Who doesn’t LOVE to snack!
Rather you’re watching a movie, or just having a few friends over, snacking is the ultimate kit.
On the other hand, snacks in general are a bad decision, especially if you try to stay fit and maintain a healthy weight.
But what if I tell you that I have the best snacks for weight loss right here!
These 20 easy healthy snack ideas are the best snacks for weight loss and the ultimate fitness treats for every one of you craving for a crunchy refreshment between the meals.
They are the smartest choices to help you enjoy snacking and still maintain fit and balanced body.
Believe me, snacking has never been so delicious and clean at the same time, so head on to these easy healthy snack ideas, the best snacks for weight loss you’ll ever get!
1. Mozzarella sticks
You know how the classic mozzarella sticks recipe is not that healthy choice for two reasons:
First they’re usually covered in breadcrumbs, and second they’re fried.
Well, what about rolling them into a grounded seeds mixture instead of the breadcrumbs, and baking them in the oven on a baking sheet?
Well that’s a pretty healthier option.
I rolled them in eggs and then in grounded sunflower and flax seed mixture, spiced with oregano and sea salt.
And they tasted amazing, you have to try them.
Bake them for 15 minutes in a preheated oven, or until they turn golden.
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2. Cucumber Circles With Hummus
Cucumber is one of the healthiest snacks you can get, because it’s 90% water.
Peel it nicely, cut in thin bands, and serve it together with your favorite hummus recipe.
It’s a great combo, you’re going to love it!
3. Seed Crackers
I’ve tried many seed cracker recipes, but my all time favorite is the one with peanuts.
You’re going to need:
- 200 grams of baked unsalted peanuts
- 60 grams sunflower seeds
- 30 grams flax seeds
- 30 grams sesame seeds
- 2 egg whites
- 2-3 teaspoons Himalayan salt
- 20 ml water
Blend all the seeds, and then mix them together with the other ingredients.
Place them on a baking sheet, and bake them 10-15 minutes on a preheated 180 degrees oven.
You can add other spices by choice.
Beef or turkey, jerky is a great snack.
It’s a good source of protein and it takes a bit of mouth-power to eat, so you’ll find yourself more satisfied.
As long as you double check for the hidden sugars i your next package, you’re all set.
5. Spicy roasted chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are such a great idea to satisfy your snacking cravings in any part of the day.
They’re salty, crunchy, spicy, and yet, healthy.
The only ingredients you’re going to need are:
- chickpeas (canned or home boiled)
- olive oil
So, preheat the oven to 230°C.
Toss the chickpeas and olive oil together in a large bowl until the chickpeas are lightly coated and then stir in the spices, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and minced garlic, and mix the nicely.
Spread them onto a baking sheet, and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring the pan halfway through.
You’ll know they’re done when they shrink up a little bit, and get crunchy on the outside.
Photo credit: Simple Vegan Blog
6. Roasted chestnuts
I love chestnuts!
Boiled or roasted – they’re the perfect snack to satisfy the cravings.
Preheat your oven to 180°C and place the chestnuts in a single layer on a baking tray.
The important thing here is you have to cut your slit into the chestnut before putting them on the pan.
Bake them for 15-25 minutes, it all depends on how large they are.
You don’t even have to sprinkle salt over them, because they are really delicious on their own.
Make sure to not eat more than a cup of them – they’re not that low in carbs, but they’re filled with fibers and pretty healthy.
Pistachios are tiny, but they pack a powerful nutritional punch.
They contain protein, fiber and a wealth of vitamins and minerals.
Adding pistachios to your healthy eating plan is a great idea for weight loss, healthy body and heart.
A hand or two for snacks will set you up, just make sure to look for pistachios that are roasted without salt or with sea or Himalayan salt, to keep these nuts as nutritious as possible.
8. Baby carrots with curry dip
This is a great snack for those who love dips.
The curry dip is my all time favorite, you just have to mix full fat Greek yogurt, mustard and a teaspoon of curry.
You can add any other spices by choice to this base, and it will still taste amazing while dipping with your baby carrots.
9. Green Beans Fries
People say if your food is green, your food is good 🙂
Well, depending on this, my next snack idea is pretty good because is all green, and yet so delicious.
