Macro Friendly Snacks: 10 Easy Options

Do you feel like you’re doing everything right but not losing weight? Making time for macro friendly snacks between meals may be the key to your weight loss success.  

Plenty of quick grab-and-go options are listed below, along with a couple of macro-friendly “recipes” (I use the term recipe loosely here).

Check out the list and see just how easy it is to implement. 

small portions of healthy snack foods

Why Choose Macro Friendly Snacks?

Watching your macros is super helpful when it comes to weight loss. Especially if you have insulin resistance or blood sugar imbalances (which about 30% of Americans do). 

You want to make sure that you are eating food that will keep your blood sugar balanced throughout the day. 

And in turn, this makes it easier to lose weight. 

That means you need the right ratios of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. 

Along with this, you also need to make time for snacks between meals. Try eating a snack about 2-3 hours after both breakfast and lunch.

Eating smaller portions throughout the day will keep your blood sugar balanced, your mood stable, and your hunger at bay. So when you finally sit down to a meal, you can keep your portions small, choose food wisely, and eat slowly and mindfully.

But what if you’re a super busy mom, and you don’t have time to calculate your macros and prep fancy snacks to eat throughout the day? 

That is EXACTLY why I created this list that you can start adding to your routine today. 

These macro-friendly snacks for weight loss will boost your metabolism and keep you feeling energized throughout the day. 

All snacks are less than 300 calories and aim to provide the proper ratio of protein and carbs balanced with some healthy fats. 

Calories, fat, carbohydrates, and protein amounts are listed under snack based on the portions indicated. 

1. Simple Twosome

Keep it super simple with 2 hard-boiled eggs and ½ cup of grapes. A perfect pairing for the carbs, protein, and fat balance that you need.  

  • Calories: 195
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Carbs: 14 grams
  • Protein: 13 grams

2. Cucumber Sammies

Slice up about 1 cup of cucumber, then spread each slice with some avocado (about ½ an avocado in total) and top with smoked or lox style salmon. 2 ounces of salmon is perfect for a protein boost with some heart-healthy omega fats to balance those macros. 

  • Calories: 242
  • Fat: 17 grams
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Protein: 12 grams

3. Hummus Bites

Bump up your antioxidant and fiber intake with the veggies in this snack. Slice up 1 large carrot and ½ of a bell pepper to dip in ¼ cup of hummus. Serve alongside 1 hard-boiled egg to get the protein you need for a macro-balanced snack. 

  • Calories: 225
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Protein: 12 grams

4. One Ingredient Wonder

This one’s great for those who can’t or don’t do dairy but love yogurt. Try out Siggi’s plant-based yogurt, 6-ounce serving. All on its own, it provides its very own macro-friendly snack. 

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Protein: 11 grams

Do you prefer the real stuff when it comes to yogurt? Take a 5-ounce plain Greek yogurt and top it with ½ cup blueberries and 2 Tablespoons of chopped walnuts.

  • Calories: 212
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Carbs: 19 grams
  • Protein: 17 grams

5. Rice Cake Sandwich

Spread each of the 2 rice cakes with avocado (using ¼ of a large avocado) and top with 1 slice of deli turkey. These open-face sandwiches make for a nice crunchy snack option. 

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 16 grams
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Protein: 11 grams

6. Mini Charcuterie Plate

Put together a small charcuterie plate using ½ ounce salami, ¼ cup Marcona almonds, and 1 delicious Medjool date. The perfect amount of savory, salty, and sweet. 

  • Calories: 299
  • Fat: 20 grams
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Protein: 20 grams

7. Easy Munchers 

Grab a handful of about 10 pretzel sticks (I love Quinn’s gluten-free) paired with 1 Chomp beef stick and 1 cup of raspberries. Altogether, satisfies your protein and fiber needs. 

  • Calories: 187
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Protein: 11 grams

8. Asian Inspired 

Grab a bag of roasted edamame and enjoy ¼ cup alongside about 10 sheets of roasted seaweed snacks. Steamed edamame is an easy swap if you don’t have any roasted. 

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Carbs: 11 grams
  • Protein: 14 grams

9. Strawberry Ricotta Parfait

Thaw ½ cup frozen strawberries (stove or microwave works), mix in 1 teaspoon of honey, then spoon it on top of a ½ cup of ricotta and enjoy!

  • Calories: 193
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Protein: 14 grams

10. Almond Butter Banana Smoothie

In a blender mix together ½ cup soy milk, ½ frozen banana (slices are easier to blend), 1 scoop collagen powder such as Vital Proteins, and 1 Tablespoon of almond butter. Add 1 Tablespoon of cocoa powder for only 20 more calories and chocolatey goodness. 

  • Calories: 241
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Protein: 17 grams
pictures of examples of macro friendly snacks for weight loss that are mentioned in the article

Put These Macro Friendly Snacks Into Action!

See! It’s really not that hard to get the right snacks in throughout the day. 

You just need to make time for snacks between meals and have a plan for what you’re going to eat.  

Make your grocery list now and head to the store to stock your cupboards and fridge for success. 

You’ll start feeling the difference immediately! No more mood swings between meals and no more hunger or sugar cravings between meals.

Plus you’ll be stabilizing blood sugar throughout the day and on your way to losing weight. 

Pair this with my Quick Morning Meals Guide for ultimate weight loss success.

For more tips, join my community in the Facebook Group: Weight Loss Support for Moms with (and without) Insulin Resistance.

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