Think You Can’t Eat Snacks When Losing Weight? Think Again! 50 Snacks That I Used to Lose 30 Pounds

These recipes cover a wide range of food bases certain to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

50 Snacks That I Used to Lose 30 Pounds | Best Weight Loss Snacks

As someone who has lost 30 pounds and kept it off for nearly 10 years, people ask me all the time to reveal the secret behind my weight-loss success. Surprisingly enough, achieving and maintaining a slimmer figure is no big secret at all! An effective, prosperous weight-loss journey really comes down to what you eat, especially when hunger strikes out of the blue. And yes, you can eat snacks when losing weight! 

Maybe you follow a healthy meal plan, but are you also mindful of what you eat in between meals? Those 3 PM afternoon slumps or mid-morning lows can trigger blood sugar crashes, as well as some intense carbohydrate cravings. That’s where go-to weight loss snacks will rescue you!

Related: 50 Skinny Dinner Recipes Under 400 Calories

Snacking smart will keep your energy levels up, your blood sugar stable, and your tummy satisfied. That’s exactly why we’ve grouped together a foolproof list of 50 snacks that’ll save you from sabotaging your weight-loss goals. These clean and healthy recipes require little to no prep and make smart snacking not only easy but also downright delicious!

From nachos to sorbet, these recipes cover a wide range of food bases certain to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Remember that moderation is key when it comes to shedding pounds and losing inches, so exercise portion control!

Be sure to check out 7-Daily Menus: How I’ve Maintained My Ideal Weight for 10 Years.

50 Weight Loss Snacks That I Used to Lose 30 Pounds

oven baked zucchini chips

These snacks will save the day by keeping you from grabbing something unhealthy when hunger strikes!

1. Roasted Banana Smash

roasted banana smash

This super easy recipe is sweet and versatile. For a delicious afternoon snack, spread Roasted Banana Smash on 1/2 a whole-grain English muffin.

Get the recipe: Roasted Banana Smash

2. Tera’s Clean Protein Powder

protein powder

Use clean protein powder to make a delicious workout smoothie or afternoon snack. Tera’s Protein Powder also comes in a delicious dark chocolate flavor. When you’re short on time but still want to eat clean, try our Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake.

3. Frozen Red Grapes

frozen red grapes

When that late-night craving hits, stay out of the pantry and grab a handful of frozen red grapes instead. Did you know that frozen grapes have a texture similar to ice cream? Enjoy a serving of 10!

4. Blueberries


Combine 1/4 cup blueberries and 1 teaspoon honey with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt for an ultra-creamy snack.

5. Popcorn 


Enjoy two cups of air-popped popcorn with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and a sprinkle of black pepper for a snack that hits the spot every time. Or, try Skinny Popcorn, which comes in individual bags with only 100 calories per serving. Now that’s delish!

6. Clean-Eating Deviled Eggs 

clean eating deviled eggs

Everyone loves deviled eggs. Now you can enjoy this high protein, low-carb snack made with 100% clean ingredients, and that includes the mayo!

Here’s the recipe: Clean Eating Deviled Eggs

7. Clif Kit’s Organic Bars

Clif bar

This bar is packed with chocolate goodness and without an ounce of added sugar. Cliff Kit’s Organic Bar is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up and pre-workout energy food.

8. No-Bake Mini Apple Cheesecake

no bake mini apple cheese cake

Each of these delectable mini apple cheesecakes is under 200 calories, so snack away without any guilt!

Here’s the recipe: No-Bake Mini Apple Cheesecakes

9. Raisins and an Apple


Fruit is high in fiber, which makes it a great weight-loss snack. Try a tart apple with 1/4 cup unsweetened raisins for a filling, sweet treat.

10. Almonds

almonds are a healthy snack

Roast in a 325-degree oven for 12 minutes. Add a sprinkle of sea salt, and enjoy. Eat this crunchy treat instead of store-bought almonds made with cottonseed oil and other unhealthy ingredients. Enjoy up to 1/4 cup!

