Snacks are a great way to stave off hunger pangs between meals, and you’ll find that eating the RIGHT snacks can help you to avoid food cravings and keep your appetite under control. But how many of us snack right? How many people actually eat the smart snacks that do our body good? If you want to eat a lot of something to fill up, here are a few healthy snacks to eat without limit:
Cottage cheese is LOADED with protein–13 grams in just half a cup of the delicious, odd-looking cheese curds. You’ll find that it makes for a brilliant snack, one you can prepare in dozens of ways according to your preferences. If you want something sweet, simply throw in some berries, seeds, and nuts. If you prefer savory, mix in garlic, onions, salt, and spices. Cottage cheese is a truly brilliant snack, and it will help you build serious muscle. Best of all, it’s fairly low in calories!
If you want to fill up, go for veggie sticks! They contain almost NO calories, but they’re packed with dietary fiber. You can pretty much eat as much of these sticks as you want, and you won’t add hardly any calories to your diet. For those who struggle with hunger pangs during the day, pack a Tupperware container of cucumber, celery, and carrot sticks, and munch away any time you feel the cravings or hunger coming on.
The Right Ice Cream
Arctic Zero is a brilliant brand of ice cream that packs a flavor punch, but without all the calories. In fact, it’s a prebiotic treat that will do wonders for your digestive system, and you’ll love the rich taste of the incredibly low-calorie ice cream. At just 150 calories per pint, you can finish off a whole tub of the stuff without worrying about your diet.
When it comes to fruit, you usually have to control your intake. Not so with watermelon. The fruit contains more than 90% water, but it’s brilliantly low in calories. In fact, in a single cup of watermelon, you get just 11 calories. You can eat an entire watermelon half and consume fewer than 100 calories, and you’ll find yourself STUFFED on fiber and water. Watermelons are also rich in antioxidants, so they make a healthy addition to any diet. You can make watermelons into a juice, a slushie, or just eat it whole!
These mini cheeses taste amazing, but they’re also a wonderfully healthy option for your snacks. Each little ball of cheese contains 5 grams of protein, so having a few of them before your workout will help to fuel your muscles. They also will help to promote fat burning, as they provide your body with the healthy fats it needs. You can eat three or four of them in one sitting, but why not limit yourself to just one or two? According to one study, people who eat pre-packaged portions will often have an easier time limiting themselves and controlling the amount of food they eat.
Hummus can be a bit higher in calories, depending on its contents. If you make hummus using olive oil, you’ll find that it will contain more calories than it would if you just used lemon juice and tahini. But any way you cut it, hummus is an incredibly healthy snack that you can eat A LOT of without really worrying. The high protein content of the chick peas makes it an awesome choice for any occasion, and you’ll get a good dose of fiber with every bite.