Food that is Better Together
Nutritionists share 13 slimming snack pairings, and they’re all under 250 calories.
Avocado tomato toast
Spread 1/4 of an avocado on a slice of whole-grain toast, and top with a slice of tomato and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Fiber and healthy fats in the avocado keep you full, and the tomato is rich in lycopene. vitamin C, and fiber.
SPICY, CRUNCHY CORN
Sprinkle 12 roasted almonds into a bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn. Season with lemon pepper or garlic salt for a low-cal alternative to flavored chips that’s easy to eat on the run.
Peanut Butter and Banana
Freeze a banana — either v;hole or sliced — for at least two hours, then top with 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Just make sure to measure out the peanut butter so your snack doesn’t turn into dessert.
Eat a medium-sized orange with 1 mini Babybel cheese. The cheese is a good source of protein, while the orange provides 3 grams of stomach-filling fiber.
Greek yogurt with fresh berries
Mix 1 cup of fresh raspberries or blueberries into 1 cup of plain, low-fat Greek yogurt. The combination of protein and fiber fills you up.
Smear 1 tablespoon of almond butter on a slice of 100% whole-grain bread. The bread contains fiber, while the almond butter has protein.
Sweet “n” savory
Want something savory? Try eating 1 (ow-sodium piece of beef jerky with a 1/2 cup of grapes — you’ll get protein and fiber, and satisfy your meat craving.
Slimmed-down Sweet Cream
Mix 8 chopped strawberries into a 1/2 cup of low-fat. protein-rich ricotta cheese.
Peaches “n” Seeds
Pair a juicy peach, which is loaded with fiber and potassium, with 1 tablespoon of sunflower seed butter, which will he?p keep you full.
Chia Berry Cheese
Blend together a 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese, a 1/2 cup of berries, and 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. The cottage cheese has protein, the berries have fiber, and the chia seeds have healthy fats.
Fruit “n” Cheese
Slice a ripe pear into long spears and eat with 2 slices of low-fat cheese. This protein-carb combo will keep you fuller longer than if you ate that pear (a carb) by itself.
Combine 3 cups air-popped popcorn with 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast. Popcorn keeps you full with fiber and energized with carbs. while nutritional yeast boosts flavor and 8 vitamins.
Hummus & Crudite
Dip 2 cups cf raw, mixed veggies (such as carrots, celery or red peppers) into 2 tablespoons of protein-rich hummus.