8 Summer Snacks That Might Help You Lose Weight
One of the best parts of this season is the abundance of light, tasty and good-for-you snacks that you have at your fingertips. Here are eight delicious (and low-calorie) options that you can munch on, minus the guilt.
MINI CAPRESE SKEWERS
Eat two—or ten—of this bite-size summer treat. All you need is halved cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and low-cal mozzarella. (It’s super filling, according to a study conducted by the University of Calgary.) Drizzle a teeny, tiny bit of balsamic vinegar for added flavor.
This seriously light snack—filled with cucumber and feta and drizzled with red wine vinegar—isn't just easy on the waistline. Watermelon is actually loaded with amino acids that can help you burn fat, according to a study by Perdue University.
If you still need a little something salty, serve this spread next to your guacamole—it's another snack that comes fully loaded with monounsaturated fat.
GRILLED PEAS IN THE POD
Think of this snack as summer’s version of edamame—grilled and seasoned with a little olive oil, pepper and salt. Just be sure to remove the peas from the pods before you eat 'em. (Don’t worry—the grilled flavor will seep in through the shell.)
FRESH FRUIT CONES
In lieu of ice cream, load up a waffle cone (about 100 calories) with fiber-rich fruits like strawberries, blueberries and grapes.