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Ten Hot Healthy & Nutritious Snacks

Snacking during winter can be a little tricky sometimes as we feel like something warm and hearty. When you are trying to lose weight, the hearty snacks also need to be lower in calories.

Here are 10 snacks which are a warming, nourishing and great for a healthy eating plan or weight loss plan. We have also added the calorie intake to make it easier to combine with your current diet plan.

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  1. Baked beans

Baked beans are high in fibre and a source of protein which will both help with the sensation of fullness. A 100gram tin will be around 77 calories. Choose the salt reduced variety to aid in reducing water retention.

  1. Hot minestrone soup

Half a cup of homemade minestrone soup will set you back around 80 calories. It will be full of warmth, nourishment and fibre, not to mention of the delicious vitamins and minerals which will help ward of the cold and flu too.

  1. Almond spiced hot chocolate

Keep some almond milk in the cupboard for when you need a flavoursome warm up at night time. Add a little cocoa powder, some cinnamon and a teaspoon of honey for a decadent and flavourfull treat. Keep it to a cup of warm chocolate and you are sitting at around 120 calories.

  1. Hot tamari almonds

Mix 4 cup of almonds with a tablespoon of tamari sauce and roast them off in the oven for around 20 minutes for a yummy , moreish treat. 220 calories per serve.

  1. Popcorn with cayenne pepper

One of the lowest in fat ways to pop popcorn is by placing ¼ cup of kernels in a brown lunchbag, folding it over and heating it in the microwave for 1minute on high. Sprinkle in a little salt and some cayenne pepper for an adult version of this savoury snack. 120 calories per serve.

  1. Stewed pears with almond crumble

You can stew a diced fresh pear in a cup of water on the stove or use some ½ of diced pears from a can (natural juices only). Sprinkle a tablespoon of LSA and a tablespoon of oats on top and heat under the griller for a few minutes for a mini crumble. 140 calories per serve

  1. Miso Soup

One of the easiest and yummiest warm snacks on the go. You can easily keep this in your top drawer at work for afternoon nibbles. 40 calories.

  1. Seedy egg

A warm boiled egg peeled and then rolled in around a tablespoon of sesame seeds and sprinkled in salt is a great snack to have on hand. You could even prep them and leave them cold and heat them up when you need a protein hit. 140 calories per egg.

  1. Roasted carrots with garlic salt

Instead of potato chips, try some baby carrots roasted with a little oil spray, a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of salt. Roast around 8 baby carrots in an oven for around 30 minutes you have a nutritious snack which will feel a wee decadent, you won’t want to share. Around 80 calories per serve.

10. Sweet potato mash with rice crackers

Roast off ½ a sweet potato with a little oil spray. Mash it roughly with a tablespoon of parmesan cheese and a wee splash of milk for a warm dip. Eat with about 10 rice crackers. You could also make this in advance and heat it up when you feel like a warm snack. 150 calories per serve.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."