You know what happens midafternoon, donâ??t you? Those cravings hit and we start fantasising about those salty snacks or sugary treats in the office vending machine.

The temptation is almost impossible to resist at that time of the day, and we tell ourselves that we need that extra little kick to help us get to 5 â??o clock.

How often do you get these cravings and are they derailing your diet? 

Fortunately you can beat the cravings by preparing healthy low-fat snacks. And the good news is that you donâ??t need to slave away in the evening to prepare complicated healthy snacks for the next workday. 

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Instead, take a look at these easy low-fat snack ideas that will satisfy your midafternoon cravings:

1. A hard-boiled egg

2. A small tub of low-fat yoghurt with a small fruit

3. A small or medium banana

4. An apple and a teaspoon of peanut butter

5. 10 – 12 almonds

6. A granola bar

7. Cucumber and hummus

8. Dried fruit

Plan your snacks over the weekend for the week ahead, so that when those midafternoon cravings hit, you wonâ??t have the urge to eat all of those unhealthy snacks.

References:  Eating Well, Forbes, iVillage and WebMD