11. No-Bake Workout Bars

no bake workout bars healthiest snack foods for weight loss

An absolute favorite workout bar that has loads of superfoods and 14 grams of quality protein. After a workout or run, it’s time to refuel our bodies, and this bar does just that. Enjoy one bar after your workout or run.

Try it: Easy No-Bake Workout Bars

12. RxBar Protein Bars

Rx Bar

These tasty RxBars are made with 100% real ingredients that you can feel good about.

13. Skinny Bell Pepper Chips

bell pepper chips

Bell peppers are sweet, crunchy, and loaded with nutrients. Turn them into chips for a healthy on-the-go snack.

Make them: Skinny Bell Pepper Chips

14. Coconut Mango Ice Cream

coconut mango ice cream

Creamy, fruity ice cream made without refined sugar? Yes, please! Enjoy up to 1/2 cup at a time!

Here’s the recipe: 3-Ingredient Coconut Mango Ice Cream

15. Orange and 10 Raw Walnut Halves

oranges with walnuts

Fruit and nuts are the perfect combination. They give you tons of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and that tasty salty-sweet combo.

 16. Baked Asparagus Fries & Chipotle Dip

baked asparagus fries

These baked asparagus fries are a healthy alternative to French fries. Even the dip is healthy – it’s made with protein-packed Greek yogurt. Enjoy this recipe 1 serving at a time to keep calories in check!

Try it: Baked Asparagus Fries with Creamy Chipotle Dip

17. Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

oven baked zucchini chips

These were created to help with weight maintenance. My absolute favorite snack! Just make sure you practice portion control and eat one serving at a time.

Here’s the recipe: Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

18. Skinny Mini Banana Pudding

skinny banana pudding

This skinny mini banana pudding is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s sweet and rich and made with whole-food ingredients.

Here’s the recipe: Perfectly Portioned Skinny Banana Pudding Recipe

19. Baby Carrots

baby carrots

Baby carrots are easy to pack and carry with you and are great for a quick carb fix. 6 to 8 carrots usually do the trick!

20. Celery with Nut Butter

celery with peanut butter

Light, crunchy celery makes a fiber-rich base for protein-packed nut butter. Enjoy 2 stalks with 1 tablespoon of your favorite peanut butter (or other nut butter!)

21. Skinny Bell Pepper Nachos

skinny bell pepper nacho boats snacks when losing weight

At 145 calories per serving, this snack is uber-satisfying and packed with your favorite Southwest flavors!

Make them: Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

22. Larabars


These Lara bars are the ideal clean snack since most are made without added sugar (read the labels). While we prefer homemade snacks when losing weight, these larabars are a great alternative on the go!

23. Skinny Mini Strawberry Cheesecake

mini strawberry cheesecake

This fruity cheesecake is made with Greek yogurt, low-fat cream cheese, and natural sweeteners, so it’s a clean sweet treat.

Try it: Skinny Mini Desserts – Strawberry Cheesecake

24. Dates or Figs

dates and figs

These treats freeze well and can be eaten straight from the freezer. Enjoy 2 of either one (or one of each) for a sweet and healthy treat!

25. Honeydew Melon


Honeydew makes a light, refreshing summer snack. Eat up to one cup (cubed) at a time!

26. Skinny Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip with Apple Wedges

Skinny peanut butter Yogurt Dip is a healthy snack idea

Peanut butter and yogurt are both high in protein. Dunk some apple slices into this super healthy dip for a creamy and crunchy snack.

Here’s the recipe: Skinny Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

27. Beet Chips with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

beet chips with tzatziki dipping sauce

Beets are an underappreciated vegetable and make delicious chips. Enjoy one serving at a time of this tasty snack!

Try this snack: Beet Chips with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

28. Beef Sticks, Grass-Fed, GMO-Free, Gluten-Free

grass fed beef sticks

It can be tricky to eat a high-protein snack on the go. That’s where Paleo Valley Snack Sticks come in handy! Snacks when losing weight can be savory too!

