate at maximum awesomeness.
6. Quinoa Protein Bars
Quinoa, almonds, and peanut butter add superfood superpowers to this healthy snack idea.
7. Skinny Berry Parfait
With almonds, oats, and yogurt, this is one of those filling snack options that will satisfy your appetite.
8. Chili Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Enjoy these on their own or add them to homemade snack mixes.
9. Peanut Butter & Honey Yogurt Dip
Dip your favorite fruit or veggies into this easy 3-ingredient recipe.
10. Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Spinach, tofu, and banana add power to high energy snacks like this smoothie recipe.
11. Almond Protein Smoothie
Nourish the body with 14 grams of delicious protein.
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