Six healthy snacks that will make you feel fuller for longer

Six healthy snacks that will make you feel fuller for longer

Here are snacks that are not only nutritious and affordable, but are also filling.

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February is Snack Food Month. 

Many of us like to snack while watching TV, chatting, working or just chilling. 

Snacks can be filling and thus help us avoid overeating. 

They are great for people who want to maintain a healthy weight and don't want to eat big quantities of food. 

However, it is important to eat healthy snacks. 

According to, snacking can reduce stress, as well as improve focus and productivity.

Let's look at which snacks are nutritious and filling. 


You can never go wrong with fruit. They are a great source of many vitamins. Whether you choose fresh or dried fruits, the choice is entirely yours. Both are healthy. 


Nuts are a good source of fibre and protein. Almonds, walnuts, and pecans are some of the best nuts available. 

Fat-Free Yoghurt

According to, fat-free yoghurt is full of nutrients, helps with the digestive system, is good for the heart, and can strengthen the immune system. You can add any fruit or nuts to make the yoghurt tastier. 


Popcorn is one of the best snacks available. It is filling and tastes great - especially for those who want to lose weight. Another great thing about making popcorn is that it doesn't require a lot of oil. They can also be enjoyed with just a pinch of salt. 

Mopani Worms

One of the most nutritious snacks is Mopani worms. According to dietitian Sylven Masoga from University of Limpopo, "the protein offered by these species is of high biological value, offering more than 55g per 100g of serving."


Carrots can be eaten raw and make a great snack. According to, carrots help with vision and the digestive system. The site also reports that the fibre and potassium in carrots may help manage blood pressure.

READ: Local foods: These health benefits of mopane worms will surprise you

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