Great Snacks for Bikini Season

It’s time to ditch those winter duds and gear up for time at the beach! But you don’t have to starve yourself to drop those last few pounds. In fact, you can enjoy quite a bit more food that you’d imagine so long as you’re enjoying light, healthy snacks to keep your appetite in check. Among those you’ll find these tasty treats:

Homemade Trail Mix

Skip the prepackaged stuff that’s full of sugar and salt and make your own homemade trail mix to take with you during the day. Combine walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries and tiny chocolate chips. The end result is sweet, salty, and surprisingly healthy.

Apples and Cheese

Apples are satisfying with their big crunch and they don’t usually have more than forty calories in an entire apple. Combine apples and a low-fat cheese for a tasty snack that is filling, healthy and satisfying.

Graham Crackers and Peanut Butter

When the craving for something sweet is threatening to take over your diet, opt for graham crackers and peanut butter. Two graham crackers spread lightly with peanut butter is enough food to feel like you’re eating more than a few nibbles and it’s healthy enough to have some redeeming value for relatively few calories.

Egg or Chicken Salad

Eggs are a great source of protein and lean chicken combined with eggs gives you even more staying power. Chop up some egg whites, blend them with shredded chicken, mix in a bit of low-fat mayo and you’ve got a wonderful egg and chicken salad. Eat it alone or with whole grain crackers to fill you up and leave you with plenty of energy to get through the rest of your day.