5 Low-Calorie Snacks to Warm You Up During the Winter
Warmer months are great for easy and fun, healthy snacking because you have plenty of options. But what about those chilly months where you crave something warm and tasty. Here are 5 low-calorie snacks that will keep you toasty and full during the winter months.
Hot drinks: Warm drinks like ciders, low cal hot coco and tea are not only great hand warmers but light snacks to pass that hunger pains. These drinks are a great way to fill your stomach with fewer calories. Look for these drinks with ‘no sugar added’, ‘low fat’ and ‘sugar free’ to help watch the calories.
Soup: A cup of soup in between meals is low-calorie and filling. What is great about soups is that you have many different options to fit your food cravings. Tortilla soup for the days you want Mexican food or good old-fashioned chicken soup when you are feeling a tad under the weather. Keep it low-calorie by skipping the add-ons like breads and cheese.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal is great for the morning and early afternoon snackers. Add dried fruit and nuts for a harvest taste. Another benefit to oatmeal is that you can buy the individual package kind and take it to work with you!
Sweet potato: Warm up a sweet potato no larger than the size of your hand and add a sprinkle of brown sugar. This is not only delicious but will curb that hankering for something sweet and unhealthy for you. A quick trick: cut a sweet potato in half and eat one half in the morning as your snack and the second for the afternoon, money saver!
Banana and nut butter: Cut a banana up and place in to a small bowl or warm mug, add a tablespoon of almond butter (or nut butter of your choice) and place in the microwave for 30 seconds. This delicious and hearty snack is perfect for your post lunch cravings. This is one the kids will want to try too!
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