9 Healthy Snacks for Weight loss
Being at home more means more easy trips to the cupboard, here is a list of 9 things to have in your house to help with healthy snacking. Much better option that those Easter eggs that just seem to grow bigger everyday!
1. Apple slices with peanut butter
Apples and peanut butter taste fantastic together.
Peanut butter may have additional benefits for heart health. It has been shown to increase HDL (good) cholesterol and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.
That said, peanut butter is fairly high in calories. Although it generally hasn’t been linked to weight gain, it’s best consumed in moderation.
A medium apple with 1 tablespoon (15 grams) of natural peanut butter provides a nice balance of sweet flavor with crisp and creamy textures at under 200 calories.
2. A piece of fruit
Healthy snacks don’t need to be complicated. Just a single piece of fruit can be incredibly satisfying.
Portable, easy-to-eat fruits include bananas, apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, and oranges.
Olives are very high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and provide powerful antioxidants
The plant compounds in olives may reduce inflammation, insulin levels
depending on their size, 25 green or black olives have 100–175 calories.
4. Sun-dried tomatoes
Sun-dried tomatoes contain more lycopene than regular tomatoes.
What’s more, they are usually packed in olive oil, which helps your body absorb more of their lycopene.
A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil provides 170% of the DV for vitamin C and just over 200 calories.
5. Canned salmon
Canned fish is a fantastic, healthy snack that requires no refrigeration.
Salmon are extremely high in omega-3 fatty acids that decrease your risk of heart disease and other health problems.
Fish is also a great source of weight-loss-friendly protein, potassium, and vitamin B12. Many types of fish are also high in magnesium.
A 100-gram serving of salmon contains 17–23 grams of protein and 130–180 calories.
6. Mixed nuts
Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack.
They’re linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, Despite being relatively high in fat, they are very filling. Several studies suggest that eating nuts in moderation can help you lose weight
Nuts provide the perfect balance of healthy fat, protein, and fiber. They contain 180 calories in a 28-gram serving, on average.
Because they don’t require refrigeration, they’re perfect for taking on the go.
7. Celery sticks with cream cheese
Celery sticks with cream cheese are a classic low-carb, filling snack.
Celery contains luteolin, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and may help prevent cancer
Five small celery sticks with 60 grams of cream cheese harbors fewer than 200 calories.
8. Hard-boiled eggs
Eggs are one of the healthiest and most weight-loss-friendly foods you can eat.
They pack plenty of protein, as well as vitamins K2 and B12.
Eggs are incredibly filling and may reduce the number of calories you eat for many hours, which should help you lose weight.
Although their high cholesterol content gave them a bad reputation for years, more recent studies suggest that moderate egg intake doesn’t have any effect on your risk of heart disease.
Two large, hard-boiled eggs contain about 140 calories and 13 grams of protein.
9. Dried unsweetened coconut
Dried coconut is tasty, filling, and portable.
It’s high in fat, including medium-chain fats that may increase metabolism and promote weight loss.
Make sure to get the unsweetened type, since many packaged options harbor sugar. Unsweetened dried coconut packs about 185 calories in 28 grams serving.