Think You Can’t Eat Snacks When Losing Weight? Think Again! 50 Snacks That I Used to Lose 30 Pounds (2024)

These recipes cover a wide range of food bases certain to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

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As someone who has lost 30 pounds and kept it off for nearly 10 years, people ask me all the time to reveal the secret behind my weight-loss success. Surprisingly enough, achieving and maintaining a slimmer figure is no big secret at all! An effective, prosperous weight-loss journey really comes down to what you eat, especially when hunger strikes out of the blue. And yes, you can eat snacks when losing weight!

Maybe you follow a healthy meal plan, but are you also mindful of what you eat in between meals? Those 3 PM afternoon slumps or mid-morning lows can trigger blood sugar crashes, as well as some intense carbohydrate cravings. That’s where go-to weight loss snacks will rescue you!

Related: 50 Skinny Dinner Recipes Under 400 Calories

Snacking smart will keep your energy levels up, your blood sugar stable, and your tummy satisfied. That’s exactly why we’ve grouped together a foolproof list of 50 snacks that’ll save you from sabotaging your weight-loss goals. These clean and healthy recipes require little to no prep and make smart snacking not only easy but also downright delicious!

From nachos to sorbet, these recipes cover a wide range of food bases certain to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Remember that moderation is key when it comes to shedding pounds and losing inches, so exercise portion control!

Be sure to check out 7-Daily Menus: How I’ve Maintained My Ideal Weight for 10 Years.

50 Weight Loss Snacks That I Used to Lose 30 Pounds

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These snacks will save the day by keeping you from grabbing something unhealthy when hunger strikes!

1. Roasted Banana Smash

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This super easy recipe is sweet and versatile. For a delicious afternoon snack, spread Roasted Banana Smash on 1/2 a whole-grain English muffin.

Get the recipe:Roasted Banana Smash

2.Tera’s Clean Protein Powder

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Use clean protein powder to make a delicious workout smoothie or afternoon snack. Tera’s Protein Powder also comes in a delicious dark chocolate flavor. When you’re short on time but still want to eat clean, try our Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake.

3. Frozen Red Grapes

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When that late-night craving hits, stay out of the pantry and grab a handful of frozen red grapes instead. Did you know that frozen grapes have a texture similar to ice cream? Enjoy a serving of 10!

4. Blueberries

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Combine 1/4 cup blueberries and 1 teaspoon honey with 1/2 cup Greek yogurt for an ultra-creamy snack.

5. Popcorn

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Enjoy two cups of air-popped popcorn with 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and a sprinkle of black pepper for a snack that hits the spot every time. Or, try Skinny Popcorn, whichcomes in individual bags with only 100 calories per serving. Now that’s delish!

6. Clean-Eating Deviled Eggs

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Everyone loves deviled eggs. Now you can enjoy this high protein, low-carb snack made with 100% clean ingredients, and that includes the mayo!

Here’s the recipe:Clean Eating Deviled Eggs

7.Clif Kit’s Organic Bars

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This bar is packed with chocolate goodness and without an ounce of added sugar. Cliff Kit’s Organic Bar is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up and pre-workout energy food.

8.No-Bake Mini Apple Cheesecake

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Each of these delectable mini apple cheesecakes is under 200 calories, so snack away without any guilt!

Here’s the recipe:No-Bake Mini Apple Cheesecakes

9. Raisins and an Apple

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Fruit is high in fiber, which makes it a great weight-loss snack. Try a tart apple with 1/4 cup unsweetened raisins for a filling, sweet treat.

10. Almonds

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Roast in a 325-degree oven for 12 minutes. Add a sprinkle of sea salt, and enjoy. Eat this crunchy treat instead of store-bought almonds made with cottonseed oil and other unhealthy ingredients. Enjoy up to 1/4 cup!

11.No-Bake Workout Bars

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An absolute favorite workout bar that has loads of superfoods and 14 grams of quality protein. After a workout or run, it’s time to refuel our bodies, and this bar does just that. Enjoy one bar after your workout or run.

Try it:Easy No-Bake Workout Bars

12.RxBar Protein Bars

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These tasty RxBars are made with 100% real ingredients that you can feel good about.

