12 Must-Have Weight Loss Snacks

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.

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