Healthy snacking is essential if you’re trying to lose weight. Not only that, but eating the right things at the right times can also help you keep your energy up and your hunger-cravings down. Here are a few of our favorite healthy snacks for losing weight:
Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack. They've been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and may help prevent certain cancers, depression and other diseases. Despite being relatively high in fat, they are very filling. Several studies suggest that eating nuts in moderation can help you lose weight.
Nuts contain the perfect balance of healthy fat, protein and fiber. They contain about 180 calories in a 1 oz (28 grams) serving, on average. They also taste great and don't require refrigeration, so they're perfect for carrying with you when away from home.
Yogurt With Nuts And Or Berries
Younger adds a sprinkle of nuts to protein-rich fat-free yogurt for some satiating healthy fats. A small handful of berries or another chopped fruit will add texture and sweetness, plus filling fiber. It might sound basic, but it's a classic snack for a reason.
Baby Carrots And Hummus
Baby Carrots and hummus make a delicious and filling snack that contains a number of key vitamins and nutrients.
Egg On Toast
This healthy snack is great for breakfast lovers—it's as satisfying as a meal, but the slightly smaller portion size won't weigh you down. Plotkin recommends using hard-boiled eggs for convenience, which you can make ahead or buy. If you have access to a stove, you can also opt for a scrambled or fried egg.
Chocolate milk isn’t just for kids! It’s actually a great snack, especially for replenishing post-workout thanks to the simple carbs from the chocolate and the milk's lactose.