10 Healthful Snacks That Won’t Break the Calorie Bank

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by Katherine Hobson, US News & World Report


What many people consider a “snack”—an energy bar, part of a bag of chips, or side order at a fast-food restaurant—can actually have 400 or more calories, making it more like a meal. A true snack, says Melanie Douglass, a registered dietitian and personal trainer based in Salt Lake City, is about 150 to 200 calories. Here are several of her healthful snack suggestions that fit the bill.

1. A cup of high-fiber cereal (like Kashi Heart to Heart) and a small handful of pumpkin seeds.

2. One ounce of nuts, which is about 24 almonds or 15 walnuts. (Nuts are nutrient-packed but calorie-dense, so limit consumption to one or two handfuls a day.)

3. One cup of bran flakes with half a cup of chocolate milk.

4. One handful of red grapes.  ( Freeze them for five minutes to make them sweet and crisp.)

5. Skinny Cow brand ice cream treat.

6. Whole-wheat toast—be sure it’s 100 percent whole-wheat—with a bit of peanut butter.

7. One stick of string cheese with a piece of fruit.

8. One whole-wheat tortilla with a few spoonfuls of canned black beans.

9. One serving of Greek yogurt with a handful berries.

10. Any fruit or vegetable. For more protein, also eat a serving of nuts, sliced turkey, or a low-fat yogurt with less than 20 grams of sugar per 8-ounce serving.

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