Healthy snacks for a food addict

Hello and Happy Hump daaayyyy!!!! I’m full of great vibes today and I’m really excited to share my favorite under 200 calories healthy snacks!! I had so much fun taking the pictures for this post (and eating the snacks too, lol!!) I think my photography skills are getting a little better. After my snackathon, I baked lots of cookies for my parish meal program, which made my house smell amazing… not a good idea when you’re trying to eat healthy, the struggle was real!!

Last weekend I ate like there was no tomorrow, this week I decided to give my body a break. I like to slice half a lemon and throw it in my water bottle to help my body get rid of toxins. Did you know lemon infused water has benefits like helping purifying blood, digestive aid, helps dissolving gallstones, calcium deposits, kidney stones, it even helps building strong bones for a baby during pregnancy.

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But drinking lemon infused water alone will not make your body feel like new again, you need to watch what you’re eating. I love to snack, I feel hungry every two hours, so a few months ago I started looking for healthy snacks that were full of flavor, under 200 calories and maybe had some Nutella (Oh sweet Nutella…) Pick one and lets watch the new Pretty Little Liars episode!!

Easy Tuna Toasts (170 calories)
These are so good and so easy to make, they’ll keep you full for a long time. You need whole grain toasts, 1 can of chunk light tuna in water, 1 tsp of light mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp of Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, cilantro to garnish, salt and pepper.

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Drain the water from the tuna, mix it with the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread in the toasts and garnish with cilantro. Drizzle with lemon juice and enjoy!!!

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Air popped popcorn (100 calories)
My hot air popcorn maker was the best gift I got for Christmas. I really hate microwave popcorn, it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth, yuck! This is my favorite snack to watch Pretty Little Liars. Not only it’s tasty and low-calorie, but provides whole grains, fiber and antioxidants!!! How I make this wonderful snack? I put 1/8 cup of kernels in my machine and let it pop, then drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil, season with salt and voilà!!

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Banana and Nutella bites (200 calories)
When I told my friends and family about this snack they were like WHAAAT, nutella makes you fat!! Well if you eat the whole jar of course you’ll get fat, but 1 tablespoon only has 100 calories. Cut 1 medium banana in bite size pieces, or any other fruit of your choice, and top them with nutella, one tablespoon for all the pieces, NOT in each piece, that will be cheating. Eating nutella while you’re trying to lose some weight or just be healthy (even if it’s only a tablespoon) it’s a huge help for me.

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Cheese in a blanket (155 calories)
String cheese (90 calories) is a must for healthy snacking!! I love Pepper Jack cheese, but when it’s wrapped in a slice of low-sodium brown sugar ham, I love it even more. You can use any kind of ham, just be sure that each slice has no more than 40 calories. I like to eat my “cheese in a blanket” with five olives (25 calories) I took this picture today, this was my mid-morning snack.

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Nut for Nuts (70-100 calories)
Snacking wouldn’t be complete without nuts. The FDA suggest eating 1.5 oz per day of most nuts, about 3 tablespoons. I love almonds!! I try to eat 8-12 almonds every day, their high content of healthy fats, protein and fiber help with weight loss and maintenance, and they also protect your heart!!

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These are my favorite snacks, I really hope you like them, they’ve been a huge help in my constant war with hunger. I’ll try to share different snacks every month so we don’t get bored. Have an awesome day, and snack, snack, snack!!!

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