Who doesn’t enjoy a snack during the day? How about we tell you that you can enjoy your snacks while staying on the right track in your diet.
Here are some snacks for you to enjoy:
Six Cups Microwave Popcorn
Popcorn is a well-known low-cal treat, provided you don't overload it with butter. Microwave varieties of popcorn can have as few as 100 calories in 6 cups. Its fiber content can also help you feel full longer
Three Crackers With Cheese
Combine whole grain crackers (full of fiber to stave off hunger attacks) with low-fat cheese for a dose of calcium and protein. For a 100-calorie snack, divide one slice of low-fat cheese among three whole grain crackers.
Nuts, like almonds, contain fiber and protein. They make a good snack to take with you because they're easy to store and carry. Fourteen almonds make up less than 100 calories in total.
It's common knowledge that "an apple a day" is a healthy snack, but it's also a low-cal one. Try a new variation and have a baked apple with cinnamon. It has the same vitamins and fiber content of the fresh version.
1/3 Cup Edamame
Edamame, or young soybeans, are a protein- and fiber-rich snack. One third of a cup of edamame has over 8 g of protein and 4 g of fiber. This serving size will also deliver almost 10% of your recommended daily allowance of iron. Edmamame is available in many supermarkets in ready-to-eat packaging.