If you’re not feeling great about the way your swimsuit fits, don’t despair. There’s still plenty of time slim down and tone up this summer. One of the easiest ways to body swimsuit-ready is to to swap unhealthy between-meal noshes for wholesome, protein-rich snacks .
Since snacks contribute 25% of our daily calories (about 500 calories a day!), it’s essential that we make our snack calories count instead of reaching for nutrient-poor, calorie-rich snacks (read: candy, sweets, chips and dip) that don’t offer staying power.
The 10 snacks below will help fill you up—not out. They’re all a good or excellent source of protein to help turn down your hunger and increase satisfaction. And, if you stick with the portions we recommend, calories will be in check too. Eat these snacks in place of sweets, salty chips and frozen desserts and you’ll be looking for opportunities to wear your swimsuit.
10 Protein-Rich Snacks for Weight Loss
Here’s a top-10 list of hi-pro wholesome snacks for weight loss. If you have enjoy two of these snacks for your typical between-meal noshes, we expect that you could easily drop five pounds in a month. Each snack provides protein or fiber (or both!) to keep you satisfied. They all have less than 200 calories too!
1 ounce (28 nuts) Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds (6g protein)
1 cup edamame (17g protein)
1/2 cup hummus with fresh veggies (5g, protein)
1 oz beef or turkey jerky (15g protein)
½ cup lowfat Cottage Cheese with fresh tomatoes (14g protein)
12 ounce skim or soymilk latte (10g protein)
3 ounces turkey or chicken deli slices with Romaine lettuce leaves with mustard (13g protein)
1 scoop protein powder mixed with with 8 oz skim milk (20g protein)
2 hard-boiled, fried or scrambled eggs on half of whole-wheat English muffin (12g protein)
½ cup nonfat or lowfat Greek yogurt with fresh fruit (15g protein)
–Julie Upton, MS, RD, CSSD
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