We all know that when you are on a diet, the battle is a real struggle. Especially if you have cravings. Thus, are you craving a snack? Well, you don’t have to worry about putting back the weight you just worked so hard to lose. This article will show you 8 fatty snacks that will actually slim you down making you lose weight while you’re eating them. No, it is not a dream, it is scientifically true. Get away from that bag of chips and that chocolate chip cookie. Check out what snacks you could eat instead.
1. Hard-Boiled Omega-3-Enriched Egg
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The eggs are enriched with omega-3 so you should include them more in your diet. Especially if you are choosing to buy those eggs from hens fed with flaxseeds. You can find them at most grocery stores. Simply boil 2 or 3 eggs and enjoy a satisfying snack.
2. Nutty Berry Trail Mix
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Make your own fatty nutty trail mix. These are the best nuts to eat as a snack: walnuts, dried fruit (raisins), cranberries and apricots. Walnuts are comprised of 15 percent protein, 15 percent carbs, and 65 percent healthy oils. They are incredibly healthy for your body and it will satisfy that craving.
3. Flaxseeds Sprinkled On Salad
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When you are making a salad, make sure to also add 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds. These seeds contain nearly 200 percent of your recommended daily value of omega-3 fatty acids.
4. Macadamia Nuts In Greek Yogurt
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If you are eating a Greek yogurt and you will it is not enough, try adding macadamia nuts which are the good and healthy fats. Add 1/4 cup of these nuts to your favorite yogurt and top with fresh berries for an extra healthy punch.
5. Mini bruschetta
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This is also a great snack easy to make. Just brush a slice of whole wheat toast with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and then add some diced tomatoes and diced olives. You’ll get a dose of healthy fats from both the olive oil and the olives.
6. Handful of Almonds
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For a quick, on-the-go snack, there’s nothing easier than grabbing a bunch of almonds. Not only are they satisfying and chock-full of healthy fats and vitamin E, but 23 almonds are also packed with alpha-linolenic acid, which revs your body’s fat-burning ability.
7. Greek Guacamole
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Puree an avocado, add chopped olives and tomatoes, sprinkle with feta cheese and you have a healthy guacamole that you can serve on whole-wheat pita slices. Avocados are one of the few fruits that provide good fats, with 3 grams of monounsaturated fat and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per ounce.
8. Tropical Green Smoothie
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In a blender, combine 2 cups fresh almond milk, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder, 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves and 1/2 cup ice cubes. Blend until smooth and garnish with shredded coconut. Coconut oil is a healthy fat and spinach is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, so you get two doses of healthy fats in one delicious serving.