Raisins and seeds are pretty high in calories. All dried fruits, nuts and seeds are high in calories and shouldn't be eaten in LARGE quantities if you're trying to keep your calories low. That doesn't mean you can't eat them, though. You just need to measure or weigh your food to keep an accurate count of your calorie intake. If a small amount of raisins or seeds satisfies you then go ahead and eat them. Personally, I like to eat lower calorie snacks so I can eat more.
Some of the things I snack on are: apples, frozen berries, jicama, carrots, popcorn, rice cakes, Arctic Zero, beef jerky (I make my own so it's low sodium).
My snacks are generally ants on a log (celery + peanut butter + raisins for those of you who aren't secretly five years old), apples, celery, cottage cheese with fiber cereal, and fat free string cheese (it seems more filling if you actually take the time to peel it).
Here are some snack ideas
-Carrots with hummus makes a good snack
-Nuts are a good snack, but it may not be good to eat too many since they can be high in fat and calories.
-Yogurt is also a great snack, but watch out for ones that have too much sugar in them.
- of course fruit is always a good idea
I started sprouting lentils and munch on those. I season them up, my latest was a "pizza/italian" seasoning that was yummy. But a little salt and pepper is awesome. They are so nutritious and for me at least, can satisfy a salty crunchy craving. And if you sprout your own beans and seeds you'll have the fun of watching them grow! You can see a bowl of my lentil sprouts on my gallery page.
When I need a sweet snack a handful of animal crackers with an apple or pear satisfies completely. I slice the apple into thin slices and the whole snack seems to last so much longer than you would think.
Once I switched to plain yogurt that was like a miracle. Totally healthy and totally reasonable in calories. Add some blueberries and flaxseed and it is heaven and filling.
Popcorn. I am a popcorn junkie. And though it is sacrilege, I pop bit batches in the tiniest amount of oil and then use butter pam spray to get a hint of butter flavor in there. And I don't worry about salt personally so I am liberal there. If you don't worry about salt all of a sudden you can make just about anything into a snack ;)
And like everybody says, any fruit or vegetable is the classic.
Oh and dill pickles. A lot of sodium but under 5 calories per pickle. They are my go to when I'm worried about my deficit for the day but must eat a bunch of something to satisfy the munchies.
I found that the 98% fat free smoked turkey really hits the spot and is only 45 calories per serving (1 serving is really filling)
sugar free jello
BUT be careful! I always chop up big carrots into smaller carrots because baby carrots are dipped in bleach. They are soaked in chlorine (the same as pool) in order to stay orange and fresh. If you leave baby carrots fr a few days, start producing a white film, that's the chlorine coming out. I recommend just chopping a big carrot into small pieces. Add humus= 60 calories.
Also 40 blueberries is around 30 cals. SCORE!!!
Short answer: Eat apples
Long answer: Eat apples, they'll fill you up with good amounts of fibre(just don't peel them!), have some sugar in them to meet your desire for sweets and contain a good amount of water which is always good. On top of that they also contain some minerals and vitamins your body needs to stay healthy and they're relatively low in overall kcal. Apples are easy to carry, can be stored for weeks without losing taste or getting bad and are simply the best snack there is.
On a side note: I wouldn't follow the popcorn advice above if I where you. While popcorn doesn't weight that much it's still pretty dense in calories and tend to have around 350-450 kcal per 100g which is almost the same as with chips. But sure, if you absolutely have to snack something salty, then go for popcorn, just don't overdo it...