Fight Cravings With Healthy Filling Snacks

If you feel hungry while dieting, you may give in to cravings for fat, sugar, and salt. That’s why preparing healthy, filling snacks to tide you over until your next scheduled meal is so important.

Read on to learn more.

Apples With Peanut Butter

The carbs in apples break down slowly, allowing you to feel fuller for longer. Pair apple slices with a teaspoon or two of nut butter to add protein and omega-3 fatty acids to the mix. Apples are 95% water which also helps you feel full.

Celery With a Hard-Boiled Egg

The hard-boiled egg provides protein, B vitamins, and choline. The celery is packed with fiber and water, helping you to feel as full as if you had a meal.

Canned Fatty Fish and Crackers

Tinned fish such as sardines, tuna, and salmon contains DHA omega-3 fatty acids that create feel-good chemicals in the brain. Wasa rye crispbread, Triscuits, and Ryvita are high fiber, low-calorie crackers that absorb water in the body, and make you feel full.

Cottage Cheese and Berries

Cottage cheese is a staple in many high-protein diets because it’s high in Vitamin B12, calcium, and protein. Half a cup of cottage cheese topped with a handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries adds Vitamin C and fiber to this tasty, filling snack.

Pair Protein With Fiber to Feel Full

You only need two foods on your plate to prepare a healthy snack. The first one should be high in protein, and the second high in fiber. Combining foods in this way while practicing portion control is a sure way to tide you over until your next meal.

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