The 16 Best Fat-Burning Healthy Snack Options

Can snacking be can be a part of a healthy diet? Yes! If you choose the right healthy snack options. Healthy snacks can help you stave off extreme hunger (which can causing overeating when you finally do eat) in between meals. Some people even have more success losing weight when they snack in between meals and eat smaller portions throughout the day.

The Top 15 Healthy Snack Options

Below are some of the top healthy snack options you can use when true hunger strikes. And don’t forget to practice eating slowly even when snacking!

#1 Banana

Full of fiber and potassium, bananas are one of the more dense, filling fruits. They make a great snack alone, paired with some peanut butter, or as the base of a smoothie!

#2 Carrots and Hummus

You can’t go wrong with hummus. And carrots are the perfect crunchy addition. Plus, they’re full of healthy beta carotene that is good for your eyes and skin health. Combine that with the protein and fiber in the hummus (from chickpeas) and you have a great snack.

#3 Shelled Edamame

Edamame (soy beans) are packed with protein and really satisfying. You can buy them fresh or frozen and shelled so they are easy to grab-n-go. These are also great roasted or in salads.

The 16 Best Fat-Burning Healthy Snack Options

#4 Overnight Oats

A cup of oats gives you a healthy dose of manganese — 70% of your daily requirement — plus magnesium and vitamin B1. And the soluble fiber in oats keeps you full and regulates blood sugar, helping you feel satisfied for a longer period of time.

Overnight oats are a great option for having something healthy to grab and eat on-the-go if needed. Simply combine oats with some milk, chopped up fruit, nuts or seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon and a little sweetener, if desired, stir together in a mason jar, and let sit overnight. In the morning, you can reheat and eat or enjoy cold.

#5 Green Smoothie

Blend up some spinach, banana, and a frozen fruit like blueberries or peaches. For a little more substance, you can add some peanut or almond butter. This makes for a great quick snack or breakfast. Plus, it helps you get in your greens!

#6 Air-popped Popcorn

Use an air popping machine to make yourself some healthy popcorn at one without the added oils that come in store-bought popcorn. Then you can add your own spices to enjoy.

#7 Frozen Grapes

If you like popsicles, these are a great alternative. Pop some grapes in the freezer for a few hours, then take them back out for a tasty, healthy frozen treat!


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#8 Watermelon

It’s naturally sweet, refreshing, and full of vitamins. Watermelon is great because it fills you up quickly (due to the high water content) with few calories.

#9 Homemade Trail Mix

Buy salt-free, oil-free, sugar free versions of your favorite nuts and dried fruits, and combine them for a wholesome snack.

#10 Berries and Yogurt

Just make sure the yogurt contains no added sugar. This might be harder to find, but most health food stores will have a brand that offers it. Beware of the popular commercial yogurt brands; they are packed with sugar galore!

Add some berries, such as blueberries or raspberries, into your yogurt for a tasty treat that is filling and satisfying, plus it’ll be full of probiotics (from the yogurt) and antioxidants (from the berries).

#11 Avocado Toast

The combination of wholesome healthy fat with whole grains is great here. Use whole wheat (preferably sprouted) or gluten free whole grain bread. Toast it and spread mashed avocado on toast. Sprinkle with a little pepper or salt and enjoy!

#12 Healthy Energy Bar

Be cautious of energy bars! A lot of them are basically glorified candy bars disguised as healthy. However, there are several brands like use clean ingredients without the gallons of added sugars. Some good examples are:

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It’s a great idea to stock up on a few healthy energy/protein bars for those times when you’re struggling to bring homemade snacks with you.

#13 Apple with Almond Butter

Need I say more? This is a great combo that will keep you full and happy!

#14 English Muffin with Peanut Butter

Like with the toast I mentioned before, make sure the English muffin is sprouted whole wheat or whole grain. Then just toast the muffin and spread on a layer of all-natural peanut butter.

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#15 Ants on a Log

There’s a reason this is a popular snack for kids. Not only is it fun, it’s also healthy and balanced! In case you’ve forgotten the components, you just rinse and chop celery into about 2-inch slices, add a layer of peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter) on the side that curves in, then top with a few raisins.

#16 Sweet Potato Fries

Make your own sweet potato fries easily. Just use the recipe in this post. No need for store- or restaurant-bought fries here!

Healthy snack options are great for when you need a little something before your next meal or when you’re traveling with little time to eat. Use these healthy snacks to stay on track with your healthy eating. And remember: even with the healthiest of snacks, it’s still smart to include a high-quality organic fulvic acid supplement like Mimi’s Miracle Minerals to make sure you’re getting all your nutrition!

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