Do you need ideas for snacks that make you feel full? You can substitute protein rich foods for traditional snacks. The trouble is, when you crave sugar and choose chips, cookies, cake, and candy is that you need to eat a lot of them to make you feel full. So even though you KNOW you need to eat them in moderation, you almost can’t because you end up feeling so hungry! So to keep those calories from adding up you need to substitute the bulk of your high carb snacks with those that are higher in protein. Read on to find out how pick tasty snacks that make you feel full.
Eat breakfast for snack! If you crave sugar in the evening, try having cereal instead of cookies. I like Go Lean Crunch cereal. You could eat it like popcorn because it's so sweet, but it will make you feel full quicker than popcorn so it is easier to stick with a small portion. So have it with milk like breakfast, put it in low fat yogurt, or munch a handful of it. Yum! If you’d like to look for other high protein cereals, look for one that has at least 9grams.
Use hummus if you like chips and dip. It can make you feel full better than dip. You can dip whole wheat crackers or raw veggies. It comes in SO many different flavors, (garlic, lemon, spinach and artichoke, and others) so if you don’t like the first flavor, try others. It is a filling and nutritious low carb snack food, and it's a good source of protein. You can usually find this near the cheeses or near the prepackaged potato salads.
Remember, eating healthy and managing your weight can be difficult. A lot of times our instinct is to eat LESS. While portion control is certainly important, the SUBSTITUTION of healthy foods is also important. If you eat more lean protein and less fat, it will make you feel full and you’ll have better health. So happy munching! For more tips on healthy eating, I've included resource links below. Good luck!