All the crunches in the world won’t give you a flat stomach if you’re not eating the right foods. Even if you’re conscientious at mealtime, those snacks in between meals can really trip you up. The ideal flat belly snacks are high in protein and low in calories to fill your stomach, satisfy your appetite, and help keep you from making poor decisions when you’re starving for something to snack on.
Try these 39 snacks for a flat belly, pair them with regular cardio and fat-burning exercise, and your six-pack will soon begin to show through.
Great for breakfast or as healthy snack, eggs are the perfect shot of protein. Eat them scrambled, hard boiled, or whipped together with your favorite veggies into a healthy omelet. Enjoy eggs in these skinny recipes: Individual Egg and Spinach Bowls (featured above), Avocado and Egg Salad Sandwich, Pita Pocket Breakfast Sandwich, and Avocado Breakfast Pizzas.
Eating an apple a day won’t just keep the doctor away, it’ll keep weight gain at bay. Apples are filled with about five grams of fiber, and they’re nearly 85% water which helps you feel full. Snack on Baked Apple Chips for a healthy snack and enjoy Clean Eating Apple Pie for dessert.
3. Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
Low in calories with a soaring protein content, Greek yogurt is an effective tool to cut your daily caloric intake. Reach for the plain kind and top it with your own freshly sliced fruits instead of buying the flavored kind, which often contains added sugar. Learn about these 8 Interesting Ways to Use Greek Yogurt and try making your own with this How to Make Your Own Greek Yogurt tutorial.
Filled with antioxidants, Vitamin C and fiber, blueberries help banish belly fat and may also lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes. These recipes for Vanilla Quinoa and Roasted Blueberry Breakfast Bowls and Skinny Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes are so good, you’ll never know they’re also boosting your weight loss.
Not only are raspberries a good source of fiber, they contain ketones, a substance that’s been shown in animal studies to prevent increases in body fat. Try Clean Eating Raspberry Oat Bars and this Raw Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Low-cal veggies, like broccoli, help blast belly fat by being rich in nutrients and filled with fiber. You’ll love: Broccoli Cheddar Cups (featured above), Slow Cooker Broccoli, Brown Rice, and Cheddar Casserole, and Chicken, Broccoli, and Asparagus Stir-Fry.
8. Beet Hummus with Carrots
Don’t let the unusual red color of this tasty hummus scare you off; it comes from beets, which help fight water retention and flush toxins from your system.
These yummy, easy-to-grab snacks contain filling fiber, protein and Vitamin E. Plus, research has shown their makeup may actually prevent our bodies from absorbing some of their fat. Favorites, like Skinny Almond Joy Quinoa Bars and Berry Almond Breakfast Quinoa, are delicious enough to please the whole family.
This delicious snack is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, which research shows may target fat where it’s hardest to lose—in your belly. Try our Classic Guacamole to get your avocado fix or enjoy this delicious No-Cook 5 Minute Chocolate Puddingmade with creamy avocado.
Reference : SkinnyMs