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Cure Your Craving Without Feeling Guilty! A List of Low Calories Snacks to Keep You Full!

Cure Your Craving Without Feeling Guilty! A List of Low Calories Snacks to Keep You Full!

There is nobody that does not love good snacks. It [1]curbs hunger between meals and also keeps the body fueled from early morning until late night dinners.

For anyone trying to curb weight, snacks can become quite a challenge. Small tempting bites can trap nutrition boosts as they have loads of unnecessary calories and provide a lack of sufficient nutrients. Calorie intake in turn becomes nutritionally void.

Snacks have developed a negative link to them , but no worries there is no need to fade mid morning nibbles. Bite size snacks are important in diets because they provide midday energy. Also healthy snacks resolve hunger pangs and prevent over eating at meal times.

Not all snacks are healthy. Ensure you do not keep unhealthy snacks nearby to steer away mindless nibbling. Avoid all snacks in the ‘junk-food’ categories – candy, chips, ice-cream and cookies. The best way to keep from eating junk food or other unhealthy snacks is to not have these foods stored in your home.

There are many benefits to healthy snacking:

Healthy snacking stabilises blood sugar levels.

Healthy snacking balances blood sugar levels if a consistent intake of carbs is kept. It is helpful as diabetes can cause heart disease, high blood pressure and obesity

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Healthy snacking fuel you up with nutrients throughout the day.

Healthy snacks meets daily nutrition requirements . The best options that are dense in nutrients include whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and low-fat dairy.

1. Parmesan Carrot Fries

    Each serving has 83 calories, 3 g fat, 11 g carbs, 280 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 2 g protein.

    French fries are a worldwide guilty pleasure. Swapping carrots for the spuds leaves you with a scrumptious alternative of the deep fried temptations. Roast carrots allow natural sweetness to emerge and makes a combination of a crispy finish with a soft interior, sure to tantalize the taste buds. Every serving of carrot fries comes with a healthy dose of beta carotene, fiber and vitamin A, promoting a healthy vision and skin. Top up with some basil and Parmesan sprinkles and make a sweet,savory treat.

    2. Sweet Potato Wedges

      Each serving has 153 calories, 0.4 g fat, 0.1 g staurated fat, 2.4 g protein, 35.5 g Carbohydrate, 2.3 g Cholesterol, 0.9 mg Iron, 166 mg Sodium, 31 mg Calcium

      Another way to break free from greasy deep fried french fries that cause upset stomachs are these sweet potato wedges. Seasoned with a flavor of spices with limited oil to make them crispy. Paired with a garlic and avocado mix that is packed with a healthy chunk of omega-3 fats. Drool on.

      3. Green Collard Wraps

        Each wrap has 113 calories, 4.5 g fat, 14 g carbs, 195 mg sodium, 6 g fiber and 5 g protein.

        This raw green collard wrap is vibrant and bursts with an abundance of whole foods. A rainbow of delicious vegetables and wrapped in an awesome collard. This leafy green is packed with vitamins A, vitamin C and vitamin K. It is an excellent antioxidant and anti inflammatory source. Collards double as the most healthy sandwich wrap. They are gluten free, unprocessed and low in calories!

        4. Banana Nutella Muffins

          One muffin has 165 calories,7 g fat, 21 g carbs, 197 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein

          A power snack of note, delectable with Nutella adding that ideal sweetness. Whole-wheat flour used brings fiber, antioxidants which are needed, with yogurt and protein powder giving it muscle!

          5. Spicy Baked Chickpeas

            Each serving has 153 calories, 4.1 g fat, 22.9 g carbs, 69 mg sodium, 6.6 g fiber, 7.3 g protein.

            Quick and easy to prepare these snacks come packed with a protein punch and a few common pantry staple ingredients. The bites are far more tasty and a healthy alternative to potato chips.

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            6.Vegan Artichoke Dip

              A quarter cup has 73 calories, 2.5 g fat, 10 g carbs, 250 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein

              An appetizer sure to please crowds without dairy, reducing calories and fat. It is filled with artichokes rich in fiber, and is rich with white beans, with a cream with texture and a tasty flavor of spices, lemon and herbs. Artichokes are full of antioxidants, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and folic acid. A snack away dip!

              7. Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes

                Each patty has 134 calories, 3 g fat, 21 g carbs, 415 mg sodium, 3 g fiber and 6 g protein.

                These veggie baked cakes are a delicacy gluten-free wonder. The appetizer is rich in fiber. The sweet potato and kale and sweet potatoes keep the delicate quinoa mixture together.

                8. Vegan Hummus

                  Calories 119.0, Total Fat 7.5 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 213.7 mg, Potassium 53.5 mg, Total Carbohydrate 10.3 g, Dietary Fiber 3.3 g, Sugars 0.6 g, Protein 4.2 g, , Calcium 4.6 %, Copper 8.7 %, Folate 2.9 %, Iron 5.3 %, Magnesium 2.6 %, Manganese 7.8 %, Niacin 2.9 %, Zinc 3.3 %

                  The flavored dip is perfect for most dietary limitations (vegan, gluten-free, soy free). With oregano and sun-dried tomatoes it evokes a divine taste. Enjoy it with fresh veggies for a good healthy snack.

                  9. Home made Cheese Crips

                    Real cheddar, coconut flour and almond flour with a dash of cayenne powder. Stick them in your handbag and nibble away!

                    10. Raisin Rice

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                      Cooked brown rice with a dash of vanilla soy milk plus raisins packs a delightful warm punch.

                      11. Korean Beef Cabbage Wraps

                        53 mg cholesterol, 7 g fat, 567 mg sodium, 9 g carb., 3 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 21g protein

                        This healthy delight ground beef munch filled in cruchy cabbage outlays can be served as an appetizer or a main course.

