It can’t be said enough: snacking is a great way to support a healthy diet.
Having a snack between meals keeps your blood sugar boosted, your metabolism revved up, and can prevent you from overeating later.
Here are healthy low calorie snacks to keep you inspired…
20 Snacks Under 200 Calories:
- Fruit and Greek yogurt: A small Greek yogurt is low in calories and packed with protein. Top it off with a handful of berries for a sweet addition.
- Whole grain crackers and Laughing Cow Cheese: 6 or 7 whole grain crackers with one cheese wedge are delicious and low in calories.
- Veggie sticks and hummus: Find your favorite hummus flavor and enjoy ¼ cup of it with some baby carrots or bell pepper wedges.
- Blue cheese stuffed olives: Perfect if you are craving something salty. Have 5 or 6 of these, they are delicious and packed with good fat.
- Peanut butter and apple slices: Opt for natural peanut butter, and enjoy one tablespoon for dipping.
- Edamame: A great snack that is packed with nutrition. Sprinkle a little sea salt onto one cup of cooked edamame and enjoy.
- Chips and salsa: This is all about portion control and choosing the right chips. Picked baked tortilla chips and you can have 16 of them along with ½ cup of salsa.
- Fruit and cheese: Enjoy eating a pear and having some string cheese as well. Or, opt for an apple and a slice of cheddar cheese.
- Caprese salad: Slice up one tomato and layer it with fresh basil and a few slices of mozzarella.
- A bag of nuts and an orange: There are a number of brands that are now pre-packaging 100 calorie bags of almonds or mixed nuts. Grab one and have a piece of your favorite fruit.
- Dried figs: A great way to satisfy a sweet tooth and they are high in calcium, fiber, and potassium.
- Pistachios: They are one of lowest calorie nuts, and if you buy them in the shell they take longer to eat. ½ cup (with shells) only adds up to 170 calories.
- Cottage cheese and berries: Cottage cheese can give you a protein boost and fresh berries will up your antioxidants.
- Seasoned tuna and crackers: There are now to-go servings of tuna that are flavored with herbs (rather than mayonnaise). Grab one of these and 4 or 5 whole grain crackers.
- Seasoned popcorn: If you make air-popped popcorn and sprinkle it with seasoning, you have a low calorie snack that is high in fiber. Want salty? Sprinkle with a little bit of grated Parmesan. Or try cinnamon if you want something sweeter.
- A hard boiled egg and a piece of whole wheat bread: Eggs are packed with protein, and combined with a slice of bread make a satisfying snack.
- V8 and string cheese: One 8oz can of reduced sodium V8 helps increase your vegetable intake and is very low in calories.
- Veggie sushi rolls: These can now be found in single servings at many grocery stores. Look for sushi made with brown rice and indulge in up to 6 pieces.
- Celery and cream cheese: Have four or five celery stalks smeared with 2 tablespoons of reduced-fat cream cheese.
- Turkey and apple slices: wrap up to four slices of deli turkey around apple wedges. Sweet, salty, and full of protein.