Love your body with snacks that support your journey to shed pounds. Here are the best on-the-go snacks for weight loss.
Healthy snacks are an important part of weight loss. They keep your body fueled and help stave off hunger between meals. In fact, the most effective way to maintain long-term weight loss is to aim to eat three small meals and two nutritious snacks each day.
Apples do more than keep the doctor away–they also help trim that tummy. A fresh apple is rich in pectin, a water soluble fiber naturally found in the cell walls of plants. It also helps reduce the amount of cholesterol the intestines absorbs. The best part is that apples are the ultimate on-the-go snacks for weight loss. Simply toss one in your bag in the morning for a fresh delicious snack anytime of day. You can also snack on apples in:
Best Ever Applesauce Spice Muffins
Slow Cooker Applesauce
Get nuts about nuts when you want to shed pounds. Nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, which satisfy the appetite. In addition, these healthy fats make it harder for the body to absorb fat in the abdominal area, and that can decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of life-altering conditions that include high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. Choose unsalted nuts, such as almonds or walnuts. Try:
Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Clean Eating Almond Butter and Jelly
3. Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese Stick
Don’t let the kids hog all the cheese sticks! Those same sticks you pack in their lunches are a smart way to satisfy your appetite while losing weight. Pair a cheese stick with a piece of fresh fruit, like an apple, banana, or pear for an easy, tasty snack to help you lose weight.
4. Homemade Energy Snack
You don’t need to reach for processed snack bars when the munchies strike. At SkinnyMs., we love preparing homemade energy snacks that are great on the go. Our recipes include whole food ingredients to support weight loss and satisfy the munchies. Try:
No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Energy Bites
Superfood Protein Bars
5. Greek Yogurt
This superfood is a fab to-go snack. It offers protein to help satisfy your appetite and feed lean muscle tissue, which burns more calories than fat tissue (in other words, it raises the metabolism). Reach for plain, nonfat yogurt and top it with fresh berries, or dig into:
Berry Chia Yogurt Parfait
Creamy Orange Passion Smoothie
This fish is relatively low in calories, too–three ounces packed in water delivers fewer than 75 calories per serving. It’s also full of protein to satisfy your appetite and help you feel full longer. We love tuna as an on-the-go snack because it’s easy to pack into a single serving container and it works perfectly in a whole wheat wrap. Here are a couple recipes to try:
Lite Tuna Melt Wrap
Jalapeno Lime Tuna Salad
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