Healthy Snacks With Less Than 200 Calories


healthy-snack-food-collageA few words of wisdom here if you’re looking to eat healthier, lose a few pounds, and still take care of those snack cravings you get in-between meals …. For majority of adults, snacks should never be more than 200 calories, otherwise your snacking habits could lead to that dreaded weight gain. So below is a guide to several healthy snack ideas with less than 200 calories per serving (as listed) …..

Are You Craving Something Salty?

Try These…..

  • 5 olives (any kind)….. (45 calories)
  • 1 small Martin’s pretzel….. (50 calories)
  • 2 oz Applegate Honey and Maple Turkey Breast wrapped around 2 bread-and-butter pickles….. (80 calories)
  • 1/4 cup hummus, 3 carrot sticks….. (80 calories)
  • 1 Laughing Cow Light Swiss Original wedge, 3 pieces Kavli Crispy Thin….. (85 calories)
  • One 1-oz package tuna jerky….. (90 calories)
  • 1 oz buffalo mozzarella, 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes….. (94 calories)
  • 1 bag Baked! Cheetos 100 Calorie Mini Bites….. (100 calories)
  • 15 Eden’s Nori Maki Crackers rice crackers….. (110 calories)
  • 1 cup unshelled edamame (boiled or steamed)….. (120 calories)
  • 50 Eden’s Vegetable Chips….. (130 calories)
  • One 1-oz package of Planters NUT-trition almonds….. (130 calories)
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Chili con Queso, 18 baked tortilla chips….. (140 calories)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds in shell….. (143 calories)
  • 2 pieces (30 grams) prosciutto, 4 dried figs….. (154 calories)
  • 1 Subway Turkey Breast Wrap….. (190 calories)

Are You Craving Something Sweet?

Try These…..

  • 1 package Original Apple Nature Valley Fruit Crisps….. (50 calories)
  • 1 packet O’Coco’s Mocha cookies….. (90 calories)
  • 1 Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack….. (100 calories)
  • One 100-calorie pack Trader Joe’s Chocolate Graham Toucan Cookies….. (100 calories)
  • One 100-calorie Balance Bar….. (100 calories)
  • 1 Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bar….. (120 calories)
  • 1 package Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks….. (120 calories)
  • 1/2 banana rolled in 1 tbsp frozen semisweet chocolate chips….. (123 calories)
  • 2 tbsp Better ‘n Peanut Butter, 4 stalks celery….. (124 calories)
  • 1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop Butter Mini Bags topped with a spritz of butter spray and 1 tsp sugar….. (126 calories)
  • 24 Annie’s Chocolate Chip Bunny Graham cookies….. (140 calories)
  • Half of a 1.08-oz container of M&M’s Minis mixed with 1/3 cup lowfat granola….. (145 calories)
  • 1 McDonald’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait….. (160 calories)
  • 1 container Fage Greek Total 2% fat yogurt, 2 tsp honey….. (173 calories)

This post is sampled from the November/2006 issue of Self magazine.

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Here are a couple more smart snacking tips posted previously on this site:

Smart Snack Attack – 10 Calorie Magic!

What’s In Your Snack Stash? – Healthier Alternatives

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