One thing that isn't changing with the New Year is our affinity towards snack foods. We've tracked down the best snack foods that are low in calories and healthy to eat, so that you can munch guilt free throughout the day! Check out these yummy treats right here!
1. Apples with Almond Butter
This classic snack tastes good any time. Almond butter contains less polyunsaturated fats than peanut butter does, making it a healthier choice. And apples are a fabulous source of nutrition, and are low calorie as well! If you're a nut butter addict like we are, this protein-packed snack will keep you full and satisfied throughout the day.
2. Air-popped Popcorn
Popcorn is one of those foods that just never seems to get old. One cup of plain, air-popped popcorn is only 31 calories, which means you can eat practically as much as you want without guilt!
3. Pita Chips and Hummus
Pita chips and hummus are a match made in health food heaven. Purchase your favorite bag of pita chips and a tub of hummus from the store, or completely customize your meal and make your own! This is the perfect replacement for other unhealthy chip and dip combinations!
4. Cucumbers and Salsa
Chips and salsa is sooo yesterday. For a healthier, more-low calorie version, slice up cucumbers and grab your favorite salsa and indulge! An entire cucumber sliced up is less than 50 calories! Compare that to your favorite brand of chips.
5. Hardboiled Eggs
Hardboiled eggs are low-calorie, full of protein, and will keep you full for hours. Eat them plain, or spice them up with salt, pepper, and hot sauce for a zingy pop. Two hardboiled eggs has only 156 calories, and is full of vitamins.
6. 1/2 Cup of Cottage Cheese
Cottage Cheese is one of the most versatile snack foods out there. You can make it savory or sweet, depending on your preference. Mix in cherry tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar for a healthy mix on the classic Caprese salad. You can also toss in honey and banana slices for a sweeter, yet still good for you, twist.