What you should do is place the green beans into a larger bowl, pour olive oil, salt and spices you like and a little bit of Parmesan, and stir everything well.
Add them on a baking sheet and bake them on 200°C until they turn into chips.
You can do this same thing on almost every veggie, and they will taste amazing.
10. Frozen Blueberry yogurt bites
If you have a sweet tooth, and don’t want to ruin your weight loss efforts, this might be a great thing to try.
This is actually one of the best desert snack for weight loss.
You’re going to need:
- 1 pint container blueberries
- 1 cup sugar free Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon stevia
Stir together the yogurt and the stevia and gently fold in the blueberries to coat in the yogurt. Scoop them up with a fork, and place them on a baking sheet, making sure not to have them touch.
Freeze them for about an hour, and get ready to snack!
Photo Credit: Skinny Mom
11. Unsalted Peanuts
Peanuts are not that bad of a choice, as long as you watch the portion and make sure they’re not loaded with sodium.
If so, try to pick baked ones, spiced with Himalayan or sea salt, and you’re all set.
12. Paprika Sticks With Guacamole
This is my number 1 snack when it comes to having some friends over.
Just mix up your favorite guacamole recipe, cut out paprika sticks and start dipping.
You can combine paprika sticks with curry sauce too, they’re the number one snack when it comes to loading up with Vitamin C too.
13. Cottage Cheese
I like to refer to it as my fit ice-cream.
If you can’t make it to dinner, cottage cheese might be the perfect fit.
Just make sure you choose a low-sodium brand, because others can really sneak in the salt.
14. Sunflower Seeds
This is so contagious, once you start snacking it’s so hard to stop.
Buy sunflower seeds with the shell, and feel free to snack a whole cup.
Seeds and nuts are not dangerous at all of you workout daily and if you eat low carb, sugar free foods.
15. Parmesan Roasted tomatoes
This snack idea is an easy and fast one, you have to try it.
You just need:
- a couple of tomatoes
First, rinse the tomatoes and slice them into halves.
Toss gently with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Arrange the tomatoes on a baking paper, and top them with grated Parmesan cheese.
Roast for about 15-20 minutes on 200°C on preheated oven, or until the Parmesan cheese melted and the top is slightly browned.
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Almonds are the perfect quick and easy weight loss snack.
By including a hand or two as a snack, you will also consume a healthy amount of fiber, which will satisfy your hunger, and promote your weight loss.
It is for the best to take them raw, but if you like them a bit salty, you can roast them for a few minutes with sea or Himalayan salt.
17. Home Baked Zucchini chips
Home baked chips are my personal favorite.
Especially dehydrated zucchini, they’re the best.
What you should do is cut the zucchini in thin slices, toss in a little bit of olive oil, Himalayan salt and pepper.
Bake for 30 minutes on a preheated 230°C. You can do this with almost every veggie you want.
18. Asparagus Bacon Sticks
This yummy snack is one you have to try if you haven’t tried yet.
They’re so easy to make, you just need to roll the asparagus sticks in slices of bacon, and bake them for a few minutes, or just until the bacon gets crispy.
Some fry them in a pan, but believe me they’re much better if you oven roast them on a baking paper.
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Cashew nuts are nutritionally much the same as other nuts.
They are high in healthy fat, rich in vitamin E and a good source of minerals, particularly magnesium and zinc.
You can have a hand or two, and never question the choice you’ve made, because they’re delicious and nutritious.
20. Celery peanut butter sticks
And last, but definitely not least of my snacks for weight loss, are my celery peanut butter sticks.
They are so easy to make and still so crunchy and mouth watering.
Prepare a few sticks of celery with a thin layer of peanut butter over it.
You can sprinkle sunflower seeds over them, and they’ll taste so amazing.
This is a low carbs snack you have to try, or even better prepare to your fit friends, they’re gonna love it!
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Fit Girls, It’s Your Time To Get Fit Snacking!
Next time you crave for a snack, choose one of my best snacks for weight loss and you won’t have to worry about ruining your fitness efforts.
These healthy easy snack ideas will help you satisfy your cravings and stay fit at the same time.
And don’t forget, snacks are not bad for you, if they’re healthy.
Happy snacking, girls!!!