It’s the pre-lunch stomach growling that makes everyone wish they had a packed snack to hide the hunger. People usually try to skip the mini meals to conserve calories, but there is another way! Check out these healthy snacks that will eliminate the appetite without racking up the calories.

 1. Berry Smoothie

Before running out the door in the morning, make sure there’s extra time to make a power berry smoothie. The recipe listed below, from, contains protein powder with nine grams of protein, frozen berries with four grams of fiber and just enough sweetness from the honey to keep it interesting. Want to slurp it all down for only 139 calories? Here’s how:

1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt

1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon unsweetened soy protein powder

2. Honey-Glazed Almonds

The perfect grab and go type of snack is one that you can take anywhere or stash in the desk drawer for times of desperation. Almonds are just that type of snack. They are loaded with nutrients and minerals that support a healthy heart and put off hunger until mealtime. Use these simple ingredients from and a little bit of prep for this delicious snack.

1 1/2 cups raw, unblanched almonds

1 tablespoon sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt


3. Granola-Crusted Nuts

They’re delectable to eat solo, but they are also a great add-on to that yogurt that just doesn’t have enough “umph.” This recipe from deserves to be laminated and put in that cookbook because it doesn’t have any added butter, oil or fat!

3/4 cup rolled oats

1/4 cup shredded or flaked unsweetened coconut

2 tablespoons pepitas

1/4 cup dark or light brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Few pinches sea salt

1 large egg white




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