Snacks with 200 Calories (or Fewer!) by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, August 22, 2011
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Having a snack attack? Forgo the last minute trip to the vending machine and be prepared when hunger strikes with these snacks with fewer than 200 calories each.
#1: Basic Edamame
Munch on baby soy beans packed with protein and hunger-fighting fiber.
#2: Apple and Peanut Butter
Top a sliced apple with natural peanut butter for a smooth and crunchy combination. This snack is packed with heart-healthy unsaturated fat and the antioxidant vitamins E and C. Check out how your favorite brand did in our taste test.
#3: Rainbow Fruit Skewers With Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
This snack consists of 2 fruit skewers plus 3 chocolate-dipped strawberries. What better way to get a healthy dose of antioxidants plus your chocolate fix!
#5: Cheese and crackers
Top 5 whole wheat crackers with 2 ounces of low fat Swiss cheese. Fiber, calcium, protein and energy boosting B-vitamins will get you through your mid-morning slump.
Calories: 196 calories
#6: Energy Bars
Instead of spending money on expensive energy bars, make your own with wholesome and delicious ingredients.
Calories: 133 calories
#7: Greek yogurt and fruit
Top 6-ounces of nonfat Greek yogurt with your favorite fruit like berries, sliced banana or apple chunks. Greek yogurt has more protein per ounce than traditional yogurt. Check out how your favorite brands stacked up in our taste test.
#8: Zucchini Snack Pizzas
These mouthwatering pizzas are packed with vitamin C, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene. Wash them down with a glass of milk (skim or low fat) for an added punch of protein and calcium.
#9: Chocolate-Orange Brown Butter Flavored Popcorn
Air-popped popcorn provides between 30 to 50 calories per cup and is a good source of fiber to help keep you satisfied. Make your own batch using our fun make-your-own flavors.
#10: Roasted Peanuts
For peanuts in the shell, measure out 1 ½ cups for a calorie-controlled and vitamin E packed snack. Not a peanut fan? Choose any other shelled, dry roasted or raw nut —they contain approximately 7 calories per piece.
For more 200-calorie snack ideas, check out our gallery of easy recipes.
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »