Snacks can be your worst enemy when you are trying to lose weight. If you are not careful, hundreds of extra calories can sneak into your daily diet in between meals. That is why it is important to pick snacks that are nutritious and satisfying without packing in too many calories. Our ten best picks for healthy snacks include:
1. Cheese and crackers. A low fat cheese and whole grain crackers are your best bet. This fiber and protein packed snack will keep you sated until dinner time. 2. A shrimp cocktail. Spicy cocktail sauce gives you flavor without fat, and shrimp's protein helps you feel full. 3. Air popped popcorn. Top with garlic powder or curry powder for flavor and crunch without the calories. 4. Mini muffins. If you stick with two or three, you can have a nice, sweet snack without too many calories. 5. Low-fat chocolate milk. The protein and calcium are good for your health. The chocolate flavor is sweet and satisfying without too many calories. 6. Peanut butter sandwiches. Eat them on whole grain bread, with a teaspoon of low-sugar fruit spread. The protein and fiber keep you feeling full between meals. 7. Yogurt with fresh fruit. Low-fat Greek yogurt has a thick and creamy texture that is very satisfying. The fruit gives your snack a sweet kick without sabotaging your weight loss efforts. 8. Fiber bars. Head into any health food store in Annapolis, and you will find a wide selection of high protein, low fat snack bars. Keep one in your desk at work to cure afternoon hunger. 9. Airy snacks like Pop-Chips or rice cakes. These are good for when you are craving something crunchy. 10. Nuts. Pistachios, walnuts, and almonds all pack in protein and vitamins without too many calories.
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