We all know that you need to lower your calorie intake when you want to lose weight. This is also important to keep in mind when you choose your snacks. The right snacks will not only help you beat the hunger but can also help you lose weight.
We have put together a list of filling, low-calorie snack ideas for when those hunger pains hit!
- USN Diet Fuel Ultralean
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- Veggies and hummus
Vegetables are low in energy but high in fibre and is thus the perfect snack to fill you up without all the extra calories. You can use veggies such as cucumber sticks, peppers, small carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas and celery. You can also choose reduced oil hummus to lower your energy intake even more.
- Green protein smoothie
Make sure you keep up your muscle mass up with this refreshing green smoothie. It contains BlueLab™ 100% Whey for extra protein. You can find the recipe here.
- Hardboiled eggs
Eggs are high in protein and will keep you full for a longer time. Protein helps with satiety to keep you feeling full and prevent you from eating more and consuming too many calories. You can sprinkle some coarse salt and black pepper, or you can dress it with sriracha for something spicy.
- Veggie wrap
To make this easy snack, pick your favourite veggies (such as carrots, peppers, cucumber etc.) and cut them julienne style. Then place them in a large lettuce leaf and wrap it up. You can also use a low-calorie dip (made from low fat yoghurt) for some extra flavour.
- Caprese salad skewers
This is a delicious snack that you can pack for lunch. All you need are cherry tomatoes, basil leaves and mozzarella cheese and line them on a skewer. Snacks have never been this easy!
- Plain yogurt with berries
Maintain good gut health with this snack. Plain yogurt is high in protein and contains gut-friendly bacteria that can help you maintain your gut health. This is a great snack option that is quick to prepare as well. You can choose different toppings such as berries, cinnamon and apple, or mango pieces to make the flavours more interesting. If you don’t have berries, you can alternatively drizzle a teaspoon of honey over the yogurt for sweetness.
- Roasted chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are the perfect snack if you are looking for something crunchy with lots of flavour. Roasting the chickpeas brings out a nutty flavour and you can use different spices each time to keep your snacks interesting.
- USN Pro Protein bar
If you are looking for an easy, delicious snack to satisfy sweet cravings but limit the calories, then this bar is for you. It is high in protein and is just about 136 calories. You can buy these bars here.
- Air-popped popcorn
Popcorn is surprisingly low in calories and can be flavoured with different spices to keep it interesting. 3 cups of air-popped popcorn contain about 3.6g fibre and only around 93 calories.
- Apple and peanut butter
If you are in the mood for something sweet try slicing up an apple and drizzle it with some peanut butter. This is a good snack option if you are tired the taste of apples. Peanut butter can be energy dense as well so try to choose peanut butter options with no added salt and sugar and only use a small amount per apple slice.
- Rice cake with cottage cheese
Cottage cheese is high in protein and can be used with many other foods to create low calorie snacks. Remember to choose low fat cottage cheese to make sure it is low in calories. You can sprinkle some coarse salt and black pepper and even add cucumber or gherkins for extra fibre and flavour.
These snacks can keep you energized and satisfied during the day. Remember that even though these snacks are low in calories, they should still be consumed in moderation otherwise it can also keep you from losing weight.