The 50 Best Snacks for Weight Loss (cont’d)

The 50 Best Snacks for Weight Loss (cont’d)

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Athenos Hummus Original, 27 g serving

Calories 50
Fat 3 g
Sodium 160 mg
Protein 1 g

Made with real olive oil, which lends an authentic flavor and more heart-healthy fats, this hummus bests a flavor like, say, Sabra’s Roasted Pine Nut Hummus, which is made with “soybean and/or canola oil.”

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Wholly Guacamole, per 2 Tbsp

Calories 60
Fat 5 g
Sodium 105 mg
Protein 1 g

With so many faux-guacamoles at the supermarket, it’s important to find one good brand and stick to it. So let us introduce you to Wholly, the supermarket’s most reliable purveyor of authentic, avocado-based guac. Oils, starches, and artificial colors are nowhere to be found in this package.

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Fiber One Lowfat Cottage Cheese with Fiber, per 1/2 cup

Calories 80
Fat 2 g
Fiber 5 g
Sodium 430 mg
Protein 10 g

Cottage cheese is famous for its abundant supply of complete protein, but the 5 grams of fiber come from the addition of a natural plant compound called inulin. Top your curds with the best fruit for weight loss for an ultra-sweet and healthy snack (or dessert!).

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Horizon Organic Mozzarella String Cheese, per stick

Calories 80
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 170 mg
Protein 8 g

Each stick has a fifth of your day’s calcium intake, and Horizon keeps the fat down by using part-skim milk. The creaminess of the cheese pairs particularly well with an apple, and the duo just so happens to make one perfect snack-size portion.

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The Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil

Calories 35
Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 190 mg
Protein 2 g

Keep one of these cheese wheels in the office fridge to fight on-the-job hunger. Spread a couple wedges over whole wheat crackers and you hit both major benchmarks of satiety: protein and fiber.

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Fage Total 2% Greek Yogurt, per 7 oz container

Calories 150
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 65 mg
Protein 20 g

Greek yogurt has more than double the protein of standard American-style, making it the clear-cut winner of the Best and Worst Yogurts for Weight Loss title. Make it a simple parfait by adding fruit, nuts, seeds, or granola.

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Chobani Nonfat Blueberry Greek Yogurt

Calories 130
Fat 0
Sugar 15 g
Protein 12 g

Often what yogurt processors call “fruit” is actually artificially colored high-fructose corn syrup with just a touch of actual plant matter. Chobani’s delivers real blueberry, and sugar plays a mere supporting role.

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Eggland’s Best Hard-Cooked Peeled Eggs

Calories 60
Fat 3.5
Saturated Fat 1 g
Protein 5 g

These are natural eggs, cooked, peeled, and ready to eat. Make a complete snack by spreading hummus on whole wheat toast and slicing the hard-boiled egg over the top. Enjoy one for breakfast with a hot drink; shed belly flab—rapidly—with one of the 4 Teas That Melt Fat!

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Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, per 2 oz

Calories 180
Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sugar 9 g
Protein 6 g

Aside from the touch of cane juice, the only ingredients are whole wheat and cinnamon. The wheat delivers protein and fiber, and the cinnamon helps counteract the cane juice’s impact on blood sugar.

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Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal, Maple & Brown Sugar, per packet

Calories 160
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat .5 g
Sugar 1 g
Protein 7 g

Don’t confine oatmeal to the breakfast table. A bowl of instant oats makes a perfect snack. Each packet has only 1 gram of sugar, an impressive 4 grams of fiber, and thanks to the whey protein powder, a healthy array of amino acids.

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Jack Link’s Premium Cuts Original Beef Jerky, per 1 oz

Calories 80
Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 590 mg
Protein 15 g

No snack on the planet offers such a reliable dose of protein in a more convenient package. Consider this your best option on days when you’re too busy to be bothered with snack-time complications.

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Cal-Organic Carrot Dippers Snack Packs

Calories 110
Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Sodium 170 mg
Protein 1 g

These baby carrots come with just enough ranch to kick up the flavor without burdening you with a nutritionally nullifying load of fat, and each serving has 60 percent of your day’s recommended vitamin A.

