Top 10 Guilt-Free Healthy Summer Snacks
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Top 10 Guilt-Free Healthy Summer Snacks

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cigna-team Author Cigna Team

It's time for afternoon tea. You're dying to have something to eat but you're also dying to show off your new bathing suit(s) this weekend and cannot afford to gain any more weight. To starve or not to starve? That is the question.

Check out these healthy, low-calorie summer snack ideas, and the only question you’ll ever have to ask yourself is which snack should I pick today?

  1. Sandwich on a Stick (280 kcal) - Skewer bread cube, lettuce, halved cherry tomato, cheese cube, cucumber and another bread cube. Serve with pesto or mustard.
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  1. Apple (100 kcal) - An apple a day keeps the fat away! Not only is apple a low-calorie, fat-free choice, it's also rich in fibre; perfect for summer.

  2. Superfoods Smoothie (131 kcal) - Blend spinach, banana, blueberries, ginger root, low-fat Greek yoghurt, green tea, pomegranate juice, and ice until smooth.
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  1. Peanut Butter on Celery Sticks  (103 kcal) - As the name suggests, fill each celery stick with a tablespoon of low-fat peanut butter. Enjoy!

  2. Tuna Lettuce Wraps (101 kcal)  - Mix avocado, mustard powder, vinegar and capers.  Place mixture on lettuce leaves.  Top with cooked tuna and cherry tomatoes.

  3. Avocado Pear Smoothie  (272 kcal)  - Blend Greek yoghurt, avocado, pear, honey, vanilla extract and ice until smooth.
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  1. Pistachio (160 kcal/oz, ~ 45 kernels) – Nuts, especially pistachio, are the ideal snacks for weight watchers. Low-calories and loaded with nutrients, pistachio can help lower your blood pressure.
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  1. Hard-Boiled Egg (70 kcal) - A hard-boiled egg contains only roughly 70 calories, and is packed with protein and vitamins.

  2. Cherries (90 kcal/cup) - Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, a cup of cherries contains only about 90 calories.

  3. Shrimp Dumpling (50 kcal) – Great news for dim-sum lovers; Chinese shrimp dumplings (Har Gow) is one of the lightest classic Cantonese dim sum.

Give these snack ideas a go and stave off summertime weight gain!

Sources:

  1. Weelicious:Vegetarian Sandwich on a Stick
  2. Skinnyms: Chocolate Coconut Almond Balls
  3. Skinnyms: Superfoods Smoothie
  4. Skinnyms: 21 Clean Snacks in Under 5 Minutes
  5. BBCgoodfood: Healthy tuna lettuce wraps recipe
  6. Skinnyms: Healthy Avocado Pear Smoothie
  7. Livesimply: 10 Easy and Healthy On-the-Go Summer Snacks
  8. The Lemon Bowl: Homemade No Bake Fig Newtons Energy Bites

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