Snacking can make or break your fitness goals! Healthy snacks are the key to any health and wellness plan! When trying to control your weight, healthy snacking is encouraged!!! Eating frequently throughout the day ensures your metabolism stays elevated and prevents extreme hunger at meal times. I am sure you can recall those times when you have gone quite some time without eating and when it comes time to finally eat, you tend to over eat and eat too much of the wrong thing! Healthy snacking with help you avoid this crash in blood sugar and extreme hunger pains! It is all about picking the right snacks and getting creative so you don’t get bored with the same ones. A typical snack is smaller than your meal portion but something that will hold you over and keep your metabolism going. I typically suggest you write a list of some of your favorite healthy foods and then start creating snack ideas from this list. Keep in mind, a snack is NOT a meal and therefore it must be lower in calories, but it should be substantial enough to hold you over until your next meal.
Check out these healthy 2- ingredient snack ideas that contain less than 200 calories each. They have enough substance to hold you over and keep your metabolism going yet not enough to jeopardize your fitness goals!!
#1. 2 Hard Boiled Egg Whites With Salsa.
Simply hard boil 2-3 eggs, slice them in half, remove the yolk and fill them with a tbsp of your favorite salsa.
Less than 100 calories and a great source of protein!
#2. 1/2 an avocado with 1 whole egg
Simply cut a small avocado in 1/2. Scoop out some of the flesh and set aside for another dish. Cook an egg and add it to the semi-hallowed out avocado. Eat as is or top off with your favorite hot sauce and enjoy!
Just just under 200 calories and a great source of monounsaturated fats and vitamins from the egg!
#3. Almond cheese and strawberry skewer.
This is a fun and refreshing snack for anyone in the family! Kids love this simple creation! Cube and set aside 2 ounces of almond cheese. I like to use both mozzarella and cheddar for added taste and color. Use 3-4 strawberries and them along with the cubes of cheese to a skewer and enjoy!!
Just about 150 calories and a great source of good fats and protein from the almond cheese and antioxidants and vitamins from the berries. Feel free to add blue berries as well for even more color!
#4. Almond Roll Up.
Add 1/4 cup almond meal with 2 egg whites. Mix well and pour in pan and allow to cook on medium-low heat for about 2-3 minutes before flipping and cooking on the other side. Cook until golden brown and remove from heat. Allow to cool and simply roll and enjoy. These are so easy to make and so tasty! Great for on the go quick and easy snacks!
Just about 200 calories and loaded with good fats and just enough protein to keep you full until its time for your next meal!
#5. Turkey Breast Bell Pepper Roll Ups.
Use 8 thinly sliced pieces of low sodium turkey breast. (8 slices = about 100 calories) Slice 1/2 red bell pepper lengthwise into strips. Simply place 2 pieces of turkey down, add strip of bell pepper and roll up. Makes a great satisfying crunchy snack!
Just slightly over 100 calories and an excellent source of protein and Vitamin C!
I hope these ideas help and you find the inspiration to create your own healthy yet creative low calorie yet satisfying snack ideas!
Happy Snacking!!