One of the hardest things about eating healthy and staying on track with a nutritious eating regime is controlling the urge to snack on junk food when those mid-morning and late afternoon cravings set in. You can certainly curb your desire for unhealthy foods, but reaching for a lighter alternative will help you stay full and satisfy your appetite for something tasty. Here are four quick and easy recipes I came across on Real Simple’s site and loved. They look delicious and are all very low in calories. To view the full list of 19 great snack options, click here. Bon apetit!
Healthy Snack Ideas
1. Beet Chips With Curried Yogurt: 180 calories | 5?g fiber | 6?g protein | 11?g fat
Mix together 2 tablespoons plain low-fat Greek yogurt and ? to ¼ teaspoon curry powder. Serve with 1 cup beet chips.
2. Ham and Jicama Wraps: 74 calories | 2?g fiber | 8?g protein | 2?g fat
Dividing evenly, wrap 6 jicama or celery sticks with 3 slices of ham. Serve with 1 teaspoonwhole-grain mustard for dipping.
3. Tropical Yogurt Parfait: 204 calories | 3?g fiber | 12?g protein | 7?g fat
4. Cherry Tomatoes With Goat Cheese: 98 calories | 1?g fiber | 6?g protein | 7?g fat
Dividing evenly, top 5 halved large cherry tomatoes with 2 tablespoons fresh goat cheese. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons chopped herbs (such as chives, basil, or parsley).