13. Skinny Bell Pepper Chips

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Bell peppers are sweet, crunchy, and loaded with nutrients. Turn them into chips for a healthy on-the-go snack.

Make them:Skinny Bell Pepper Chips

14. Coconut Mango Ice Cream

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Creamy, fruity ice cream made without refined sugar? Yes, please! Enjoy up to 1/2 cup at a time!

Here’s the recipe:3-Ingredient Coconut Mango Ice Cream

15. Orange and 10 Raw Walnut Halves

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Fruit and nuts are the perfect combination. They give you tons of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and that tasty salty-sweet combo.

16. Baked Asparagus Fries & Chipotle Dip

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These baked asparagus fries are a healthy alternative to French fries. Even the dip is healthy – it’s made with protein-packed Greek yogurt. Enjoy this recipe 1 serving at a time to keep calories in check!

Try it:Baked Asparagus Fries with Creamy Chipotle Dip

17. Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips

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These were created to help with weight maintenance. My absolute favorite snack! Just make sure you practice portion control and eat one serving at a time.

Here’s the recipe:Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

18.Skinny Mini Banana Pudding

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This skinny mini banana pudding is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s sweet and rich and made with whole-food ingredients.

Here’s the recipe:Perfectly Portioned Skinny Banana Pudding Recipe

19. Baby Carrots

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Baby carrots are easy to pack and carry with you and are great for a quick carb fix. 6 to 8 carrots usually do the trick!

20. Celery with Nut Butter

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Light, crunchy celery makes a fiber-rich base for protein-packed nut butter. Enjoy 2 stalks with 1 tablespoon of your favorite peanut butter (or other nut butter!)

21.Skinny Bell Pepper Nachos

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At 145 calories per serving, this snack is uber-satisfying and packed with your favorite Southwest flavors!

Make them:Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

22.Larabars

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These Lara bars are the idealclean snack since most are made without added sugar (read the labels). While we prefer homemade snacks when losing weight, these larabars are a great alternative on the go!

23.Skinny Mini Strawberry Cheesecake

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This fruity cheesecake is made with Greek yogurt, low-fat cream cheese, and natural sweeteners, so it’s a clean sweet treat.

Try it:Skinny Mini Desserts – Strawberry Cheesecake

24. Dates or Figs

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These treats freeze well and can be eaten straight from the freezer. Enjoy 2 of either one (or one of each) for a sweet and healthy treat!

25. Honeydew Melon

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Honeydew makes a light, refreshing summer snack. Eat up to one cup (cubed) at a time!

26.Skinny Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip with Apple Wedges

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Peanut butter and yogurt are both high in protein. Dunk some apple slices into this super healthy dip for a creamy and crunchy snack.

Here’s the recipe:Skinny Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

27. Beet Chips with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

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Beets are an underappreciated vegetable and make delicious chips. Enjoy one serving at a time of this tasty snack!

Try this snack:Beet Chips with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

28. Beef Sticks, Grass-Fed, GMO-Free, Gluten-Free

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It can be tricky to eat a high-protein snack on the go. That’s where Paleo Valley Snack Sticks come in handy! Snacks when losing weight can be savory too!

29. Roasted Pistachios

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Pistachios are intensely flavorful and incredibly healthy. You won’t need too many to satisfy your hunger, but enjoy up to 1/4 cup at a time!

30. Natural Peanut Butter on Whole-Grain Bread

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Whole-grain bread is rich in fiber and B vitamins. Nut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats. Eat them together to reap the benefits of all those nutrients. Grab one slice of bread and cover it with one tablespoon of peanut butter for a super satisfying snack!

31.Skinny Sweet Potato Sticks

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These make a perfect swap for potato chips. Here’s the recipe:Skinny Sweet Potato Sticks

32.Quinoa Chocolate Drops

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One drop is all you need to satisfy a chocolate craving. Yum!

Make them:Quinoa Chocolate Drops

33. Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

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Baby bella mushrooms have anti-inflammatory properties and are fantastic for your immune system. They’re also delicious, especially when stuffed with cheese, flour, and spices. Enjoy one serving per sitting!

