Yup! 10 snacks under 200 calories! Get ready to have your mind blown—not your waistlines! Snacking can be a huge temptation for us all. It occurs when we think we’re hungry, but we’re possibly just looking for something to wake us up, calm us down or occupy us while we watch a movie.
I love snacks just as much as anyone out there, and I’m not advocating that we give them up altogether. But I think it’s key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and achieving certain fitness goals that we have a general idea of how many calories our snacks add up to. One of the greatest things I’ve ever done for my own health is discover snacks that deliver major flavor without damaging my total calorie intake for the day. So here you go: 10 snacks under 200 calories. This is a condensed list, so don’t fret if you can’t find your favorite go-to snacks amongst these.
10 Snacks Under 200 Calories
- 1 cup raw kale leaves: Bake these in the oven at 400 degrees with 1 tsp. olive or coconut oil until they’re crisp like your favorite French fries.
- 2 Tbsp. peanut butter: This is one of my favorites, because it gives me just enough “sweet” but also stays with me, keeping me satiated. Just remember that one tablespoon is the size of a golf ball, not a soccer ball.
- Shrimp cocktail: You can enjoy upwards of 16 medium-sized broiled shrimp and two tablespoons of cocktail sauce and still stay under 200 calories! That’s a lot of shrimp!
- Dark-chocolate-covered strawberries: I think this is one of the best desserts that will not destroy all of your hard work in the gym. Melt no more than 3 squares of dark chocolate and dip approximately 8-10 strawberries in it for a divine treat.
- Yogurt, cinnamon and agave: Measure out 1 cup of Greek yogurt (for extra protein) and sprinkle cinnamon to taste with 1 teaspoon of agave on top. Enjoy this one!
- Goldfish: Oh, my gosh! Please don’t make this one of your regular staples, but if you’re a mom and reading this, I’m sure there are some Goldfish crackers stored away in the pantry just awaiting to be devoured by your children. If you’re tempted, just keep the total amount under 70-75 Goldfish, and you’ll stay under 200 calories. You might have an angry kid, but at least you won’t destroy your diet.
- Brussels sprouts and agave: One of my new favorite dishes is to chop Brussels sprouts and throw them into a skillet with all of my go-to spices. You can have between 2-3 cups of these glorious vegetables. When they are about to be served, add 1 Tbsp. of agave drizzled on top for a sweet finish. If you need a full meal, I’ve at times added in lean ground turkey along with some black beans for a well-rounded, nutrient-packed punch.
- Sweet potato fries: Cut one medium-sized sweet potato (around 1 cup) into fry-shaped slices, sprinkle with olive oil and bake at 425 for at least 10 minutes. I like to add paprika and sea salt and dip in salsa for extra flavor. You can sprinkle on one serving of low-fat Parmesan as well.
- Avocado and salsa: Can you tell I like salsa? Top half an avocado and with sea salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash Lemon-Pepper and a spoonful of salsa. Enjoy!
- Grapefruit and hard-boiled egg: Cut a grapefruit in half and pair with a hard-boiled egg for a healthy early morning treat.