Low Calorie Snack Ideas

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Having a low calorie snack is not only enjoyable, but may actually help in weight loss efforts by keeping hunger at bay, and by helping to maintain a vigorous metabolism. Enjoying a low calorie snack that is also loaded with nutrients keeps your body feeling good and healthy. Here's just a few low calorie snack suggestions that offer a satisfying and nutritious pick-me-up during the day.

1. Low Calorie Granola with Non-fat Yogurt

Serve 1/2 cup of non-fat vanilla-flavored yogurt, topped with 1/4 cup of low calorie granola. Total Calories: About 165

2. Low Calorie Hummus with Assorted Veggies

Kimberley K. Eggleston

Whip up a batch of this low calorie hummus for a tasty low calorie snack with bell pepper strips and carrot sticks for dipping. Serve 1/4 cup of hummus with 1/2 cup of sliced veggies. Total Calories: About 150

3. Apples with Peanut Butter

Serve 1 small, sliced apple with 1 tablespoon of creamy peanut butter for dipping in this low calorie snack idea. Total Calories: About 165

4. Baked Tortilla Chips

Kimberley K. Eggleston

When you need a cruncy, low calorie snack, these low calorie baked tortilla chips make the perfect snack. Take a few along in a baggie for a quick low calorie snack on-the-go. Total Calories: 90

5. Cheese Sticks

Mozzarrella cheese sticks are not just for kids. These 1-ounce calcium and protein loaded snacks make a wonderful low calorie snack that is simple to pack along. Total Calories: 80

6. Low Calorie Garlic Pita Chips

Here's another low calorie snack idea for when you are craving crunchy and salty. These garlic pita chips are flavorful enough to be eaten alone. However, they are even better accompanied by a low-calorie spread, and served as a tasty appetizer or wholesome snack. Total Calories (1 serving of pita chips) 65

7. Low Calorie Blueberry Smoothie

Smoothies make a?refreshing low calorie snack.?This?blueberry smoothie packs?calcium, protein, and antioxidants. Total Calories: 120?

8. Dried Fruit

Fresh fruit is a popular low calorie snack, with only about 60 calories in one small piece. But, if you are looking for something a little different, try dehydrated or dried fruit. While calories vary depending on the type of fruit, you can generally stay under 150 calories for 1/2 cup. You may even purchase you own dehydrator to make your own dried fruit.


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