Satisfy your salt cravings with these healthy low-calorie snacks
Low-Fat Whole Wheat Crackers with Mixed Olive Spread
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Salt cravings can easily lead to a vending machine splurge, but not if you have this snack on hand. The healthy fats found in olives help you feel satisfied while giving your taste buds the salt they crave.
Diced Watermelon with Crumbled Feta Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar
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If you like feta in your salad then this snack will rock your world. To keep it under 200 calories, mix 1 cup diced watermelon with 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese and 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar.
Multigrain Wasa Crispbread Topped with Cottage Cheese and Red Bell Pepper
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Cottage cheese will satisfy your cravings and help you avoid overloading on salty carbs. Try two pieces of multi grain Wasa Crispbread with 6 tbsps fat-free cottage cheese topped with a half-chopped red bell pepper and sea salt to taste to keep it under 200 calories.
Edamame with Sea Salt
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Try one cup of steamed edamame with a dash of natural sea salt to fill the belly without slowing down the brain. It is a great source of protein and fiber to keep you full with more than twice as much protein as a large egg.
Herr's Whole Grain Pretzel Sticks
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Get ready for crunchy 12 grains with a touch of honey and flax seed. With their unique hint of sesame, poppy and caraway seed, these pretzel sticks will quickly become one of your favorite snacks.
Kaia Foods Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
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These garlic and sea salt flavored sunflower seeds will help you get your salt fix. Just one third of the package contains 20 percent of your daily needs for thiamin and is also packed with folate and vitamin E.
Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese Stick and Olives
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The saltiness of a couple of olives with the protein punch of a little cheese will hold you over way past your craving. Getting a bit of extra calcium from the cheese won’t hurt either.
Crumbled Feta with Tomato and Olive Oil
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Sick of the usual salty snacks like chips and pretzels? Try a cup of cherry tomatoes with an ounce of crumbled feta, drizzled with a teaspoon of olive oil. If the feta doesn’t hit the spot, toss a little extra sea salt on top.
Baked Potato Chips and Fat-Free Sour Cream
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Healthier versions of old favorites are the best. Especially when they fit in under 200 calories. For an extra flavor boost try tossing some chopped chives into the sour cream.
Vegetarian Jerky and Cucumber Sticks
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For your flexitarians days, there's vegetarian jerky and a couple of crunchy cucumber sticks to add a little crunch. It's the perfect fat-free way to take a break from meat.
Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips
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The salty crunch of a tortilla chip is unbeatable. With no trans fat or additives you can finally enjoy this snack without unhealthy extras.
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Salted pistachios are a fabulous salty snack for dieters. The shell slows down how quickly you can pop them in your mouth giving your brain a little extra time to recognize the snack and let you know when you're full. The fiber and protein packed in this snack are an extra bonus.
Kosher Dill Pickles
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Pickles are a classic low-calorie snack. Six medium dill pickles are under 50 calories and are naturally fat-free.
Instant Miso soup
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You don't have to be in a fancy sushi place to get your salty miso fix. Try an instant mix and cozy up with a warm soup anywhere.
Sesame Seaweed Snacks
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Roasted seaweed is a fun snack that is bursting with flavor and full of vitamins and minerals. The seaweed is roasted to perfection and then seasoned with a dash of salt and sesame seed oil, creating a savory taste sensation. Go ahead and enjoy as many as 20 little sheets for only 50 calories.
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With a lot less fat and almost double the protein per ounce, turkey jerky definitely beats regular old beef jerky. This protein-rich snack is easy to keep at your desk and its tough consistency always comes in handy when stress levels are soaring.
Dry Roasted & Salted Pumpkin Seeds
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Pumpkin seeds are a great option to satisfy salt cravings. With light sea salt coating the outside, they give your tongue the perfect salty taste. Dry roasted pumpkin seeds are cholesterol free and an excellent source of magnesium and dietary fiber.
SunChips and Salsa
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With their multigrain salty taste and 30 percent less fat than regular potato chips, SunChips are hard to say no to. Fortunately, you shouldn't feel guilty about eating this cholesterol-free snack and they go great with a little salsa.
Baked Lentil Chips
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Lentil chips, like the ones from Mediterranean Snack Food Co., have 70 percent less fat than regular potato chips and are a delicious, heart-healthy alternative to ordinary chips or crackers.
Sea Salt Rice Chips
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Bursting with crunchy brown rice nuggets, Lundberg® Sea Salt Rice Chips are delicious. Ten chips are only 140 calories, gluten free as well as a perfect choice for vegans.