29. Roasted Pistachios

pistachios snacks when losing weight

Pistachios are intensely flavorful and incredibly healthy. You won’t need too many to satisfy your hunger, but enjoy up to 1/4 cup at a time!

30. Natural Peanut Butter on Whole-Grain Bread

peanut butter toast

Whole-grain bread is rich in fiber and B vitamins. Nut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats. Eat them together to reap the benefits of all those nutrients. Grab one slice of bread and cover it with one tablespoon of peanut butter for a super satisfying snack!

31. Skinny Sweet Potato Sticks

skinny sweet potato sticks healthy snack ideas

These make a perfect swap for potato chips. Here’s the recipe: Skinny Sweet Potato Sticks

32. Quinoa Chocolate Drops

quinoa chocolate drops

One drop is all you need to satisfy a chocolate craving. Yum!

Make them: Quinoa Chocolate Drops

33. Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

stuffed baby bella mushrooms

Baby bella mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties and are fantastic for your immune system. They’re also delicious, especially when stuffed with cheese, flour, and spices. Enjoy one serving per sitting!

Here’s the recipe: Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

34. Sliced Cucumber with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Tzatziki is a versatile sauce that you can use on fish, salads, or sandwiches. It also makes a tasty dip for fresh veggies. Slice up one half of a cucumber and serve it with 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce!

Here’s the recipe for the sauce: Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

35. Fresh Pineapple


Pineapple has tons of vitamin C and amazing anti-inflammatory benefits. One serving equals 1/2 cup cubed.

36. Quinoa Almond Joy Bar

healthy quinoa almond joy bars

These mini treats are at least as good as Almond Joy Bars. Enjoy this bar when that sweet craving strikes!

Here’s the recipe: Quinoa Almond Joy Bars

37. Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips

whole-grain pita chips

This crunchy snack will satisfy your sweet tooth with 100% clean ingredients. Just make sure you stick to one serving at a time!

Make them: Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips

38. Peanut Butter Banana Cups

peanut butter banana cups

Bite-size peanut butter and chocolate cups with a center that tastes like banana cream pudding. YUM!

Here’s the recipe: Peanut Butter Banana Cups

39. Sunflower Seeds

sunflower seeds snacks when losing weight

Enjoy them raw or lightly roasted with a sprinkle of sea salt. Two tablespoons constitute a serving.

40. Cauliflower Nachos

50 Snacks That I Used to Lose 30 Pounds | Best Weight Loss Snacks

Skip the chips altogether to make this snack even healthier and with fewer calories. It’s just as tasty without the chips.

Make them: Cauliflower Nachos

 41. Two-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

watermelon sorbet

The only ingredients in this refreshing sorbet are watermelon and lemon juice!

Make it: Skinny Watermelon Sorbet

42. Baked Apple Chips

baked apple chips

Spice up your apples by adding some cinnamon.

Here’s how to make them: Baked Apple Chips

43. Healthy Trail Mix

healthy trail mix

Trail mix is a great sweet and salty snack that’s easy to take along anywhere. Enjoy 1/4 of a cup whenever hunger strikes!

Make it: Healthy Trail Mix

44. Banana with Roasted Nuts

banana with nuts

Bananas are full of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, and vitamin C – wow! Enjoy some nuts with your banana for some protein and healthy fats. Enjoy a small banana with 10 of your favorite roasted nuts (we love walnuts!) Just make sure the nuts you choose have no added oils!

45. Strawberries

strawberries snacks when losing weight

Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C. They’re also sweet, refreshing, and satisfying. Enjoy 1/2 cup of freshly sliced strawberries!

46. Peanut Butter and Coconut Crunchies

Peanut Butter and Coconut Crunchies

Peanut butter, oats, and coconut come together in these sweet, tasty balls. You can have two per serving!

