Low-Calorie Crunchy Snacks to Satisfy Your Craving
Healthy Snack: Peanut Butter and Celery with Berries
Give ants on a log a mini-makeover by skipping the raisins and using halved strawberries to easily cut calories and sugar. Take 1 medium celery stalk, spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter evenly and top with half a cup of sliced strawberries.
Healthy Snack: Kale Chips
If you're craving something salty, opt for kale chips instead of traditional greasy potato chips. Whether you make them yourself or buy them, baked kale chips are a delicious low-calorie, crunchy snack. One cup of kale with a little olive oil for baking and a dash of salt creates a snack loaded with vitamins A and C.
Healthy Snack: Nuts and Fruit
Toss together 12 dry roasted pistachios and one-quarter cup of dried or fresh blueberries (just one of 15 anti-inflammatory foods you should be eating) for an antioxidant-packed salty and sweet trail mix fo sorts.
Healthy Snack: Cucumber Slices with Spreadable Light Swiss Cheese
Simply slice up a medium cucumber and spread two wedges of Laughing Cow Light Swiss Original Cheese for a crunchy-creamy combo snack.
Healthy Snack: Pretzels with Almond Butter
Sometimes low-calorie crunchy snacks like pretzels really hit the spot. To make them even more filling and delicious, top with some Justin's Natural Maple Almond Butter (or grab the pre-packaged snack packs) which has less saturated fat and sugar than peanut butter but the same effect on your satiety. (You'll also love these high-protein nut and seed butter packs you can fit in your pocket.)
Healthy Snack: Roasted, Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Healthy Snack: Edamame
Whole green soybeans eaten out of the pod are a great source of cholesterol-lowering soy protein. A half-cup serving provides 3 grams fiber and 7.5 grams protein, plus a little calcium, iron, and vitamin C.
Healthy Snack: Whole Wheat Crackers and Cheese
What's easier to make than whole wheat or multi-grain crackers with a low-calorie cheese as a healthy crunchy snack? Nothing. Add a drizzle of honey for sweetness or a smear of mustard for tang. This crunchy mix of protein and fiber will keep your mind off the nearest vending machine.
Healthy Snack: Veggies and Dip
Veggies and dip are the tried and true healthy crunchy snack (with a dose of creamy) Whether it's zucchini and tzatziki or carrot and spicy hummus, you can't go wrong with this healthy snack.