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10 Healthy Evening Snacks That Support Your Weight Loss

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Healthy evening snacks sound rather like an oxymoron, right? And snacks that actually support your weight loss efforts? Pfft! No such things exist!

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When you are trying to lose weight, you know your taste buds are in for some trying times. Homemade trail mix, air-popped popcorn, plain whole grain crackers, and celery sticks are it. Am I right?

You know how it is… your goal is weight loss and you are focussed on it, razor sharp. You are nailing your breakfast, your lunch, your daily exercise routine, water, sleep…

But come tea time, everything goes out of the window.

Fixing a post-school snack for the kids becomes a losing battle as your deprived self inhales the unhealthy snacks and drinks the kids insist on eating (try them on these healthy kid-friendly vegetarian meals instead!). In go the potato chips and Ribena, down the toilet goes your regimented diet.

Rinse, lather, repeat.

Not anymore!

What if I can suggest a great way for you to avoid this circus, by giving you ideas for the right snacks that support a healthy lifestyle?

Low-calorie snacks can fit into a healthy diet!

Snacks that are healthy foods, that are a good source of protein, contain essential nutrients and enough grams of fiber to keep you satisfied, and are altogether the healthier alternative to support your weight loss goals.

What was that? “You must be joking, Dave, I want no dry rice cakes and hard-boiled eggs?” Well, you won’t.

When I say ‘healthy alternative’, I mean healthy snack options that will keep your blood sugar levels and energy levels on an even keel, easy snacks that won’t take you ages to put together, and healthy treat options that are also great fun to eat (like these delicious high-protein ball ideas).

According to James, our guy for all things nutrition, a healthy snack that supports your weight loss journey should contain:

  • At least 5g protein (the more the merrier!)
  • <3g saturated fat
  • minimum 2g fiber (again, the more the merrier!)
  • Between 200 – 250 kcals Per Serving

The idea is to aim for ‘natural snacks’ based on fruits, vegetables, wholegrain carbohydrates, dairy, etc – vegetable batons with hummus, avocado on toast, and such. Simple recipes that contain some nutritional value.

Top tip: try to stay away from any processed snacks or ones that include simple, non-nutritious forms of carbs like honey, maple syrup, or refined grains like white bread.

If weight loss is your ultimate goal and you are struggling to hit it, why not take a look at our 7-day Vegetarian Weight Loss Meal Plan? (Psst! It’s free!)

Aaaaanyway, are you sold on our utterly cool collection of snacks that aid your weight loss efforts (if you are and you’re already craving more, try these vegan low calorie snacks too!)? Well, don’t take my word for it. Dive right in and see for yourself!

Here’s what healthy evening snacks for weight loss look like!

1. Skin Saving Mango Lassi

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4.74 from 23 votes
Protein: 7g
Calories: 145kcal
Ready in:5 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: the perfect summer drink to keep you full for a long time

One of the best-tasting smoothies around. Simply delicious, and simply quick.

2. Perfect Protein Cookies (protein powder recipe)

Check out the recipe here
5 from 2 votes
Protein: 10g
Calories: 197kcal
Ready in:28 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: beat that craving back the healthy way!

These perfect little protein cookies made with protein powder are the best snacks to have while traveling (sound good? Try our other high protein biscuit recipes). Don’t forget to share!

3. Smashed Cucumber and Edamame (vegan protein snack)

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5 from 2 votes
Protein: 11g
Calories: 146kcal
Ready in:10 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: perfect snack whether on the go or while chilling on the couch

This nutritious smashed cucumber and edamame vegan protein snack is a great recipe to have in your repertoire. Make it in super quick time to eat at home or grab it on the go!

4. Homemade Custard Pudding with Strawberries

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5 from 1 vote
Protein: 8g
Calories: 187kcal
Ready in:55 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: pudding for a snack, that too with 8g of protein per serving? Getouttahere!

After a modest but delicious snack recipe? One that can double up as a delicious dessert? Try our custard pudding, flavored with cardamom & topped with strawberries!

5. Avocado Deviled Eggs

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5 from 4 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 107kcal
Ready in:17 minutes
Recipe by: Abril Macías

Bonus: the angelic snack to aid in your weight loss efforts

How do you want your deviled eggs? Check out our stuffed eggs recipe – complete with special taste boosters.

