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Snack smart! Here are 25 great snack ideas with 150 calories or less.
We all get into ruts with our eating – and snacking is no exception. But it’s actually pretty simple to put together a healthy snack. Ideally, a healthy snack should consist of some “good” carbohydrates (or a healthy fat) and a bit of protein. The protein helps to satisfy your hunger, and the healthy carbs (like fruits, vegetables and whole grains) have water and fiber in them, so they help to fill you up – or you can pair your protein with some healthy fat like nuts or avocado for a filling and satisfying snack.
To put together your own healthy, balanced snacks, just choose at least one item from each of the two columns below.
|Healthy Carbohydrates and Fats||Healthy Proteins|
|Whole fruits||Plain yogurt|
|100% whole grain bread, crackers, pasta||Milk (any kind; at least 8g protein per cup)|
|100% whole grain cereal||Protein powder|
|Corn tortillas||Low fat cheese|
|Whole grain flour tortillas||Eggs|
|Brown rice, wild rice, quinoa||Beans, hummus|
|Sweet potato||Tofu, tempeh, edamame|
|Avocado||Chicken and turkey|
|Oil-based salad dressing||Fish and shellfish|
|Nuts, nut butter*||Nuts, nut butter*|
*Nuts and nut butter contain more fat than protein, but they provide enough protein per serving that they can count as either a healthy fat or a protein.
You can use this list to come up with all kinds of combinations, but if you need some ideas, here are some healthy snacks to try – all for 150 calories or less.