21 Of The Best Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss
Looking for a list of healthy snacks for weight loss? Look no further! When your stomach is grumbling- here is a complete list of healthy options!
Best Snacks For Losing Weight
Check out this list of snack ideas that are great for weight loss.
When choosing yogurt, be sure to read the nutrition labels. Sometimes there are options that are high in protein, but are also loaded with sugar. One good option is Dannon Oikos Triple Zero- this brand contains 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of added sugar, 0 artificial sweeteners and 15 grams of protein.
Tuna packets are easy and mess-free for on the go! There are so many benefits of enjoying tuna. According to Michael Jessimy, “tuna fish health benefits include: maintaining blood pressure, supporting heart health, improving the immune system, supporting eye health, promoting weight loss, increasing energy levels, improving blood circulation, preventing cancer and reducing inflammation.”
The Starkist brand is widely available and super reasonable in price! Depending on the flavor of tuna packet, there are around 14 grams of protein per packet.
Protein shakes are a quick way to get your body fueled! There are many protein shakes on the market. Keep an eye on the sugar content when selecting a protein. One brand that I enjoy is EAS AdvantEDGE Carb Control Protein Shakes. For me, it’s so simple to pop these in the fridge or my purse and have one when I need it. I never have to worry about having a shaker bottle handy. These shakes contain 17 grams of protein, 100 calories, 0 grams of sugar and 5 grams or less of carbohydrates.
Hard-boiled eggs are also easy to enjoy on-the-go! One hard-boiled egg contains six grams of protein. According to Kris Gunnars, “eggs are high in quality protein and also contain all the essential amino acids in the right ratios. [This means] your body is well-equipped to make full use of the protein in [the eggs].”
Did you know you can make hard-boiled eggs in the oven? This is a simple way to prep hard-boiled eggs without hassle.
According to Arlene Semeco “cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein with relatively few calories. It is also packed with many nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and selenium.”
Cottage cheese has 14 grams of protein in a half-cup serving and is also an easily portable food for on the go!
When it comes to navigating protein bars, proceed with caution! If you aren’t careful, you can end up eating a protein bar with as much nutrition value as a candy bar. When selecting a protein bar, be sure to keep an eye on the grams of sugar and carbohydrates. Also ensure that you are choosing a bar that has a decent amount of protein in it. Some protein bars are labeled as “protein bars” but actually contain very little protein.
Some of my trusted protein bar brands are: Quest, Pure Protein and ONE. I love all of these because they are high in protein and low in sugar!
Chicken salad made with avocado
Chicken is a great form of protein- but not necessarily an easy food to snack on. However, when you buy canned chicken or shred chicken and make chicken salad- you have a super convenient way to eat chicken.
I like to mix chicken with avocado for a healthy fat source and high protein snack. You can eat this chicken salad plain with a fork, with cucumbers, with whole wheat crackers, on top of a rice cake… The options are endless! What are your favorite ways to enjoy chicken salad?
1 cup of chicken has approximately 38 grams of protein!
Veggies with Greek yogurt dipping sauce
Veggies are always a great choice for snacking! Pair those veggies with a greek yogurt dipping sauce for an easy way to get that protein in!
One super easy recipe is to mix a Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet with Plain, Greek Yogurt. For convenience, make your greek yogurt dipping sauce ahead of time and store it in individual containers. There’s also many different versions of greek yogurt dressing you can make! Plain Greek Yogurt has 22 grams of protein per serving.
Popcorn is filling and a volume food! This means you can eat a lot of popcorn for not many calories! This is the perfect snack for nights that you feel like munching!
Chocolate Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
Craving chocolate, but trying to choose healthy options? Chocolate rice cakes with peanut butter are your new best friend! This combo is filling and also satisfies your sweet tooth!
Look for almonds that do not have added salts and extra ingredients. Almonds are high in protein and portable for an easy, on-the-go snack!
According to Medical News Today, blueberries can help heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure and diabetes management! Blueberries are also an easy snack for on-the-go.
Cubed cheese and crackers
Portion out one serving of crackers and add some cheese! You now have a filling snack and a cute, portable cheese-board!
Low-Fat String Cheese
String cheese is low in calories and high in calcium! String cheese is a great snack to have on hand for moments when you are rushing out the door.
If keeping fresh fruit around isn’t your thing, consider grabbing some freeze-dried fruit. When selecting freeze-dried fruit, make sure the only ingredient is fruit!
Bananas are high in potassium and also help with cramping! Bananas are also easy for throwing in your purse or lunch bag.
Put your grapes in the freezer for a tasty treat!
Deli Meat and Veggies
Get creative with your snacks! Pair your favorite deli meat with veggies for a simple, but delicious snack option.
Cubed cheese and eggs
Pair hard-boiled eggs with cheese for a new variation. Both cheese and eggs are portable for an on-the-go lifestyle.
Carrot sticks are easy to grab at the grocery store for a quick snack! You can pair carrot sticks with hummus or a healthy dressing.
Celery and peanut butter
Throw it back to your childhood days! Remember ants on a log?! Pair celery and peanut butter or almond butter for a crunchy, protein-packed snack.
Half an avocado with salt and pepper
Avocados are delicious and a great source of healthy fat! Mash half of an avocado with salt and pepper for a quick, simple snack.
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter or almond butter is filling and easy!
No need to pay $20 for avo toast for the ‘gram! Make your own at home!
Who says oatmeal is just for breakfast? Oatmeal is great for any time of the day! For extra protein, I like to mix chocolate protein powder with my oatmeal!
Apple and almond butter
An apple paired with almond butter will kick your sweet tooth to the curb and keep you full.
Sweet potato fries
Craving french fries? Sweet potato fries are a great alternative! You can make your own sweet potato fries in your oven or in an air-fryer!
Veggies and Hummus
Carrots, peppers, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes all make for great dippers in hummus! Any veggie paired with hummus makes a great healthy choice.
What are your favorite healthy snacks for weight loss?