Here are some great snacks from the Eat This, Not That book. Most of these snacks are low-fat options to consider when looking for something to snack on.
1. 1 Cup of Low-fat Yogurt
Yogurt is one of the best food sources of lysine. Lysine has been shown to lower stress hormones. There are many great yogurt products out there, most being under 100 calories.
2. 2 Tablespoons of Mixed Nuts
Nuts are packed with protein. They are a great low-fat snack that will keep you going for the rest of the day.
3. Green Tea
Green tea is full of antioxidants which can boost your metabolism burning more calories. It can also create a longer life span.
4. Handful of Trail Mix
Trail Mix has a great variety of texture. Raisins provide your body with potassium, which your body uses to convert sugar into energy. The nuts will stock your body up with magnesium, which will boost your metabolism and improve nerve and muscle function.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants, which help protect the brain. Antioxidants can help decrease the risks of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
6. Dark Chocolate
If you need chocolate, eat the dark not the light. The cocoa in chocolate contains stimulants that increase the body’s sensitivity.
Fruit is always a great snack. There is a wide variety of different fruits. Fruits are made up of mostly water so they will make you feel fuller. They are full antioxidants and fiber also.
Triscuts are a good cracker snack. They have 120 calories per serving with 2.5 grams of fat with 0 grams of sugar. They are also high in fiber.
If you are looking for something to snack on and all that is around is the vending machine these are some healthier and lower calorie options.
9. Baked Lay’s Potato Chips
Lay’s Baked Potato Chips are the best choice of chips in the vending machines. They are low in sodium and have 110 calories per serving.
10. 100 Grand
100 Grand has 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 22 grams of sugar. This is still fattening, but is one of the best candy bar options.
11. Mini Chips Ahoy
One bag of Mini Chips Ahoy cookies has 140 calories, 7 grams of fat and 8 grams of sugar. These are not a nutritious snack, but it is a modest size and will keep you from overeating.
12. Goldfish Cheese Crackers
Goldfish have 140 calories per bag with 5 grams of fat and 250 milligrams of sodium. These are a good choice for anyone, and they come in all kinds of flavors.
13. Fruit Snacks
While some fruit snacks are made with sugar, they are a lot better than other things you can get out of the vending machine. The Welche’s Fruit Snacks have 195 calories per bag, but 0 grams of fat and 37.5 grams of sugar. They are a good alternative to different high-sugar snacks while still providing a fruity taste.
Consider these low-fat snacks when looking for something to munch on.