Celery is one of those awesome vegetables that has fewer calories than you burn when eating it, making it the perfect mid-morning snack. Two celery stalks are the perfect low-calorie accompaniment for 1 tablespoon of your favorite natural peanut butter, which is a nutritious, filling source of plant protein. Approximate calories: 100.
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For a guilt-free alternative to potato chips, go for chickpeas. Packed with nutrients, they have plenty of protein and fibre to create a snack that'll keep you satisfied until your next meal. Simply rinse, drain and dry a couple of cans of chickpeas, then (once they are completely dry) roast them in a little olive oil and ranch seasoning. Approximate calories: 50 calories per tablespoon.
Lettuce wraps are a great low-calorie alternative to traditional sandwiches. Roll two slices of smoked turkey in large romaine lettuce leaves. A spoonful of mustard makes the perfect dip. Approximate calories: 50 calories per wrap.
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For a fruity snack, add a handful of raspberries to half of a cup of fat-free Greek yogurt. You'll get a boost from the natural sugar in the raspberries without having to go for something processed. Approximate calories: 100.
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A super-quick and easy low-calorie snack for any time of the day is sticks of red pepper with 2 tablespoons of original hummus. You can substitute the red pepper with sticks of carrot, cucumber or celery. Approximate calories: 60.
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Thinly slice a small banana, dip it into lemon or orange juice, lay the slices flat on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven until crisp for a sweet, low-calorie snack. Approximate calories: 90 for 10 pieces.
Quinoa is a healthy whole grain and a great source of protein, iron and fibre. Mix 1/4 cup of quinoa, 1/4 cup of cucumber, cherry tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon juice for a simple but tasty quinoa salad snack. Approximate calories: 165.
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Add 1 teaspoon of Greek yogurt and 1 teaspoon of diced onion to 2 ounces of water-packed tuna, and you have yourself a tasty, protein-rich salad snack to keep you going between meals. Approximate calories: 150.
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Mix 1 cup of watermelon cubes, 1 tablespoon of crumbled goat cheese and 2 chopped fresh mint leaves for a delicious, feel-good summer salad. Approximate calories: 100.
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