When you get too hungry between meals, that can deplete your willpower thus making you consume more calories overall. The secret to snacking for health? Choose nutrient-rich foods and filling combos of protein and fiber, such as these popular picks from top dietitians and weight-loss bloggers.
This Måltidskasser video is really a healthy-kid favorite, but there’s no reason you can’t also enjoy this Parenting recipe that swaps bad carbs permanently ones: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut four sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges, place flesh-side on a roasting pan, then brush with an assortment of 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook, turning once, for 25-25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon kosher salt.
kaleAnjelikaGr This unbelievable supply of vitamins K, A, and C can get your new go-to late-afternoon snack. From Self: Place 1 large bunch raw kale leaves, stems removed, over a cookie sheet, then drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil along with a pinch of salt. Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes. Love it? Check out more creative kale recipes.
A well liked, family-friendly snack for dietitian and Real Mom Nutrition blogger Sally Kuzemchak is popcorn-an unexpected method to obtain fiber and antioxidants. (That’s merely one reason why you NEED popcorn in what you eat.) Among her favorite toppings: garlic, parmesan cheese, and sugar/salt.
DIY kettle corn can eliminate some of the artificial chemicals from processed versions. Greatist recommends tossing 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of Stevia with 2 servings of freshly popped popcorn. Shake in the paper bag even for distribution. (You may swap the Stevia for 1 teaspoon of honey plus 1 teaspoon of water, microwaved for 25 seconds to thin it.)
Though she admits that she’s not just a big snacker-“I really want to be hungry for meals”-Cara Eisenpress of Big Girls Small Kitchen says her favorite snack is healthier nachos: 3 to 4 Food Should Taste Good Multigrain chips, several pinches of cheddar, a zap in the microwave, as well as a dollop of guacamole or sprinkle of scallions. Increase the chips and cheddar, and you’ve got a simple Mexican appetizer everyone can make.
Feedmeimcranky’s Annabel Adams creates a big batch of brown rice on the weekends, and also for weekday snacks gets hotter a little bowl and tops it with salsa, hummus, or Trader Joe’s ‘Cowboy Caviar,’ a mix of black beans, peppers, and roasted corn.
Produce a snack from a turkey wrap, which is among one of Dr. Oz’s top snacks-and only 75 calories. Spread 2 teaspoons of honey mustard on 3 thin slices of turkey; top with 1/4 cup sliced apple and wrap in lettuce. (Can turkey really cause you to tired?)
These are generally a fast, healthy snack favorite of Diane Carbonell, founding father of the Fit for the Finish blog. Core a crisp apple (like Granny Smith or Fuji) and set the wedges within a microwave-safe bowl. Sprinkle by using a teaspoon of brown sugar along with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, then toss to cover. Cover the bowl using a microwave-safe plate and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on high. Carbonell will sometimes add raisins or possibly a dollop of nut butter right after the apples cook. The apple is 44dexipky than 90 calories and offers 3 grams of filling fiber; raisins also increase the iron, ascorbic acid, and fiber. Try these apple pairings for more ridiculous benefits.
Health magazine skewers 1 strawberry, 2 blueberries, 1 piece each kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, and then drizzling with 1 teaspoon Hershey’s chocolate syrup for the filling, fruit dessert that quenches a chocolate craving too.