Trying to shed some excess weight? Although it may seem like the thing to do, don’t forgo snacks. Snacking when you feel hungry can help prevent binges that throw you off course. They can also give your body a burst of energy when you need it, and help to maintain steady blood glucose levels. The key is to plan ahead with healthful snack options that won’t pack on pounds.

Choosing munchies made from nutritious ingredients that don’t add gobs of sugar or loads of calories to your day is essential. Fortunately, slenderizing snacks can be tasty, too. Check out this collection of wholesome nibbles that can help you reach your weight-loss goals.


This super easy recipe is sweet and versatile. For a delicious afternoon snack, spread Roasted Banana Smash on 1/2 whole-grain English muffin.


Use clean protein powder to make a delicious workout smoothie or afternoon snack. Tera’s Protein Powder also comes in a delicious dark chocolate flavor. When you’re short on time but still want to eat clean, try our Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake.


This bar is packed with chocolate goodness and without an ounce of added sugar.  Cliff Kit’s Chocolate Bar is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up and pre-workout energy food.



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5. Frozen Yogurt Strawberries

Not only do berries have a low glycemic load, but they’re high in vitamins as well. Combined with protein- and probiotic-packed Greek yogurt, they make a cool, creamy and healthy snack.

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6. Apple “Cookies”

Sliced apple rings smeared with nut butter and sprinkled with unsweetened coconut, chopped nuts and a few dark chocolate chips make a sweet and satisfying cookie alternative.

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Rachel Schultz

7. Turkey And Cheese Rollups

Sometimes you need a savory snack. Rolling a slice of succulent deli meat with your favorite cheese will keep you satiated until your next meal.

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Healthy Snacks for Work

8. Chia Seed Pudding

Protein- and Omega 3-rich chia seeds thicken liquids naturally. Use them to turn nutritious coconut milk and natural add-ins into a creamy, luscious dessert.

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Wellness Mama

9. Spicy Kale Chips

If you crave something crunchy with a little kick, bake up these low-calorie, five-ingredient kale chips. Seasoned with nutritional yeast, chipotle powder and garlic salt, they’re fulfilling without being overfilling.

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The Creative Bite

10. No-Bake Energy Bites

When you’ve got the munchies, fast and easy is imperative. Although they taste like a sweet treat, these bite-size goodies are packed with wholesome ingredients such as oats, flax seed and peanut butter.

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Cooking Classy

11. Salt And Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Eating something a little sour may curb a craving for sweets. These crispy, tangy chips are totally guilt-free.

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Sugar Free Mom

12. Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Dunking slices of your favorite fruit into dip made from Greek yogurt and peanut flour is a wonderful, waistline-friendly way to snack.

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Grounded and Surrounded

13. Cauliflower Popcorn

Carb-loaded popcorn drenched in fake butter may taste good, but it’s not great for weight loss. Swap it for a veggie version by roasting cauliflower chunks with olive oil and topping them with salt.

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Genius Kitchen

14. Cucumber Sandwiches

There’s no hard and fast rule that sammies have to include bread. Layer your favorite healthful toppings between cuke slices for a cool, pleasing bite to eat.

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Nutrition Twins

15. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are high in fiber and protein, making them a satisfying snack option. Oven-roasting them with an assortment of savory spices results in a munchie you can feel good about crunching.

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16. Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

Can you really eat nachos and still lose weight? You can if you trade tortilla chips for bell pepper wedges.

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Skinny MS

17. Egg Muffin Cup

For the perfect pick-me-up snack on the go, prep a batch of egg muffins crammed with healthy fixings you love, such as veggies or turkey sausage.

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Show Me the Yummy

18. Butternut Squash Toast

Avocado toast is divine, but who needs carby bread? Pop slices of squash into the toaster instead and then spread with amazing (and diet-friendly) toppings, such as nut butter, berries or even avocado slices.

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What Moms Love

19. Sweet And Spicy Nuts

Can’t decide between sweet and spicy? Who says you have to? A fusion of spices, candied ginger and a sweet, unrefined syrup makes this a healthy snack that tackles all of your cravings.

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Nutrition City

When planning your menu and prepping your meals for the coming week, be sure to include plenty of gratifying, on-plan snacks. You’ll keep the binges at bay and never feel deprived again.