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Seapoint Farms Edamame Organic Shelled Soybeans

Calories 100
Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 30 mg
Protein 8 g

Consisting of nothing but fresh soybeans, edamame makes a great snack. Each bean provides a nourishing mix of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fats. If you’re eating out, just ask for your bowl unsalted and add a small pinch at the table. And for another savory treat, check out one of the Best Burgers for Weight Loss.

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Snapea Crisps (28g)

Calories 110
Fat 4.5 g
Saturated Fat .5 g
Sodium 50 mg
Protein 5 g

“A handful of Snapea Crisps provides a whopping five grams of protein and four grams of fiber for a mere 110 calories. Plus, this snack is non-perishable so it can be easily eaten just about anywhere.”—Lisa De Fazio, MS, RD, Los Angeles-based Registered Dietitian

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Go Raw Flax Crackers

Calories 180
Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 290 mg
Protein 5 g

“When I’m looking to get a little leaner, I reach for raw flax crackers topped with avocado. I prefer raw flax crackers over the wheat variety because they don’t contain gluten, which can make me a little puffy. They are also intensely rich in omega-3s, which helps produce radiant skin and a faster brain!”—Dana James, nutritionist and founder of Food Coach NYC

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Sliced Turkey and a Pickle

Calories 60
Fat .5 g
Saturated Fat .1 g
Sodium 500 mg
Protein 8 g

“Sliced turkey wrapped around a dill pickle always hits the spot when I’m in the mood for something salty. The protein from the turkey also helps tide me over until my next meal.”—Lisa De Fazio

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Almond Butter (2 Tbsp) on Apple Slices

Calories 295
Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Sodium 0 mg
Protein 7.5 g

“I love spreading two tablespoons of almond butter on apple slices. The protein and fiber combination helps keep me satiated, and I love the salty-sweet flavor combination.” – Lisa De Fazio

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Healthy ‘Nachos’

Calories 210
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Sodium 500 mg
Protein 8 g

“When I’m in the mood for something creamy, I take one piece of pre-sliced, low-fat cheese like mozzarella or Monterey Jack, cut it into four equal squares and use it to top four wheat crackers. Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil Triscuits work great for this. Pop the cheese and crackers into the microwave for about 15 seconds. This gooey, whole grain ‘treat’ serves up eight grams of protein and comes in around 200 calories.”—Christine M. Palumbo, MBA, RDN, FAND, a Chicago area registered dietitian and nutrition communications consultant.

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Daily Greens (1 bottle)

Calories 60
Fat 0
Sodium 240 mg
Protein 2 g

“When hunger strikes on the go, I reach for a Daily Greens green juice. Not only do these drinks provide an opportunity to fit more veggies into my day, they are low in sugar and calories and provide a number of energy-boosting nutrients. They are also organic and cold-pressed, which is a juicing process that helps to preserve the vitamins and minerals in the produce.” – Lauren Minchen MPH, RDN, CDN, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist based in New York City. Uncover more of the 16 Snacks Diet Experts Eat To Lose Weight.

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Organic Valley Lowfat Chocolate Milk, per 8 fl oz

Calories 150
Fat 2.5 g
Sugar 22 g
Protein 9 g

Chocolate milk is the perfect drinkable snack before you head in for a workout. The sugar fuels your muscles for maximum power, and the protein helps rebuild them afterward.

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Vitabrownie

Calories 100
Fat 2 g
Fiber 7 g
Sugar 10 g
Protein 4 g

With VitaBrownies you can satisfy your craving for something sweet at any time of the day without sabotaging your diet. Each chocolaty square packs 8 grams of whole grains—a dietary staple of people with the littlest middles. A Tufts University study found that participants who ate three or more servings of whole grains had 10 percent less belly fat than people who ate the same amount of calories from refined carbs (like bad-for-you brownies). When it comes to diet and snacking, being unrefined is a good thing!

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Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Bar

Calories 100
Fat 0 g
Sodium 3 mg
Sugar 13 g
Protein 7 g

A classy upgrade to the standard ice cream pop, this frozen treat delivers 7 grams of belly-filling protein.

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Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Soft-Baked Cookies

Calories 130
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Sodium 65 mg
Sugar 8 g
Protein 2 g

Thanks to oats, rye, barley, and buckwheat, Kashi’s cookie has more fiber (4 grams) than a standard slice of whole-wheat bread.

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