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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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                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                          3. Upgrade yourself

                                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                          4. Talk to a friend.

                                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                          8. Have a quick nap.

                                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                          10. Find some competition.

                                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                          11. Go exercise.

                                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                          12. Take a good break.

                                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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