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Guilt Free Diet Friendly Snacks

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Snacking is the bane of all diets, yet sometimes we can’t help going to town on some seriously snackable foods. If you’re a big snacker, but still want to abide by your diet, try-out these guilt free foods that should become your next go-to snack. Just remember to practice moderation in your portions.

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Mixed nuts

Nuts are a very nutritious snack packed with healthy fats and loads of protein. Nuts can be very filling, and have even been linked to reducing your risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

Greek yogurt and mixed berries

This combination makes a nutrient-rich snack, both of which are great sources of calcium and potassium, while berries are packed with antioxidants.

Celery and peanut butter

Little bit of crunchy and a little bit of salty. Can’t get better than that. Try using natural peanut butter, as it typically has less processed preservatives in them.

Dark chocolate almonds

Dark chocolate is loaded with flavonoids that can help lower blood pressure and your risk of heart disease. Almonds are loaded with protein and healthy fats which can actually help reduce your appetite.

Hard boiled eggs

Contrary to former nutritional guidelines, eggs are actually one of the healthiest and weight-loss friendly foods you can eat. A boiled egg is a quick and convenient way to get a quick snack in. They are incredibly filling and can be a good source of protein and healthy fat.

Edamame

This is a dis of steamed soybeans, that are known for their unique flavor and texture. Edamame is rich in flavanols and essential vitamins and minerals, with one cup of them packing nearly 20 grams of protein.

Olives

A staple of the mediterranean diet, olives are known to be a highly nutritious food that is both convenient and delicious. Olives can help fight inflammation and even reduce cancer risk.

Avocado

Our obsession with avocados is thankfully warranted, as they are some of the most nutritious foods out there. They can help reduce cholesterol, protect your skin from sun damage, and are packed with vitamins and minerals. Try sprinkling some salt and lemon pepper on some for a tasty snack.

Whey protein shake

If you need a healthy nutritious snack on-the-go, then you should try out a whey protein shake, Whey protein has been shown to promote muscle gain and weight loss, as well as improving body composition.

Cucumber slices with hummus

These two go hand in hand for making a fantastic snack. Both have anti-cancer properties, and can make a satisfying and filling quick snack.

Fruit

Fruits are extremely portable and easy to eat on-the-go, as they have pretty much zero preparation.

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