As lots of you seemed to find the other guilt-free snacks useful, here are six more:
HALF A SMALL JACKET POTATO WITH SALSA Microwave a small baked potato for an easy snack that’s loaded with vitamin C, not with calories. Keep the skin, which is packed with nutrients. Spread a tablespoon of salsa on top to spice it up without significantly boosting the calorie count.
SMOKED SALMON PINWHEEL For a savoury snack under 60 calories, spread a tablespoon of low-fat cream cheese onto a 50g slice of smoked salmon and roll it up. This salmon pinwheel is high in protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, though be wary of salt used to cure the salmon.
GOOD OLD POPCORN When you want a large snack with a small calorie count, popcorn delivers. Plain popcorn has around 100 calories in 20g. You have to chew it, so it’s a satisfying snack too. It’s also high in fibre, which can help you stay full longer.
COTTAGE CHEESE & MELON Plain cottage cheese is a protein powerhouse and like fibre, protein can help you stay full longer. Enjoy a 100g (or smaller) serving of reduced-fat cottage cheese plain or a smaller serving with fruit, such as a slice of melon or a small apple.
HALF A CHEESE STUFFED WHOLEMEAL PITTA POCKET Here’s one that’s easy to make and gives you the satisfaction of biting into a sandwich. Take half a wholemeal pitta pocket and stuff it with a 30g scoop of ricotta cheese. The fibre and protein will help fill you up and is low in saturated fat.
ZERO FAT GREEK YOGHURT WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS Stir a teaspoon of sunflower seeds into a 100g serving of low-fat plain yoghurt. The seeds add plenty of texture but only 19 calories. The yoghurt is a good source of protein, and the entire snack is low in saturated fat and only 88 calories. Choose unsalted sunflower seeds, especially if you are watching salt in your diet.