Weight Loss Snacks That Are Good for Your Heart

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1. Cinnamon-Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

Simple and nutritious snack: canned chickpeas roasted until crispy.

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Chickpeas are covered with cinnamon sugar to mimic the flavor of candied almonds. 

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2. Blueberry-Lemon Energy Balls

These delectable blueberry-lemon balls are quick to put up and travel well, making them ideal for a midday pick-me-up.

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The protein from plants in the walnuts and the small amount of maple syrup make for a satisfying and energizing breakfast.

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3. Spiced Candied Pecans

Chef Jonathan Perno enjoys serving spiced New Mexican nuts to guests at his house or at Campo, the restaurant he manages at Los Poblanos Historic Inn.

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Perno blanches the pecans before using them in his spiced nut recipe so that the skin's bitter tannins don't overpower the nuts' subtle flavor.

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4. Avocado & Salsa Cracker

Whole grain crispbread gets a Southwest twist from avocado and salsa. 

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This quick and easy snack provides a great source of fiber, vegetables, and healthy fats.

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5. Air-Fryer Crispy Chickpeas

Chickpea snacks that are air-fried have a robust crunch and taste. 

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Don't skip drying the chickpeas if you want a satisfying crunch. Leave them out on the counter for an hour or two to dry before frying if possible.

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6. Microwave Popcorn

This simple popcorn snack is loaded with umami-rich flavors reminiscent of a traditional bagel.

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Heart-Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss