These are 20 healthy fat loss snacks that have almost 0 calories or A LOT of protein. If you want to learn how to make meal prep simple and make high protein healthy snack alternatives this video will help. These low-calorie snacks will help you lose weight and stay full.
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What if you were allowed to eat tasty snacks while losing weight, burning fat, and building muscle. Wouldn’t that make dieting a lot more fun and easier to stick to? Well, today I want to go over exactly that. These are 20 snacks that will fill you up, help you save calories, and help you take in more protein on a daily basis.
And the first simple virtually calorie-free snack is a crystal light popsicle stick. These are super simple to make and they do an excellent job at satisfying your sweet tooth. All you need is crystal light, water, and a popsicle mold or alternatively, you can use an ice cube tray. Simply take the crystal light, mix one packet with the recommended amount of water, and pour it into your popsicle molds. Then put it in the freezer and a few hours later they’ll be ready. If you don’t have a popsicle mold they can be found on Amazon or at your local grocery store for just a few bucks. But if you want to make these now, you can use an ice tray. You would fill the ice tray with the crystal light, wrap the ice tray in plastic wrap, and put a toothpick into each cube before freezing.
For our next very-low-calorie healthy snack we have kale chips. Now even though kale isn’t necessarily high in protein it is incredibly nutritious, especially when compared to other snacks. It’s packed full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Just one cup of raw kale contains more than 100% of your daily needs for vitamin A, C, and K. (1) And making kale chips is super simple. Start by taking a big bowl and add one cup of bite-sized kale leaves, one tablespoon of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and mix these three ingredients together. Then place the pieces of kale on a baking sheet and bake them for ten to fifteen minutes at 350°F while keeping an eye on them because kale chips can burn pretty easily. Once they’re finished, each hundred-gram serving will only contain about 40 to 45 calories and unlike potato chips, it’ll be packed full of healthy nutrients.
Another excellent replacement for potato chips, that is actually high in protein is the quest chip. Quest is known for making protein bars that taste really good without being too heavy in calories. Well, they also make some very tasty chips that have far better macronutrient profiles than the chips that they intend to replace. For example, if we look at nacho cheese Doritos we see that a 1-ounce serving contains 150 calories with 2 grams of protein, 18 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of fat. Now looking over at Nacho cheese quest chips, a 1-ounce serving contains 130 calories which are only 20 calories less than the Doritos. However, unlike the Doritos, the quest chips have a whopping 16 grams of protein, only 5 grams of carbs, and 5 grams of fat. Now of course you can still gain body fat by overeating protein however, most people take in too many carbohydrates and not enough protein, so a snack like this can really help you meet your protein needs while satisfying your cravings.
Next, we have greek yogurt and normally I tell you guys to avoid the flavored varieties because they’re packed full of sugar, and instead to add your own berries to plain greek yogurt to save calories. However, there’s a way to make this snack taste just as good and save even more calories. All you need is a plain greek yogurt and a flavored water enhancer. There are many different brands including crystal light, Mio, and crush, but they’re all almost 0 calories and full of flavor. So just by adding a few drops to your plain greek yogurt, you can make it taste just like the flavored variety except without any of the added sugar. Of course, you wouldn’t get all the micronutrients that you would get from mixing in berries, but you can also save the berries for a separate snack without adding any extra calories.
Another excellent snack for you peanut butter lovers that are dieting you may want to try pb2. Pb2 is a dehydrated form of peanut butter. So it comes in a powder form and you have to add water and mix it to turn it into peanut butter. The great thing about pb2 is that it has 85% fewer calories from fat than regular peanut butter does. And it actually still tastes really good, I personally even prefer it over regular peanut butter. This is awesome because 2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter will cost you about 200 calories while 2 tablespoons of pb2 will only be about 45 calories. Once you mix it with water you can use the pb2 in a number of ways including spreading it on apples, celery, or simply throwing some into your protein shake.
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