HERE IS A LIST OF HEALTHY SNACKS UNDER 200 CALORIES:
1. 1 cup pineapple cubes sprinkled with 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes – 175 calories
2. 1/4 cup hummus with 1/2 cup baby carrots, 1/2 cup chopped cucumber and 1/2 cup sliced red pepper for dipping – 150 calories
3. 1 cup sliced strawberries dipped in 1/2 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt and frozen – 115 calories
4. 1 apple with 1 tablespoon almond butter – 170 calories
5. 1 small apple with 1 oz sharp cheddar cheese and 2 oz deli turkey – 200 calories
6. 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips with 1 cup cherries – 200 calories
7. 1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce mixed with 1/4 cup granola – 150 calories
8. 1/2 cup blueberries mixed with 1/2 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt and 1/2 cup granola – 200 calories
9. 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, and 1/2 an apple (sliced) mixed with 1 tbsp raw honey and 2 tbsp lime juice – 170 calories
10. 1 banana spread with 1 tablespoon almond butter and a sprinkled with 1/2 a tablespoon of granola – 200 calories
11. 3 cups air-popped popcorn and an apple – 170 calories
12. 1 apricot with 1 oz cashews – 200 calories
13. 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes, 1 cup chopped cucumber and 1/4 cup red onion mixed with 2 tablespoons feta cheese and drizzled with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons lemon juice – 190 calories
14. 1 cup grilled pineapple sprinkled with cinnamon and 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese – 155 calories
15. 1 small avocado sprinkled with salt and pepper and topped with a spoonful of salsa – 140 calories
16. 1 oz turkey jerky and 1 pear – 160 calories
17. 1 small can chicken mixed with 2 tablespoons greek yogurt and 2 teaspoons dijon mustard and eaten with 1 cup sliced cucumber – 170 calories
18. 1/4 cup black beans mixed with 1 tablespoon guacamole, 1 tablespoon salsa, and 1 tablespoon greek yogurt – 120 calories
19. 1 baked sweet potato with 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese and sprinkled with cinnamon – 130 calories
20. 1 hard boiled egg with 1/2 cup baby carrots, 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, 1/2 cup sugar snap peas and 4 tablespoons tzatziki sauce for dipping – 200 calories
21. 1 cup cubed watermelon topped with 1/4 cup feta cheese and 1 teaspoon fresh chopped dill – 150 calories
22. 1 cup shelled edamame sprinkled with sea salt – 160 calories
23. 1 cup jicama spears with 1/4 cup guacamole for dipping – 170 calories
24. 1 piece of whole wheat bread with 1 tablespoon almond butter and drizzled with 1/2 tablespoon raw honey – 190 calories
25. 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas (1/2 cup canned chickpeas rinsed and drained, tossed with 1 tsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees) – 160 calories
26. Lettuce wraps made with 2 pieces of ice burg lettuce, 2 oz deli turkey meat, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and 2 teaspoons dijon mustard – 160 calories
27. String cheese and 1 cup of grapes – 140 calories
28. 1 cup freeze dried fruit (apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries etc) – between 60 and 100 calories
HERE ARE TIPS FOR HEALTHY FOOD:
Take advantage of healthy pre-packaged snacks. Always look for healthy packaged goods that are minimally processed. They are just so nice to have on hand especially freeze dried fruit. They are perfect for work or the car when doing errands.
Always read food labels! Just because something it is low in calories doesn’t mean it isn’t loaded with harmful additives. For instance, typical deli meat has a long list of ingredients. It’s a lot more than a thinly sliced turkey breast! Look for minimally processed, nitrate free meat.
If you can afford it, buy pre-chopped veggies and fruits. You’re a lot more likely to eat things like broccoli, cauliflower, pineapple and watermelon if you don’t have to go to the work of cutting them up!
Use healthy dips to make raw veggies more appealing. Most grocery stores carry snack sized portions of them. Even a couple of tablespoons of homemade ranch dressing isn’t very high in calories.
Stock your fridge with healthy snacks and get rid of the junk food! You have to make eating healthy just as easy as eating junk food.
Portion out your snacks. So measure out smaller portions from bulk bags that you can easily grab when hunger strikes.
Steer clear of chips, pretzels, crackers etc. Unless you have an iron will, it’s so easy to eat way too many crackers! And the recommended portion size is rarely satisfying. If you really need something crunchy, combine a few crackers with veggies and fruit so you can still fill up.
Look for high fiber foods. They are generally the most filling while being low in calories.
Don’t be afraid to add a bit of protein and fat to your snacks. Combining fruit with cottage cheese or some turkey with a few carrot sticks will leave you more satisfied than the fruits or veggies by themselves.
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What is your favorite healthy snack?