One of the toughest parts of trying to eat healthy is snacking. I usually do great at breakfast and okay at lunch. By dinnertime, though, I’m wayyyy off track. Why? I always forget to have healthy snacks during the day.
Most of us are super busy. We’re juggling work, family, social lives, hobbies, and more. So trying to fit in time to do healthy meal planning is a struggle. If you need to snack better, here are 10 simple snacks that are under 200 calories! If you keep these go-to’s in mind, you’ll have no trouble staying on a healthy track!
10 Simple Snacks Under 200 Calories
A whole medium-sized apple and a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter: 189 calories.
To stay under 200 calories, choose an apple that’s 3″ in diameter and measure your peanut butter.
A half-cup low-fat vanilla yogurt and a cup of fresh blueberries: 164 calories.
Watch the sugar intake on the yogurt. Some low-calorie versions are loaded with sugar.
4 medium celery stalks and 2 tablespoons of light ranch dressing: 117 calories.
Be sure to use a kitchen tablespoon to measure the dressing. Otherwise, it’s easy to go overboard.
Trail Mix Granola Bar: 140 calories.
Nature Valley, Cascadian Farm, and KIND are good brand choices for granola bars.
1 cup grapes and 1/4 cup sliced almonds: 192 calories.
Nuts are high in calories and fat, but if you avoid the salted or sweetened kind, you’re getting good fats.
15 baby carrots and 2 tablespoons hummus: 110 calories.
Most commercial hummus manufacturers keep their caloric count around 50 calories per serving. You can even have four tablespoons if you want!
Fresh apple, carrot, and ginger juice: 162 calories.
If you have a juicer, toss in a whole green apple, a one-inch piece of peeled ginger, and three medium carrots. This is great on a hot afternoon!
Baked medium sweet potato with 2 teaspoons brown sugar: 137 calories.
Stick a fork in a sweet potato, wrap it in foil, and bake it before you leave out in the morning. Split the top and add the sugar. Wrap it in another layer of foil and take it with you for a quick heat-and-eat!
10 wheat crackers and mozzarella string cheese: 174 calories.
Most string cheeses are sold as single servings. Pop one in your purse with a few crackers.
Cranberry and walnut trail mix: 180 calories.
Mix together 1/8 cup of walnut halves and 1/4 cup of dried cranberries. Toss them in a resealable bag and go!
What are your favorite healthy snacks? Share your suggestions in the comments!