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time:7 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:17 minutes
Servings:2
Calories:107kcal
Author: Abril Macías

Ingredients

Optional:

  • 1 tsp jalapeño (diced)

Instructions

  • In a pot of boiling water add eggs. Simmer for 10 minutes and then transfer to an ice water bath to cool completely.
    2 eggs
  • Peel and cut eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out the cooked yolk and process in the food processor with the avocado, lemon juice, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic powder, salt, pepper and water.
    ¼ ripe avocado, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp cilantro/coriander, fresh, ¼ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp salt, Black pepper to taste, 1 tsp jalapeño, 1 tbsp water
  • Fill the whites with the deviled egg mixture. Finish with chopped chives, paprika and salt.
    ½ tbsp chives, ¼ tsp paprika powder, ¼ tsp salt

NOTES

If you want that classic deviled egg finish, put your mixture into a piping bag with a starry tip and pipe the filling into the egg whites.
In love with eggs and avocados? Try these recipes:
A cracking option! Breakfast Beans and Eggs
These eggs are no yolk! Healthy Huevo Rancheros
In 4 easy, tasty ways Breakfast Egg Muffins
A true classic Egg on Avocado Toast
A perfect summer salad Avocado Tomato Salad
Level up your lunch! Avocado Chickpea Salad

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
10 Healthy Evening Snacks for Weight Loss
Amount per Serving
Calories
107
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
164
mg
55
%
Sodium
 
356
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
205
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
471
IU
9
%
Vitamin C
 
7
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
30
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6. The Best Savoury Ricotta Muffins

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4.69 from 41 votes
Protein: 6.7g
Calories: 101kcal
Ready in:25 minutes
Recipe by: Heiko & HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: so good you’ll likely find yourself working out more often just to eat these ricotta muffins!

Mediterranean Baked Ricotta Muffins. High protein meets high flavor in these delicious ricotta muffins, perfect as a filling snack or post-gym meal.

7. Goi Cuon – authentic Vietnamese spring rolls

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5 from 7 votes
Protein: 6g
Calories: 188kcal
Ready in:30 minutes

Bonus: this snack is a great option for party appetizers too

Gỏi cuốn – these summer rolls are easy, authentic, and require absolutely no cooking. We’ve even included two simple sauces to-die-for!

8. Carrot and Ginger Soup

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4.29 from 7 votes
Protein: 4g
Calories: 169kcal
Ready in:9 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: make a large batch for when the hunger pangs strike

No complicated cooking steps means this refreshing carrot and ginger soup is ready in just ten easy minutes, and perfect for any weather. Take the stress out of cooking.

9. Vegan Broccoli Salad

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4.79 from 33 votes
Protein: 8g
Calories: 210kcal
Ready in:13 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: travels well; perfect for picnics

Quick and delicious veggie side dish. High Protein, low carb, vegan, and done within 10-12 minutes. In my opinion a must-have recipe.

10. Chia Breakfast Pudding

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4.85 from 13 votes
Protein: 17g
Calories: 386kcal
Ready in:7 minutes
Recipe by: HurryTheFoodUp

Bonus: overnight breakfasts FTW!

Chia breakfast pudding packs a lot of healthy goodness into a small package! Meet tomorrow’s breakfast! (Or today’s snack!)

Healthy Questions!

What’s a good snack for losing belly fat?

Belly fat is a result of visceral fat that wraps around your vital organs such as the liver and the abdominal organs. To get rid of this harmful fat, our diet must be rich in unprocessed foods – whole grains, complex carbs, protein, and healthy fats.

How about Smashed cucumber and edamame? Or some creamy Mango lassi? Or some fresh Vietnamese spring rolls? Maybe some custard pudding with strawberries, if your sweet tooth is wanting some attention?

What’s the healthiest evening snack?

A snack that has got a good amount of protein (for extra high protein veggie snacks, look here) very little saturated fat, and isn’t too high in calories to tip your calorie deficient on its head is the healthiest snack.

Such as our avocado deviled eggs, baked ricotta muffins, vegan broccoli salad, or carrot and ginger soup, if you want something warming.

Can’t go wrong with any of these!

Is it okay to snack before bed?

Ideally, if weight loss is your goal, it is better to wind up your day’s eating at least a couple of hours prior to bedtime. Hitting the sack right after eating isn’t really conducive to weight loss.

If you really need to have something, going for something that will not require much effort from your digestive system is a good option. In that sense, the best healthy late-night snacks are soothing teas like chamomile tea and lavender tea, which will calm you down, ready to catch those Zs.

So, what do you think? Have I given you ideas for a delicious snack or two? The next time the hunger pang hits at 4.00 pm, ditch the junk food and go for any one of the great healthy snacks we have listed here.

Your waist and your heart (and your cholesterol levels!) will thank you!

As always, we are eager to hear from you. So do tell us how you fared, in the comments section below!

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