25 Snacks to Help Lose Weight, Maintain Diet, and Improve Healthy Lifestyle


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Indeed, living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy, especially if our body condition and mood are not good. 

Sometimes the desire to eat unhealthy food as often as possible cannot be resisted, especially when it comes to snacks.

Apart from delaying hunger and helping reduce weight, snacks are also often used to improve mood, where a good mood is needed to support daily activities and maintain mental health.

25 Healthy Snacks to Help You Lose Weight

Well, for those of you who like snacking but are afraid of ruining your diet or healthy lifestyle, it's really possible to replace your snacks with healthy snacks that are low in calories but still taste delicious and, of course, can maintain and even improve your mood.

Here are 25 healthy snacks that are low in calories and rich in vitamins and protein that are good for the body:

1). Almonds

A handful of almonds has lots of good nutrients, ranging from vitamins, fiber, protein, and magnesium.

Because of their content, almonds can help the body control blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels, and lose weight too.

You can enjoy it by eating it directly, mixing it into drinks, or enjoying it like cereal mixed with milk or low-fat yogurt.

2). Granola

Granola consists of oats, nuts, and dried fruit. 

This snack is healthy because it has a high calorie and fiber content. 

So not only can it be used as a snack, but it's also really healthy for breakfast. It can be used as a cake mixture or eaten directly with a mixture of milk and honey.

3). Edamame

Edamame are young green soybeans. We often encounter this food in Japanese restaurants, especially those that specialize in sushi.

Edamame is high in vegetable protein, antioxidants, low in calories, and sugar-free. 

The benefits if you consume it regularly are that it can prevent the risk of heart disease, prevent diabetes, make you lose weight, and much more.

4). Multigrain Bar

Multigrain bars are quite popular among those on a diet. 

You can try Fitbar, a multigrain bar that contains Australian oats, quinoa, and whole wheat for only 90 calories and is free of trans fat.

Apart from that, now you can easily get multigrain bars in various minimarkets with various flavors, so you don't get bored quickly.

5). Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit contains 7 grams of fiber and only 136 calories! It also contains several antioxidants, such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, and carotenoid compounds, which can help prevent chronic diseases.

Dragon fruit is suitable for consumption to maintain body weight, reduce cholesterol absorbed into the body, and maintain digestive tract health because it is a prebiotic or food for good bacteria in the intestines.

6). Nuts

Eating a variety of nuts as snacks provides many benefits. Consuming nuts regularly can prevent cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer, depression, and other diseases.

Although, of course, their fat content is relatively high, nuts are very, very filling! So it's really suitable for those of you who want to diet.

7). Plain Yogurt with Various Fruits

Tired of eating plain yogurt just like that? If so, you can try consuming plain yogurt with a variety of your favorite fruit toppings. For example, by eating plain yogurt with berries.

Yogurt is a source of calcium, potassium, and protein. Meanwhile, berries are a good source of antioxidants for the body. 

Mixing 100 grams of yogurt with 50 grams of berries is equivalent to 10 grams of protein and only 150 calories.

8). Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is the type of chocolate most often chosen by dieters. 

With a diet content of at least 70%, this snack can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease because it contains polyphenols, flavonols, and catechins.

But because it contains quite a lot of calories and fat, just consume up to 28 grams of dark chocolate a day as a healthy snack.

9). Chia Seed

The fiber content and high levels of antioxidants, which are anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy, make this healthy snack a favorite for many people.

Even though it has a bland taste, chia seeds have a filling effect because the texture after soaking changes to become like soft jelly.

10). Avocado

Avocados are very rich in oleic acid (a type of unsaturated fatty acid that is also usually found in olive oil).

These healthy fats can help increase the absorption of carotenoid antioxidants found in vegetables, which is why avocados are widely used in salad mixes. 

Isn't it really suitable for your daily healthy snack?

11). Apples with Peanut Butter Spread

If you're bored with just eating apples, you can try this new method. Specifically, by smearing peanut butter on top of the cut.

Apples are high in dietary fiber and polyphenol antioxidants, which help maintain a healthy digestive tract and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Peanut butter also has the benefit of increasing good cholesterol (HDL) and reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body. 

But because peanut butter has quite a high calorie content, it is recommended to consume only 1 spoon, or the equivalent of 15 grams a day.

12). Tomat Cherry

Cherry tomatoes have a relatively sweeter taste and are also smaller in size. 

Despite their smaller size, cherry tomatoes are very rich in vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease.

