Even the healthiest of eaters have cravings now and again. Not honoring these cravings can leave a feeling of deprivation, which can often lead to binges or total abandonment of healthy eating. Whether your taste is for salty or sweet snacks, try these smarter alternatives to curb your cravings while getting the nutrition your body needs.
Olives - At only 45 calories for 5 olives this quick snack will satisfy your salt craving without the extra calories. Sprinkle them on a salad or add them to a sandwich for a flavor boost.
Hummus with carrot and celery sticks - Measure out a 1/4 cup of hummus and enjoy with some carrot and celery sticks. This snack will provide the fiber and protein you need for under 100 calories.
Pumpkin seeds in shell - Satisfy your need for crunch with these tasty seeds. A 1/2 cup is less than 150 calories and packed with nutrients.
Frozen grapes - This cold treat will give you a burst of flavor when you need a pick-me-up. 25 grapes is only 50 calories so feel free to enjoy.
Balance Bar dark - Try this bar next time you get a chocolate craving. With the balance of protein, carbs, and fats you will stay on track with your healthy eating.
Warm applesauce - Warm up some unsweetened applesauce and sprinkle with cinnamon. 1 cup is less than 200 calories and will curb sweet cravings.