Top Diet Worthy Snacks to Eat

by Nisha S
(UK)

Being on a diet does not have to mean that you are destined to survive on carrot sticks and celery. When you're looking for a delicious snack that will fill you up and keep you satisfied, there are many different options that fit the bill. There are many people out there that claim various types of therapies and foods supress your appetite such as hypnotherapy, but the key is combining different food groups into a snack that will keep you satisfied for longer. With a little creativity, you can still enjoy food without adding extra calories.


Yogurt Parfaits

Yogurt parfaits are delicious with just the right amount of sweetness to keep cravings at bay. They are also simple to make, and they don't require a lot of extra time. Simply place one quarter cup of fresh fruit in the bottom of a dish. Sliced peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries work great. Add one quarter cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt, repeat, and enjoy. If you like a little extra crunch with your snacks, you can also add a bit of granola to the top.

Whole grain toast with Peanut Butter and Banana

Spread one tablespoon of peanut butter onto a slice of whole grain toast, and add banana slices. This snack provides an excellent combination of whole grains, protein, and fruit that will leave you satisfied while giving you a boost of energy that will last for hours.

Trail Mix

You can buy this already packaged, or you can make your own suited to your tastes. With trail mix, you have a variety of options because you can use almost anything, and it will still taste delicious. Some ideas include dried fruit, chocolate chips (or other flavours), any type of nut, and dry cereal. Trail mix is perfect for busy days when you don't have a lot of time to prepare. If you make a large batch and separate it into smaller snack bags, you can just grab and go.

English Muffin Veggie Pizza

Take one-half of a low-fat whole grain English muffin and spread on one tablespoon of pizza sauce. Add fresh veggies such as green pepper, onion, tomato, mushrooms, and/or olives. Top with two tablespoons low-fat mozzarella cheese. Then, bake or microwave until the cheese is melted. This low-fat snack is the perfect combination of whole grains, dairy, and vegetables, which is a great choice when you're feeling extra hungry.

Smoothie Pops

This is a great snack idea for days when you're craving ice cream. All you need is a blender and popsicle moulds. In a blender add one-half cup milk, one cup strawberries, one-half cup frozen peach slices, one tablespoon of honey, and a few ice cubes. Blend, pour into popsicle moulds, and freeze. There are so many smoothie recipes available that you'll be able to experiment with a variety of options to find your favourite.

All of these snack options are full of flavour and nutrition. When choosing snacks, it's important to include a variety of food groups in your choice. In doing so, you will feel satisfied and have fewer cravings while maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Hello my name is Nisha, I represent a site called healthypages.co.uk. I love to write about health and fitness and enjoy giving health advice.

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Great post
by: Alison

Thanks for a great blog

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