Eating snacks with the right ratio of nutrients, with the right calories, will help keep your body energized and help you lose weight. Here are 6 healthy snacks that keep the calories down and the protein and fiber up!
⭐️ Power berry smoothie
This healthy snack recipe, which calls for soy protein powder and low-fat plain yogurt, contains 9 grams of protein; swap in Greek yogurt to add even more. Frozen berries add fiber (4 grams total), and honey provides sweetness. All this for only 139 calories!
Ingredients: Frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries), water, plain yogurt, honey, unsweetened soy protein powder.
One cup of edamame, or boiled soybeans, contains 17 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and 189 calories. A perfect snack all by itself! Serve hot or cold, season with salt, and enjoy.
⭐️ Chicken pita sandwich (half)
There's no reason you can't have smaller portions of "real" food as snacks. Whip up this chicken and veggie pita in the morning, and split it in half for two snacks throughout the day. Each half contains 200 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and more than 20 grams of protein.
Ingredients: Baby spinach, cooked skinless, boneless chicken, sliced red bell pepper, low-fat Italian vinaigrette, whole-grain pita.
⭐️ Canned tuna on whole-wheat crackers
If you don't want to incorporate dairy into every snack, a can of tuna (packaged in water) is another great source of lean protein plus healthy Omega-3s. For about 200 calories, you can enjoy 3 ounces of light tuna and 6 whole-wheat cracker.
⭐️ Roast garlic and edamame dip
Edamame is a great snack by itself, but it also makes a great ingredient in this creamy dip for raw veggies or whole-wheat pita bread. You can enjoy up to three servings in one snack session, for a total of 162 calories, 9 grams protein and 6 grams fiber.
⭐️ Shrimp stack
You may not think of shellfish as a grab-and-go healthy snack food, but you can put this tasty treat together in a flash if you keep pre-cooked shrimp on hand. With Greek yogurt and avocado, it's a protein powerhouse with 9 grams per serving (and 4 g fiber), for only 129 calories. ...