We’ve got news for you.
There isn’t one snack, healthy or unhealthy, that will make you fat.
Is that to say that the snacks you choose aren’t important?
Absolutely not, what you eat throughout the day can be crucial in your fat loss efforts.
However, gaining or losing weight and fat comes down to many factors, including;
- Energy balance – calories in vs calories out
- The state of your hormones
- Stress levels
- If you’re sick or healthy
- The type of exercise you do or don’t do
- Genetics – though not as much as we used to think
- The state of your thyroid and liver
- Gut health
- Your blood sugar throughout the day
- So much more
The old model of ‘just eat less and exercise more' doesn’t work for everyone and is slowly eroding.
So eating a few unhealthy snacks a few times a day, every day of the week, is certainly going to add up over time, while only having a snack once a week is unlikely to have a huge impact on your fat loss efforts.
That all being said, there are certainly some healthier snacks you can go for to assist in your fat loss efforts.
Now into the good stuff for you.
Healthy snacks that won’t make you fat
When looking for a healthy snack to assist in fat loss, it should tick a few of these boxes before you add it into your day.
- Stabilises blood sugar
- Keeps you satiated between meals
- Contain an abundance of micronutrients
- Contain a balance of protein, healthy fats, fibre and carbohydrates
- Lowers inflammation
Bearing the above in mind, here are 5 of our favourite healthy snacks for you.
Have you checked out our latest Wholefood Bars yet?
If not, what are you waiting for, head on over to them.
They contain a great balance of protein, carbs, fat and fibre.
They help to keep your blood sugar stable and your appetite looked after, all in one convenient wrapper that you can fit easily in your bag.
All our ingredients are sourced direct from Aussie farmers, without anything nasty added.
So now we have to ask the question?
Which one of these 10 delicious flavours would you want to try first?
- Salted Chocolate
- White Choc Macadamia
- Lemon Slice
- Double Espresso
- Trail Mix
- Berry Nice
- Choc Banana
- Ginger Nut
- Salted Caramel
There’s a reason smoothies and frozen smoothies are so popular in health circles these days.
They’re quick to make, delicious (if you know what you’re doing), nutritious, portable and incredibly versatile.
Our frozen smoothie cubes are a perfect snack (or full meal) if you’re looking for something healthy and easy, that already tastes great.
And all you have to do is simply add the smoothie cubes to your blender jar, then add your preferred liquid, blend away and then drink.
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Lightly cooked, non-starchy veggies
If you’re looking for something low calorie, full of fibre and a whole heap of micronutrients, then look no further than adding vegetables to your healthy snack list.
You can boil, steam, stir fry, making into a soup or even roast them if you want.
Some non-starchy vegetables you can include daily are:
- Green leafy veggies like silverbeet and rocket
- The cruciferous veggies like kale and cabbage
- Spring onions
And if you’re looking for something a little more filling, how about adding in a boiled egg or 2 with these above for the satiating protein and fat.
Then you almost have a snack that is a complete meal!
This is such an easy one to make yourself.
Simply rub some olive oil and salt onto kale leaves and then put them in a 130 degree oven until they’re crispy.
Using this method they are usually in around 15 minutes.
Kale chips, they’ve got crunch, salty and all the health benefits that come along with kale.
How about adding some fruit?
With summer upon us and an abundance of fruits in season it would be hard to overlook this obvious quick, easy and healthy snack food.
Some favourites of ours are watermelon, papaya and berries.
Beyond just being tasty and refreshing on a summer day, each type of fruit has a host of health benefits.
Keep in mind, just like everything else here, it can be easy for the calories to quickly stack up when eating fruits.
So be very mindful of portion sizes here before you have a calorie blow out!
Is it possible to snack and not gain fat?
Let’s repeat this just one more time for you.
One snack won’t be the difference between gaining or losing fat.
However, when you look at snacking every day or multiple times per day, your choice of snacks can become very important.
So it’s best to opt for a snack that aligns with your health goals, is based on whole foods and can also keep you satisfied right up until your next meal.
Sounds easy doesn't it?
Well it will be if you follow the healthy snack rules above!