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20 Healthy Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

By CM Chaney · April 19, 2024

20 Healthy Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Snacking has become a significant part of our daily diet, with a quarter of our calories coming from snacks, according to a study done by the USDA-ARS.

However, snacks don't have to be a guilty pleasure.

When chosen wisely, they can provide essential nutrients, maintain energy levels between meals, and even aid in weight loss. The key is to select snacks that are high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, which can help you feel full and satisfied.

In this article, we explore 20 healthy snack options that can support your weight loss goals.  Unsplash/Giorgio Trovato

Kale Chips

Kale, a nutritional powerhouse packed with fiber, antioxidants, and minerals, has less oxalic acid than other leafy greens, allowing for better calcium absorption. When paired with olive oil, kale chips become a delicious, crispy, and satisfying snack that can help you feel full and nourished.  charlesdeluvio on Unsplash

Dark Chocolate and Almonds

Dark chocolate and almonds make a fantastic pair, offering antioxidants and healthy fats. Enjoy a couple of teaspoons of dark chocolate chips or a square of dark chocolate with a handful of nuts for a balanced and indulgent snack.  Jocelyn Morales on Unsplash

Celery with Peanut Butter

Two medium celery stalks provide fiber and potassium, while 2 tablespoons of peanut butter add protein and more fiber. This classic combination creates a crunchy and satisfying snack that keeps you feeling full and energized.  Wikimedia/Douglas Paul Perkins

Greek Yogurt and Strawberries

Greek yogurt's thick, creamy texture packs protein and calcium into a low-calorie serving. Top it with sliced strawberries for added fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, creating a well-balanced and refreshing snack.  Wesual Click on Unsplash

Diced Pear with Cottage Cheese

Pears, with their high fiber content, pair perfectly with creamy and protein-rich cottage cheese. This balanced snack combination helps you feel fuller and satisfied between meals.  Moritz Kindler on Unsplash

Cherry Tomatoes with Mozzarella

Mix cherry tomatoes with mozzarella, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil for a nutritious and delicious snack. This combination provides protein, fiber, and healthy fats while helping you increase your vegetable intake.  Gavin Tyte on Unsplash

Apple Slices with Almond Butter and Honey

Slice your favorite apple for fiber and dip into a mix of almond butter, which offers protein and fiber, and a drizzle of honey. This sweet and creamy combination is perfect for satisfying your cravings while providing essential nutrients.   Jessica Lewis on Unsplash

Chia Pudding

Chia seeds, loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and plant-based protein, form a jelly-like consistency when soaked in liquid. This makes them perfect for creating nutrient-dense puddings that keep you feeling full and satisfied.  Yulia Khlebnikova on Unsplash

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Eggs are incredibly filling due to their high protein content. Consuming moderate amounts of eggs, including the nutrient-rich yolk, may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Hard-boiled eggs make a convenient and satiating snack.  Mustafa Bashari on Unsplash

Baby Carrots with Blue Cheese Dressing

Pairing baby carrots with a creamy blue cheese dressing not only keeps you fuller but also increases the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. This light snack combination is both satisfying and nutritious.  Pon Esakki Sundar on Unsplash

Guacamole with Jicama

Guacamole snack packs provide fiber and heart-healthy fats, while jicama sticks add a refreshing crunch. This unique pairing offers a satisfying and nutrient-dense snack option.  Jonathan Reynaga on Pexels

Whole Grain Cereal with Milk

Choose a whole grain cereal with less added sugar, more fiber, and a moderate calorie count. Pair it with your favorite milk for a comforting and nourishing snack any time of day.  Wikimedia/Th78blue

Cheese Stick and Mandarin Orange

Cheese sticks offer a quick protein boost, while mandarin oranges provide refreshing fiber. This portable snack combination is perfect for busy days when you need a nutritious pick-me-up.   Karolina Kołodziejczak on Unsplash

Broccoli Florets with Pimento Cheese

Broccoli florets, rich in fiber and cancer-fighting compounds, pair well with savory pimento cheese. This satisfying snack combination helps you increase your vegetable intake while keeping you full.   Anastasiya Badun on Unsplash

Carrots with Hummus

The classic combination of carrots and hummus offers a substantial snack packed with fiber and protein. Convenient snack packs make this duo an easy choice for a quick and healthy bite.  Ludovic Avice on Unsplash

Beef Jerky or Beef Sticks

Beef jerky and beef sticks make excellent portable, high-protein snacks. Choose brands with minimal added ingredients and lower sodium content for a healthier option.  Alex Bayev on Unsplash

Protein Smoothie

Protein smoothies are a convenient way to increase your protein intake and create a filling snack. Blend your favorite protein source with fruits, veggies, and healthy fats for a nutrient-rich treat.  Denis Tuksar on Unsplash

Grapefruit and Cheddar Cheese

Grapefruit, known for its potential to aid in weight loss and improve heart health, pairs well with a small wedge of cheddar cheese. This combination offers protein, calcium, and a balance of sweet and savory flavors.  Łukasz Rawa on Unsplash

Cauliflower Florets, Ranch Dip, and Pretzels

Cauliflower florets, low in calories and high in fiber, are made even more enjoyable with a classic ranch dip. Add a mini bag of pretzels for a fun and balanced snack.  engin akyurt on Unsplash

Egg Wrap with Cheese and Spinach

Egg-based wraps, low in calories and high in protein, serve as a versatile base for various fillings. Try them with shredded cheese, salsa, leftover chicken, or roasted veggies for a quick and satisfying snack.

(This content was created with the help of AI, and edited by a human.)  Gaby Aziz on Unsplash