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21 Snacks to Crush Your Cravings

21 Snacks to CRUSH Your Cravings

Everyone suffers from food cravings, and they can be especially bad at night. Once work is finished and the kids are in bed, your mind is free to wander… and it often sends YOU wandering into the kitchen, where bags of chips, jars of peanut butter, and pints of ice cream can spell diet doom.

We formulated IdealTrim specifically to address this problem. IdealTrim is a stimulant-free diet supplement that keeps your appetite in check and helps you stay on track with weight loss. We created it for those who struggle with nighttime snacking, so that it won’t keep you awake at bedtime!

But sometimes you need a little something extra to crush your after-dinner cravings. These healthy, high-protein snacks keep you more satisfied than sugary, salty, or carb-loaded foods, and they pair perfectly with IdealTrim to send you to bed happy with what you ate today. Why? Because protein keeps you feeling fuller longer, and it helps your body build and repair lean muscle. Win-win!

Turkey Roll-Ups

These turkey roll-ups have plenty of protein and almost no fat at all. With some flavorful honey mustard and vitamin-rich veggies thrown in, a filling snack doesn’t get much better than this.

Roasted Edamame “Popcorn”

You’ve probably had steamed or boiled edamame at a Japanese restaurant before, but these little beans can be roasted up as a poppable, protein-filled snack with any toppings you like. Try plain old sea salt, cajun seasoning, garlic salt, or even some shredded parmesan cheese!

IdealShake Smoothie

This shake includes Chocolate IdealShake with Slendesta® to keep you full, plus ricotta cheese and almond milk for extra protein. It tastes like dessert, but it will keep you from feeling hungry for hours.

Ants on a Log w/ Nuts

Ants on a log are already a protein-rich snack, but adding almonds or other nuts and seeds packs more protein and more nutrients like fiber, iron, and magnesium.

Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs have been made over to lower their fat content without missing out on any of the healthy protein that eggs pack. They’re also an amazing source of vitamins B6 and B12, which help keep your whole body healthy.


Kefir is a drinkable yogurt that’s often flavored with fruit, just like the yogurt cups you’ve always seen in the grocery store. Packed with protein and calcium and super convenient, kefir is a great choice if you need a sweet treat.

Single-Serving Cottage Cheese w/ Fruit

Reach for a packaged version of this healthy snack if you’re on the go or struggling with portion control, or you can make your own if you’re settling in on the couch! Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein, and you can add some healthy vitamins and fiber with fruit.

Sargento Balanced Breaks

These snack packs are sweet, salty, and filling, with a perfect balance of fruit, nuts, and cheese. They’re super portable and come in at under 200 calories, so they won’t destroy your diet. Toss one in your bag for when you feel a snack attack coming on… or stash one in the fridge for late-night cravings.

Black Bean Hummus

Black beans are an incredible source of protein and fiber, making them one of the most filling snack options ever. This hummus is a yummy departure from the usual black beans and rice! Dip carrots, celery, or some whole-grain crackers.

Fruit or Veggie w/ Almond Butter Pouch

These handy little pouches of almond butter come in several flavors and keep your portion sizes reasonable–no more dunking a spoon into the jar!

Chicken Salad

We all know that chicken is a great source of protein, but who wants to chow down on a plain old chicken breast? This chicken salad is great on whole-wheat crackers, and it’s been lightened up so you don’t have to worry about the mayonnaise.

No-Bake Protein Bites

These no-bake oatmeal protein bites taste like cookie dough, and you can add in anything you like: walnuts, chia seeds, mini chocolate chips, raisins… whatever cures your craving.

Low-Fat Chocolate Milk

Keep a stash of these low-fat chocolate milk boxes in the fridge for a much lower calorie alternative to ice cream. Plus they’re already portioned out for you, so you get a healthy 8 oz and not 16 or even 20!

Cheese Sticks

Try a low-fat version if you really want to cut calories, or regular ones if you’re just struggling with portion control. These protein-rich sticks come in all kinds of cheese varieties, including fun string cheese.

LaraBar Alt

Larabar has been making fruit-and-nut snack bars for a long time, but these new bars focus on filling protein from vegetable sources. They come in delicious dessert-like flavors, too!

Roasted Chickpeas

This unusual snack is like protein popcorn. You’ll love it! Chickpeas are tossed in oil and spices, then roasted at high heat until they’re nice and crispy on the outside. Like other legumes, chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, so they’ll keep you full without prompting you to overeat. Feel free to use any seasonings you like! Get creative.


IdealBars are much lower calorie than the richer LaraBar Alt, but they don’t sacrifice those yummy flavors. These snack bars contain a natural appetite suppressant made from potato protein, and come in Strawberry Yogurt, Double Chocolate, Cinnamon Caramel Crunch, and Chocolate Peanut Butter flavors.

Turkey Jerky

This jerky also comes in beef and chicken versions, depending on what you’re craving. The lean meat is very high in protein and very low in fat: the perfect salty alternative to chips or cheese crackers! Try flavors like Chili Lime and Kung Pao to change it up.

Tuna Salad

Like chicken salad, tuna salad is loaded with protein… and usually with fat, too. This version uses a tangy combo of light mayonnaise and plain yogurt to lighten things up without losing any flavor. Chopped celery and carrot add some crunch and essential vitamins.

Low-Fat Greek Yogurt w/ Granola

These little yogurt cups include protein-rich Greek yogurt, steel cut oats, and a mix of healthy grains to keep you feeling full longer than fruit. And they ring in well under 200 calories each! These are a great alternative to your usual late-night dessert.

Deli Meat Roll-Ups

A tortilla and some cream cheese make these roll-ups more balanced than the deli meat roll-ups at the top of this post. When you’re really feeling hunger, here’s where to turn. Without too much fat and with plenty of flavor from herbs and savory turkey, these roll-ups are the perfect late-night protein snack.

Let’s Wrap It Up!

Weight loss is really all about hunger control. And cravings are a huge part of the hunger you feel when you’re trying to lose weight. These protein-rich snacks are one weapon in your weight loss arsenal. They’ll stave off cravings and keep you feeling satisfied for longer than junky snack foods.

IdealTrim is an even more powerful weight loss weapon. This all-natural hunger suppressant uses Slendesta® and Garcinia Cambogia to help you avoid overeating at dinner time, prevent bedtime and nighttime snacking, and help control cravings at any time of day. Because it’s free of stimulants, it won’t keep you up at night, either. Plus, ingredients like vitamin B12 and dandelion root help your body flush excess water weight!

This supplement is the perfect companion to a healthy diet complete with high-protein snacks and plenty of craving control.

Katharine Stevenson

Katharine Stevenson

Writer and expert

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