Meals are so timed and what about the hours in between. I know the struggle the weight watchers have to go through while deciding on what to have when the cravings for fried and junk food are high. Having healthy snacks can keep you full for longer and at the same time keeps you fit.  Here goes the list of some healthy and less carb snacks you can enjoy at anytime of the day.

 

Whole wheat Chips and salsa

This is the best alternative to those mainstream potato chips that are fried and loaded with bad fats. Salsa is another fresh and healthy recipe which is a mixture of nutrient rich veggies and some spice.

 

Ingredients for chips

  • Whole grain tortillas
  • Olive oil - in a sprayer
  • Garlic Powder
  • Grated parmesan cheese.

 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out tortillas on a chopping board and cut them into your desired size using a cutter or a sharp knife. Lay the chips out on parchment sheets. Lightly spray the chips with a coat of olive oil and then sprinkle with garlic powder. Sprinkle a coat of parmesan cheese over the chips and place in the oven.  Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are crisp.  

 

Ingredients for Salsa

  • 5-6 medium tomatoes
  • 4 small garlic cloves
  • Peppers (choose the type & amount as per you like)
  • Red Onion, 1 large

 

Preparation

Chop all of your ingredients well.  The finer you chop everything, the better your salsa will look. Now mix in a bowl and serve as a side to eat along your baked tortilla chips.

 

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw bowl

A perfect bowl with veggies mixed in greek yogurt with some herbs is an excellent option to enjoy as a light and fulfilling snack.

 

Ingredients

  • Plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon skim milk
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • A bowlful of coleslaw mix

 

Preparation

Stir yogurt, vinegar, and honey together in a large bowl. Now add milk into the yogurt mixture until you get a perfect consistency now season with salt and pepper. Add coleslaw mix and toss to coat with the yogurt mix.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled for about 1 hour.

 

Garden fresh sandwich

Clubbed with veggies this sandwich is what kids to old anybody will run for a bite. Prepared with fresh farm vegetables this sandwich is not just colorful but nutrient packed too.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of 100% Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 Tablespoon pesto sauce
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • 2 large zucchini slices
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • olive oil

 

Preparation

Slice zucchini lengthwise in thick pieces. Spray two pieces with olive oil and brown in a frying pan over medium heat for 10 minutes. Now toast bread in a toaster and spread pesto on one slice of bread. Now put layer of spinach, tomato and zucchini. Top with the other slice of bread. Enjoy the green fresh sandwich.

 

Fruits and nuts Parfait

Fruity and crunchy granola parfaits are a very good option to indulge in as a light perfect light snack which is low calorie and at same time nutritious. You can even carry these snacks to your workplace and get rid of those afternoon cravings.

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberry juice
  • 1 bowl fresh blackberries, raspberries or blueberries
  • 1 cup quality granola.

 

Preparation

Layer 1/3 cup yogurt into the bottom each of tall glasses. Combine frozen strawberries and juice with fresh berries. Now add  layers of fruit and granola with yogurt till the glasses are filled to the top. Serve parfaits immediately to keep granola crunchy and fresh.

 

Chickpea and salad wrap

Salad with goodness of chickpeas when combined make a perfect wrap to roll up. This recipe is a healthy snack idea for kids and being low in calories also for weight watchers.

 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh dill leaves
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds or walnuts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Pickle sauce.

 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325F and roast the sunflower seeds for about 10 minutes. Mix everything into a bowl, mash the chickpeas with a fork, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stuff into a wrap or pita, or enjoy with crackers.

Enjoy these healthy recipes which are light and healthy and serve as a perfect snack during anytime of the day.