12 Must-Have Weight Loss Snacks

We have sweet, salty, and spicy recipes, so there is something to curb every craving.

It’s important to snack if you’re trying to lose weight. Having a snack mid-morning and a snack in the afternoon will keep you from overeating at meals. Snacking is especially important if you’re working out regularly, so your body can get the steady fuel it needs.

The best snacks have a combination of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and carbohydrates, which will keep you full until your next meal. To make it easier, we’ve put together this list of 12 must-have weight loss snacks. We have sweet, salty, and spicy recipes, so there is something to curb every craving. Get snacking!

1. Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

Avocado is rich in fiber, potassium, and healthy fats, while chickpeas add protein, iron, and even more fiber. Needless to say, this avocado hummus will keep you full for hours. Combine it with our whole grain pita chips for a guilt-free treat.

2. Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait

Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait

Greek yogurt and quinoa come together to create this protein-packed snack. By using quinoa instead of granola, you are also avoiding the sugar that’s hidden in most store-bought granola.

3. Clean Eating Raspberry Oat Bars

Clean Eating Raspberry Oat Bars

These raspberry oat bars are made with whole-wheat flour, coconut sugar, and fruit-sweetened jam, so they’re a healthier alternative to packaged granola bars.

4. Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups

Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups Recipe

These broccoli cheddar quinoa cups only have 118 calories per serving, and are packed with protein. Make a batch of these weight loss snacks over the weekend and grab one on your way out the door in the morning.

5. Mid-Morning or Afternoon Snack


Veggies and nuts are crucial for weight loss. The protein and healthy fats in nuts, along with the fiber in veggies, will keep you full and satisfied.

6. Skinny Strawberry Yogurt

Skinny Strawberry Yogurt

Store-bought yogurts are loaded with sugar, especially when they’re flavored. Make your own strawberry yogurt to satisfy your sweet tooth without consuming too much sugar.

7. Skinny Watermelon Sorbet

Skinny Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon’s weight loss benefits are sometimes overlooked. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and will keep you hydrated. Try this skinny watermelon sorbet for a healthy dessert.

8. Quinoa Almond Joy Bars

Quinoa Almond Joy Bars

These quinoa almond joy bars are easy to make, have no added sugar, and are only 94 calories each! Go ahead, have one as a snack or for dessert.

9.  Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Bananas are a great weight loss snack. They are rich in fiber and potassium. Enjoy a banana with some almond butter and your favorite toppings for a super healthy and delicious snack.

10. Crostini with Creamy Cheese and Walnuts


Crostini are easy to make and easy to personalize. We love the cheese and walnut version of these weight loss snacks. Best of all, ricotta and walnuts are both high in protein and healthy fats, and the creamy-crunchy combination is unbeatable.

11. Chili-Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds


Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, vitamin E, magnesium, and protein. Roast them with chili powder and lime juice to make a tangy, crunchy snack.

12. Southwestern Kale Chips

3-Ingredient Crisp Parmesan Kale Chips

Kale chips are the ultimate weight loss snack. They have a hefty dose of fiber and vitamins A, C, and K, so they satisfy all your salt cravings. There are tons of kale chip recipes, but this southwestern version is one of our favorites.

Leave a comment to let us know how these snacks turned out!

If you’re looking for even more weight loss recipes, check out our Top 50 Weight Loss Recipes

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