This Photo Shows Why Air-Popped Popcorn Is One of the Best Salty Snacks For Weight Loss

If you're craving something salty, it's easy to grab something that might derail your weight-loss efforts: pretzels, potato chips, or even "healthy" veggie chips. Turns out, it is possible to have a salty, indulgent-seeming snack and still stay on track.

Registered dietitian Paula Norris showed why air-popped popcorn is a good option for a salty snack; you can eat more of it than you can chips or veggie chips for the same amount of calories. Twenty-one grams of popcorn is just 100 calories, compared to 19 grams of chips and 20 grams of veggie chips. Since popcorn is more of a volume snack, you can eat more of it and get full on fewer calories. Plus, if you make it air-popped, you'll save calories by not popping it in traditional vegetable oil.

For a satisfying salty snack, try air-popped popcorn topped with a little bit of sea salt, garlic powder, or even a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. It will leave you feeling satisfied while also curbing those snack food cravings!