Here’s the recipe:Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

34. Sliced Cucumber with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

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Tzatziki is a versatile sauce that you can use on fish, salads, or sandwiches. It also makes a tasty dip for fresh veggies. Slice up one half of a cucumber and serve it with 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce!

Here’s the recipe for the sauce:Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

35. Fresh Pineapple

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Pineapple has tons of vitamin C and amazing anti-inflammatory benefits. One serving equals 1/2 cup cubed.

36.Quinoa Almond Joy Bar

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These mini treats are at least as good as Almond Joy Bars. Enjoy this bar when that sweet craving strikes!

Here’s the recipe: Quinoa Almond Joy Bars

37. Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips

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This crunchy snack will satisfy your sweet tooth with 100% clean ingredients. Just make sure you stick to one serving at a time!

Make them:Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips

38. Peanut Butter Banana Cups

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Bite-size peanut butter and chocolate cups with a center that tastes like banana cream pudding. YUM!

Here’s the recipe:Peanut Butter Banana Cups

39. Sunflower Seeds

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Enjoy them raw or lightly roasted with a sprinkle of sea salt. Two tablespoons constitute a serving.

40.Cauliflower Nachos

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Skip the chips altogether to make this snack even healthier and with fewer calories. It’s just as tasty without the chips.

Make them:Cauliflower Nachos

41.Two-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

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The only ingredients in this refreshing sorbet are watermelon and lemon juice!

Make it:Skinny Watermelon Sorbet

42. Baked Apple Chips

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Spice up your apples by adding some cinnamon.

Here’s how to make them:Baked Apple Chips

43. Healthy Trail Mix

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Trail mix is a great sweet and salty snack that’s easy to take along anywhere. Enjoy 1/4 of a cup whenever hunger strikes!

Make it:Healthy Trail Mix

44. Banana with Roasted Nuts

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Bananas are full of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, and vitamin C – wow! Enjoy some nuts with your banana for some protein and healthy fats. Enjoy a small banana with 10 of your favorite roasted nuts (we love walnuts!) Just make sure the nuts you choose have no added oils!

45. Strawberries

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Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C. They’re also sweet, refreshing, and satisfying. Enjoy 1/2 cup of freshly sliced strawberries!

46. Peanut Butter and Coconut Crunchies

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Peanut butter, oats, and coconut come together in these sweet, tasty balls. You can have two per serving!

Try it:Peanut Butter and Coconut Crunchies

47. Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge

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A completely guilt-free fudge made with no sweeteners! This is one of our favorite sweet snacks when losing weight!

Make it:Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge

48. Baked Parmesan Butternut Chips

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You can also make this same recipe using sweet potatoes!

Try them:Baked Parmesan Butternut Chips

49. Hard-Boiled Egg

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Great for taking to work or shopping. Enjoy one or two throughout the day for a super healthy, high-protein snack!

50.Unbaked Fudge Cookies

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When nothing else will do, these will hit the spot!

Make them: Unbaked Fudge Cookies

Let us know if you enjoyed any of these snacks when losing weight or if there’s something else you’d like us to share on our site! We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Want more easy and healthy recipes? If so, you might also like to check out these 21 Clean Lunches in Under 10 Minutes!

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FAQs

What foods to eat to lose 30 pounds? ›

Fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains, and lean cuts of meat, fish, and poultry are all great additions to a low calorie diet. On the other hand, processed foods like chips, crackers, cookies, and convenience meals are typically high in calories and should be limited on a balanced, low calorie diet.

What snack makes you lose weight? ›

Eating fruit helps with weight management because it's packed with filling fiber (and essential vitamins and minerals). Look for dried fruit with no sugar or sweeteners added and pair it with nuts as a snack that offers a balance of healthy carbs and protein—and more staying power.

Is it OK to eat snacks once in a while of your trying to lose weight? ›

The Bottom Line

While it may seem contradictory to plan out more meals when you're trying to lose weight or manage your weight, experts say that eating small snacks that keep you full and satisfied will actually help with eating too much and excessive calorie intake.

Does not eating snacks help you lose weight? ›

It all depends on your strategy. If your snacking habit currently takes you over your calorie goal, and you simply stop eating snacks, you will lose weight. However if you avoid snacking, but replace the calories by increasing the calories in your main meals, you will not lose weight.

