I don’t know about you, but after the holidays, I always feel 10 pounds heavier and a heck of a lot guiltier than I did in the fall! That’s why we’re going to share some of the healthiest (and tastiest!) low-calorie snacks that will help you feel lighter by spring. These recipes will keep you lean, without you having to sacrifice any of your favorite flavors!
I’m sure that you have all delighted in those highly addictive sweet potato fries, but did you know that butternut squash works just as well? Butternut squash serves as a great alternative to conventional potato French fries, as the fruit (yup, it’s not technically a veggie!) is high in fiber, potassium, and B6.
Trying to cut down on those pesky carbs? If so, then look no further than sweet potatoes! These flavorful wonders are as sweet as candy, and are actually super healthy for you! Simply scour the sweet potato, slice, toast, and enjoy.
These summertime treats are perfect for those of you who are lactose intolerant, vegan, or into the benefits of dairy alternatives. Mix up some light coconut milk, unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao, if you’re fancy!), and some healthy sweetener, like stevia. What a satisfying snack!
If you’re a salty food snacker who wants to cut down on that fat content, this one’s for you! These oven-baked zucchini chips taste just like traditional chips, but only have about less than half the calories and a third of the fat of those standard crunchy guys. Score!
Looking for a nourishing late morning snack? These orange cranberry muffins are packed full of good things, like a serving of fruit and plenty of healthy fiber. Each one contains only about 175 calories, but trust us—these pastries are FILLING!
Did you know that making your own yogurt from scratch, nonetheless, is much simpler than it probably seems? Store-bought yogurt can be convenient, but more times than not, it’s chock-full of sugar and carbs. This recipe only calls for natural ingredients, and it tastes divine. Pro tip: Stick it in the freezer for a wholesome midnight snack!
If you’ve never delighted in the wonders of baked apples, then you don’t know what you’re missing. These hot little fruits are SO much more filling than your average Macintosh. Yum!
We know how difficult it can be to find satisfying early morning snacks, but these breakfast cookies will most definitely buck the bland food trend. It only takes about a half hour to make a dozen. Cook them up at the beginning of the week—they serve as awesome grab-‘n-go breakfasts for the whole family.
We know, we know—we’ve already talked about the virtues of zucchini chips today, but we just couldn’t leave out this flavorful recipe. Adding in a dash of Parmesan will create a bolder taste, without adding too many calories.
Did you know that the same trusty beans that add fiber to your salads also taste great when dressed up with a bit of honey and sea salt? What an unexpected treat!
Having some health conscious friends over for drinks and hors d’oeuvres? Grab a cucumber and make some of these low-carb rolls. They’re nutritious and cute!
Did you know that cauliflower can be subbed out for a variety of heavy ingredients, like flour and potatoes? Your guests won’t believe that these sturdy bites are not cheesy rolls. Don’t believe us? Cook a batch up for yourself and see!
This handy recipe serves as a savory alternative to the aforementioned honey roasted chickpeas selection. Throw these on salads in place of croutons. Genius!
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Have you tried any of these recipes yourself? What do you like to eat when you are watching your weight? Do you have any special low-calorie creations that you would like to share? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!