Ideally, if you're trying to shed some weight, then you're eating enough food to support your activity level and help you lose body fat...which means if you're feeling super hungry in between meals, go ahead and eat something!
But selecting the right snack is important, and the old low-fat food days is long gone. These days, it's becoming more and more common knowledge (and more and more supported by science) that eating a diet comprised of higher amounts of healthy fat and protein and lower amounts of carbs is generally idea for most people who are trying to lose weight. And while there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet plan, these seven snacks will be great to have on hand for almost anyone's weight loss journey.
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7 Weight-Loss Snacks You Gotta Try!
1. Let's Do Organic Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Unlike a lot of other coconut snacks, this product doesn't have any added sugar (or added anything for that matter). Add these dried flakes to salads, yogurts, omelets, or simply eat as a delicious snack full of healthy fat.
2. Hard-boiled Eggs
Portable and protein-packed? Don't mind if we do. Hard-boiled eggs are easy to make, keep well in the fridge, and are super versatile: try garnishing with coconut aminos, tomatillo salsa, or avocado mayo. Yum!
3. Green Apples
Green apples are a great source of fiber which will help you stay feeling full longer, and they're rich in vitamins and minerals, too. It's a great food to give you energy in that mid-afternoon slump (and preferable over a processed energy bar or drink).
Berries (strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry) are also great snacking fruits.
4. Hard Cheeses
Hard cheeses like cheddar rich in fat, calcium, and protein. If you're not lactose intolerant then try cubing up some of this decadent snack and eat with your apple slices or another fruit or vegetable.
5. Black Olives
These pitted olives from Gaea are rich in fat, low in calories, and delicious to pop on the go!
We love cucumbers for their high water content and mineral-rich profile (including Vitamin A, C, and K). Plus, you can eat a ton of these and other green veggies without worrying about overdoing it. Perfect snack with a half of pinch of salt to fill up when you're really starving.
7. Mixed Nuts
These single servings of Planters Nutrition Heart Healthy Mix contain peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, and pistachios. Get a mix of healthy fats, a bit of good carbohydrate and protein, all in a convenient portion-control and portable option.
Got any favorite healthy snacks of your own? Let us know about them in the comments below!