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15 Amazing Low-calorie Nigerian Snack Ideas

Looking for Nigerian low-calorie snack options? You’re in for a treat!

Losing weight can be difficult when you have so many options. Especially when those options are calorie-heavy and sugar-dense.

Most of the popular snack options in Nigeria such as Meat pies, Gala, and plantain chips can easily put a dent in your weight loss efforts.

In this article, I’ll share 15 healthy low-calorie Nigerian snacks that you can enjoy guilt-free while working towards your weight loss goals.

Let’s get into it.

1. Tea or coffee with milk (100 calories)

Cup of tea

A classic choice, a warm cup of tea or coffee with a dash of milk and sugar is a light and soothing low-calorie option.

2. Grilled catfish (105 calories per 100g)

Grilled fish is a tasty and healthy food option that is enjoyed worldwide.

It is a great option for those looking for a high-protein, low-fat snack that’s packed with nutrients and low in calories.

3. One Stick of Suya (110 calories)

Suya, repping the northern side is a popular street food enjoyed by many.

Contrary to what most people think, these delicious thinly sliced pieces of beef skewers aren’t heavy in calories and can easily be added to your diet.

4. One Roasted Corn (120 calories)

Roasted corn

Roasted corn is a good guilt-free low-calorie snack that’s popular all over Nigeria.

It’s made by roasting fresh corn over hot coals until it’s nice and toasty.

5. Half of a snicker’s chocolate bar (125 calories)

Satisfy your sweet tooth with half of a Snickers bar.

That is if you have the self-control to eat just half.

6. Handful of groundnuts (150 calories)

Crunchy and packed with protein, groundnuts are one of our traditional snacks.

But be careful, the calories in them can stack up if eaten uncontrollably.

7. 1 Slice of bread with butter (150 calories)

A simple pleasure, a slice of bread with a spread of butter offers few calories.

8. Kilishi (Beef jerky) (160 calories per 50g)

Kilishi is a popular Northern snack that’s made from dried, spiced meat.

The result is a chewy, spicy, and flavorful food item that’s high in protein and low in fat.

9. Two Apples (190 calories)

Nature’s candy, apples are a crisp and refreshing choice.

Two apples deliver a punch of fiber, leaving you feeling satiated.

10. One Bowl of Popcorn (200 calories)

Bowl of Popcorn

Before you get too excited, I’m not talking about sugar-packed buttery popcorn.

Popcorn is a healthier alternative to other snacks when prepared with minimal sugar and other add-ons, as it is low in calories and a great source of fiber.

11. A Bowl of pineapple and watermelon (200 calories)

A bowl of juicy pineapple and watermelon is a refreshing pair, and quite filling. Try it out!

12. Two Bananas (210 calories)

Bananas, known for being potassium kings are a quick and convenient snack.

I like them for their versatility.

13. One serving of Agidi (211 calories)

Agidi is a pudding made from corn flour.

It’s usually served as a side dish or as part of a meal and can be eaten with a variety of soups and stews.

14. One Wrap of Moi-Moi (239 calories)

Moi moi is a high-protein snack that is made from ground peeled beans, peppers, onions, and other tasty spices.

15. Fura da nono (265 calories in 500ml)

Bowl of fura da nono

Another northern delight, Fura da nono is made from fermented cow’s milk and millet dough.

It’s a great high-protein dessert.

Final Words

There you have it, 15 Nigerian low-calorie snack ideas that can make it easier to stick to your diet and help you lose weight.

They should be added lightly to your meal plan, just as mentioned.

You have to be disciplined enough to know where to stop and stay within your calorie deficit.

Add some of these snacks to your meal plan and thank me when you start seeing the weight drop.

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