Dr. Joey's top 12 snacks to boost your metabolism

Learn about Dr. Joey's top 12 snacks that will boost your metabolism. Add these tips to your everyday lifestyle and begin to start seeing results.

Successful snacking is a key component in your weight loss success. On the Cityline weight loss challenge, you can enjoy 1-2 snacks per day. I highly recommend packing the options listed below for work or as an “on the go” option.

Your morning snack is optional, however, your afternoon snack from 3-4pm (when blood sugar naturally dips) is a “must have”.

Ideally, your day should look like this:

  • Breakfast: 7-8am
  • Snack #1: Optional – 10-11am
  • Lunch: 12-1pm
  • Snack #2: 3-4pm
  • Dinner: 6-7pm
  • After dinner – free foods only! (vegetables, herbal tea or water)
  • To keep you full and blood sugar balanced – all snacks should contain protein, fat or fiber (PFF). My top 12 easy and quick snacks to help boost metabolism and burn belly fat include:
  1. 1 red or green apple with 1 tablespoon of natural nut butter (almond, peanut or cashew butter)
  2. Hard boiled egg with carrot and celery sticks
  3. 8-10 whole grain crackers with 2 tablespoons of hummus
  4. 1 handful of a homemade healthy trail mix (see recipe at end)
  5. 100g vanilla yogurt with ½ cup sliced strawberries
  6. 1 healthy bar – i.e. bounce bar, simply bar or kashi bar
  7. 40 unsalted or low sodium pistachios with a sliced pear
  8. ½ cup steamed edamame with sprinkle of sea salt
  9. 1 light baby bell cheese with ½ cup grapes
  10. 3 oz of nitrate free turkey slices on 3 Ryvita crackers with drizzle of mustard
  11. ½ of an avocado mixed with goat’s cheese chopped and salted on 1 piece of whole grain or sprouted grain bread
  12. 1 cup of air popped popcorn topped with 1 tbsp of coconut oil and salt

Metabolic boosting trail mix


  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup of cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup of walnuts
  • ½ cup of dried organic apples
  • ½ cup of mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp of coconut flakes
  • ½ cup of Nature’s Path Oaty Bites or whole grain cheerios

1 serving = 1 handful

Click here to download a printable version.