7 healthy snacks that help you burn fat

7 healthy snacks that help you burn fat

Some foods can help you burn fat even when you’re not working out. Sound like your kind of snack?

Here are some snack suggestions to make losing weight that little bit easier.

1.      Edamame and roast garlic dip

Edamame is a great healthy and tasty snack by itself, but it also makes a great ingredient in dip for raw veggies or whole-wheat pita bread.

Just combine garlic with water, frozen shelled edamame, ground cumin, salt, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, reduced-fat sour cream, water, fresh coriander.

1.      Canned tuna on whole-wheat crackers

A can of tuna (tinned in water) is a great store-cupboard staple and great for lean protein with Omega-3s.

For just 200 calories, you can have three ounces of light tuna and 6 whole-wheat cracker—complete with three grams of fibre and 20 grams of protein.

2.      Prawn stack

A ready to eat pack of cooked prawns stacked up with Greek yogurt and avocado is delicious quick snack filled with protein and great for fat burning.

Into the Greek yogurt mix lime juice, jalapeño sauce, avocado, parsley and cracked black pepper and stack on top of rye flatbread.

3.      Cottage cheese-filled avocado

Here's another fruit and diary combo, for when you're craving something rich, creamy and a bit savoury. Remove the pit from one half of an avocado and fill the space with 2 ounces of 1% cottage cheese. For 200 calories, you'll get 9 grams of protein and 7 grams of fibre—and no dirty dishes!

4.      Miso-glazed tofu

Light on calories, this tofu dish is a perfect snack. Mix miso paste with rice-wine vinegar, honey, low-sodium soy sauce, grated ginger, low-sodium soy sauce, rice-wine vinegar, sesame oil, crushed red pepper, and sesame seeds and place thick slices of extra-firm tofu in the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and then bake in the oven for around 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve with baby bok choy.

5.      Minty iced green tea

Sometimes we think we’re hungry when we’re actually just thirsty. If you’re mooching round the kitchen looking for something to satisfy the “hunger” pangs – try this tasty drink instead.

6.      Asparagus and hard-boiled egg

This is one of the easiest snacks to make. Put around 15 asparagus spears together with one hard-boiled egg for a high-protein, high-fibre snack that’s high in folate, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.



The Author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for PayasUgym. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.


Helen P.
15 November 2017

Helen P.

I already do the cottage cheese/avocado combo for lunch . It's filling, and makes you feel very healthy and not overloaded at all.

Claire H.
12 November 2017

Claire H.

These snacks sound really easy to make and are definitely going on my list, and some of them sound like they would do for a light lunch too.

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