10 Tasty Snacks Under 200 CaloriesArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
We get it. You’re busy at work when hunger hits, so you pay a quick visit to the office vending machine for a candy bar. Or you’re mid-commute and starting to feel a bit “hangry,” so you hit the gas station for a bag of chips to tide you over. These choices may be convenient. But this kind of convenience comes at a high cost―in the form of excess sugar, fat and calories. Lots and lots of calories. The good news is, with a little bit of planning, your between-meal choices don’t have to mean a fall off the weight loss wagon. Check out these 10 snacks under 200 calories and get set for some delicious and guilt-free noshing!
And, if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, you’re definitely going to want to check out this list of 7 Sweet Treats Under 200 Calories.
1. Peanut Butter and Apple
Mid-morning munchies got you down? Pair one tablespoon of reduced fat peanut butter with a medium apple for a healthy and satisfying snack that weighs in at just 165 calories. On Nutrisystem, this tasty treat counts as one SmartCarb and one PowerFuel.
2. Hummus and Cucumber
Beat the 3 p.m. snack slump by dipping 1 cup of cucumber slices into a quarter cup of hummus for a savory snack under 125 calories. If your stomach is still a little rumbly, round out your snack with a stick of low-fat string cheese and you’ll still stay just under 200 calories, while sneaking in some added protein. On Nutrisystem, this delicious dish counts as one Vegetable and one SmartCarb. If you add the string cheese, add a PowerFuel.
3. Blended Frozen Cherries and Bananas
If you’re craving something sweet, we’ve got your snack-time solution: Blend a half cup of frozen cherries with half of a frozen banana, one tablespoon of almond butter and a little bit of water for a sweet sorbet that’s just 189 calories and fits perfectly into your Nutrisystem program as one SmartCarb and one PowerFuel.
4. Cottage Cheese, Berries and Honey
In search of the perfect pre-meal pick-me-up? Blend a half cup of cottage cheese (opt for 1% fat, no salt added) with two teaspoons of honey, then top with a half cup of fresh blueberries and a half cup of sliced strawberries for a satisfying and flavorful fix. The tasty treat is just under 200 calories and counts as one PowerFuel, one SmartCarb, and two Extras on Nutrisystem.
5. Turkey, Tomato and Cheese Roll-Up
Wrap two medium tomato slices in one slice of low-fat, low-sodium American cheese and two slices of low-sodium turkey breast for a snack-time staple that packs a protein punch. This easy eat is just 142 calories, and counts as two PowerFuels on Nutrisystem. Feel free to up the veggie factor by adding some green leaf lettuce or your favorite veggies to your roll-up.
6. Hardboiled Eggs
Boil up a batch of eggs for the week, and enjoy two at a time for a simple snack that’s just 154 calories, and counts as two PowerFuels on the Nutrisystem program. If you’re craving a little variety, swap out one egg for a half cup of protein-packed edamame.
7. Chocolate Popcorn
Skip the calorie-laden candy bar and drizzle one tablespoon of sugar-free chocolate syrup over three cups of plain, air-popped popcorn for an indulgent snack that barely passes the 100-calorie mark. This seemingly sinful treat counts as one SmartCarb on Nutrisystem. Not a chocolate fan? Just spray your three cups of popcorn with a bit of butter spray, and sprinkle on some cinnamon or salt and pepper for an even lighter alternative that’s still just one SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem program. Want to take your popcorn to a whole other level? Try these 4 Delicious Ways to Pump Up Your Popcorn!
8. Yogurt, Peaches and Honey
Stay satisfied between meals with this flavorful favorite. Dice one medium peach and add it, along with one teaspoon of honey, to one six ounce container of Greek yogurt. This snack comes in at exactly 200 calories and counts as one PowerFuel, one SmartCarb, and one Extra on Nutrisystem. For an extra indulgent treat, top with one tablespoon of low-fat granola. Just add an additional 24 calories and one Extra to your count.
9. Almonds and Raisins
Feeling lazy? Skip the vending machine and just pair two tablespoons of unsalted almonds with a quarter cup of raisins for a simple snack that’s just under 200 calories and counts as one SmartCarb and one PowerFuel on Nutrisystem.
10. Rice Cakes with Cottage Cheese and Strawberries
Divide a quarter cup of low-fat, no salt added cottage cheese across two whole grain, salt-free rice cakes and top each with half a cup of sliced strawberries for a delicious snack under 200 calories that’s as tasty as it is nutritious! If you’re following the Nutrisystem program, count this sweet snack as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel and two Extras.