Ten Light Snack Options

May 26, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Mastering the art of snacking is crucial when trying to stick to a lower calorie diet.  (Photos.com)
Mastering the art of snacking is crucial when trying to stick to a lower calorie diet. (Photos.com)
Mastering the art of snacking is crucial when trying to stick to a lower calorie diet. It does not take much to blow a diet by snacking, but congruently, one may benefit from healthy snacking because it may help to curb one’s appetite for the next light meal.

If a person gets too hungry, one may become vulnerable to eating everything in sight when finally having the time to sit down to a meal. Also, for a very active person, you may find that your blood sugar levels peak too low if you do not eat frequently enough.

Below are ten snack suggestions that are health supporting as well as light.

Snack Option 1:
1 ¾ oz. Pumpkin seeds, dry roasted
1 small pear
Snack Option 2:
Vegetable Crudités
2 T. Hummus
Snack Option 3:
1¾ oz. sunflower seeds
1 small apple
Snack Option 4:
Pint of Berries
Snack Option 5:
5 Almonds; small apple
Snack Option 6:
Small plain yogurt with a teaspoon agave or good quality honey or maple syrup
½ cup of berries
Snack Option # 7
1 slice of good quality rye bread or Ezekiel with a thin layer of good quality nut butter
Note: you may cut the bread in half and make a sandwich of it. Then slice it into bread sticks.
Snack Option # 8
2 hard-boiled eggs with sea salt and pepper or cayenne pepper
Snack Option # 9
2 cups of steamed greens with 2 Tablespoons of salad dressing
Snack Option # 10
1 small baked sweet potato