When hunger strikes, having the right snack on hand to satisfy can be the difference between staying on plan or veering off course. Try these nutritious 200-calorie snacks and curb any craving from salty snacks to sweet treats!
Whey Protein Shakes
are a delicious, on-the-go option that can help you gain muscle mass and lose body fat. To make a low-calorie shake, blend together a scoop of whey protein (like Complete Nutrition’s Annex) with a cup of non-fat milk and ½ cup crushed ice.
Carrots with Ranch Dressing.
Yes, you can eat ranch dressing! In fact, this tasty duo works together to boost absorption of carotenoids found in the carrots that may reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and cataracts! Grab two tablespoons of dressing and a cup of carrots, and get dunking!
Chicken Lettuce Cups
are an easy snack to prepare in batches! Cook one pound of lean, ground chicken with ½ Tbsp each onion and garlic powder. Mix in one 16-ounce bag of thawed, soup vegetable blend and ¼ cup Italian salad dressing. Divide mixture among 8 lettuce leaves and crunch on 2 hearty lettuce cups for a protein-packed snack!
Cantaloupe Wrapped in Prosciutto
is a sweet and salty snack rich in potassium, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C. Slice 3 ounces of cantaloupe (about the size of a deck of cards) into wedges and wrap with 1 slice of prosciutto.
Ricotta Cheese & Cocoa powder
can cure chocolate cravings and supplies a whopping 15 grams of protein! Mix together ½ cup ricotta cheese with 1 tsp each cocoa powder and stevia.
Pickle Protein Roll-Ups
satisfy a salt craving and can actually help you stay hydrated! Your body needs both sodium and potassium for healthy fluid balance and pickles are a tasty way to bump up your salt intake. Divide 2 Tbsp of cream cheese and 4 baby pickles among 2 ounces of sliced deli turkey meat, roll up & enjoy!
PB & J Chia Seed Pudding
is loaded with fiber, antioxidants and heart-healthy fats! Its bubbly texture and this classic flavor profile makes for a delicious and fun to eat snack! Mix together 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds, 1/3 cup water, 1Tbsp peanut butter and 1Tbsp strawberry preserves. Let sit 20 minutes before enjoying.