Snacking can add up to a whole lot of extra calories for you each day, which can mean unnecessary weight gain. If you are looking to make a change to better your health, then swapping your snacks for those that are healthier is a great way to go. Fortunately there are tons of delicious and healthy snacks you can enjoy, including many that are under 50 calories.
1. Veggies and Ranch Dip
- Raw broccoli or any other raw veggies that you like (approximately 30 cals)
- Low fat sour cream (approximately 10 cals per 2 tbsp)
- Dry ranch mix
Start out by pouring the dry ranch mix into the sour cream container. Mix this until it’s fully combined and then spoon a few tablespoons onto your plate. Measure out one cup of your raw veggies and you will have a great snack that fills you up and keeps you full.
2. Sugar-Free Fudge Pop
These are available at most grocery stores and are generally 35 calories each. There are also sugar-free ice pops at most stores, which are fruit flavored.
3. Sugar-Free Gelatin with Whipped Topping
A serving of sugar-free gelatin with a few tablespoons of whipped topping is well under 50 calories. You can make any flavor that you want, just make sure that the package says sugar-free on it.
Pop your own popcorn and enjoy it at 25 calories per cup! Just make sure to drink a lot of water to make up for the sodium content.
5. Miso Soup
One cup of this is only 36 calories and will fill you up. Make your own if you want to make sure you are controlling the calories and ingredients.
Pickles are only 5 calories each, so snack on these and enjoy forgetting about your cravings. The snack size pickles will also give you a nice crunch, which generally helps to satisfy cravings for most people.
7. Rice Cake and Jam
Rice cakes come in a wide variety of flavors, just make sure to look at the calorie counts on the package. Top your rice cake with 1 tsp sugar-free jam (your choice of flavor) and you will have a filling snack that is sweet and guilt-free.
8. Hard Cooked Egg Whites
Egg whites have around 17 calories in them each, so eat these and ditch the yolks. Eat with some salt or sprinkle on some balsamic vinegar for a unique flavor.
1/2 of a small grapefruit is 35 calories and tastes great fresh or when broiled in the oven. 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries is under 30 calories and can be enjoyed with whipped topping for added creaminess. 1/2 of an apple is also under 50 calories and tastes great when sprinkled with cinnamon. 1/2 of a small banana is another great fruit that tastes especially good when frozen.
4 ounces of unsweetened applesauce is under 50 calories, will get rid of your sweet tooth and will fill you up. Just make sure to measure out your portions to make sure you control your calories.
Any of these snacks will help you lose weight, especially if you’re used to eating a lot of unhealthy foods throughout the day.
Daniel is a fitness, health care and nutrition expert who regularly contributes advice to JackedGorilla.com.