Snacking is the most favorite activity of almost everyone in this world. We exhibit immense potential at snacking at any time of the day. And when it comes to weekends, our snacking habit gets a natural boost. The result? Weight gain, weight gain and weight gain!
Snacking is the worst thing you can do to your body. Hey, wait! We can turn this bad habit into a good one by making your snacks healthier!
Of course, there are some snacks that not just taste great but can also help you burn lots of calories. Eager to know them? Here’s a list of the best snacks to burn fats and lose weight:
1. Dress-up the apple
We all know that apples are the healthiest fruits! We also know that eating an apple every day can keep you away from many diseases and your weight in control. But, the problem is apples are too boring!
It just doesn’t look tempting! Eating an apple requires the angel within you that desires for good health to defeat the devils armed with taste buds. It’s a difficult battle to win!
There is one way you can tempt the devil to eat an apple, and that is by dressing it up. It will just take a knife and 5 minutes from your busy schedule. Simply cut the apple into pieces and mix it with chopped strawberries or walnuts.
You can top it with a teaspoon of maple syrup or a tablespoon of peanut butter. The satiating power of nuts will enhance the filling effect of apples, and the unique taste will surely keep your senses happy!
2. Whole-wheat crackers with canned tuna
Lean proteins are important for your health. They act as building blocks for the body and help in the repair and growth of tissues. They also promote the fat burning processes by boosting your metabolism.
A can of tuna is a great source of lean proteins. Relish it with whole wheat crackers to enjoy a healthy and tasty snack. But, make sure the tuna is packaged in water.
Six crackers and 3 ounces of light tuna will provide about 200 calories together with the healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, 20 gms proteins, and three gms fiber.
3. Avocado filled with cottage cheese
Here’s a tempting fruit and dairy combo that will stimulate your body to burn fat. It is a perfect snack to munch on when you are craving for something creamy, rich, and savory.
Just cut an avocado into two halves and remove the pit from one-half. Fill the space with 1% cottage cheese. It’s quick and easy to prepare, great for your health and pleasing for your taste buds! It will fill your stomach and prevent the urge to eat for long with just 150 calories together with a benefit of seven gms fiber and nine gms proteins!
4. Corn and peas
Corn and peas make up for a great combination for your snacking habit. Do you know that half a cup of peas has just 55 calories plus three gms of healthy fibers? Corn, of the same amount, will give you only 72 calories and two gms of fiber.
This low-calorie and high-fiber combination can provide you a filling and satisfying snack. Just boil them together till they become soft and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Some people like it with herbs and other spices sprinkled on it. You can mix n match the different spices to make it healthier and add variety to the dish each time you eat it.
5. Greek yogurt with honey and raspberries
The name of this snack itself is so mouth-watering! It’s creamy, sweet, as well as filling! This trio can feel completely indulgent. And the best part is you can prepare it within just a few minutes.
Just get a bowl of Greek yogurt and add to it chopped raspberries. Top it with a spoonful of honey and voila! Your snack is ready!
It provides a combination of healthy fats, fibers, and proteins that are sure to up your nutritional quotient. What’s more? The vitamin C in raspberries will increase the fat-burning ability of your body.
6. Mashed avocado snack
Here’s another avocado snack recipe that will help you burn fats and lose weight. It has a unique combination of pineapple and avocado. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare. Here’s what you will need:
- 1/4th of an avocado, mashed fine
- 1/4th of a pineapple, chopped
- A pinch of salt
- ½ teaspoonful hot-pepper sauce
Just combine the ingredients and spread this mixture over a crisp bread. This snack contains 161 calories, 26 gms carbohydrates, three gms proteins, six gms fat, 254 mg sodium, one gm saturated fat, no cholesterol, and seven gms fiber per serving.
7. Kale chips
Kale chips are the super-nutritious fat-burning alternative to crackers and potato chips and yet, so delicious!
Just take a bunch of kale and cut it into 2” pieces. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Then, top the kale with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil. Place it on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Make sure the kale is crispy, and not browned.
This delicious snack will give you just 51 calories with 1 gm protein, four gms total fat, four gms carb, one gm fiber, and 330 mg sodium.
8. Roasted nuts
We all have a habit of eating a handful of nuts just to kill boredom. You can make a healthy and delicious snack out of these nuts by roasting them. Roasting deepens and awakens the natural flavor of nuts and allows you to spice them up.
Just take a bowl of roasted nuts and sprinkle it with a 1/8th tablespoon of chili powder, 1/8th tablespoon of cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt.
Your roasted and spiced nuts will give you 116 calories, two gms fibers, 11 gms fat, and 20 mg sodium.
You can also prepare similar snacks using roasted cashews for variety. You can mix n match the spices as per your likings. These snacks fill your stomach, and can help burn fats.
The weekend is approaching, so make sure you stock your kitchen with the ingredients needed for these snacks. Exploit the joy of snacking to please your taste buds and burn that belly fat! By the time the next week begins, you will definitely be a pound or two lighter!