7 Of The Best Flat-Belly Snacks That Taste Amazing And Fill You Up


Women's Health |

Well hello deliciousness!

Keep the afternoon junk food munchies away with great nibbles. Here are seven flat-belly snack options for you to try…

Snack Option 1

celery-and-dip
⅓ cup low-fat ricotta
cheese mixed with ½
tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp almond butter
4 medium celery sticks

Eating low-energy dense foods like water-packed celery helped women consume nearly 1 200 fewer kilojoules a day in one study.
Total: 915kJ

Snack Option 2

red-pepper-dip
Blend half a cup roasted red peppers, a quarter cup crumbled feta cheese, one teaspoon garlic and half a teaspoon olive oil
until smooth. Serve dip with half a cup each broccoli and carrots.
TOTAL: 750k

Snack Option 3

dried-cranberries
¼ cup dried cranberries
12 pecan halves
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Compared with other nuts, pecans have the most monounsaturated fat – the healthy kind that fights belly blubber.
Total: 1 080kJ

Snack Option 4

watermelon-slushie
Blend…
1 cup watermelon
½ cup 100-percent pomegranate juice
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup ice

This juicy treat is chock-full of arginine, an amino acid that one study shows enhances fat oxidation and boosts lean muscle. Can’t find watermelon? Swap the smoothie for 90g raw almonds – another good source of arginine.
Total: 489kJ

Snack Option 5

apple-cinnamon
1 small apple, sliced
½ cup fat-free plain yoghurt sprinkled with ¼ tsp cinnamon

A sprinkle of cinnamon may boost weight loss, according to a US study. The spice’s polyphenols help regulate blood sugar, keeping hunger pangs at bay.
Total: 620kJ

Snack Option 6

cucumber-slices
¾ cup cucumber slices
1½ cups carrots, sliced
¼ cup salsa, for dipping
1 large egg, hard-boiled

Crunch carrots in the afternoon and you’ll munch less at dinner. The fibre helps keep you satisfied.
Total: 760kJ

Snack Option 7

trail-mic
Make trail mix with…
3 dried apricot halves
15 raw almonds
½ cup Special K flakes

Take your time enjoying this treat. A study found that the longer you chew almonds, the more of their healthy, satiety-boosting fats you may absorb.
Total: 936kJ

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