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We all prefer eating snacks in between our meals. As we choose the wrong snacks we end up gaining weight and having health issues. But choosing healthy snacks will promote weight loss and helps to lead a healthy life. When we choose snacks with nutritious foods high in fiber and proteins helps to promote fullness and guilt-free snacks by decreasing the calories you consume. 

Choose your healthy snacks that will help to maintain blood sugar levels, and keep you full while preventing excess storage of fat. 

Low calorie Healthy snacks

Coconut chips 

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One of the delicious superfoods is coconut as it keeps satiated and healthy. The coconut benefits your overall health as it contains healthy fats, proteins, vitamins, and micronutrients. Various diseases will be away as it boosts the immune system.  And so as an alternative to potato chips you can choose coconut chips as they are guilt-free snacks with no overload of starchy carbs. 

You can buy them at stores and toss those unsweetened large cornflakes with coconut oil and bake it in the oven at 300℉ (150℃) for 7 to 9 minutes. You can also use salt and vinegar to toss or cinnamon and honey to make it sweet. ½ cup (42 grams) of coconut chips provides 315 calories. Make sure to choose the right type of coconut chips, as some will contain additives or vegetable oils. 

Greek yogurt

This yogurt is low in sugar when compared to other yogurt and as it is made by removing the whey, it produces a creamier and thicker yogurt with a tart taste. This is packed with protein and nutrients like magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Eating high-protein increases the number of calories a person burns per day. Eating Greek yogurt as a part of a balanced diet including carbohydrates, proteins, and healthful fats aids weight loss while boosting metabolism. A 7-ounce (200gram) container of plain Greek yogurt topped with ½ cup of blueberries provides 180 calories. 

Roasted chickpeas

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These are perfect healthy snacks containing fiber, protein, and healthy carbs. They are low in calories. 1 ounce (28 grams) of roasted chickpeas contains 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber with 120 calories. They also reduce appetite, blood sugar levels, and calorie intake. This snack can be made at home, by tossing canned chickpeas with olive oil, salt, and pepper while roasting them in an oven at 450℉ (230℃) for 30 to 40 minutes. 

Almonds 

It contains 20% of fewer calories where 1 ounce serving of almonds contains 129 calories and so you can consume 14 almonds without hitting the 100 calorie mark. It is an excellent source of protein, magnesium, and fiber. 

Baked apple chips

This is one of the best low-calorie snacks as apples are the healthiest source of nutrients. 1 cup of unsweetened baked apples provides 105 calories, 1 gram of protein, and 28 grams of carbohydrates. This is the best alternative to sugar-laden desserts and it is a wholesome food that contributes to maintaining good overall health.

Chicken salad 

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This is a tasty and filling dish that is enjoyed as a snack and you can even prefer it as a meal. This salad can be combined with smashed avocado, and mixed with chopped veggies like parsley, celery and scallions, and fresh herbs. This combination is filled with high protein and low calories, and the addition of cucumber slices is a rich fiber to fill your snack. A ¼ cup (58 grams) made with mayonnaise with half-sliced cucumber (118 grams) provides 228 calories. 

Protein-packed smoothies

Smoothies are loved by most people, and we can make them healthy by adding some nutritional foods. foods, Vegetables, and protein sources of food make a perfect smoothie for your healthy snack. Leafy green like kale with berries that are frozen, pea whey, or hemp protein blended with nut milk or water will be better. Additionally, to make it more healthy, you can add chia seeds, coconut, cacao nibs, and flax seeds to boost extra nutrition, and depending on these ingredients the calorie varies. It is better to use berries, and greens for low-calorie smoothies. 

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