10 of my favourite low-calorie snacks

If you’re someone like me who enjoys snacks between meals, or perhaps an after dinner treat then you have come to the right place.Its important to think to yourself what you’re grabbing for- especially if its not your main meal. Your snack choices can make a huge impact on your overall caloric intake, and thus, impact your weight loss results. 

Here are 10 easy snacks to try

Yoghurt dipped raspberries

93 calories

Ingredients: 

150g raspberries 

20g low fat greek yoghurt

Method:

Line a plate with some baking paper. Dip your raspberry heads into your low fat yogurt and pace on your lined plate. Freeze in the freezer for a minimum of 1 hour! 

Rice cake snacking pizzas

87 calories 

Ingredients: 

2 corn cakes

12g reduced fat cheese 

2 teaspoons crushed tomatoes

Dash of oregano

Optional: finely chopped garlic 

Method:

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. Place 1 tsp crushed tomato on each corn cake. Top each one with 6g reduced fat cheese, oregano & finely chopped garlic. Bake in the oven until cheese has melted ( around 3-5 minutes). 

Chocolate popcorn

67 calories

Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon popcorn kernels

8g chocolate of choice

Method:

Place popcorn kernels inside a microwave safe bowl. Cover with a plate and pop for 2-5 minutes until all kernels have popped. Take out ( be careful it will be hot!) and top it off with 8g chocolate of choice.

Trail mix

93 calories

Ingredients: 

1 cup air popped popcorn

 5 almonds

7g cranberries 

Method:

Top your popcorn with almonds and cranberries.

60 second chocolate cake

154 calories per serving

Ingredients (makes 2 mug cakes):

2 Tbsp spelt flour OR oat flour

1 Tbsp low fat yoghurt

1 egg yolk

1-2 Tbsp granulated monk fruit sweetener OR granulated sugar of choice

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 Tbsp milk of choice ( i used almond)

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp oil of choice (i used avocado)

1 Tbsp chocolate chips

Method:

Mix all ingredients up in a bowl. Divide mixture into two mugs equally ( should fill about 1/2 the mug with lots of space for it to rise) Place toppings & microwave for 60-90 seconds. You may need to microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds depending on your microwave!

Pineapple protein Snack 

108 calories

Ingredients:

1 cup pineapple

2 tablespoons cottage cheese

Method:

Place all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!

Grapes & cheese

171 calories

Ingredients:

1 cup grapes

1/8 cup reduced fat cheese of choice

Method:

Place all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!

Choc chip strawberry yoghurt

125 calories

Ingredients:

1/2 cup strawberries

1/2 cup low fat yoghurt

1 teaspoon chocolate chips

(optional stevia drops)

Method:

Mix your yoghurt with stevia (if desired). Top with strawberries and chocolate chips

Steamed edamame beans

130 calories

Ingredients: 

1 cup edamame beans

Pinch of sea salt

Method:

Steam edamame beans until cooked through (around 5 mins or so). Top with a sprinkle of sea salt and enjoy

Blueberries & cinnamon cottage cheese

68 calories 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup blueberries

1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese

Dash of cinnamon 

Method:

Place all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!

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