Snacking Success Plan
We’re all human and it’s no surprise that when we try and cut out things form our diet and increase our exercise and activity level that we end up getting some pretty strong stomach-churning cravings for food.
This is the critical moment that we need to have healthy snacks in mind and at hand, because there’s nothing worse than succumbing to belly-sabotaging chocolate, ice-cream, chips or other supposed “low-carb” snacks which we end up eating twice as much of.
Summer time is when we lay it out all on the line so let’s look at some ways to help you stay on track and feeling good about those inches in the mid-section.
Some things to keep in mind before we jump in…
First, go for raw foods as much as possible like fruits and veggies coupled with something that has some protein in it.
Second, make sure you avoid anything that has more than 5 ingredients on the label, particularly ones you can’t pronounce. It’s the same old rules when it comes to snacking, but sometimes snacks seem like an easy excuse to indulge. Be careful, and stick to your guns as much as possible.
Here are 7 summer snacks to help you do just that, and all of them are under 200 calories per serving!
7 Low Calorie Summer Snacks
1. Edamame Guacamole – This one’s a tasty, healthy twist on a classic summertime snack. Follow a classic recipe for guacamole (1 mashed ripe avocado, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 jalapeno, 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper to taste will do it) and add in some finely chopped or processed Edamame, after it’s boiled.