Bikini season is here and people all over the country are trying to stay on top of their game this summer. With healthy eating being so important, I’m here with a few snack ideas perfect if you’re trying to lose weight—check them out below!
Popcorn is full of fiber and has very few calories. Nutty, almost cheese-like flavored nutritional yeast is a great source of vitamin B12. Sprinkling the yeast in your popcorn burns stored fat and calories while helping boost your metabolism.
Melon with Balsamic Vinegar
A cup of watermelon is around 90% water and only has about 45 calories. Adding balsamic vinegar helps activate pepsin, a digestive enzyme that breaks protein down into amino acids.
Edamame with Sea Salt
Edamame is full of fiber, which slows digestion and helps you feel full, making it the magic ingredient while trying to lose weight. Sprinkle some sea salt on a cup on edamame for a snack with 8 grams of fiber and less than 200 calories!
Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios
Fiber-filled pomegranate seeds will keep you satisfied while providing a major dose of vitamin C. Pistachios contain an amino acid known to help improve blood flow during exercise. Combine the two and you have a snack sending you right to the finish line!
Baked Zucchini Chips with Paprika and Sea Salt
Cut a zucchini into thin slices and toss in 1 tablespoon of olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Sprinkle with paprika and bake at 450°F for 25 to 30 minutes. The paprika will add flavor while boosting your metabolism, reducing your appetite and lowering your blood pressure.
Greek Yogurt-Dipped Berries
Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein; it combines calcium and an amino acid known to help retain lean muscle mass and burn fat. Dipping berries into plain nonfat Greek yogurt and freezing them for a few hours before eating guarantees an antioxidant-rich afternoon snack!
Turkey and Avocado Roll-ups
Rolling a sliver of avocado in a slice of organic lean turkey breast provides a protein-rich snack with no carbs! The combination slows digestion and prevents future cravings. Looking for something more? Add mustard for metabolism-boosting power!