Protein, such as from fish, low-fat dairy, chicken, egg, or beans
Whole grain, such as whole-wheat bread or pasta, oats, brown rice, whole-grain cereal
Healthy fat, such as from nuts, peanuts, olive oil, or avocado
And it should meet these criteria.
Low in sugar, refined starch, and solid fats.
Easy to prepare.
These are 40 healthy snacks that can help you lose weight. Each has no more than 200 calories. They all contain nutrient-dense foods. And they are easy to prepare and taste great!
Vegetable Snacks for Weight Loss
1 cup of celery sticks and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 cup of bell pepper strips with 2 tablespoons of hummus
Eggplant dip (baba ghanouj) made with pureed eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, served with raw vegetables
1/2 cup of cauliflower florets with 1/4 cup of guacamole
Baked kale chips with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and (optional) parmesan cheese
1 cup of sliced zucchini or eggplant, grilled with olive oil and served with 1 ounce of low-fat cheese
1/2 cup of corn mixed with 1/2 cup of chopped vegetables and 2 tablespoons of light vinaigrette dressing
1/2 baked sweet potato with 1/2 cup of fat-free Greek yogurt
Fruit Snacks for Weight Loss
1/2 cup of apple slices and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 medium apple, pear, or banana
1/2 ounce of unsweetened or at least 75% dark chocolate and 5 strawberries
2 tangerines or 1 large orange
1 sliced pear spread with 1 ounce of blue or goat cheese
1 cup of baby carrots and 1/4 cup of tzatziki
1/2 cup chopped cucumber with 1 ounce of feta cheese, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1/2 cup of halved grape tomatoes, squeeze of lemon juice, and oregano
1 banana with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
Protein Snacks for Weight Loss
1 low-fat string cheese stick
1 hard-boiled egg
1 container of plain Greek yogurt
Caprese salad with 1 ounce of mozzarella cheese, sliced tomato, fresh basil, and 2 teaspoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of fat-free refried beans
1/2 cup of cottage cheese
1/2 cup of cottage cheese with 3/4 cup of sliced peaches
Pouch of tuna or 3 to 5 ounces of canned tuna
1/2 cup of edamame (green soybeans)
1/2 cup of garbanzo beans
12 walnut halves
Whole-Grain Snacks for Weight Loss
3 cups of air-popped popcorn
1 packet of plain instant oatmeal
2 large brown rice cakes
1 large brown rice cake with 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter
‚1/3 cup of cooked brown rice with 1 ounce of low-fat cheddar cheese
1 slice of whole-grain bread with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
Tortilla roll-up with 1 whole-grain tortilla, 1/4 cup of low-fat cottage cheese, and chopped lettuce and tomato
‚1/3 cup of leftover cooked whole-grain pasta mixed with 1 ounce of low-fat cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes
Pizza with 1/2 whole-grain English muffin with tomato sauce and low-fat cheese
Half whole-wheat pita with 1 tablespoon of hummus and shredded lettuce
Quesadilla with small whole-grain tortilla with 1 ounce of low-fat cheese
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