There are plenty of snacks to fill you up with nutritional value, not just junk to nurse a hunger pain, and they take little to no effort to compile and eat on-the-go. You just need to know what’s good for you, and what’s convenient for your schedule. That’s why I’d like to share a few healthy filling snacks to support your diet.
Of course, a snack can help satisfy your hunger quick, but if you are tired of relying on the office vending machine for a sweet treat, you’d probably love to know that there are plenty of filling snacks available that are healthy, filling, and are low in fat.
Protein Snack Bar
There are plenty of snack bars to choose from with 150 calories or less. For the most staying power, look for one that has some protein – 10 grams or so is a good target.
Three cups of air-popped popcorn are only 100 calories and contain about 2.5 grams of fat. It’s a good source of fiber to help keep you feeling full, and it contains magnesium for muscle and bone strength. Pass the popcorn, please!
Oats aren’t just for breakfast, and individual cups are perfect snack drawer staples. Plus, they’ll keep you satisfied until dinner. According to one study, people who ate instant oatmeal were less hungry and ate fewer calories at their next meal compared to people who ate cereal. Just be sure to look for plain or low sugar options.
Cottage cheese is one of the most overlooked foods in the grocery store. But here’s a reason to add it to your cart: one 5.3 ounce cup packs in roughly 16 grams of protein. Top with tomatoes, avocado, and a little salt and pepper for a savory treat. Or, if you’re like me, mix in with a little fruit.
Speaking of fruit, berries of every variety, serve as a perfect snack for dieters. Think blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries. Berries are low in calories, have tons of fiber as well as vitamins and minerals.
A single serving of broccoli contains nearly 4 grams of fiber to fill you up. Dip into your favorite low-calorie dip (hummus, anyone?) for an easy snack.
Did these filling snacks help you with your diet? Is there something that I missed? I’d love to hear your thoughts at email@example.com. Also, be sure to check out more healthy eating tips with 7 Healthy Fast Food Alternatives for 2021.