So, you are watching your weight and want to be healthy. That does not mean you have to let your tastebuds suffer. You can still have tasty, low-calorie snacks and stay healthy.

Surely, you will have to give up a lot of the tasty processed food and turn to healthy, low-calorie meals. Or think twice before you ask for 'more mayo'. But there are other ingredients and dishes to please you.

We have, for you, low-calorie snacks that taste too delicious. 

20 Best Low-calorie Snacks 

  1. Roasted Chickpeas
  2. Sprouts Chaat
  3. Moong Dal Chilla
  4. Vegetable Upma
  5. Cucumber Raita
  6. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  7. Masala Oats
  8. Stuffed Bell Peppers
  9. Mixed Nuts
  10. Vegetable Soup
  11. Grilled Paneer Tikka
  12. Spinach Salad
  13. Makhana (Fox Nuts)
  14. Boiled Corn
  15. Carrot and Cucumber Slices with Hummus
  16. Soya Chaap
  17. Beetroot Tikki
  18. Mixed Vegetable Stir-fry
  19. Kale Chips
  20. Fruit Salad

 

  • Roasted Chickpeas:

Roasted chickpeas are such a fantastic low-calorie snack. They're not only delicious but also incredibly versatile. Whether seasoned with spices or enjoyed plain, roasted chickpeas provide a nutritious crunch for guilt-free munching. Plus, they're a great source of plant-based protein, which is always a bonus. 

  • Sprouts Chaat:

Sprouted lentils are so nutritious, and when you add in veggies and some zesty lemon juice, it's like a flavour explosion in every bite. Also, you're getting that extra protein punch without loading up on calories. It's one of the best low-calorie snacks, for sure! You can even experiment with different chaat variations or just go with your favourite recipe.

  • Moong Dal Chilla:

Moong dal chillas are definitely a go-to low-calorie food for many looking for a satisfying yet light option. It is just great how versatile they are. You can enjoy them plain for a simple delight or get creative by stuffing them with all sorts of veggies for an extra burst of flavour and nutrients. Being a protein source, they keep you satisfied without weighing you with excess calories. Do you have any favourite veggies you like to stuff your moong dal chillas with?

  • Vegetable Upma:

Looking for a low-calorie breakfast option? Well, here it is! Vegetable upma, prepared from semolina and loaded with colourful veggies, provides a hearty and satiating snack without the calorie overload. Its fibre-rich composition aids digestion and keeps hunger pangs at bay, making it an excellent choice for weight-conscious individuals.

  • Cucumber Raita:

Isn’t cucumber raita a side dish for biryanis? Cucumber raita is not only an accompaniment but also satisfies hunger and provides probiotics and hydration, promoting overall well-being. This cooling yoghurt-based dip, infused with crunchy cucumber and aromatic spices, offers a refreshing, low-calorie snack

  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

This low-calorie food can be served as a nutritious alternative to traditional fries; baked sweet potato fries are brimming with fibre and essential vitamins. Their natural sweetness and crispy texture make them a satisfying snack choice, contributing to weight management goals without sacrificing flavour.

 

  • Masala Oats: 

Masala oats are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. It's impressive how such a simple combination of oats, veggies, and spices can create such a satisfying and healthy low-calorie snack. You can customize it with your favourite vegetables and spices to suit your taste preferences. Whether you're looking for a quick breakfast, a midday snack, or even a light dinner option, masala oats have got you covered. 

  • Stuffed Bell Peppers:
     

Bell peppers fall in the low-calorie food group, which makes them a guilt-free snack. Whether you fill them with paneer, tofu, or any other delicious filling, they always seem to hit the spot. Also, baking them really brings out their sweetness and adds a nice touch of flavour. 

  • Mixed Nuts: 

Craving low-calorie snacks? Go for mixed nuts! Almonds, walnuts, and pistachios offer a satisfying crunch and a wealth of healthy fats and protein, making them an excellent choice, especially between meals. A handful of mixed nuts provides lasting energy and promotes satiety, aiding in weight management goals.

