One Month of Healthy Snacking

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When you’re hungry, standing in front of the fridge trying to pick something healthy to snack on often leads in failure. This month, stop impulse-eating in its tracks by stocking up on the right, healthy snacks. Post this list on the refrigerator door for easy decision making and low-calorie options.

One Month of Healthy Snacking:

  1. Jicama: This sweet, root vegetable is most often peeled and cut into cubes. It’s a great way to get a crunchy snack, without the calories. Store any extra pieces of jicama in water if you can’t eat the whole thing.
  2. A Cup of Tea: Often times our hunger can be subsided by quenching our thirst. A cup of tea has nearly zero calories, and there are hundreds of flavors out there to suit your taste buds. Click here to learn more about how tea promotes weight loss.
  3. Kalamata Olives:  These salty snacks will curb your craving, and they provide healthy fats. Plus, 10 olives are just 90 calories!
  4. Popcorn: This snack is easy to take on-the-go. Popping it yourself is the healthiest way to go to avoid unnecessary additives.
  5. Dill Pickles: At only 5 calories a spear, these crunchy snacks are a great snacking choice.
  6. Hard-boiled Eggs: A hard-boiled egg is the perfect protein treat. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and you’re good to go! Learn more about the health benefits of eggs here.
  7. Fennel Slices: Fennel is great to cook with, but it’s also a tasty, raw snack. Grab a bulb and slice it up this licorice-flavored treat.
  8. Radishes: Try growing your own this summer in your garden! Each radish is only one calorie.
  9. Frozen Berries: Freeze your blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries for a snack that will cool you off this summer and curb your sugar craving.
  10. Rice Cake with Nut Butter:  Spread  1 teaspoon of your favorite nut butter on a rice cake to keep it under 99 calories. Try our homemade peanut butter.
  11. Avocado Half: Sprinkle a half of an avocado with a little salt and squeeze of lime juice for an easy, guacamole snack. Use a spoon and scoop it right out of the skin. Learn more about the health benefits of avocados by clicking here.
  12. Grapefruit: Drizzle half of a grapefruit with agave nectar for a refreshing snack that’s less than 99 calories.
  13. Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a great snack that will fill you up and give you energy. It’s even rumored that eating oatmeal makes you happier. A ½ cup serving will keep your calorie count low. Try one of our favorite recipes, Chocolate Oatmeal with Egg Whites.
  14. Asparagus Spears: These detoxifying vegetables are a great alternative if you are sick of the standard carrots and celery for dipping into your favorite dressing.
  15. Boiled Red Beets: You can now find boiled beets in the grocery store. Serve with a few teaspoons of crumbled goat cheese for a hearty salad snack.
  16. Pears and Blue Cheese: Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles over slices of your favorite type of pear.
  17. Caprese Skewers: Using a toothpick, skewer one cherry tomato, one small cube of mozzarella cheese, and one basil leaf. Sprinkle with salt and pepper for an impressive, low-cal snack.
  18. Cantaloupe Cottage Cheese:  Stir together 1/4 cup cottage cheese with ½ cup cubed cantaloupe.
  19. Whole Pistachios: This green nut will curb your craving, and the fact that you have to take them out of the shell will prevent you from over-indulging.  25 nuts is under 99 calories. For a special treat, try our Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters.
  20. Pumpkin “Pie”: Stir together 1/4 cup lowfat Greek plain yogurt, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and a drizzle of agave. Mmm…
  21. English Muffin and Apple Butter: Spread 1 tablespoon of apple butter over half of a whole-grain English muffin.
  22. “Cookie Dough”: Spread a small amount (think pea-sized) of peanut butter on to your banana as you take each bite. Top each bite with one dark chocolate chip and you’ll swear you’re eating cookie dough – but it’s much healthier!
  23. Café Latte: One 8oz latte with skim (or milk alternative) is less than 99 calories.
  24. Sweet Potato: Mix ½ cup of baked sweet potato with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Or, give our Sweet Potato Chips a try!
  25. Roasted Seaweed Snacks: At only 30 calories per serving, this tasty snack is also full of nutrients.
  26. Roasted Chickpeas: Rinse one can of chickpeas and toss with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasoned salt or smoked paprika. Roast at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. One 1 ounce serving is 55 calories.
  27. Healthy Chips: Instead of trying to find them at the store, try our Southwestern Kale Chips.
  28. Veggies and Hummus: Slice up a few of your favorite fresh veggies and dip them in our savory Zucchini Hummus.
  29. Edamame: Try 1/4 cup boiled edamame with just a sprinkle of salt.
  30. Tomato and Feta: Slice a Beefsteak tomato and sprinkle with feta for a tasty Mediterranean-inspired treat.

One Comment on "One Month of Healthy Snacking"

  1. Shaye  July 20, 2013

    These all sound great!!! I love this site!

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