5 Summer figure-friendly snacks
Summertime short shorts and swimsuits are inevitable for most of us during the summer months. This makes finding a diet and exercise program you can stick with more important than ever. Summer dieting does not mean that you need to give up snacking altogether, though. Here are five summer snacks that will keep you full without filling out your figure.
Skinny Cow Minis
Nothing beats an ice cream treat during the sticky summer months. Unfortunately, a short and sweet indulgence can make waves for your summer diet and knock it off course. If you are in need of something sweet, try a Skinny Cow Mini Fudge Pop. They are only 50 calories per pop and will help to satisfy your sugar craving.
Smoothies are so good for so many reasons. They are easy to make, easy to customize to your tastes and easy to take with you when you’re hungry and in a hurry. Take a tropical break with a few seasonal favorites. Blend one cup of frozen strawberries and bananas with 1/4 cup of pineapple juice, 1/4 cup of orange juice and 1/4 cup of water.
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Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges make for a really delicious and satisfying snack. Each wedge is only 35 calories and they come in a variety of flavors like Swiss, garlic and herb, French onion and queso fresco. Pair it with a low-calorie cracker or veggie sticks and you have a summer snack that won’t hurt your waistline.
Super good for you, edamame are a low-calorie, nutrient-dense food that make for a great snack in between meals. So what is it? Edamame are green soybeans that pack a nutritional punch, and a half-cup serving of shelled edamame is only 120 calories. Not only is it high in fiber, but it’s also packed with protein (around 11 grams), which is a combination that will help keep your blood sugar and hunger in check. Try seasoning your edamame with just a little sea salt and sesame oil and enjoy!
Greek yogurt and honey
Greek yogurt and honey is a simple and satisfying snack that is perfect for summer. There are no empty calories here! Greek yogurt is higher in protein and is lower in carbs than most regular yogurts. It’s also thick, creamy and delicious when served with a drizzle of honey, which has its own healthy benefits. Not only does honey help to boost energy, but locally harvested honey may also help build immunity -- helping you to avoid dreaded seasonal allergies. Top your Greek yogurt and honey with a few fresh summer berries and feel confident that you are providing your body with the fuel it needs to enjoy every moment of summertime fun.