It’s the weekend again! If there is anytime to snack, the weekend is it. Whether you are relaxing by the pool and craving something sweet or on the run to a soccer game, we’ve got your snacks covered! Bonus: They are not only satisfying, but also low calorie!
Health. com recommends…
Whether you’re craving somethingsweet, chocolatey, creamy, orcrunchy, you can find a snack that satisfies and helps whittle your middle.
These CarbLovers–approved picks are just the fix you need, because each one serves up slimming fiber or resistant starch (RS), both of which have been shown to help you feel full longer and drop pounds quickly. Give in to what you’re longing for—there’s no guilt here.
Sweet: On the go
Panera Strawberry Granola Parfait ($4; Panera Bread stores)
Make it: Dark Chocolate and Oat Clusters
Place 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk, and1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chipsin a saucepan; cook over low heat until chips melt (about 3 minutes). Stir in 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats; remove from heat. With a spoon or melon baller, drop 8 ball-shaped portions on a wax paper–lined baking sheet; let set in refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.
Chocolatey: On the go
Late July Mini Milk Chocolate Sandwich Cookies ($4; Whole Foods)
Make it: Garlic and Herb Yogurt Dip
In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt, 1 minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons chopped chives, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dried dill,and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; serve with 4 ounces baked potato chips.
Make it: Chili-Spiked Pita Chips
Coat 1 whole-grain pita with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon chili powder. Cut pita into 6 triangles; place on a baking sheet. In toaster oven or broiler, toast 5 minutes or until crunchy, turning once.
Crunchy: On the go
Corozonas Black Bean & Cheese Tortilla Chips ($3; grocery stores)
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