Do you want to know the key to dieting success? It’s all about making healthy snacks taste delicious! There are so many hacks for transforming your favorite snacks into low calorie alternatives and we want to share 5 of our all time favorites with you. Low calorie snacks for weight loss are easy to make and can be super fun if you get creative with it.
1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Protein Shake
Nothing refuels your body like a protein shake, and bonus points if it tastes delicious too! This chocolate covered strawberry shake is high in protein, low in calories, and tastes exactly like a guilt-free dessert. All you need is one cup of frozen strawberries, 4-5 ice cubes, a splash of almond milk, and the secret weapon, one scoop of RSP Nutrition’s Chocolate TrueFit meal replacement powder. TrueFit protein powder has the cleanest ingredients, 25 grams of protein per scoop, and is the best tasting protein powder you will ever try, trust me. Just blend up all of your ingredients and you get a quick, protein packed, low calorie snack to keep you energized and satisfied throughout the day. If you prefer a plant based protein powder, try using RSP's TrueFit plant protein powder to suit your vegan lifestyle.
2. Apple Donuts
Apple donuts are a healthy and low calorie twist on the classic donut. What you need to do is core your favorite kind of apple and then cut it about 5 or 6 times across to give you donut shaped spheres. Now, this is where the fun comes in, choosing your toppings! You can top your apple donuts with peanut butter and chocolate chips, honey and coconut shavings, cinnamon, or anything your heart desires. This low-calorie snack is healthy, filling, and easy to personalize.
3. Yogurt Covered Blueberries
Yogurt covered blueberries are the perfect low-calorie snack for satisfying a sweet tooth! All you have to do is cover a cup of blueberries with your favorite low-calorie, non-fat yogurt, place on a baking sheet and throw it in the fridge for about an hour. The yogurt will harden over the blueberries, making a sweet and tasty low-calorie, protein focused snack that can be enjoyed any time of the day.
4. Hummus and Veggie Lettuce Wraps
Hummus and veggie lettuce wraps are the perfect combo of filling and low-calorie. Packed with nutrients, you will love this healthy snack. Take two ears of Romaine lettuce and cover the inside with a thin layer of hummus. Next, place sliced carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers inside the lettuce ear. Roll up the lettuce wraps and enjoy!
5. Roasted Chickpeas
Craving a crunch without the calories? Ditch the chips and try roasted chickpeas. All you have to do is toss a can of chickpeas with olive oil, salt, and pepper, add to a baking sheet and place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes. The chickpeas will come out crispy, full of flavor, and delicious. Not to mention, research shows that snacking on chickpeas can reduce appetite and lower blood sugar levels. We love low-calorie options with extra added benefits. Chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein for a vegan diet!
No one said you have to give up snacking on delicious food while trying to stick to a diet! These 5 low calorie snack options are filling and will satisfy your cravings throughout the day. The best trick to dieting is turning healthy foods into creative and yummy snacks that you can enjoy.