For us, not snacking is not an option. If your stomach rumbles between meals, opt for one of our favorite healthy snacks rather than cruising the vending machine. We kept sweet and salty cravings in mind when building our list of healthy snack recipes under 200 calories.
Combat your next snack attack with these bite-size fruit flowers that are (almost) too cute to eat. To make, spread a layer of light cream cheese onto a toasted multigrain tortilla, and top with a variety of vitamin-rich fruit slices.
A creamy blend of ranch dressing, shredded cucumber, and dried dill proves a worthy dipper for crudites. Focused on reducing fat? Substitute the dressing for cottage cheese.
Low-fat vanilla yogurt, frozen juice, and vanilla are all it takes to create these scrumptious swirled treats. Try grape or raspberry juices for a sweet variation of the snack, or use lemonade or orange juice for a touch of tart.
Dry-roasted soybeans are a poppable, protein-packed snack. Season them with thyme, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper before baking, or try one of our three zesty variations based on global flavors.
Popcorn boasts a lot of bulk for its low calorie count, so you can snack guilt-free. Sprinkle sugar, salt, and garam marsala onto microwave-popped kettle corn for a zesty combination of spicy and sweet.
Healthy Snack Tip: Prepare homemade, rather than microwave, popcorn by cooking kernels in an air popper.
Carb craving? Slice refrigerated breadsticks into long strips and wrap around metal skewers before baking into savory swirls. Brush with milk and sprinkle with seeds, salt, or seasoning to finish the low-calorie snack recipe.
Look to a classic childhood snack with four creative variations to put hunger at bay. For a sweet treat, top celery with peanut or almond butter and dried fruit. Crave a savory snack? Fill the low-calorie vegetable with hummus or light cream cheese and sprinkle with sun-dried tomatoes.
A few bites of this petite parfait is all it takes to curb your sweets desire while keeping your calories in check. Choose a low-fat and low-sugar granola for a crisp and crunchy nut topper.
Make your own granola for granola bars with our simple tips. It's also a healty snack idea served on its own or with yogurt.
For an all-purpose healthy dip, stir fresh dill, green onions, and chopped spinach into a cream cheese-sour cream blend. Pair the easy snack idea with vegetable dippers such as broccoli, cauliflower, sweet pepper, and cherry tomatoes.
Leave refined sugar in the pantry, and dress this colorful fruit salad with naturally sweet honey. Combined with orange juice and fresh mint, the sticky ingredient makes your favorite fruits even tastier.
Healthy Snack: Honey is sweeter than sugar, so less is needed in snack recipes.
For a healthy snack recipe with double the crunch, pile crisp cucumber and radish slices onto rye crackers. Sandwiched between the ingredients is a light cream cheese spread seasoned with lemon, garlic, and dill.
Artichoke hearts contribute fiber and antioxidants to this creamy snack idea. The vegetable joins red sweet peppers and crispy pancetta in a creamy hot dip that's as perfect for parties as it is an after-work nibble.
Apple pie spice and sweet dried cherries give this healthy snack hints of dessert indulgence. Using cereal as a base, the mix is easy to prep and makes twenty 82-calorie servings.
Greek yogurt has more protein and less sugar than regular yogurt, so indulge in a healthy twist on strawberries and cream.
Rack up fruit servings by dipping into dreamy maple cream cheese dip. Kids will love this healthy snack idea, too.
Chocolate is not the enemy. Nestled alongside chia seeds, rolled oats, and hearty peanut butter, a sprinkling of chocolate chips is totally innocent. Just stick to homemade granola bars, rather than sugar-filled store-bought bars.
If chips are your go-to snack, try crispy, vitamin-filled kale chips as a healthier option. We seasoned our chips with simple salt and pepper, but you could try tossing them in Sriracha or adding a splash of lemon juice before baking.
Soft, doughy, and topped with butter and Parmesan cheese, these scrumptious homemade pretzels are irresistible. The healthy snack features whole wheat bread dough, which packs a powerful protein pick-me-up.
Sweet and nutty, this homemade snack mix will make junk food easy to skip. It's coated with low-sodium soy sauce and sesame oil instead of butter to cut fat and calories. If you like spice, swap in wasabi peas for the pumpkin seeds.
We used more veggies -- such as low-calorie poblano peppers and roma tomatoes -- to downsize the fat in traditional guacamole. Serve with your favorite whole grain tortilla chips for a healthy snack.
Cocoa powder, walnuts, and dates combine in a deceptively healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth.
Lightly buttered and laced with fresh rosemary, this healthy snack recipe could seduce any junk-food lover. At 30 servings per batch, you'll have enough to bring to work to share.
Snack on a handful of crunchy roasted chickpeas the next time you crave barbecue chips. The low-fat, healthy snack boasts a six-spice sweet-and-smoky blend that takes only 5 minutes to mix together.
Put down the frozen mini pizzas -- the fresh option is so much better! Fresh arugula, sweet tomatoes, and salty bacon cover your flavor bases, while 7 grams of protein get you through the day.
This balanced trail mix is too good to enjoy just once a year. It combines the best of crunchy and chewy textures with protein-rich nuts and vitamin-packed berries.
Low-fat yogurt and whole wheat flour boost moisture and nutrients in classic pumpkin bread. The warm, spiced flavor lives on in this healthy snack, even at 117 calories per slice.
Craving a salty crunch? At 88 calories per serving, baked pita chips are a light alternative to fried snacks. Enjoy them plain or with your favorite hummus.
Sweet soybeans, otherwise known as edamame, are full of the good stuff. They form a nutritious base for this sophisticated and healthy snack, along with basil, creamy ricotta, and crunchy baguette.
Cool and minty, homemade frozen yogurt will give you energy rather than weigh you down. Our healthy recipe offers just enough protein to power through the end of your workday.
A healthy snack with three kinds of cheese may sound too good to be true, but this filling wrap has just 58 calories per serving. Combine cheese with artichoke hearts, pesto, and red sweet peppers for a healthy snack that feels like a splurge.