6 Unique and Healthy Snack Recipes for Epic Weight Loss

6 Unique and Healthy Snack Recipes for Epic Weight Loss

Summary:

Are you eating bland food to lose weight? Bring your taste buds some excitement with these six awesome healthy snack recipes that anyone can enjoy.

It’s not easy to conjure up a long list of healthy snack recipes which will help you lose weight, and have them also be delicious.

Yet, it’s incredibly important to do so!

Any diet which relies on human willpower to succeed is unsustainable!

That lasts for somewhere between days, maybe weeks, and occasionally for some people, months.

— Eric Edmeades, trainer of Mindvalley’s WILDFIT Quest

Yet, by creating delicious nibbles from healthy snack recipes, it becomes almost effortless to stick to your weight loss plan.

Below are eight ideas for healthy homemade snacks that are easy to make, spur weight loss at epic speeds and taste fantastic.

What Ingredients Should Be Used In Healthy Snack Recipes?

The snacks listed below are all based on The ‘Human Diet’.

Never heard of that? That’s because most of society has altered the meaning of the word ‘diet’ to mean ‘temporary restriction of food’. 

‘Diet’ does not mean ‘temporary alteration of your life for short-term gain. It means ‘way of life.’

— Eric Edmeades, trainer of Mindvalley’s WILDFIT Quest

In actual fact, a ‘diet’ is requirement within foods for a species to live optimally.

All animals have a diet, including humans!

We need fats, proteins, calcium, iron, vitamins, and minerals, but the food companies are packing their snacks with ingredients that humans don’t need! In fact, many of these additives are extremely bad for humans!

The biggest culprit is sugar. Often, it’s disguised as something else. In fact, food companies have dozens of names for ingredients, which are essentially sugars. 

Sugars are not only converted into fat extremely quick, but they also stimulate hunger causing us to overeat. Yet, around 70% of packaged foods have some form of sugar, corn syrup, or some other refined sweetener.

We’d avoid all of these if you’re trying to lose weight. Steer clear of saturated fats and dairy products as well. 

Milk and dairy products have no place in the human digestive system. Your health will be dramatically improved by eliminating dairy products from your diet.

— Eric Edmeades, trainer of Mindvalley’s WILDFIT Quest

Even grains weren’t part of the human diet until recently. There’s no need to snack on these.

Here are some of the main ingredients we’d suggest adding to your healthy homemade snacks instead

  • Protein:

Protein boosts metabolism, reduces appetite, and is great for helping you maintain blood sugar levels. It also boosts the production of many appetite-reducing hormones. 

  • Fibers:

Fibers take longer to digest, compared to most sugars and starches. It’s the fiber that’s in most fruits and vegetables that contributes to you feeling full after eating. This helps you feel more full

What’s more, slow digestion helps fibers to pass through your body without causing spikes in your blood sugar. 

A recent study from the American Heart Association suggested that eating more fiber can aid weight loss, even without making any other changes to your diet.     

  • Acetic acid:

A compound that boosts metabolism suppresses appetite and lowers blood sugar. It’s found in most vinegars. Apple cider vinegar contains an especially large dosage. 

  • Epigallocatechin (EGCG):

This compound is best known for helping the liver convert excess fat into energy. It’s most commonly found in green tea and a selection of other teas that spur weight loss

6 Delicious Healthy Snack Recipes That Are Filling and Easy to Make

Immunity-boosting sweet potato smoothie

Vegetable smoothies often make for healthy filling snacks, especially if they’re packed with protein. An average-sized sweet potato has around four pounds of protein, making this recipe both delicious and filling. 

What’s more, you can benefit from the metabolism-boosting properties of ginger and chia seeds. 

Smoothies tend to be very easy snacks to make since 90% of the job is throwing all your ingredients into a blender. See our list of healthy smoothie recipes for more inspiration.     

Vegetable smoothies often make for healthy filling snacks, especially if they’re packed with protein. An average-sized sweet potato has around four pounds of protein, making this recipe both delicious and filling. 

What’s more, you can benefit from the metabolism-boosting properties of ginger and chia seeds. 

Smoothies tend to be very easy snacks to make, as you often need to just throw all your I ingredients into a blender. See our list of healthy smoothie recipes for more inspiration.     

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet potato puree 
  • 1 tbsp almond butter 
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger 
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • a handful of ice

Instructions:

  1. Throw all ingredients into your blender and spin until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour into glass and garnish with cinnamon.
  3. Cinnamon paprika sweet potato wedges

Another addition to our list of healthy snack recipes leverages the benefits of sweet potato. 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large sweet potatoes 
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • rosemary
  • olive oil
  • salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. 
  2. Cut your sweet potatoes into thick wedges, about an inch thick. Place onto a baking tray. 
  3. Cover the potatoes in olive oil, salt, paprika, and cinnamon.
  4. Bake for one hour, turning once or twice to ensure they’re evenly cooked.

Coconut balls

Coconuts make for extremely filling snacks, plus they’re fantastic for boosting metabolism. Almonds, dates, and chia seeds are brilliant metabolism boosters too. 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 Medjool dates
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions: 

  1. Blend the shredded coconut, coconut oil, almond meals, dates, almonds, chia seeds, and half of the pistachios together.
  2. Let the mixture stand for a few minutes.
  3. Smash the remaining pistachios, roll this mixture into them and serve. 

Green vanilla almond smoothie

I’m sure there are a lot of green smoothies out there that are awesome in their own right. But this is the recipe that should go on top of your list and one you can drink almost daily.

Even when you’ve just finished a gym workout and you want a guilt-free smoothie that can satisfy your craving, nothing does it better than this green, creamy, and nutty delight.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • a frozen banana
  • 2 tbsps almond butter
  • 2 tsps organic vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsps whey protein powder
  • a cup of ice

Instructions:

  1. Blender, spin until smooth, and serve. 

Cinnamon apple with almond butter

This sweet snack contains barely any calories. A great choice if you prefer quick snacks in the middle of a busy working day.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Instructions: 

  1. Slice your apple.
  2. Sprinkle with one teaspoon of cinnamon.
  3. Place almond butter in a bowl for dipping. 

Vegetable snack wraps

Wraps are a popular afternoon snack, but the breads used are packed with carbs and can derail your weight loss diet. This nutritious vegetable wrap contains no carbs, so you can enjoy it without the guilt. 

Ingredients: 

  • 6 large lettuce leaves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 avocados
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1/2 red onion
  • lemon juice

Instructions: 

  1. Mash the avocados.
  2. Slice your onion and tomatoes and coriander.
  3. Mix your vegetables with your avocado and sprinkle your lemon juice on top.
  4. Divide the mixture among your lettuce leaves.
  5. Wrap your lettuce leaves, keeping them secure with a cocktail stick. 
  6. Slice and enjoy!

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