Try it: Peanut Butter and Coconut Crunchies

47. Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge

clean eating almond butter fudge

A completely guilt-free fudge made with no sweeteners! This is one of our favorite sweet snacks when losing weight!

Make it: Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge

48. Baked Parmesan Butternut Chips

baked parmesan butternut chips

You can also make this same recipe using sweet potatoes!

Try them: Baked Parmesan Butternut Chips

49. Hard-Boiled Egg

hard boiled eggs snacks when losing weight

Great for taking to work or shopping. Enjoy one or two throughout the day for a super healthy, high-protein snack!

50. Unbaked Fudge Cookies

healthy unbaked fudge cookies

When nothing else will do, these will hit the spot!

Make them: Unbaked Fudge Cookies

Let us know if you enjoyed any of these snacks when losing weight or if there’s something else you’d like us to share on our site! We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Want more easy and healthy recipes? If so, you might also like to check out these 21 Clean Lunches in Under 10 Minutes!

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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  1. Hi
    Is these snacks are 100% healthy?
    And can i eat as much as i want from these snacks or there is a spicifc amount

  2. Hi again
    Ok if eat three snackes ber day can you tell me the allawed amount for each snack
    How many spoones or how many piceas pls.

  3. Do you have a magazine or just articles (with recipes) on your website? The foods look wonderful!

  4. Is the nutrition information available? I am on a stricr 40 carbs per day diet. By the way, it all looks very delicious!

    1. Robyn, The snacks that have recipes have the carbs listed when you go to the recipe. Otherwise, you can google how many carbs berries, nuts, etc. have. 🙂

  5. Isabelle, we usually go by serving size, but we definitely do not want anyone to go hungry or starve themselves! If one serving is not enough to tide you over, have some more, or have a banana with your pistachios or some hummus with your carrots.

  6. Thanks I feel encouraged today and I have a few ideas now for tomorrow one battle at a time?

  7. I love the choices of snacks. It gets bored when you eat the same thing every day. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is one of the best clean eating snack list I have ran across! My family is usually stocked up on several of these examples, but there are many on here that I have to try now. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Heather,

      Thank so much.
      I’ll work to create a few more good lists that have helped me. If you have any suggestions please let me know. 🙂

  9. I had weight loss surgery and need high protein low carbs. No white flour or sugar I find it difficult to make baked goods I would like a basic muffin recipe that I can add pumpkin, apples, bananas and any other fruit I need help me to stay on track I typically add protein powder to things I make to help increase protein counts I use a flavorless protein powder My family thought they were being nice and bought me a cake a bakery cake, guess they don’t get no sugar no white flour
    Thank you for helping me keep off 110 pounds and continue to lose. You can’t imagine how grateful I am

    1. Hi Brenda! Prunes are a low-glycemic fruit that are also high in fiber and other nutrients. Enjoy in moderation, as with any other snack. Have a great day!

  10. Gale! You spell your first name the same way I do! And… I’m 35lbs down from following a very strict diet that’s high protein, low carb, no white sugar. Small portions. I’ve got several lbs to lose yet & I’ve been looking for a good snack list that fits the bill. Since I’ve been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten is strictly out but many of your recipes are gluten-free. YAY! Thanks for an amazing resource!

  11. Everything in moderation just because a snack is healthy doesn’t mean you should snack all day. A suggestion you can snack in between meals or after a workout make sure you refuel with a good protein snack. Don’t snack if you are bored or not hungry. A snack is good to eat if you want a little treat to hold you over until you
    Can have a healthy meal. 😊

    1. Kimberly, I choose a snack that was satisfying but not filling. You will find several snacks that you’ll like more than others. This list is one that I still use to this day. They are great maintenance snacks. Best to you! 🙂

  12. Is there a way I can print these off? I’m trying to and the ads are covering the pictures or the info just isn’t showing up.

    1. Lesa, For now, click on the photos. I’m going to update this post and add a link to each recipe. Thanks so much!

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