Halt! Put away the crackers and cheese spread! Even pasty moms that have a hard time showering before noon deserve a bikini-ready body this summer. Part of prepping your tiny heiny for the swimsuit season is cutting back on fatty, over-processed snacks with empty calories, and filling up on wholesome, healthy snacks. Start getting yourself bikini-ready with these 6 splendid, simple, and skinny snacks for summer!
Apple Sandwiches 1 of 8Make an "apple sandwich" for your next snack to give your body a hefty helping of fiber (there are 4 grams per medium apple) and vitamin C (one medium apple provides 14% of the daily value). Research shows that the antioxidants and pectin in apples are beneficial in promoting weight loss — what better reason to skip the PB&J sandwich and opt for this apple one instead?!
Make apple sandwiches via Flat Bread CO.
Grilled Peaches 2 of 8The perfect Saturday snack or dessert isn't a bowl of ice cream, it's a batch of these beautiful (and simple!) grilled peaches stuffed with almonds. Peaches are packed full of potassium (one medium peach has 285 mg), vitamin A (one medium peach has 489 IU), and vitamin C (one medium peach has 9.9 mg). Plus, a diet study by the International Journal of Obesity shows that almonds are proven fat burners, so it's a win for your tummy ... and your waistline!
Make grilled peaches via Kids Cooking
Watermelon Nachos 3 of 8Crunch on a plate full of watermelon "nachos" and revel in the health benefits (and low calorie goodness!). Giving you a delicious dose of vitamin A (30% per 2 cups of watermelon) and vitamin C (25% per 2 cups), watermelon "chips" offer way fewer calories (80 calories per 2 cups) than salty tortilla chips (292 calories
per 20 chips).
Make watermelon nachos
Sweet Salsa 4 of 8Who says you can't have your snack and enjoy it, too? This sweet salsa featuring strawberries (full of vitamin C and potassium), mangos (full of vitamin A), and kiwis (full of potassium) is a healthy snack that doesn't skimp on flavor! Enjoy with multigrain chips for a sweet and salty nosh — just make sure you read the "serving size" amount for the chips so you don't overdo it on the calories!
Make strawberry mango kiwi salsa
Blackberry Popsicles 5 of 8Sometimes you need a snack that will last and last … and last. These beautiful blackberry popsicles give you lots of long minutes of noshing! Bonus: Studies show blackberries are ripe with phytoestrogens that help women relieve common symptoms of PMS, like bloating and food cravings!
Make blackberry popscicles
Broiled Grapefruit 6 of 8
12 More Snacks You Can Eat All Day 7 of 8Need more ideas to get that body of yours bikini-ready?
Check out our recipes for 12 snacks you can eat all day
More 100-Calories Midnight Snacks 8 of 8Need to nosh away those nighttime cravings?
Check out our 7 splendid 100-calorie midnight snacks
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