With the Winter Blues quickly turning into Bikini Season Blahs, it’s easy to want to bump up your bodyliciousness. That can be hard to do after an entire season of comfort food eating, snacking whenever you want, and hiding that unwanted chub under a thick sweater and sea of scarves. Here are some fabulous snack ideas to help you bridge the gap between winter eating and summer body beauty. Snacks you can eat all day long without feeling the least bit guilty. Snacks that will actually help you lose weight, when combined with other low calorie, high in nutrients food.
Air-popped and sprinkles with just a smidgen of sea salt, popcorn offers up a low-calorie, high-fiber treat that is totally snacktastic. Weighing in at 93 calories per 3 popped cups, you can munch on air-popped popcorn anytime during the day without biting into your healthy eating goals.
With 84 calories in a cup of blueberries, you can snack anytime without feeling guilty. In fact, blueberries are so high in nutrients and antioxidants, you should feel anything BUT guilty! Be sure to spend the extra pennies to purchase organic blueberries. While you snack, you might as well snack chemical free.
Crunchy, sweet jicama weighs in at less than 50 calories per 1 cup serving. Sprinkled with a bit of sea salt, it gives you that potato-chip crunch without all the fat. Another great alternative to jicama? Watermelon. Equally low in calories, with lots of nutrients for your body.
4. Seaweed snacks
10 sheets of seaweed snacks are just 30 calories! Topped with a salty, toasted sesame flavor, these savory snacks are one of my favorite go-to treats when I need to fulfill those salty snack attacks.
Store-bought pickles can be full of hidden sugar, but a batch of your own homemade pickles serve up some seriously crunchy flavor with just a handful of calories.
6. Green tea
Stop by Starbucks and order yourself a giant, Trenta-sized, unsweetened Green Tea. You’ll have something to sip on all day that fills you with less than 5 calories.
8. Sliced bell peppers
Sweet and crunchy, red, yellow, and green bell peppers are the perfect treats to munch on throughout the day. A single raw bell pepper contains just 30 calories and lots of body beneficial carotenoids.
9. Tomatoes with basil and balsamic drizzle
Slice tomatoes, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and top with fresh chopped basil for a gourmet snack that you can eat without guilt all day long.