How much (and what) should you snack on?
When done right, snacking can keep energy levels high, fill nutritional gaps in your diet, and help you control your weight. If you follow a 1,600-calorie diet, you should have about two snacks daily, at about 150 calories each. Try these healthy ideas next time a craving strikes.
Whether you choose raw or dry-roasted almonds, cashews, or pistachios, “their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber will help you feel full and suppress your appetite,” Judy Caplan, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics told Health.com. Almonds are the lowest-calorie nuts at 160 per ounce (23 nuts; 6 grams protein, 14 grams fat), followed by cashews (16 to 18 nuts; 5 grams protein, 13 grams fat) and pistachios (49 nuts; 6 grams protein, 13 grams fat), according to the article.