The 17 Top Snacks for Weight Loss by Dr Asa Andrew

Ray from Mississippi Writes:

I have been following your inShape Plan for over a month and lost close to twenty pounds! Thank you! I am looking for some new snacks between meals. What are some new options to help keep the variety but also keep burning the fat?

Dear Ray,

Great news on dropping the weight! The best is yet to come my friend. For healthy snacking there are a lot of options. Remember it is important to keep the fuel coming in so the metabolism stays high. Of course, it has to be the right kind of nutrients. Mainly keeping the foods anti- inflammatory to maintain great gut health and increase optimal absorption. Here are some of my favorites that we use to get outstanding results for healthy weight loss.

1.Apple Slices with Sesame Tahini
Great for protein, healthy fats, and fiber. 

2.Hummus and Carrot Sticks
Hummus provides a balance of all nutrients to curb your cravings.

3.Organic Popcorn
Do in limited quantities. Has plenty of fiber.

4.Organic Kale Chips and Salsa
Great phytonutrients and extra greens for the day. Helps fill you up without filling you out.

5.Goat Cheese
Plenty of protein, fats , and probiotics for a healthy gut!

6.Olives and an Orange
Great monounsaturated fats that power the brain and keep the waistline thin.

7.Gluten Free Slice of Bread, Sunflower Butter, and Raw Honey
Great for a throwback to the PB and J days. Great as an energy pick-me-up.

8.Handful of Nuts and ½ Apple
Easy and simplistic. Fiber, protein, and low glycemic carbohydrates.

9. Cup of Organic Goat Milk Yogurt Plain with Stevia
Great at night before bed. The calcium will help your sleep and probiotics for the gut.

10.1-2 Organic Hard Boiled Eggs
Plenty of protein and healthy fats. Eggs can help you gain muscle and lose the extra fat.

11.Avocado Slices Wrapped in Nitrite-Free Turkey 
A quick snack for protein and healthy fats. A great treat to beat the afternoon slump.

12. Gluten Free Mini Pizza 
Use Udi’s gluten free bread, goat cheese, and salsa. It cuts the craving for pizza and gives you a steady source of nutrition. 

13. Chocolate Almond Milk
Make with cocoa, unsweetened almond milk, and stevia. A quick drink for those on the go.

14.Organic Protein Shake
My top choice. Use an organic powder like our Daily Meal Complete that gives you all the essential fatty acids, enzymes, and vitamins and minerals that you needs for the day.

15.Cottage Cheese with Blueberries
Getting plenty of calcium and power nutrients in the blueberries.

16.Green Banana and Almond Butter
Go green with the banana. Loaded with digestive support and a lower sugar count. Once the banana turns yellow the glycemic index almost doubles. Go green for fat loss and mix with the almond butter for a proven waistline reduction.

17.Raw Vegetables
The obvious. Grab some celery and carrot sticks and off you go!


Known as America’s Health Coach, Dr. Asa Andrew is a national best-selling author of Empowering Your Health and host of the #1 Health Talk Radio Show in North America. In addition to hit television series, he is a regular contributor to NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX and regarded as a healthcare leader in the field of lifestyle medicine.