  • Vegetable Soup:

The broth-based or creamy vegetable soup is a nourishing, low-calorie meal rich in vitamins and minerals. It is loaded with nutrient-rich veggies and satisfies hunger, promoting hydration and overall well-being. You can also have soup as a healthy snack since it's a lighter alternative to heavier fried ones. 

  • Grilled Paneer Tikka:

Marinated in flavourful spices and grilled to perfection, paneer tikka offers a protein-packed and low-calorie snack option. These grilled cottage cheese cubes burst with flavour and texture. It is a delicious way to satisfy cravings without derailing weight loss efforts.

  • Spinach Salad:

Do we even need to explain how healthy spinach salad can be? Salads are the best low-calorie snacks. For this one, toss spinach with nuts and a light dressing. Spinach salad provides a nutrient-dense and satisfying snack option. With antioxidants and fibre, this vibrant salad supports weight management goals while nourishing the body. Just keep a light hand on the dressing.

  • Makhana (Fox Nuts):

Lightly roasted and seasoned, makhana is a crunchy, low-calorie snack alternative. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, these popped lotus seeds satisfy cravings while promoting satiety, making them a guilt-free option for weight-conscious individuals.

  • Boiled Corn:

 Boiled corn is such a simple yet satisfying low-calorie snack. You can enjoy it alone or spice it up with your favourite seasonings. Usually, people add butter, but you can use lemon to add some kick to it. 

Corn is naturally low in fat and contains a good amount of fibre, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied. When boiled, corn retains its nutritional value while keeping the calorie count relatively low compared to other snacks. It is perfect for munching while watching a movie or as a light afternoon snack. 

  • Carrot and Cucumber Slices with Hummus:

The crunch of the carrots and cucumbers paired with the smoothness of the hummus creates a delightful texture contrast, and the flavours complement each other perfectly. Also, hummus is healthy and packed with protein and fibre. These nutrients help keep you full and satisfied and are suitable for digestion and muscle health. It's a simple, low-calorie food

  • Soya Chaap:

Soya chaap is a delicious, high-protein, low-calorie snack, whether grilled or roasted. These soy-based skewers satisfy hunger while supporting muscle health and weight management goals. To control the ingredients, pair them with a fresh salad or homemade chutneys. 

  • Beetroot Tikki:

Grated beetroot combined with chickpea flour creates these delightful tikkis bursting with flavour. Whether you bake them to crispy perfection or opt for a quick, shallow fry, these nutritious patties are a snack-time dream. They're also packed with essential vitamins, making them a smart pick for anyone keeping an eye on their weight.

  • Mixed Vegetable Stir-fry:

Lightly sautéed colourful veggies seasoned with aromatic spices create a flavourful, low-calorie snack. This stir-fry is packed with nutrients and fibre and satisfies hunger while supporting overall health and well-being.

  • Kale Chips:

Everyone gets to munch on potato or banana chips as the first pick. We have a better option for you. It's just as tasty and a healthier option. Tossed with olive oil and baked until crispy, kale chips offer a nutritious and low-calorie snack alternative. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, these crunchy greens satisfy cravings while promoting satiety and weight management. 

  • Fruit Salad:

When you bring together a medley of seasonal fruits, each bursting with its own unique flavour and vibrant colour, and then add a splash of zesty lemon juice and a sprinkle of chaat masala, you're not just making a snack; you're crafting a refreshing masterpiece! You can even have it as a low-calorie breakfast. Fruit salads are a great way to maintain weight, as long as you use low-calorie fruits and control the portion. Opt for fruits such as berries, citrus, melons, apples, kiwi, papaya, and peaches. 

Are you drooling already? Put on your apron and try these amazing low-calorie snacks. However, exercise and moderation are crucial for maintaining a healthy weight.

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