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I’m not a huge fan of calorie counting, but sometimes it’s good just to get a rough idea of how many calories you’re taking in.  If the average diet is around 2000 calories daily, and you eat three meals that are about 460 calories, that leaves room for three 200 calorie snacks.  That’s just if you want to maintain your weight, if you’re looking to lose weight it would be a little less.  Everyone’s calorie needs are different; a nutritionist can help you figure out more specific numbers.

Here are some healthy snack ideas that are all 200 calories or less:

  • Smoothie made with 2 oz 2% Greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen raspberries, and 1 small banana
  • 1 medium apple sliced with 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 cups spicy popcorn
  • Sandwich made with 2 slices whole wheat bread, 2 Tablespoons hummus, and a handful of arugula
  • ¾ cup Sweet and Spicy Trail Mix
  • 2 cups carrot sticks with ½ cup Tzatziki dip made with 2% yogurt
  • Crispbread with avocado dip made with Wasa Crisp n’ Light 7 grain


7/4/2013 08:49:20 pm

Mary your Snack ideas under 200 calories are as great ones as always any of your posts! Thank you a lot for sharing with us! You help us to stay healthy and wealthy.

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