Snack foods shouldn’t have as many calories as your main meals. Their main purpose is to keep you feeling fulfilled during those in between times. Many snack foods out there tend to be packed with calories, fat, and sugar…making that tiny nibble seem pretty dangerous if you’re trying to lose weight. There are many snack options out there that won’t hurt your waistline. If you’re searching for ideas, here are four snacks under 150 calories:
Yes, you can actually enjoy your snacks without totally blowing your weight loss goals. This first recipe has just 91 calories per serving and is sure to be a hit. Start by pre-heating your oven to 425°. Next, you’ll need to heat a pan over medium heat on your stove. Add 1/3 of a cup of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) and cook until toasted. Remove that from the heat and place into a dish. Cut skim mozzarella cheese into 1-inch pieces and dip each piece into an egg substitute. Then dip that into the panko. Place each piece onto a baking sheet and bake for about 3 minutes. It won’t take long to enjoy this tasty treat!
Lightly Buttered Popcorn
Popcorn isn’t just for the movie theatre anymore. It is actually a quick and healthy snack that is sure to fill you up when you’re feeling peckish. Corn is high in fibre and has lots of vitamin C and folic acid. On its’ own, popcorn can be a great thing. The key is not to add too much butter and salt. That is what makes it a high calorie item. Instead, choose a no butter or lightly buttered popcorn. For 110 calories you can enjoy three and a half cups.
Carrot Sticks With Sesame Seeds
Running low on time? Then this is one quick snack idea that will help you eat well – and quickly. All you need are two cups of baby carrots, 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds, and a small amount of dried thyme and salt. Toss them together in a bowl and they’re ready to eat. This is one simple way to put a new twist on an old classic – with just 50 calories a serving.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
To blend salty and sweet flavours together, try peanut butter and chocolate dipped pretzels. Shockingly, there are just 135 calories in each serving. This is great if you have some friends over or if you want to indulge a little…without eating too many calories. Start by lining a tray with parchment paper. Then, place 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate into a bowl and microwave until fully melted, stirring as necessary. Then stir in ¼ cups of low-fat peanut butter. Taking honey-wheat pretzel sticks, dip one end of each pretzel in the mixture and place on the parchment paper. Place them in the fridge or freezer and let the chocolate harden. Then, they’ll be ready to enjoy.
You don’t have to give up great tasting snacks just because you’re trying to lose weight. Just try one of these recipes instead! You can find the perfect snack for your taste buds.