Whether you want to slip into a slim new skirt or start toning up for swimsuit season, if a flatter stomach is on your to-do list, then it’s time to snack that tummy trim. We’ve got the 25 best flat belly snacks for your healthy menu plan.
So why is the waist a problem area for so many women? If you want to get trim and stay trim, it can be helpful to understand what’s going on in your body. Sometimes a big belly stems from extra weight. Choosing the right foods, like these best snacks for a flat belly, and practicing healthy portion control, can go a long way toward whittling that waist. Start stocking your kitchen and pantry for weight loss success with The Ultimate Clean-Eating Grocery List.
Constipation also causes the belly to look—and feel—big. Although sometimes constipation is due to a medical condition, it can also be triggered by consuming too little fiber or too little water, both of which help keep the digestive system moving smoothly. Plan to eat natural, high-fiber foods, and stay hydrated with plenty of plain water or naturally-flavored water, like Lemon Ginger Detox Drink.
1. Avocado Dip
Avocado is loaded with fiber, which helps beat back snack attacks and keeps your digestion moving so that you avoid bloat. Pair this dip with your fave fresh veggies.
2. Skinny Berry Parfait
Berries might be one of the tastiest flat belly snacks, so whip up this simple and delicious treat, which tastes far more decadent than it is.
Triumph over unhealthy cravings with 12-14 whole unsalted almonds, or try an Almond Protein Smoothie.
Yum up snack time with a fresh apple and Skinny Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip.
Spoon into a grapefruit for a flatter tummy—it’s believed the fruit’s acidity helps slow down digestion, which keeps you feeling full longer. Try this Avocado and Grapefruit Salad.
6. Hard-Boiled Egg
No longer on the no-no list for most of us, this is one of the best snacks for a flat belly because protein powers you through the day with less snacking. Discover tips for cooking the perfect hard-boiled egg.
7. Mediterranean Smoothie
Reduce belly bloat and promote weight loss with this smoothie. Beets are very detoxifying and ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory. A little bit of spinach, mango, and banana are added in for a nourishing and cleansing smoothie.
8. Bell Pepper Candy
These candies are crunchy, super low in calories, gets sweeter as they dehydrate, and are addictive!
Non-starchy, nutrient-packed vegetables, like fresh broccoli, are tops when it comes to flat belly snacks. Dip your broccoli into SkinnyMs. Ranch Dip.
10. Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters
We love dark chocolate for its healthy monounsaturated fats. Double up on flat belly awesomeness with this treat, which also has pistachios, another belly-friendly food.
12. Dill Yogurt Spread
This is made with non-fat Greek yogurt, which contains probiotics that reduce the bad bacteria that trigger belly bloat. Pair with your favorite veggies.
13. Chili-Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Spice up snack time with these seeds, which are full of the magnesium believed to cut back on bad bacteria in the belly.
14. Blueberry Banana Smoothie
The banana is one of the best snacks for a flat belly because it nourishes the body with potassium, reducing excess water weight.
15. Baked Apple Chips
Simply made with just two ingredients, apples and cinnamon, this chips are sweet and crisp.
16. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
Don’t confine oatmeal to the breakfast table! A healthy oatmeal recipe offers long-lasting energy, which helps you avoid unhealthy snacking.
17. Melon Breeze Smoothie
Like bananas, melons are potassium-rich foods that help the body get rid of excess water.
18. Southwestern Kale Chips
Superfood kale is rich in the anti-inflammatories and flavonoids that reduce bloating.
19. Sweet Potato Crunchies
Take these to the movies, work or school for low-calorie munchies.
20. Tropical Fruit Salsa
The cucumber in this yummy salsa naturally eases water retention and bloating. Enjoy it with baked tortilla chips.
21. Pomegranate Ginger Blast
The ginger in this healthy smoothie delivers anti-inflammatories that aid digestion.
22. Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Artichokes are especially rich in the fiber that keeps the system moving smoothly. Enjoy flat belly snacks, like this one, with fresh veggies.
23. Mean Green Juice #2
If you’re discovering the joys of juicing, try this recipe, which offers tummy-slimming papaya. The fruit contains the enzyme papain, which helps break down food and digest protein.
This crunchy food is believed to contain natural chemicals that reduce water retention. Dip it into any of our healthy dips above or try it with Simple Homemade Peanut Butter.
25. Avocado Pear Smoothie
Enjoy this smoothie recipe, which is loaded with tummy-loving ingredients, including high fiber pears.
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