Most people actually do a pretty job of sticking to healthy meals. But then they sabotage their progress with unhealthy snacking.
Unbeknown to many, the excess calories of processed snacks quickly add up and cause weight gain.
Luckily, there are many clean healthy snacks you can eat to keep hunger at bay without excess calories.
Even though these clean healthy snacks are not processed, you should eat them in moderation to avoid weight gain. Only snack when you’re hungry, not just because you want to.
Clean Healthy Snacks
1. Kale Chips
They go really well with big meals, but you can also bake kales into chips and eat them while on the move with this recipe.
You can always snack on one while in the office or at home, or you can have them in the form of these apple cinnamon balls.
Carrots are one of the few clean healthy snacks eaten raw or cooked, these carrot baked chips will change the way you look at carrots!
Munch on a handful of peanuts for their healthy fats and proteins, or add a handful of fruits to them for this perfect fruits and peanuts snack mix.
All you need to do is season them with your favorite spices for delicious spiced roasted chickpeas.
Snack on these potassium-rich fruits, or slice them into pieces, sprinkle cinnamon and pan fry these drool-worthy banana cinnamon slices.
7. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Just two hard-boiled eggs are enough to keep hunger at bay, eat them alongside avocado mash as in this wonderful avocado egg salad.
There is no limit to the ways you can have your avocado and eat it – spread, smoothie, mash, as a whole slice. But remember they’re high in calories so stick to a 1 or 2 slices a day.
9. Fruit Salad
Just cut up all fruits you fancy into pieces, put in a bowl and enjoy the richness of this snack without a single processed ingredient.
10. Fried Egg
If you are no the boiled egg type, a sunny-side up fried egg will do the trick if you need a quick fix.
11. Cherry Tomatoes
It is one of those foods you can just wash and pop in your mouth – they are both healthy and just sweet enough, not too much.
You will appreciate their taste better with this slow-roasted cherry tomatoes recipe.
12. Sweet Potato Fries
You can bake your sweet potatoes and have them alongside honey sweetened tea, but you can be even more creative and try these baked sweet potato fries.
13. Oatmeal and Apple
Oatmeal is so fiber-laden and when paired with slow-cooker apples and cinnamon, it is the perfect snack.
14. Roasted Pumpkin
This yummy pumpkin roast will only need salt and avocado oil and you are good to go!
Nothing measures up to this simple good ol’ guac when it comes to the most fulfilling snack ever!
16. Frozen Grapes
How do you like your frozen grapes? Pair them up with chia seeds, avocado and mint the ultimate energy drink.
17. Lettuce Wraps
You can wrap any healthy vegetables in lettuce, but before that, try these savory healthy Asian lettuce wraps
18. Peanut Butter
You can totally make your own homemade peanut butter and avoid the processed ones. Scoop it up with apple slices for a perfectly healthy, filling snack.
You can simply munch on raisins as a snack between the meals of the day for their health benefits. Just take care not to each too much.
How else would you eat walnuts if not in form of a snack! This honey and cinnamon walnut snack is a perfect balance of good fiber, spice and flavor
21. Tropical Smoothie
Blend the tropical fruits – mango, pineapples, mangosteen and the like for this drinks with all the healthy sugars.
22. Fresh Cherries
Did you know cherries can help you lose weight? Have that in mind when picking your next snack!
23. Baked Zucchini
These oven-baked zucchini crisps have that elusive crunch that makes them absolutely irresistible on top of being healthy.
24. Fresh Mango Chunks
Make sure the mango is fresh and ripe. Cut it up into chunks and enjoy!
25. Fresh Fruit Popsicles
These fruit popsicles are made entirely out of fresh fruit, and are a good distraction from the hunger pangs.
These frozen blue berry bites are dairy free, and will avail to you all the health benefits of this popular berry.
27. Watermelon Chunks
Once you pick a perfect watermelon proceed to cut in in sizeable chunks and chill. Take out and enjoy when you feel hungry.
28. Air-popped Popcorn
It is the heavily salted, buttered and flavored processed popcorns that you should not touch. Otherwise air-popped popcorn is just fine to munch on as you enjoy your movie.
29. Cucumber Tomato Salad
Both tomatoes and cucumbers make for healthy snacks themselves, but combine them in this cucumber tomato salad and you will have an explosion of flavor, crunch and health!
30. Lime Pineapple Snack
Combine the zesty lime flavor with the undoubted sweetness of pineapple in this easy to make Thai-style pineapple snack.
31. Pumpkin Seeds Granola
How do you like your pumpkin seeds- plain, spiced, roasted? We recommend this cranberry pumpkin seed granola that you will always look forward to!
32. Cashew Nuts
Eat them raw or roasted, just as you prefer them. If you want a richer yet still healthy version, this cinnamon honey nuts recipe is just what you are looking for.
33. Marinated Mushrooms
They are the perfect addition to all kinds of dishes. You can give them a quick roast and snack on them, or better still try this marinated mushrooms recipe.
34. Onion Rings
If you are worried that they not be at all healthy, these low-fat, baked onion rings will put your worries to rest.
35. Bell Pepper Candy
This bell pepper candy snack has a glycemic load of 1, is ultra-rich in fiber, vitamins and above all, it is delicious!
36. Vegetable Soup
Who said snacks should only be eaten? Drink the fat away with this wholesome fat-flushing veggie soup. Combine the ingredients in your pantry and come up with your own snacky version.
37. Baked Apple Chips
Sprinkle cinnamon on thin apple slices and pop them in the oven for perfectly baked apple chips.
38. Pineapple Spears
Here is how to cut up a pineapple into perfect spears for your snack on a sunny afternoon!
39. Sliced Bell Peppers
Pick your preferred color of bell peppers and eat them with this awesome ranch dip.
40. Celery and Peanut Butter
Make your own peanut butter and scoop them into half-split celery sticks.
41. Spicy Pecans
These spiced pecans are the perfect morning and afternoon snacks, and just as healthy
42. Sweet Potato Crunches
Simply cut the sweet potatoes into strips, spice them them up and bake for these fiery sweet potato crunchies.
43. Raw Broccoli
Turns out raw broccoli is better than cooked, but you can pair it up with this dip to make it more tolerable.
44. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Try this peanut butter banana smoothie for the ultimate power drink!
45. Mixed Nuts
Why have one type when you can mix them all and reap from their disease and cancer-fighting properties?
46. Almond Sesame Honey
Roast almonds with sesame and pure natural honey for snack that befits any time of the day.
47. Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs come in many types but this tomato scrambled egg is more than just a simple snack.
48. Apples Sliced with Peanut Butter
If hunger is threatening to make you pick all the wrong snacks, slice an apple and pull that peanut butter jar close for a perfectly satisfying snack.
49. Bell Peppers and Guacamole
Slice up some bell peppers which are so rich in antioxidants, and use them to scoop up nature’s own love letter to us – guacamole.
Meatballs are ideal for weight loss because they offer plenty of protein and curb hunger. Prep meatballs that will last a week and store them in the fridge.
You might have realized that most of these snacks require some level of preparation. When you are hungry and you need a quick fix, you might find it easier to pick the almost always available processed snacks.
So why not make these snacks prior so you can always just take them out when you need them? Thankfully, they are easy to freeze too!
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