The 10 Most Filling Snacks

Sure, dieting means cutting back on calories, but that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself or go hungry.

The 10 Most Filling Snacks

Sure, dieting means cutting back on calories, but that doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself or go hungry.

In fact, keeping hunger in check is an important aspect of weight loss success. The less ravenous you are, the easier it is to make food choices that align with your better-body goals. To lose weight rapidly you’ll need to eat healthy snacks packed with water or a good deal of fiber and protein, which banish hunger in fewer calories.

All of our recommendations are free of scary additives and chemicals, have fewer than 250 calories per serving and are loaded with the belly-filling nutrients mentioned above. Start munching, quell your hunger and watch that excess weight fly off!

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Fresh Raspberries, 1 cup

Calories 64
Fat 0.8 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 1 mg
Carbs 14.6 g
Fiber 8 g
Sugar 5.4 g
Protein 1 g

Raspberries may be small, but they’re awful mighty—think of them as nature’s magical weight loss pill. Packing more fiber and liquid than most other fruits, they boost feelings of satiety without doing any damage to your waistline. Eat them solo or throw them in Greek yogurt for a quick snack.

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Trader Joe’s Crispy Crunchy Broccoli Florets, 1 bag

Calories 200
Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Sodium 55 mg
Carbs 14 g
Fiber 8 g
Sugar 3 g
Protein 7 g

Broccoli is not only a great source of vitamins A and C, but also packed with a third of the day’s fiber and 7 grams of hunger-quelling protein. While raw florets are hard to eat on the run, Trader Joe’s packaged, vacuum-fried variety can be noshed just about anywhere.

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Siggi’s Icelandic Style Nonfat Yogurt Vanilla, 1 container

Calories 100
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 60 mg
Carbs 11 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugar 9 g
Protein 14 g

Although just about every yogurt is a good sources of calcium and protein, few other flavored varieties are so low in sugar. Siggi’s uses Madagascar bourbon vanilla in lieu of traditional additives and sweeteners to produce a snack that has a deliciously sweet flavor and won’t derail your weight loss efforts. For us, it was love at first bite!

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Bolthouse Farms Baby Carrot Shakedowns, 1 pouch

Calories 25
Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 200 mg
Carbs 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 1 g

Carrots are one of the most satiating veggies out there, according to Australian researchers—likely due to their high water content. These Shakedown snack packs come with a handful of carrots and a package of seasonings, which punches up the flavor like dips and dressings without the excess calories or fat.

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Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame, 100 Calorie Snack Pack, 1 pouch

Calories 100
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 115 mg
Carbs 8 g
Fiber 6 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 11 g

If you like noshing on nuts and seeds, you’re bound to enjoy dry-roasted edamame. Besides having a satisfyingly crunchy texture and a slightly salty taste, there are 11 grams of soy protein and six grams of belly-filling fiber in each 100-calorie serving—it doesn’t get much better than that!

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Love Grown Foods Hot Oats Blueberry Banana Walnut

Calories 240
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 0 mg
Carbs 46 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugar 12 g
Protein 7 g

Anything that’s low in sugar, serves up a hefty dose of fiber and protein—yet still tastes indulgent—is a winner in our book. Throw a few containers of this tasty, filling snack in your desk drawer so you always have something substantial and healthy on hand whenever hunger strikes.

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Pacific Organic Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup Single Serve 8oz.

Calories 110
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Sodium 720 mg
Carbs 16 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugar 12 g
Protein 5 g

Slurping soup keeps people fuller longer than solid foods, according to a Purdue University study. While we wouldn’t suggest living on soup alone, it’s gaining some traction as an easier—and delicious—way to detox and boost weight loss results. We like Pacific’s slow-roasted red pepper variety because it provides a dose of bone-building calcium and can easily be stored, opened and warmed in an office break room.

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Mediterranean Snacks Roasted Garlic Hummus + Sea Salt Lentil Crackers Tapaz 2 Go, 1 pouch

Calories 250
Fat 12.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Sodium 485 mg
Carbs 27 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugar 6 g
Protein 7 g

This gluten-free mini meal is comprised of crunchy lentil-based crackers and a flavorful, creamy hummus that’s packed with fiber. Enjoy this hunger-taming duo as a healthy road trip or mid-afternoon office snack.

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Beanitos Original Black Bean Chips with Sea Salt, 12 chips

Calories 140
Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 55 mg
Carbs 15 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugar 0 g
Protein 4 g

If no one told you these chips were made from navy beans, brown rice, oils and spices, you’d never be the wiser. This snacktime favorite has a texture and flavor reminiscent of traditional crisps. The primary difference? Beanitos will fill you up without filling you out. Pair it with a bean dip to boost satiety even more. We like Desert Pepper’s black bean variety.

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Emerald Natural Almonds 100 Calorie Packs, 1 pack

Calories 100
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Sodium 110 mg
Carbs 4 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 4 g

This snack-sized serving of almonds serves up more protein and fiber than other similar nut blends. Plus, each pouch provides 25 percent of the day’s vitamin E, a nutrient that boosts immunity and helps maintain skin and eye health.

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