1. Frozen fruit
“Any watery fruits or vegetables are great snacks since they don’t have a lot of calories,” says nutrition expert Pam Peeke, M.D., author of The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Hunger and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction. She suggests taking strawberries, grapes, or other fruits, and freezing them to grab when you crave a snack. “They’re fun to eat and take forever and a day to get through,” elle dit. Plus a cup of frozen grapes only has 110 calories.
2. Dark chocolate
One of the best snacks is a little bit of dark chocolate, says Dr. Peeke. Dark chocolate is filled with antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. “We’re talking an ounce here, which is a square, not a whole bar,” elle dit. And the chocolate should be 70-72 percent or more cacao to get the antioxidents. “Take very small bites, don’t just throw the whole thing in your month, since that’s not really satisfying,” elle dit.
Dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick, MME, RD, LD, président de KAK Consulting, suggests mixing fruit with dark chocolate for a healthy snack. “Have a 1/2 cup mixed berries with some melted chocolate chips—yum!” elle dit. An ounce of dark chocolate has about 170 calories per ounce, but you also get three grams of good-for-you fiber, and two grams of protein.