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6 Quick Snacks to Beat the Munchies

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We’ve all been there. Those in-between meal cravings for sweet, salty and savory foods can derail your decision to follow a healthier diet if you’re not prepared. Here are 6 quick recipes to get curb those cravings.

Hearty Turkey Zucchini Rolls

turkey zucchini rolls

Ingredients for about 6 rolls:

  • 3/4 zucchini
  • ~4 tbsp hummus
  • 8oz low sodium turkey lunch meat
  • 1/4 cup feta crumble (optional)
  • jalapeño

Approximate macros per roll without feta:

70 calories, 9g protein, 4g carbs, 2g fat


Toasted Sugary Cinnamon Sticks

toasted sugary cinnamon sticks

Ingredients:

  • 1 small whole wheat tortilla
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar (or 1 -2 packets of zero calorie sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • coconut oil spray

Bake for about 18 min – 20 min at 375 F, let cool and harden. For best results, bake for 10 minutes then flip and spray again, sprinkle remaining spices and return to bake for another 8-10 minutes.

Approximate macros (without berries and almond milk):

95 calories, 3g protein, 17g carbs, 2g fat


Sweet & Spicy Chipotle Popcorn

sweet spicy chipotle popcorn

Ingredients for 2 servings:

  • 3 3/4 cups air popped popcorn
  • 1.5 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp chipotle chile
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • spray coconut oil
  • sea salt to taste

Approximate macros for 1 of 2 servings:

87 calories, 1g protein, 11g carbs, 5g fat


 

Sautéed Fruit with Frozen Greek Yogurt & Cream Cheese

sauteed fruit with frozen  greek yogurt

Ingredients:

  • 1 apricot
  • fresh mint
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tsp chopped almonds
  • spray coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract (for Greek yogurt mixture for added flavor)
  • 1 packet sweetener

TIP: Freeze greek yogurt and cream for about 45 minutes to 1 hour before eating so it has a quasi-ice cream consistency. Then add fruit, etc.

Approximate macros:

190 calories, 14g protein, 15g carbs, 8g fat


Zucchini Basil Bites

zucchini basil bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2/3 cup low sodium marinara
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella
  • fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste (optional)

Sauté on both sides for no more than 2 minutes.  Bake for 10 min at 375F to remain crunchy yet firm.

Approximate macros for entire batch:

165 calories, 11g protein, 16g carbs, 7g fat


Late Night Protein Crepe

late night protein crepe

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 scoop Labrada ISO Lean Pro
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 packet zero-calorie sweetener like Truvia

Approximate macros:

190 calories, 40g protein, 0g carbs, 1g fat

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