Contributed to Kesha F.


Snack attack?  Don’t avoid them.  Wanting a snack means you are hungry and there is no shame in that.  Snacking is the key to a speedy metabolism but only if the snacks are healthy.  Here are healthy snacks that are all under 200 calories.

Blueberries and Greek yogurt. Be careful of yogurts with artificial sweeteners, corn syrup and sugar.  Go for a low sugar Greek yogurt like Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt or Chobani.

Chocolate Almond Butter on multi grain cracker.  I love Justin’s Nut Butter single serving size and their almond butter comes in lots of different flavors.

Instant Oatmeal. This is an easy one because of its inherent healthfulness and its portability. Pour some in a mug and microwave it.  Quaker Lower Sugar variety has the fiber without the sugar.

Carrots and Hummus. High in fiber, high in nutrients and filling.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. This classic snack works best with whole grain bread.  Don’t bother with low calorie peanut butter as that is usually full of trans fats.

Canned chicken and crackers. Scoop up some low fat chicken with some wheat crackers.

Veggie sushi. They stay fresher longer than the fish variety. Get it with brown rice for more fiber.

Pretzels and honey mustard. You can get whole wheat pretzels but be wary of what is in the mustard.

Raspberries, blueberries or black berries. Full of anti-oxidants and vitamins. You can’t go wrong here..

Sweet potato and cinnamon yogurt.  You can toss a medium sized sweet potato in the microwave for 8 minutes, top it with some yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Chips and salsa. Baked tortilla chips and some salsa is a yummy nutritious snack.

What is your favorite healthy, low-cal snack?  We invite you to share your ideas in the box below.