75 Quick and Easy Snacks

Snack on healthy choices with these delicious options.

75 Quick and Easy Snacks

By Toni Gasparis

Eating too many snacks can result in weight gain due to unnecessary extra calories. Snack the right way by making sure your choices are healthy and packed with lots of nutrients that are good for your body. Thanks to this collection of snack recipes, you can skip the hidden calorie bombs from the vending machine and make one of these healthy, tasty options instead. Find more healthy recipes by downloading the new Dr. Oz app.


Baked Avocado Egg

Bake an egg right into an avocado or a protein-packed mid-morning snack. Simply crack an egg into an avocado half and bake for 10 minutes. The healthy fats in avocados and the protein in the egg are sure to keep you full until lunch. Get the recipe here.

Watch: How to Use Avocado as a Lunch Spread

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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