Satisfying Snacks for Every Craving

Snacks
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Smart snacks from the Carblovers Diet

Whether you’re craving something sweet, chocolatey, creamy, or crunchy, you can find a snack that satisfies and helps whittle your middle.

These CarbLovers–approved picks are just the fix you need, because each one serves up slimming fiber or resistant starch (RS), both of which have been shown to help you feel full longer and drop pounds quickly. Give in to what you’re longing for-there’s no guilt here.

Sweet
Calories:170
Preheat broiler or toaster oven. Halve and core 1 pear; place on a baking sheet. Broil until tender (10–12 minutes). In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Top warm pear with ricotta mixture.

Sweet: On the go
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Panera Strawberry Granola Parfait ($4; Panera Bread stores)
Calories: 280

Chocolatey
Calories:160
Place 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk, and 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips in a saucepan; cook over low heat until chips melt (about 3 minutes). Stir in 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats; remove from heat. With a spoon or melon baller, drop 8 ball-shaped portions on a wax paper–lined baking sheet; let set in refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.

Chocolatey: On the go
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Late July Mini Milk Chocolate Sandwich Cookies ($4; Whole Foods)
Calories: 130

Creamy
Calories:160
In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt, 1 minced garlic clove, 2 tablespoons chopped chives, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dried dill, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; serve with 4 ounces baked potato chips.

Creamy: On the go
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Yoplait Fiber One Yogurt ($3; grocery stores)
Calories: 50

Crunchy
Calories:160
Coat 1 whole-grain pita with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon chili powder. Cut pita into 6 triangles; place on a baking sheet. In toaster oven or broiler, toast 5 minutes or until crunchy, turning once.

Crunchy: On the go
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Corozonas Black Bean & Cheese Tortilla Chips ($3; grocery stores)
Calories: 140

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