13 Snacks We Love to Munch

The South Beach Diet lifestyle encourages snacking midmorning and midafternoon because it stabilizes your blood sugar, which minimizes cravings and keeps you from being overly hungry at mealtime. If you like some crunch when you munch, we’ve got some nutrient-dense fiber-rich replacements for unhealthy chips, pretzels, and other junk food. Keep in mind that while nuts are a healthy go-to snack choice on any Phase, they are calorie-dense and should be eaten in moderation (no more than 1/4 cup daily). Here are some other healthy, Phase-specific nibbles to add to your snacking repertoire:

Phase 1

  • Raw veggies, including celery, cucumber, jícama, bell peppers, and cauliflower and broccoli florets
  • Kale chips (make them yourself in the oven or look for low-sodium packaged varieties)
  • Edamame (boiled soybeans — sold by the bag in the frozen foods section of most supermarkets)
  • Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (3 Tbsp., count these toward your daily nuts/seeds allowance)
  • Soy nuts (1/4 cup)
  • South Beach Diet Jumpstarts Carb Control Bars


Phases 2 and 3: Everything above PLUS

  • Carrot sticks
  • Whole-wheat or whole-grain crackers
  • High-fiber, low-sugar, whole-grain cereal
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Frozen grapes
  • Apple slices with 2 Tbsp. natural nut butter (count toward your daily nuts/seeds allowance)
  • Toasted whole-wheat or whole-grain pita bread half, sliced into triangles, with hummus
  • South Beach Diet 100-Calorie Snack, Protein Fit, and Good to Go Bars


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