Love to snack? Here’s some good news for all you grazers: Savvy nibbling in between meals can actually help you lose weight by keeping you satisfied, so when you sit down to lunch or dinner, you’re less likely to overeat.
Love to snack? Here’s some good news for all you grazers: Savvy nibbling in between meals can actually help you lose weight by keeping you satisfied, so when you sit down to lunch or dinner, you’re less likely to overeat. In fact, plugging your ears to a grumbling tummy will only set you up to overindulge later.
My favorite go-to filler is a small serving of almonds (I like the Starbucks kind, but any kind will do in a pinch.) We know anything that grows is a good bet—crudités or endive or a piece of fruit—but the other kinds of snacks are trickier. With all the bags and boxes of salty, sweet and often fatty temptations on grocery-store shelves, it’s difficult to know which bites are as healthy as they are satisfying.
To munch smartly, bring this list of 10 standout snacks on your next trip to the supermarket. They clock in at less than 200 calories per serving and are low in saturated fat, yet tasty to the extreme!
Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips (The Works!) Garlic, onion and poppy-seasoned chips pack plenty of taste. (140 calories, 6 grams of fat per ounce)
Blue Diamond Almonds Bold Lime ‘n Chili are chock-full of protein and vitamin E as well as citrusy zing and bold spice.(170 calories, 16 g fat per ounce)
Snyder’s of Hanover MultiGrain Pretzel Sticks are satisfying and low-sodium. (120 calories, 2g fat per 7 sticks)
Trader Joe’s Omega Trek Mix boasts pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. (150 calories, 10 g fat per 1/4 cup)
You're craving... SALTY!
Trader Joe's 94% Fat Free popcorn has deliciously buttery flavor without the fat. (130 calories, 2 g fat per bag)
Kettle Brand Baked Potato Chips, 65% Less Fat, Lightly Salted dippers taste like the real thing. (120 calories, 3 g fat per ounce)
Triscuit Rye Crackers with Caraway Seeds are mild enough to go well with anything from peanut butter to hummus, yet tasty enough to chomp on their own. (120 calories, 4.5 g fat per 6 crackers)
Edy's Light Slow Churned Rich & Creamy Neopolitan ice cream has a deceptively rich texture and three yummy flavors in one container. (100 calories, 3 g fat per 1/2 cup)
Sharon's Sorbet Mixed Berry is among the freshest and fruitiest in the freezer case. (110 calories, 0 g fat)
Dove Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate-Cranberry Almond bar is smooth, decadent and even heart-healthy, thanks to the flavonols it contains. (170 calories, 10 g fat per bar)
Get more nutritious, delicious finds everyday on the Healthy Bites blog at Self.com.