10 Snacks That Won’t Derail Your Diet


Let’s face it; sometimes we just want to nibble on something and give into that incessant craving that just won’t quit. Of course, the natural inclination is to consume sweets, junk food, and other types of fattening foods to satisfy those cravings. However, there are snack foods that are completely satisfying – full of flavor, texture, and craving-busting nutrients – and good for you. So the next time a craving hits you with full force, turn to these snacks that won’t derail your diet.

1. Cereal

Whole grain cereals containing oats, wheat, corn, and rice that make a great and quick snack. However, you have to be sure not consume too much sugar. Avoid sugary cereals and avoid adding any additional sugar.Depositphotos_34823565_s

2. Popcorn

Popcorn makes a great snack, and it’s a great source of fiber, which cuts down on those cravings.Depositphotos_2468245_s

3. Nuts

1 ounce of nuts satisfies your cravings for salt and crunch while giving your body lots of healthy nutrients such as protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E.Depositphotos_10215542_s

4. Pretzels

Salty and crunchy, pretzels are satisfying, filling, and low in calories.Depositphotos_2163267_s

5. Sandwich without Condiments

If you’re craving something substantial, a sandwich might do the trick. Just be sure to avoid cheese and high-calorie condiments. You should also stick with whole-grain breads.Depositphotos_35850241_s

6. Corn Chips and Salsa

Chips and salsa are another low-fat, low-calorie option for snack time.Depositphotos_6965344_s

7. Dried Fruit

Since their natural sugars are more concentrated, dried fruits are an ideal way to satisfy a sweet tooth without indulging in simple sugars.Depositphotos_30920173_s

8. Fruit Smoothie

As long as you don’t add ice cream or extra sugar, a fruit smoothie can be a great way to satisfy cravings for anything cold and smooth. Use fat-free milk or soy milk to make yours extra creamy.Depositphotos_5316186_s

9. Gelatin

Super sweet and low in calories, gelatin satiates sweet cravings while helping you keep ahead of your calorie goals.Depositphotos_2421709_s

10. Veggies and Dip

Vegetables with high-fiber content such as broccoli and cauliflower are ideal for satisfying cravings and making you feel full and content. Fat-free dip is also an option.Depositphotos_6527752_s

You can even enjoy some candy without blowing your diet. For example, peppermint patties and most hard candies are a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without consuming a lot of unnecessary fat and calories.

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