10 Low-Calorie Snack Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat
Healthy between-meal nibbles don't have to be bland and boring. If you're trying to eat healthy (and tired of noshing on Kale chips), check out these ten scrummy snack options that'll satisfy your hunger without seriously tipping the calorie count:
Gluten-free cookies: Prepare a batch of these Paleo chocolate chip cookies over the weekend for guilt-free snacking throughout the week. And if you're a fan of oatmeal, check out this easy-peasy Vegan oatmeal cookies recipe. Alternatively, you can choose ready-to-eat options like Quest Nutrition'sprotein cookies. The gluten-free sweet treats are packed with fiber and contain less than two grams of sugar. These chewy cookies come in four different flavors - peanut butter, double chocolate, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip (my personal favorite). The brand also has a range of protein bars in delectable flavors like cookie and cream, birthday cake and crunchy chocolate caramel pecan.
Whole Grain Toast Triangles With Hummus:Packed with protein, fiber, magnesium and iron, the savory snack is perfect for a quick, healthy bite. Get the recipe here.
Basil And Olives Egg: High in protein, this easy-to-make snack will keep you fueled till your next meal. It's also a good source of vitamins, healthy fats and antioxidants. Oh, and you can whip up this Instagram-worthy dish in less than 15 minutes! Here's the recipe.
PB&J Breakfast Muffin: Made with bananas and all-natural peanut butter, these healthy breakfast muffins will satiate your sugar cravings without wreaking havoc on your waistline. Check out the recipe here.
Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites: Healthy eating can't get easier than this. The sweet treat is chock full of vitamins, iron and potassium. All you need is a medium ripe banana and some melted dark chocolate chips. Here's the recipe.
Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza: Who says pizza can't be healthy? This gluten-free pizza is packed with the goodness of cauliflower, sun-dried tomato, olives and oregano. Feel free to play around with different toppings to add more flavors. Get the recipe here.
Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries: This healthy twist on traditional French fries is both filling and scrumptious. Other than being low in sodium and fat, mushrooms are a good source of nutrients like Vitamin B6, protein, folate, zinc and manganese. Serve them with horseradish mayo. Here's the recipe.
Chocolate Almond Butter Bites: Satisfy your sugar cravings (without ruining your diet) with these yummy, choco-licious bites. Just grab a bar of dark chocolate and homemade almond butter and you're good to go. You can also swap almond butter with cashew or walnut butter. Get the recipe here.
Popcorn: If popped right, it's a perfect go-to snack option for healthy eaters. A 3-cup serving of fresh-popped popcorn has just over 90 calories. To jazz up the bland flavor, try this Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn recipe or check out this Mexican churro popcorn recipe. Alternatively, you can go for healthy store-bought options like Doc Popcorn. Their fresh-popped popcorn comes in different flavors (apple crisp, honey BBQ, triple cheddar, etc.) and contains no trans fat or preservatives.
Creamy Green Bean Bites: This appetizing snack is loaded with essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, iron and dietary fiber. Plus, the whole thing comes together in just 15 minutes. Get the recipe here.