You may be thinking to yourself that you need to cut out snacks to lose weight. After all, if you can just reduce your caloric intake, then you’ll be able to lose that on extra pound is the general mindset of the time. But snacks are actually what you need to eat to lose weight. They stop you from over eating and they help you to keep your metabolism running high. Below are some healthy homemade snack alternatives you can make:
Greek yogurt with raspberries and honey
This is the ultimate snack combo; its creamy, sweet, and satiating. It’s downright indulgent; it shouldn’t be so good, but it is. This snack has fiber, protein, and healthy fats that will not only give you energy but will boost your metabolism and optimize your digestive tract. It has vitamin C as well which can also help to keep your immune system up to snuff.
Grapes and walnuts
This is a fantastic little snack combo that you may be underestimating even though it’s a classic. Grapes and walnuts work together to provide you energy and protein. And they are sweet, so you won’t have to work too hard to eat them – you will want to eat them. The protein content will help keep you satiated and stop you from overeating as well. Store away a handful of walnuts in an insulated food jar and keep it on your work desk as well!
Edamame can be more than those fun little bean appetizers you eat at sushi restaurants. You can buy a bag of edamame and turn it into your daily snack. A single cup of edamame meets a full 1/3 of your daily recommended fiber and protein requirements. They are also fun to eat. The act that you have to shuck them from their shells helps you to control your eating and pace yourself, which is a great way to prevent over eating.
Mediterranean hummus tray
Hummus is one of the staples of the Mediterranean diet, one of the diets that is highest ranked for its health profile. A hummus tray has everything a healthy snack needs. It is high in fiber and low in fat, and filled with vitamins and minerals.