Thursday, 29 August 2013

My Favorite Snacks: 200 calories or less!

For me, there are few things better in life than a good snack.  The problem, however, is that when I’m out and about, it can be difficult to find something that's both delicious and reasonably healthy.  
I’ve done a lot of snacking in my day and I've come up with some of my fave snacks that are 200 calories or less and will keep you satisfied!


I’m a sucker for anything chocolate-y so my personal favorite is the dark chocolate nuts and sea salt but there are so many flavors to choose from! All their bars are under 200 calories except for the Nut Delight bar at 210 calories.  

Glenny’s Soy Crisps

This is the perfect snack if you are in the mood to crunch.  They come in a few sweet and savory flavors and a small bag comes out to only 140 calories! Perfect snack portions.  I find the best thing about these crisps is that since they are made with soy they contain much more protein than your regular potato chip which keeps you fuller for longer.

0% Fat Greek Yogurts

Honestly, most fat free Greek yogurts nowadays meet the criteria for a filling and healthy snack.  I’m a Chobani and Fage girl myself but there are so many new brands out there I have yet to try!  I usually eat the plain, nonfat yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts but if you are on the go even the flavored or fruit on the bottom  yogurts come in well under 200 calories. Great snack if you’re in the mood for something sweet.

Laughing Cow Light Wedges

I’ve been eating these wedge for as long as I can remember.  While I studied abroad in college in London, I consumed a whole lot of wedges on fresh tomatoes (I didn't have a kitchen, it was desperate times)! I love how these wedges come in so many different flavors and all are only 35 calories each.  These are perfect to pair with some nuts or crackers if you have them on hand.  My most loved flavors are the Queso Fresco & Chipotle and the Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil  

Starbucks Drinks

While Starbucks has a whole list of drinks under 200 calories, I prefer their drinks with the least artificial ingredients possible.  My favorite low-calorie drink is their tall iced latte with skim milk.  It has a wonderfully strong espresso flavor and it tastes so rich that I forget that the whole drink is only 70 calories. It’s super refreshing on a hot day.  Other great options include cappuccinos, iced coffees or any tea made hot or cold. Their herbal teas are very flavorful and are a total of ZERO calories.  Stick to using skim milk and minimal added sugar and you’re good to go!

Happy snacking!