8 Healthy Low Calorie Snack For Instant Weight Loss

Snacking is inevitable in our daily living but it is important to have a low-calorie snack in between diets. Snacks with the adequate concentration of calories and nutrients will help the body to feel energized while burning fat in the process.




Protein, when included in the diet aids the development of lean muscle mass and this helps to increase the metabolic rate. And when coupled with exercises, helps to increase the rate at which the body burns calories.

This post features 8 of our favorite and healthy low-calorie snack you can include in between your diet for optimum weight loss. Also, on one of those lazy days when you get tired to make yourself a healthy meal, you can quickly make any of these snacks.



8 Healthy Low Calorie Snack For Instant Weight Loss


1. Iced Coffee Protein Shake





  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup of unsweetened cold brewed coffee
  • 1 frozen banana- chopped
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 scoop of protein powder- either chocolate or vanilla


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  • Add ice in batches starting with little and then increasing it till you get your desired consistency.
  • You can add little peanut butter or plain greek yogurt for added benefits.


2. Spiced Green Tea Smoothie



Green tea contains EGCG which is an active ingredient and this EGCG is said to help in weight loss. This green tea contains other ingredients that help to intensify the fat burning benefits of green tea. Green tea contains caffeine as well as an antioxidant known as catechin. This caffeine and catechin help to stimulate the nervous system so as to burn fat and lose more weight.


  • 3/4 cup strong green tea- boiled and refrigerated
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. This will add extra metabolism boosting power to the smoothie.
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of agave nectar
  • 1 small pear- cut it into pieces with its skin on
  • 2 tablespoons of fat-free plain yogurt
  • 6-8 ice cubes


  • Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a cup and serve cold.


3. Chickpeas



Chickpeas are a must have in every home. In addition to their meaty texture, they have a high concentration of fiber and a bit of protein in them. This recipe includes roasting them for a healthy and crunchy snack.


  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas- drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Position rack in the upper third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
  • Blot chickpeas dry and toss in a bowl with oil, cumin, marjoram, allspice, and salt.
  • Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring once or twice until browned and crunchy, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes.


4. Powerberry Smoothie



This recipe uses the soy protein powder and low-fat plain yogurt which provides enough protein needed for the body. However, you can substitute the low-fat plain yogurt for Greek yogurt as this will add more protein to the smoothie.


  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries). If you don’t have berries, you can add half a banana for potassium.
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of low-fat plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened soy protein powder


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.


5. Cauliflower With White Bean Dip



This low-calorie snack is suitable for those afternoons when you want to snack healthy to tackle hunger. You can have this spread on crackers and eat with veggies or you can serve as desired.

This recipe does not contain meat and is low in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol.



  • 4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil- divided into two parts
  • 2 whole garlic heads
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 (16 -ounce) cans of cannellini beans or you can use any other variety of white beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1/4 cup of fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves -to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and cut the garlic head so that the cloves are out.
  • Put the unpeeled garlic heads into an ovenproof dish and gently drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over it.
  • Cover the dish using an aluminum foil and bake in the oven for about thirty minutes.
  • Remove the aluminum foil and bake until the cloves are soft and golden brown. This should take about another 30 or 40 minutes.
  • Combine the roasted garlic, lemon juice, the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil and the beans into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add salt and white pepper.
  • Pour the blended mix into a bowl and garnish with parsley leaves.
  • To serve, you can add vegetables.


6. Herby Edamame Dip With Buckwheat Crackers



This is a perfect low-calorie snack to have on days when you feel like eating chips and you don’t want to go out of your healthy eating plan. Few buckwheat crackers and this creamy herby edamame dip would do the magic of satisfying your hunger while eating healthy!

They both contain protein but buckwheat groats have additional nutrients such as manganese, copper, magnesium, and zinc.



  • 1 1/3 cups of whole buckwheat groats
  • 7 1/2 tablespoons of unflavored brown rice protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons of pink peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of black mustard seeds or yellow seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 9 ounces of shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup of plain whole Greek yogurt
  • 2 sprigs of mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


7. Oatmeal



Oatmeal is also a low-calorie snack that you can have on nights when you don’t feel like eating too much. Apart from cutting down your food intake with this snack, it helps to enhance a sound and restful night sleep.

This snack is rich in carbohydrates and protein and the consumption of both helps to boost the tryptophan levels in the brain. When there is a boost in the tryptophan level in the brain, sound sleep is guaranteed.

You can have your bowl of oatmeal served with low-fat yogurt, a sliced apple, peanut butter and a sprinkle of granola.


8. Wild Blueberry Smoothie



This smoothie is another low-calorie snack that is not only refreshing, it is also filling and will keep you full until your next meal. The main ingredient in this smoothie is blueberries and it is high in fiber and it is also an antioxidant.

Also, yogurt and milk will give the body the protein it needs in order to lose weight.


  • 1/3 cup of low-fat milk</li>
  • 4 ounces of low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of frozen wild blueberries
  • Half a frozen banana- for additional fiber


  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.



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