When you are on a diet and want to stick to your diet plan, or if you like healthy food do not ruin your effort with high-calorie snacks.
Instead, swap your high-calorie junk foods with filling lower calorie foods and reach for these easy crunchy and quick snacks!
1. Kale chips
Kale chips offer the same satisfying crunch but with fewer calories and sodium than junk food, it is a healthy alternative to chips and nachos.
One cup of Fresh Kale (~100g) contains about:
– 10 g carbohydrates
– 2 g fiber
– 40 mg sodium
– 1 g fat
– 50 calories
– 3 g protein.
Because it has no saturated fat or cholesterol, we can say that this is the healthiest snack of all.
2. Healthy apples
The apple contains less than 90 calories and provides iron, vitamin C, and fiber.
Core a crisp apple and put the wedges in a microwave bowl. Sprinkle with a cinnamon and nutmeg, add a teaspoon of brown sugar and toss to cover. Cover the bowl with a microwave plate and cook on high for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Blue cheese apricot balls
Reduced cream cheese and blue cheese with dried apricots and toasted walnuts, make a sweet mini cheese ball that is very low in calories. Serve bite-size balls with crackers.
– 15 chopped apricots (dry)
– 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese (reduced-fat)
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 6 ounces of cream cheese, (reduced-fat )
– 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary
– 6 tbsp chopped walnuts
In a bowl put cream and blue cheese and mix until smooth, with an electric mixer. Stir in apricots, salt and 2 tbsp of walnuts and shape mixture into 16 balls. In the other bowl mix 2 tbsp of the walnuts and the rosemary and roll balls to lightly cover with nut mixture.
4. Mediterranean chicken wraps
This sandwich wrap is the perfect lunch with flavors of the Mediterranean.These are easy to make and tasty, filled with crunchy vegetables and shredded chicken. Also, it is a nutritious meal, but with just 106 calories per serving.
– 3 tbsp hummus
– 1/4 cup pico de gallo
– 2 tbsp feta cheese
– 5 oz chicken breast
– 1/8 cup diced cucumber
– 1 celery stalk
– 28 inches low-carb high-fiber tortillas
Heat greased barbecue to medium heat. Grill chicken (165ºF) 6 to 8 min. on each side. Cut chicken into thin strips; place in medium bowl. In the other bowl add cheese, vegetables, and dressing; toss to evenly coat. Spread tortillas and add chicken, hummus and in the end vegetables and cheese. Enjoy!
5. Spicy watermelon and pistachios
The combination pepper, pistachios, and watermelon are just perfect! Something that you must taste! And not just tasty, but healthy too, with only about 130 calories.
– cayenne pepper
– 2 cups of chopped watermelon
– 1 tbsp of lime juice (fresh)
– 2 tsp chopped pistachios (roasted)
– 1/3 tsp of lime zest
Toss watermelon with lime juice and lime zest. Sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne pepper and pistachios.