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Low Fat Snacks

Updated on January 14, 2014
Fat Burning Snacks
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The Need for Healthy Snack

These days we are all looking for the healthy snack. Something that is slightly sweet and satifying. Many times when eating healthy we forget about our sweet tooth. But never fear, it will remind you it is not being fed.

To be able to stay on a healthy diet you need to have that healthy satisying snack. I have compiled a list of satisfying snacks that you can eat without going off of your diet.

When on a diet I find that my sweet tooth tends to rear it's ugly little head causing ice cream, donuts, and other good things to call out my name. The cookies recipes below should help you feed your sweet tooth and resist those sugary no-no's. They are all low fat, low sugar, low calorie snacks. But they have that sweetness in them that make you feel satisfied. Try them, I think you'll like them.

Fat Burning and Low Fat Snacks

  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Animal crackers
  • Bagels
  • Bread-sticks
  • Canned or frozen fruit
  • Fat-free baked goods
  • Fig bars
  • Frozen fruit bars
  • Gelatin, regular or sugar free
  • Ginger snaps
  • Graham crackers
  • Hard candy
  • Hot cocoa mix, regular or sugar free
  • Ice milk
  • Melba toast
  • Nonfat yogurt
  • Nonfat frozen yogurt, plain or sugar free
  • Popsicles
  • Pretzels
  • Raw Vegetables
  • Rice cakes
  • Saltine crackers
  • Sorbet
  • Tomato juice
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Vegetable juice

Homemade low fat snacks
Homemade low fat snacks | Source

Animal Crackers Recipe


1/2 cup instant oatmeal

2 tsp honey

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup softened butter

4 tbsp buttermilk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grind oatmeal in blender untill it is a fine powder.

Add together ground oatmeal, flour baking soda, salt, and honey.

Cut in butter

Add buttermilk and blend well.

Roll very thin on a floured countertop and cut with cookie cutters.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned.

Ginger Snaps Recipe


2 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp allspice

1 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup softened margarine

1 egg

1/2 cup light molasses


Combine flour, baking soda and spices in bowl and set aside.

Cream sugar and margarine.

Beat in egg and molasses until light and fluffy.

Stir in flour mixture until well blended.

Chill for 2 or more hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Shape dough into 3/4" balls, roll in sugar and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. 2 inches apart.

Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until set.

Graham Cracker Recipe


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup unbleached flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup softened margarine

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk


Sift together whole wheat flour, unbleached flour, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.

Cream margarine, brown sugar and honey until light and fluffy.

Stir in sifted ingredients alternating with vanilla and milk.

Cover dough and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Divide chilled dough into four pieces.

On a floured surface roll out each quarter separately into a 5 x 15" rectangle.

Cut small rectangles with sharp knife and place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture, if desired.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes.

Homemade Graham Crackers
Homemade Graham Crackers | Source

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      So true, lotuslove. It's so hard to stay on a diet. It helps to have a list of treats that won't sabotague it.

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      Sarika Mehra 7 years ago

      wonderful,thanks for this hub ,it is always a concern what to eat to control weight gain.

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      dahoglund, oatmeal in animal crackers does sound odd. However, when it is ground up and in the mixture it adds just a hint of flavor. Somehow it works. The cookie taste very close to the animal cracker you buy at the store. Thanks for stopping in and thanks for your comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Oatmeal in animal cracker sound interesting.I don't eat them often but I always though them closer to graham cracker.