In a weight loss journey, more than exercise, it’s what getting inside your body that matters most.  While losing inches, we focus on lunch and dinner mostly, but tend to disregard the in-between meals. Let’s find out some healthy snacks that are easy to prepare and burn fat.

Peanut Butter Snack

A healthy source of monosaturated fats, peanut butter contains tryptophan as well. This amino acid triggers better sleep at night while the monosaturated fats keep your belly full for a long period of time and curb hanger pangs. For best result, go for peanut butter and whole grain bread toast. In case you don’t like eating fruits ( but you have to  on account of weight loss) raw, then spread a layer of peanut butter on top an apple/banana slice and make a healthy, fruity snack.

Apples

Apples help bringing down our level of cholesterol and appetite. In the event you don’t like eating it raw, then first slice an apple daintily. Coat both the sides with peanut butter and top it off with non-fatty or dry muesli. This version of nachos would make you full without adding pounds on body . Baked Apple chips are another type of healthy snacks.

Hard-boiled eggs

A timeless snack that is low on carb and high on protein– hard-boiled eggs are unbeatable in getting into shape. There was a time when a villain had been made out of eggs (or more specifically egg yolks) -as an agent of high cholesterol. Now, the coin is flipped. Even if you restrict the number of egg yolks thrice-a-week, you can have the white portion of boiled eggs as many as you can in a day.

Bananas

High-on- potassium, low-on-calorie and full with natural sweetness, eat frozen bananas as a dessert or prepare a banana smoothie to quench your late morning appetite. The tryptophan amino acid is also present in banana, which gives you good night’s sleep. Banana is full of fiber that keeps your stomach full even if you have only one of it in the evening. You can also make baked banana chips or pudding to infuse this wonder-food into your daily weight loss regiment.

Greek Yogurt

The unsweetened type of Greek yogurt is full of nutrients and lean fat. Are you pregnant and always feeling hungry? Then pig out on Greek yogurt without the fear of getting fat. The low-on-sugar content in Greek yogurt makes it the favorite dessert for those, who are serious about shedding pounds. It would be better, in case you have this yogurt before hitting the bed at night. The lean protein will rebuild your muscles while the nutrients burn fat, even if you are in slumber.

Nuts

Nuts are heavy sources of omega-3 fatty acid.  They are stacked with protein as well. You can prepare nutty- snack inside your kitchen easily. Heat up handful of almonds in your microwave or stove, drizzle   lemon juice and curry powder in it and voila, your very own spiced nuts are ready to munch on.

 The curry powder is an agent to cut back on inflammation. Mix nut with dry fruits to have your favorite nibble during ungodly hours at office. 

Tomato-Cucumber Salad

 Chop fresh tomato and cucumber in equal measures, put them into salad bowl and blend with seasonings such as- kosher salt, black pepper and red wine vinegar. The high H2O content on both tomatoes and cucumber will make your stomach full and nix the craving for a long stretch of time.  The red wine vinegar has the property to curb on sugar spikes in blood.

Turkey

Spread turkey slice on a cracker or whole grain breads. This is a rich source of fiber, tryptophan and protein. While the fiber will make your belly content, the tryptophan will lead to sound rest during nights. That’s why turkey sandwich is considered to be one of the best snacks to curb mid-night cravings. From an ounce of turkey, you can get about 10 grams of protein and only 60 calories. Go figure!

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has flavonoids- the nutrients that keep a check on blood sugar while burning fat at the same time. Be that as it may, be careful while picking up dark choco bars. Choose only those with 70% or more cocoa content and zero-percentage of syrup or milk substance.

The least processed your dark chocolate is, the best it would be on losing fat. But stick to 2—3 pieces at a time. Or toss few dark chocolate chips in a hot glass of double-skimmed milk and prepare yummy chocolate drink.

Stuffed Avocado

Avocado is a great source of fiber, a slew of vitamins and calcium among others. When you stuff it with baked egg or canned tuna- you can get a healthy after-noon snack.  The egg yolk contains choline that aids in weight loss while tuna has an unlimited source of lean protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. So pairing up an avocado cup with either tuna or egg would surely make for an incredible weight-loss snack.

Plain Popcorn

How many of us know that popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks out there? Whether you pressure-cooked it or pop it inside a microwave, popcorn will always be a solid source of vitamin B12 that burns fat and boosts metabolism. But don’t go for the buttered or caramel flavored popcorn for the love of your health! Stick to the plain flavored ones. Rather drizzle black pepper / yeast on top of it for better taste.

Healthy Chips

Chips can be healthy too, only if you know to prepare them from best sources. Don’t feel that by frying those potato slices in olive oil, would be make them healthier. Rather cut zucchini in thin slices, sprinkle paprika, olive oil and sea salt on it and bake it inside the microwave for 35-40 minutes. In similar fashion, chips made from whole-grain cinnamon pita make for clean eating.

Being in a weight loss journey doesn’t mean that you have to deprive yourself of good foods. Raid your fridge and there you will find loads of ingredients that make for delicious and healthy snacks. Wearing your chef’s hat and being creative is all it takes.