If you’ve ever snacked your way through a jar of peanut butter in a day, you’re probably pretty damn convinced that snacking is your worst enemy when it comes to weight loss.
But yeah, no. Snacks (you know, the healthy, well-portioned kind) can help ensure you don’t get so damn hungry you just say “screw it!” and give up on your whole diet.
Still, whipping up your own perfectly portioned snack is way easier said than done. (Honestly, who knew a serving of peanut butter was only two measly tablespoons?!)
Make things a whole lot easier on yourself and whip up one of these healthy snacks for weight-loss instead. Some are low-cal/high fiber and some are high fat/high protein (looking at you, keto dieters). Basically, there’s something for everyone—and they’re all nutritionist-approved or direct from your favorite healthy food bloggers.
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Popcorn is a great snack for weight loss because it is low-calorie, but also a great source of fiber, which can help you feel fuller longer, says Amber Pankonin, MS, RD, LMNT, registered dietitian and owner of Stirlist. This delicious pick from Angie’s leaves out oils and other less-desirable ingredients.
Pankonin is a fan of nuts like walnuts, peanuts, and almonds because they are full of heart-healthy monosaturated fats and fiber.
3. Dark Chocolate
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Yes, a small serving of dark chocolate can be super satisfying if you’re trying to lose weight. Plus, it’s loaded with energy-boosting nutrients like magnesium and iron, says Pankonin. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below
Pankonin is a fan of dates because they are sweet, yet high in fiber as well as antioxidants.
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Grapes are a great source of hydration and fiber, says Pankonin. Plus, they’re naturally sweet.
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