I consider myself an expert snacker. Some might not consider that a positive but I'm quite happy with my ability to find snacks that aren't too bad for you! I know the point is to avoid snacking but when you're getting used to smaller portions and you're new to that slightly hungry feeling and you get crazy cravings, it's definitely better to have a snack that you're in control of than a snack-attack!!
Here is just a bunch of stuff I snack on...
Egg-muffins! (pictured) - these are literally one of my favourite snacks to make just made in a muffin tin. Layer ham or fat-trimmed bacon into the tin, then fill with whisked egg mixture. Top with a sprinkle of low fat cheese. I actually had these for dinner but singularly they're great as a snack And will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Frozen grapes. - I LOVE this one. Put them in the freezer the night before. They're too cold to bite so as a snack they're sweet and you can suck on them and eat them slowly. Yum and keeps you from snacking on anything else!
Sugar free jelly - this is something I find so sweet and recommend making your own at home than buying the premade tubs, I'm sure it's all full of chemicals but it's better than all the fat in a chocolate bar!
Alpen light bars - only 70 calories each. I like them as an alternative to a chocolate bar.
Boiled eggs - boring but effective!
Two jaffa cakes - only really good if you can control yourself when you open a pack. But with a cup of tea, they just feel more satisfying than biscuits! They're a bit higher in calories than rich tea biscuits, but I find it easier to only have two of them.
Muller light yoghurts - slimming world rave about muller light yoghurts. I DO eat them often but don't condone them in general because I'm sure they're the sweetest things I've ever eaten. But I feel it's better than a chocolate bar! (basically I compare everything to a chocolate bar - my own personal demon).
Chopped plums and bananas with yoghurt and a teaspoon of honey (I use a teaspoon of honey on lots of things with fat free greek yoghurt).
Cucumber/celery and hummus. Celery is such a good snack. You can eat boat loads of it - well you can try and you'll never get bigger eating this, if you can get over the weird taste it's a great snack of choice. I find after the first three bites, I no longer notice the taste. A tablespoon of low fat hummus to dip into! Delicious and better than a bag of crisps.
Sunbites popcorn, multipack, less than 70 calories per individual pack. These are just amazing. Three different flavours and the sweet caramel ones are amazing.
If I DO eat crisps and chocolate I stick with:
Two finger kitkat
One tea cake, the one with marshmallow - about 160? Calories each. Only ever an extreme treat if there's enough goodness in the day to warrant it.
Quavers (multipack only)
Squares (multipack only)
Snack a jacks (small multipack only)
And that's it really. I'm sure I snack on loads of other things but these are the things I turn to and rely on when I need to snack, and I usually plan them into my day so I never get out of control. As an example I planned to have a 70 calorie light alpen bar this evening if I stuck on plan for the whole day this is how it works for me and I just wanted to share some ideas! It's my personal weigh day tomorrow, so fingers crossed!