Healthy STRONGER Snacks Under 200 Calories
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2013
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Looking to lose weight without giving up your snack habit? Check out these 16 delicious, low-calorie snacks that are incredibly easy to make and will help you lose weight quickly! They’ve all been created by nationally recognized nutritionist, author and LIVESTRONG.COM blogger Keri Glassman as part of the meal plans for the STRONGER eating and exercise program (which is completely free, by the way). We’ve tried them all, and they’re delicious! Plus, as part of the STRONGER program, they’ll help you get lean in just eight weeks. Read on to see all the recipes.
SIMPLY SWEET POTATO FRIES
Try this great alternative to french fries. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice one sweet potato into thin strips and toss with two teaspoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Place them on a parchment paper-lined pan or cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. If you like your fries extra crunchy, leave them in for one additional minute. CALORIES: 191.
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RASPBERRY AND GREEK YOGURT PARFAIT
Did you know that many ready-made parfaits available in stores are filled with sugar? For a healthier and lighter version, try making your own at home. In a bowl, mix 3/4 cup of plain low-fat Greek yogurt with one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Then layer one cup of fresh or frozen raspberries and the yogurt into a clear glass cup and garnish with a couple of mint leafs. CALORIES: 189.
In a bowl, mix one teaspoon of capers, half a celery stalk (chopped), half of a large carrot (chopped) and a half cup low-fat Greek yogurt. You can enjoy it alone, spread it over a multigrain toast or two high-fiber crackers. CALORIES: 184.
You can never go wrong with slaw, and this one is great as a snack or a side dish. Mix a half cup of shredded red cabbage, four shredded carrots, 10 almonds and one teaspoon of rice vinegar in a bowl. CALORIES: 182.
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SEAWEED TOFU WRAP
Try our sushi-inspired wrap. Mix half a cup of shredded red cabbage with one tablespoon of sesame oil. Then, on a sheet of seaweed, place firm tofu and some cabbage and roll it up to make a sushi roll. If you're preparing this to go, try wetting the edge of the seaweed sheet to help it stay wrapped. If you prefer a crunchier roll, skip the water and prepare to eat on the spot. CALORIES: 177.
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CINNAMON ALMOND SPREAD
When it comes to spreads, healthy options can be a bit limited, so we went ahead and created a brand new one. In a small bowl, mix 10 chopped almonds and a half cup of low-fat cottage cheese and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon. You can enjoy it alone or spread it over a multigrain toast or a sliced apple. CALORIES: 168.
PEANUT BUTTER YOGURT MASH
Move over fruity parfait, the yummiest protein-packed yogurt snack is here. With almost 10 grams of protein and less than 150 calories, this tastes more like a treat than a healthy snack. Choose your favorite brand of low-fat Greek yogurt and place a quarter cup in a small bowl, add a quarter cup of bran cereal, and then top it off with two teaspoons of natural peanut butter. For additional crunch choose a chunkier peanut butter or even better, make your own. CALORIES: 148.
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SWEET AND CREAMY PEAR
Dessert under 150 calories? Yes, please! Cut one pear into slices, spread two tablespoons of ricotta cheese over the slices and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Tip: If you're a fan of warm desserts, warm up your sliced pear in the microwave or a skillet until it’s a little soft. CALORIES: 145.
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DIJON JICAMA SALAD SNACK
Mix things up and try adding some jicama to your repertoire of veggies. If you’ve never tried it before, think of it as a Mexican turnip. Peel and chop a quarter of a jicama into small cubes, add two teaspoons of rice vinegar, two teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil and one teaspoon of Dijon mustard for a delicious and crunchy snack. CALORIES: 136.
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BLUEBERRY FLAXSEED YOGURT
Did you have breakfast really early and now lunch is nowhere near in sight? Or maybe you just need a mid-afternoon snack. Then this is a great, yummy and easy-to-make snack. With more than 12 grams of protein, it’s sure to keep you satisfied. In a small bowl, mix a half cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt, a quarter cup fresh blueberries and sprinkle it with two teaspoons of ground flaxseed. The wholesome trio of ingredients is packed with antioxidants, protein and omega3s. CALORIES: 133.
CUCUMBER AND AVOCADO SALSA
A refreshing and lighter alternative to traditional guacamole and other more fattening dips. In a small container, mix a half of a peeled and chopped cucumber, a quarter of an avocado and a quarter teaspoon of lemon juice. Enjoy it with carrots, celery, snap peas, bell peppers or even a couple of multigrain baked pita chips. CALORIES: 126.
CRANBERRY SOY YOGURT
A dairy-free spin to fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt. With only 121 calories, this easy-to-make, low-calorie snack is a great option to help you satisfy your sweet tooth or give you a quick boost of energy. Choose your favorite brand of plain soy yogurt and mix 3/4 cup of the yogurt with one tablespoon of dried cranberries. You can prepare multiple small containers ahead of time to grab them on the go. CALORIES: 121.
MEDITERRANEAN TOMATO AND GOAT CHEESE
Sweet and savory and perfect for summer. Slice one ripe tomato, sprinkle it with one ounce of crumbled goat cheese and drizzle it with one teaspoon of fig vinegar. If you can’t find fig vinegar, you can use balsamic vinegar instead. CALORIES: 102.
HEALTHY DEVILED EGG
Whoever said deviled eggs weren’t a healthy snack hasn't tried our version. This tasty mayo-free version still delivers on creaminess. Proceed as you would normally to make one deviled egg, but for the yolk mixture, combine one yolk, one tablespoon of plain low-fat Greek yogurt, one teaspoon of chives and 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice. Put the mix into the center of the egg and sprinkle with paprika. CALORIES: 86.
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Get your Mexican food fix with these natural nachos! At only 80 calories, it’s a great afternoon pick-me-up. If you eat two servings, it's perfect to fuel up before a workout with complex carbs that'll give you the energy to put in 100 percent. Just grab half of a whole-wheat tortilla, cut it into quarters and enjoy them with salsa. For extra crunch, try baking the tortilla in the oven at 350 degrees for a couple of minutes. CALORIES: 80.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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