How fast can you realistically lose 30 pounds? ›

It's a fairly large weight loss goal and will require you to stick to a healthier lifestyle for a significant amount of time. Typically, you should aim to lose approximately one to two pounds each week. This means that in about four months or so, you'll be able to lose about 30 pounds.

How long will it take to lose 30 pounds on a 1200 calorie diet? ›

For example, it would take one 3 to 6 months on average to lose 30 pounds on a 1200 calorie diet. It is based on CDC; one can lose 1 to 2 pounds per week on average.

What foods speed up weight loss? ›

Fat-Fighting Foods
  • Greek Yogurt. 1/26. Greek yogurt has almost twice as much protein as other yogurts. ...
  • Quinoa. 2/26. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a nutritional all-star that belongs in your weight loss plan. ...
  • Cinnamon. 3/26. ...
  • Hot Peppers. 4/26. ...
  • Green Tea. 5/26. ...
  • Grapefruit. 6/26. ...
  • Watermelon. 7/26. ...
  • Pears and Apples. 8/26.
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Do banana and peanut butter make you lose weight? ›

The right kind of snacks can actually help you lose weight. The best weight-loss snacks boast filling fiber, protein, and other essential nutrients, such as bananas and peanut butter.

What is the most unhealthy snack? ›

  • Bad Snack 1: Chips. Potato chips might seem like a quick fix for your hunger, but they provide little nutritional value, Culbertson says. ...
  • Bad Snack 2: Crackers. “Crackers do not stave off hunger well,” Culbertson says. ...
  • Bad Snack 3: Granola or cereal bar. ...
  • Bad Snack 4: Pretzels. ...
  • Bad Snack 5: 100-calorie cookie snack packs.
Mar 15, 2024

What are the 10 foods that fight belly fat? ›

Foods to Lose Belly Fat
  • Kefir. Recipe to Try: Berry-Kefir Smoothie. ...
  • Green Tea. Recipe to Try: Matcha Green Tea Latte. ...
  • Eggs. Recipe to Try: Baked Eggs, Tomatoes & Chiles (Shakshuka) ...
  • Artichokes. Recipe to Try: Artichokes with Lemon & Dill. ...
  • Avocado. Recipe to Try: Vegan Buddha Bowl. ...
  • Peanuts. ...
  • Chickpeas.
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Is peanut butter good for weight loss? ›

Peanut butter may actually aid weight loss. Adults and adolescents who consume peanut and peanut butter regularly gain less weight than others who don't consume these nuts. They're often less likely to be overweight or obese and have lower blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and total cholesterol.

What is the best food to eat at night for weight loss? ›

Here are some foods to eat before bed to lose weight:
  • Greek Yogurt. This is one of the best weightlossfoods to have before bed. ...
  • Oatmeal. Oatmeal with warm milk is a high-fiber food that aids digestion. ...
  • Nuts. Eating nuts at night for weight loss is a great decision. ...
  • Cherries. ...
  • Peanut Butter on Bread. ...
  • Bananas. ...
  • Protein Shake.

How many calories should I eat a day if I want to lose 30 lbs? ›

One pound equals 3,500 calories -- to lose 30 of them, you must create a deficit of 105,000 calories. That sounds daunting, but when you spread it out over four months, it's just 6,563 calories per week -- or 938 calories per day.

What is the 30 30 30 rule for weight loss? ›

The 30-30-30 diet involves eating 30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking up, and then completing 30 minutes of low intensity exercise. This method first appeared in Tim Ferriss' book The 4-Hour Body in 2010 but was recently popularized by nutritionist and wellness podcaster Gary Brecka.

How to lose 30 lbs fasting? ›

Start with a small fasting window and work your way up from there. If you normally eat within a 12 hour window, move it up to 14 hours at first. Ultimately work yourself up to a window that works best for you. I feel my best with a 16-20 hour fasting window 4-5 days a week and a 24 hour window one day a week.

How to lose 30 pounds in 3 months by walking? ›

To lose 30 pounds in 3 months, you may have to engage in longer training sessions and combine running with other activities. For example, you may run in the morning and take a long walk in the evening. According to the same source, walking 10,000 steps a day will help the average person burn 3,500 calories a week.

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