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The 30 Most Filling Healthy Snacks

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 33: <p>By Dana Leigh Smith</p><p>Just because <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/weight-loss">weight loss</a> requires cutting back on calories, doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself or go hungry. These filling and healthy snacks prove just that.</p><p>If you typically have a small snack before going out to eat that's definitely a smart move—and one that keeps you from ordering everything (healthy or not) off the menu the second you arrive. You see, the less ravenous you are when you sit down to a meal, the easier it will be to make food choices that align with your better-body goals. But that doesn't mean you should reach for a piece of candy or some chips to quell your hunger. These types of snacks don't provide any beneficial nutrients to your body and they won't ward off hunger long enough to keep you from going overboard during mealtime.</p><p>A healthy, weight loss-friendly snack should have fewer than 250 calories and be rich in hunger-squashing nutrients like water, fiber, and protein. All of our recommendations nibbles below contain these slimming nutrients and are free of scary additives and chemicals. And since it's not always possible to fix a fresh snack, we've gathered both fresh and packaged options that are easy to eat on the run. Ready to stock up your pantry? Great! But before you head to the store, skim these <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/save-at-grocery-store">30 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store Without Coupons</a> for the very best tips on losing weight—without lightening your wallet.</p>

The 30 Most Filling Healthy Snacks

By Dana Leigh Smith

Just because weight loss requires cutting back on calories, doesn't mean you have to deprive yourself or go hungry. These filling and healthy snacks prove just that.

If you typically have a small snack before going out to eat that's definitely a smart move—and one that keeps you from ordering everything (healthy or not) off the menu the second you arrive. You see, the less ravenous you are when you sit down to a meal, the easier it will be to make food choices that align with your better-body goals. But that doesn't mean you should reach for a piece of candy or some chips to quell your hunger. These types of snacks don't provide any beneficial nutrients to your body and they won't ward off hunger long enough to keep you from going overboard during mealtime.

A healthy, weight loss-friendly snack should have fewer than 250 calories and be rich in hunger-squashing nutrients like water, fiber, and protein. All of our recommendations nibbles below contain these slimming nutrients and are free of scary additives and chemicals. And since it's not always possible to fix a fresh snack, we've gathered both fresh and packaged options that are easy to eat on the run. Ready to stock up your pantry? Great! But before you head to the store, skim these 30 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store Without Coupons for the very best tips on losing weight—without lightening your wallet.

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