snacksSnacking in between meals helps to cut down bingeing at meal times. Further, it provides a constant supply of energy and you will not experience cravings. It is the unhealthy snacks like French fries and chips that add to your calorie quotient. Healthy snacking helps with weight loss and almost all diet meal programs offer healthy snack options.

Here is a list of snacks that you can enjoy without any guilt pangs 

Popcorn

Popcorn being made out of whole grain is rich in fiber. As long as you do not grease it with butter or prefer caramelized popcorn, plain popcorn is an ideal snack that can satiate you very fast. You can add some herbs or drizzle olive oil to enhance the flavor. 

Nuts

Though nuts contain a bit of excess calories, eating them in moderation (a handful of assorted nuts) daily is good for health. They are a healthy snack option and very convenient to be carried around. The Nutrisystem reviews highlight the health benefits of having nuts. Healthy nuts include walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, peanuts, pine nuts and hazelnuts. 

Protein shakes

A filling and nutritious snack is provided by protein shakes. They can be had at any time of the day or night. They are available in ready to use sachets and all you need to do is add cold water. If you do not have time for sit down breakfast, protein shakes are an excellent breakfast option. 

Yogurt

Yogurt is very beneficial for your digestive system. Yogurt made out of low fat milk is an anytime snack. For added flavoring, you can add fresh fruit pulp or cut fruits and avoid the refined sugar. 

Vegetable fingers

Raw vegetables are rich in nutrients and enzymes. Being natural, they are easily assimilated by the body. Vegetable sticks of carrot, cucumber, zucchini, and tomato serve as a healthy snack option and devoid of any calories.  

Fruits

Whole fruits are very good for health. When mid meal hunger sets in, grab an apple or an orange. They are excellent source of fiber, enzymes, minerals and vitamins. Berries are proven weight loss fruits. Always carry a fruit along to snack healthy.

Baked snacks

Most foods though low in calories in their raw form, accumulate calories as a result of frying. Baking is a healthier cooking option and choosing baked foods as a snack is a healthy option. Baked foods contain very little of saturated fats, thus helping to preserve heart health. 

Granola bars

These bars combine the nutrition of grains and the goodness of dried fruits which impart a natural sweetness. While most bought out bars contain high amount of sugars, you can roll out these bars at home and eat a healthy snack. 

Most of us feel very guilty after bingeing on snacks but are unable to get out of this habit. Fortunately, you can continue with your snacking habit without any guilt by choosing some of the aforementioned snacks .These are low in calories and yet are wholesome and nutritious to satisfy your mid meal hunger pangs.