Keeping a restrictive diet is not always the best solution if you want to lose weight. If you’re tired of counting calories or rethinking every bite you take, you should keep in mind that there are other smart ways to lose those extra pounds. Eating healthy is important, but the need for tasty food wins on some occasions.

Check out these healthy snacks that will satisfy your hunger, and are also really delicious. #14 and #7 are our favorite and they’re really easy to cook!

20. Chili Peppers

Eating chili peppers will boost your metabolism and reduce your appetite because of the capsaicin. This substance is also used in a lot of supplements. If you don’t like spicy foods try the next ingredient.

19. Cottage Cheese

Cottage Cheese has very little fat and it is high in protein. Only a few bites will make you full so the intake of calories will decrease significantly. The next slide will make you go to the store right this second!

18. Figs

Are you craving for something sweet but chocolate is no longer an option? Figs are nature’s gift for those with a sweet tooth. They have zero sugar but they compensate in fiber. One fig has about 40 calories.

17. Beans

Beans are great for those who suffer from heart problems. The good news is that they also help you lose belly fat by eating healthy. Only a few spoons of cooked beans will make your stomach full. #7 is still the most delicious one!

16. Eggs

Everybody loves eggs! The most important thing though is to know when to eat them and how to cook them. It takes a few minutes to make an omelet in the morning, and it will give you enough energy for half a day. You won’t believe how delicious they will be if you combine them with the ingredients from the next 2 slides. Check them out!

15. Onions

One medium onion has only 30 calories. They might not taste good on their own, but these delicious bulbs protect your body against cancer. Mix them with the next vegetables and you’ll have the best breakfast ever!

14. Salmon

Salmon is one of the healthiest fish there is. It has protein, nutrients, and iodine. If you want to lose weight, try to eat fish at least once a week and you will see the results. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t combine it with potatoes. This applies to any type of meat. Salmon and the #7 slide have a lot Omega 3 acids, which reduce obesity.

13. Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli and cabbage are two of the most healthy vegetables that you can find at the closest store. They contain a lot of fiber and also protein! This means that they are great if you want to lose weight while having a full stomach. For those who are not big fans of green vegetables, #12 would be more appropriate.

12. Apples

Are you out of ideas on what snack to pick between the main meals? Apples are always a great choice because they hydrate you and also give you an important dose of carbs and fiber without adding any fat. Not a fan of apples? Maybe the next fruit suits you better.

11. Grapefruit

One big grapefruit has 70 calories but studies have shown that women who consume it on a daily basis are healthier and they weigh less than those who don’t. It is a great source of Vitamin C, pectin, potassium… and they taste really good!

10. Potatoes

There are a lot of studies that say that potatoes are not recommended for those who want to lose a few pounds. But it all comes down on how you cook them. Avoid french fries or other oily recipes and they will transform into a healthy food that will also help you in your diet. 

9. Tomatoes

One tomato has 20 calories so making a salad is always a great idea. It has been proven that tomatoes help prevent cancer and they contain a lot of Vitamin C. Did you know that tomatoes are actually fruits, not vegetables? Stay tuned for more interesting facts that will certainly help you in your diet.

8. Soups

If you’re sick of eating the same salad recipes over and over again, try to diversify your menu by turning them into soups! All you need to do is to add water and boil everything. It has been proven that eating soups make people more comfortable about eating vegetables, so losing weight becomes easier.

7. Tuna

As we mentioned at #14, tuna is another fish that will help you lose weight. A lot of fitness gurus encourage people to eat more tuna because it helps in every diet.

6. Avocado

Everybody loves avocados! It is a very fatty fruit, but guess what? Those are healthy fats! Add avocado pieces in salads as they have a lot of nutrients and potassium, and you will see the results in just a couple of weeks.

5. Nuts

Replace your usual snack with nuts and you will improve your health and waist line. Although they are healthy, it is best to avoid eating huge amounts of nuts.

4. Garlic

Garlic has very little calories and it tastes great on almost everything. It has anti-fungal properties and it can also be used as medicine for the immune system. 100 gr of garlic has 140 calories and it will save you from eating flavorless food.

3. Oats

Oats are great for boosting your metabolism and one small bowl can give you enough energy to have a productive day. You can mix them with low-fat yogurt, but never add sugar! For those days when you feel like the diet is catching up with you, try #2 and #1 for something sweeter but also healthy.

2. Blueberries

One cup of blueberries has 80 calories and it’s always a great dessert to enjoy without waiting for the cheat day. These small fruits have anti-aging effects and they’re not even expensive.

1. Green Tea

Green tea is the elixir of youth! It not only makes you burn fat faster, but it is also a very powerful source of antioxidants. A few cups a day will double the effects of a healthy diet. Turn it into a delight by adding a little bit of honey.