                        Low calorie Sweet Snack delights

                        We have all been there, having a craving for a sweet something. The solution is a satisfying small quick nibble without a calorie overload. These treats are low in calories and will please any sweet palate.

                        12. Chocolate Banana

                          Cholesterol 0 mg, Calories 205, Sodium 10 mg, Total Fat 17 g, Potassium 0 mg, Saturated 12 g, Total Carbs 28 g, Polyunsaturated 0 g, Dietary Fiber 4 g, Monounsaturated 0g, Sugars 17 g, Protein 3 g, Vitamin A 2% , Calcium 2%, Vitamin C, 10%, Iron 6%

                          These frozen bananas dipped in chocolate are healthy and refreshing treats for the summer. These super delicious bananas and will indulge any sweet cravings. It is gluten-free, Raw Vegan, soy free, wheat free and kid friendly.

                          13. Mexican Chocolate Avocado Mousse

                            Raw cacao powder in a healthy blend of avocado makes a delectable sweet treat with raw honey and coconut milk. This Mexican spiced chocolate mousse is a dairy free delight.

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                            14. Sweet and Salty Bon Bons

                              Cholesterol 0, Calories 110, Total Fat4 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Potassium 15 mg, Dietary Fiber 5, Sugars 9 g

                              Sweet and Salty Bon Bons combine Peanut Butter Brownies with a chocolate drizzle and a sea salt sprinkle making a delectable sweet and low calorie chocolate bite.

                              15. Peanut Butter Brownie

                                Cholesterol 0, Calories 140 , Total Fat 6g, mg Sodium 170mg , Potassium 65mg, Total Carbohydrate 23g, Dietary Fiber 5g , sugars11g , Protein 3g ,Iron 6%

                                A divine sweet treat. Spread a smooth cream cheese and peanut butter mixture between the fudge brownie halves o.

                                16. Low Calorie Cereal Snack

                                  6 Mini-Wheats: 47 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium

                                  Bite size whole grain wheat cereal crispies wirh some maple are a satisfying crunch with low calories and a pinch of filling fiber too

                                  Quick Pop Snacks

                                  17. Raspberries

                                    Nutrition facts for 3/4 cup raspberries: 50 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium

                                    Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and potassium, raspberries are among the Cleveland Clinic’s list of 40 best foods for heart health. Research suggests they help lower blood pressure and boost good cholesterol, plus they’ll tide you over as a delicious snack.

                                    18. Cherries

                                      Five cherries: 50 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium

                                      Stock these simple treats in your fridge for grab-and-go convenience. Each cherry has just 10 calories with no fat or cholesterol.

                                      19. Popcorn

                                        45 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium

                                        A family favorite popo away snack for all!

                                        20. Sweet and Crunchy Rice cakes

                                          43 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium

                                          Crunchy sweet rice snacks ,in addition to being low in sugar has no cholesterol or fat.

                                          Some unexpected low calorie quick treats:

                                          • Frozen Grapes
                                          • Honeyed Yogurt
                                          • Spiced Orange with cinnamon
                                          • Grilled Pineapple
                                          • Stuffed Figs with Ricotta cheese and cinnamon
                                          • Nuts ‘n’ Berries
                                          • Dark Chocolate

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                                          Last Updated on December 2, 2018

                                          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                          How to Flow Your Way to a More Productive Life

                                          Ebb and flow. Contraction and expansion. Highs and lows. It’s all about the cycles of life.

                                          The entire course of our life follows this up and down pattern of more and then less. Our days flow this way, each following a pattern of more energy, then less energy, more creativity and periods of greater focus bookended by moments of low energy when we cringe at the thought of one more meeting, one more call, one more sentence.

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                                          The key is in understanding how to use the cycles of ebb and flow to our advantage. The ability to harness these fluctuations, understand how they affect our productivity and mood and then apply that knowledge as a tool to improve our lives is a valuable strategy that few individuals or corporations have mastered.

                                          Here are a few simple steps to start using this strategy today:

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                                          Review Your Past Flow

                                          Take just a few minutes to look back at how your days and weeks have been unfolding. What time of the day are you the most focused? Do you prefer to be more social at certain times of the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating after lunch or are you energized? Are there days when you can’t seem to sit still at your desk and others when you could work on the same project for hours?

                                          Do you see a pattern starting to emerge? Eventually you will discover a sort of map or schedule that charts your individual productivity levels during a given day or week.  That’s the first step. You’ll use this information to plan your days going forward.

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                                          Schedule According to Your Flow Pattern

                                          Look at the types of things you do each day…each week. What can you move around so that it’s a better fit for you? Can you suggest to your team that you schedule meetings for late morning if you can’t stand to be social first thing? Can you schedule detailed project work or highly creative tasks, like writing or designing when you are best able to focus? How about making sales calls or client meetings on days when you are the most social and leaving billing or reports until another time when you are able to close your door and do repetitive tasks.

                                          Keep in mind that everyone is different and some things are out of our control. Do what you can. You might be surprised at just how flexible clients and managers can be when they understand that improving your productivity will result in better outcomes for them.

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                                          Account for Big Picture Fluctuations

                                          Look at the bigger picture. Consider what happens during different months or times during the year. Think about what is going on in the other parts of your life. When is the best time for you to take on a new project, role or responsibility? Take into account other commitments that zap your energy. Do you have a sick parent, a spouse who travels all the time or young children who demand all of your available time and energy?

                                          We all know people who ignore all of this advice and yet seem to prosper and achieve wonderful success anyway, but they are usually the exception, not the rule. For most of us, this habitual tendency to force our bodies and our brains into patterns of working that undermine our productivity result in achieving less than desired results and adding more stress to our already overburdened lives.

                                          Why not follow the ebb and flow of your life instead of fighting against it?

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