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Snack Attack? Try These Not-So-Average, Healthy Options

Posted by | Posted in Nutrition, Recipes | Posted on 01-31-2013

Are you stuck in a rut and tired of eating the same snacks day after day? Here are some ideas for healthy snacks for 200 calories or less.

Sweet tooth:

  • Homemade trail mix with ½ cup whole grain cereal and ¼ cup dried fruit (200 calories)
  • 1 fruit and nut bar with a cup of herbal tea (200 calories)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries dipped in 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, laid on a baking sheet and frozen (200 calories)
  • An apple with a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter (180 calories)
  • 1 frozen banana with 10 almonds (180 calories)
  • 2 whole-grain waffles spread with 1 tablespoon apple butter, sprinkled with cinnamon (170 calories)
  • 1 square 70-percent dark chocolate and 1 ounce dried cherries (155 calories)
  • 1 sliced pear, sprinkled with cinnamon, and 1 cup chai tea with ¼ cup skim milk (120 calories)
  • 1 cup frozen grapes (100 calories)
  • 1 cup orange slices; try them with cinnamon (85 calories)

Savory:

  • 1 serving whole-wheat crackers with 1 ounce cheese (200 calories)
  • 1 serving whole-grain tortilla chips with 2 tablespoons salsa (200 calories)
  • ½ an avocado, topped with salt, pepper, and a spoonful of salsa (175 calories)
  • 1 ounce mixed nuts (170 calories)
  • 1 cup cucumber slices with 1 ounce of Gouda cheese (115 calories)
  • 1 serving baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus (100 calories)

Sweet and Savory:

  • 1 cup no-sugar-added applesauce topped with 10 chopped pecan halves (200 calories)
  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese with 1 cup berries (160 calories)
  • 1 apple and part-skim string cheese (160 calories)
  • ½  grapefruit with one hard-boiled egg (130 calories)
  • 1 small baked sweet potato with ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese and cinnamon (125 calories)
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