Are you worried about stepping up on the weighing scale? Maybe it’s time for you to start eating healthy. Excess pounds are usually the result of poor dietary habits and wrong choice of foods.
The easiest way to start piling on pounds is when you binge on unhealthy snack items like cookies, chips, or fries. At the same time, you need to snack in between meals if you feel hungry. This is especially true of kids who need something to munch on from time to time. This is why snacking is an integral part of any diet program.
Here are some weight watcher snacks loaded with nutrients that you can try to make at home:
Homemade granola bars: These can be the perfect go-to snack for the family. You can prepare these at home and store them in airtight containers. To prepare these, you will need to preheat the oven and arrange for an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. You must combine the oats, maple syrup, almond flour, almond butter, raisins, vanilla, chia seeds, salt, nutmeg, and oil in a bowl. The mix is then poured into the baking pan and kept inside the oven until it turns golden at the edges. You can cool it to cut into small rectangles that make for the perfect grab-and-go snack.
Hummus: This is made using chickpeas that are excellent sources of plant proteins. When combined with vegetables, this makes for a perfect snack for weight loss. Instead of using chips with a dip for a later afternoon snack, switch to veggies with homemade hummus instead. To make the hummus, you need to blend chickpeas inside a food blender. You should transfer the mix to a bowl, add olive oil, and sprinkle some paprika onto it. It’s best to use celery sticks, baby carrots, and baby sweet peppers with the hummus.
Chocolate Covered Banana Bites: These make for delightfully tasty snacks which don’t have additives or sugar. Not only is making this simple but also healthy and conducive to weight loss because it uses only real ingredients. It has the best blend of proteins, chocolate, and sweetness; everything that you look for in a snack. You need to buy chocolate chips, banana, coconut oil, and almond butter to start preparations.
Banana Oatmeal Muffins: Here, you can mix the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg in a bowl as these are all dry ingredients. Wet ingredients must be added to the dry ones and stirred well until perfectly blended, preferably with wooden spoons. Muffin batters are best made with hand and not electric mixers which can make it too smooth. Now, all you must do is fill three-quarters of the muffin tins with this batter and bake for about 25 minutes.
Cinnamon Rolls: These are quick-to-make and tasty at the same time. They are moist and good to snack on any time of the day. You will need to buy self-rising flour, non-fat Greek yogurt cinnamon, butter spray, sugar-free caramel sauce, and Erythritol to prepare these. Mix the flour and yogurt using a hand-held mixer to make the dough. This can be rolled out into rectangular shapes and sprayed with the butter. Cinnamon and Erythritol are mixed and sprinkled over the dough. Then this is rolled up tightly lengthwise and cut into pieces for baking. Finally, they are drizzled with caramel sauce.
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.