You can eat it straight or mix it into a vegetable salad or fruit salad to make it more filling.

13). Boiled Eggs

Eggs are a source of animal protein that is very easy to process and very good for those of you who are on a diet.

Not only as a side dish for main meals, eggs can also be used as food at snack time. 

Eggs are famous for their protein content; apparently, they are also equipped with vitamins K and B12 and have a very filling effect.

Because eggs contain quite a lot of cholesterol. Limit consumption to a maximum of two items a day.

But if you want to consume more protein, you can use more than two items, but only increase the white part.

14). Banana

The creamy, sweet, and filling taste makes bananas very popular with various groups and ages, making bananas a favorite choice as a healthy snack, especially for those on a diet program.

15). Dates

Dates have good nutritional content for the body. In one seed, it contains more vitamin B complex, magnesium, iron, polyphenols, and carbohydrates.

With this content, dates are very good for preventing the risk of colon cancer, treating hemorrhoids, increasing energy, and helping reduce the risk of heart disease.

16). Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a food made from whole wheat grains. 

Whole wheat contains lots of fiber, magnesium, and potassium. 

This content can be useful for lowering high blood pressure, controlling body weight, reducing cholesterol, and much more.

Oatmeal is perfect as a substitute for rice at breakfast or as a healthy snack in the middle of lunch and afternoon breaks.

17). Sweet Potatoes

The calories in boiled sweet potatoes are around 74 kcal; you can consume them to relieve hunger too.

Apart from calories, sweet potatoes also contain fat, calcium, and vitamins A, B, and C. It is very suitable for those who are looking for a diet snack that can keep them full longer.

18). Vegetable Sushi

You can combine various vegetables that you like, such as carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, kangkong, and tomatoes, and wrap them with seaweed for sushi, which can be found in many supermarkets and minimarkets.

By making vegetable sushi, you can eat a diet snack that is healthy, low in calories, rich in vitamins, and, of course, low in fat but filling.

19). Cheese and Crackers

If snacking on cheese just like that isn't enough or you're bored, you can eat it with plain-flavored crackers or biscuits. 

Two slices of cheese are enough to fill the void or temporary hunger before a heavy meal. Suitable as a diet snack in between busy work hours.

20). Celery Cream Cheese

This healthy snack recipe is quite popular for people who are on a diet, especially a strict diet. 

Celery is known as a vegetable that is rich in fiber, and with the combination of cream cheese, this favorite diet snack can also provide the fat and calorie content the body needs, which can delay hunger temporarily before eating a heavy meal.

21). Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies

If you want to eat fruit and yogurt in a more fun, easy, and fast way, you can consume them by making them into smoothies. 

Just mix various pieces of fruit and yogurt in a blender. If you want it sweeter, you can mix in honey or a little sugar water (only 1 tsp).

22). Fruit or Vegetable Juice

Juice has become a type of healthy drink that can be a good diet snack with fruit or vegetables. 

If you want more variety, you can combine several fruits or vegetables at once. 

Mix it with honey to make it sweeter or another natural sweetener that is low in calories.

23). Fruit Rujak

Fruit salad is a local food that is also suitable as a healthy snack. 

Usually, fruit salad is enjoyed with peanut sauce and spicy salt. 

If you want to be healthier, you can consume it without either one, be it without the salt or the peanut sauce.

24). Rock Melon

This fruit contains vitamin C, folic acid, water, dietary fiber, potassium, and many other vitamins and minerals. 

Apart from that, rock melon also has a beta-carotene content that is even higher than that of grapes, mangoes, and several other fruits. Very suitable to add to your healthy snack menu list.

25). Strawberries and Chocolate

About 150 grams of strawberries contain around 3 grams of fiber and only 50 calories. 

The fiber it contains is water-soluble fiber, which will change its texture to jelly-like in the digestive tract. 

This type of fiber helps you feel full longer and helps suppress appetite.

However, if you are bored, you can only eat straight strawberries, juice, smoothies, and fruit salad. 

You can try eating strawberries with melted milk chocolate. 

But be careful, because milk chocolate contains a lot of fat and calories. Just dip the top of the strawberry into the chocolate, and limit your chocolate consumption to just 2 tablespoons a day.

Conclusion

Prevention is better than cure. So, train yourself to always maintain a healthy lifestyle as early as possible. 

It can start with small things, such as regular light exercise, to replace snacks with healthy ones. 

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you will not only be physically healthy but also mentally healthy, which will later be able to support your various daily activities well.

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