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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 January 3, 2020

                                          The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                          The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                          Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

                                          The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

                                          1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

                                          Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

                                           I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

                                          To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

                                          And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

                                           2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

                                          Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

                                          3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

                                          Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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                                          4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

                                          The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

                                          5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

                                          Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

                                          6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

                                          Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

                                          7. Positive people smile a lot!

                                          When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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                                          8. People who are positive are great communicators.

                                          They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

                                          9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

                                          One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

                                          10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

                                          Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

                                          How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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                                          I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

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