Spring is underway and summer is just around the corner! That means warmer weather and a chance to play or exercise outside: walking, joining a baseball team, or just about anything else. And the more frequently you work out, the more energy you’ll expend. Expending energy leads to hunger; it’s the body’s way to express that you need to replenish your energy stores. But when you’re trying to diet and eat right, you might suppress your snacking urge.
Instead of suppressing, it’s time to find the low-Cal snacks that will satiate your munchie craving and keep you on track for your fitness goals! Not sure where to start? Here are a few tastebud-tempting options:
- Parmesan Finger Fries - Cut an eggplant into 4-inch sticks. Cover in whole wheat flour and spread with egg whites. Then dip into a bread crumb, Parmesan cheese, and seasoning mixture. Cook at 450°F for approximately 20 minutes. You can find different seasoning combinations online to experiment and find your favorite! Around 180 calories.
- Banana Milkshake - Blend ½ avocado with 1 frozen ripe banana, 1 cup almond milk, and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. It makes two glasses, so you can share! The avocado is packed with vitamin E for maintaining healthy skin. Approximately 160 calories per glass.
- Popcorn Balls - Love chocolate? Melt down ½ cup dark chocolate chips. Stir in a little cinnamon for an added metabolism boost. Pour the mixture over 8 cups of unsalted popcorn. Then, spread on a wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate at least 20 minutes. Finally, break into clusters and enjoy! This snack is only 120 calories per cup.
- Fruit Parfait - You can’t get much more simple than this! A homemade parfait is relatively inexpensive but provides a huge energy boost. The yogurt helps with stomach processing, the fruit boosts your vitamin intake, and the granola sprinkled on top promises to keep you full until the next meal. About 150 to 200 calories per glass.
Do these healthy summer snacks leave your mouth watering? Next time you work out in the warm summer sun, try to have one of these options waiting for you when you get home! It’ll keep you on track to reach your health and weight loss goals.For even more weight loss support, try products with 7-Keto®! 7-Keto® is a naturally-occurring metabolite that increases overall metabolic rate for fat and weight loss while dieting. In fact, it is 2.9x more effective than dieting and exercise alone! Contact Interhealth or call 1-800-783-4636 for more information on how this and other products can help you reach your fitness goals.