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Healthy Snacks

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.


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    • Fruit Tostadas

      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.

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    • Veggie Mix with Ranch Dip

      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.

    • Frozen Yogurt Pops

      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.

    • Herbed Soy Snacks

      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.

    • Extra-Easy Spiced Kettle Corn

      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.

    • Spiral Breadsticks

      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.

    • Ants on a Log

      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.

    • Mini Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

      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.

    • Easy Homemade Granola

      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.

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      Spinach-Dill Dip

      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.

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      Honey Fruit Salad

      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.

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      Veggie-Topped Rye Crisps

      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.

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      Artichoke-Leek Dip

      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.

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      Cherry-Almond Snack Mix

      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.

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      Strawberry Greek Frozen Yogurt

      Greek yogurt has more protein and less sugar than regular yogurt, so indulge in a healthy twist on strawberries and cream.

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      Apples with Maple-Cinnamon Dip

      Rack up fruit servings by dipping into dreamy maple cream cheese dip. Kids will love this healthy snack idea, too.

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      Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bar

      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.

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      Sweet and Spicy Apple Crisps

      It's easy to scoff at vending-machine snacks with a bag of chipotle-spiced apple crisps in hand. The three-ingredient snack recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and has only 112 calories per serving.

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      Peppered Kale Chips

      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.

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      Italian Parmesan Pretzels

      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.

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      Honey-Sesame Snack Mix

      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.

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      Skinny Guacamole

      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.

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      Chocolate-Date Truffles with Walnuts

      Cocoa powder, walnuts, and dates combine in a deceptively healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth.

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      Rosemary Roasted Nuts

      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.

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      Barbecue Spice Roasted Chickpeas

      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.

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      Arugula BLT Pizzas

      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.

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      Valentine's Day Trail Mix

      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.

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      Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

      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.

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      Savory Baked Pita Chips

      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.

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      Edamame and Ricotta Toasts

      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.

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      Mint Greek Frozen Yogurt

      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.

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      Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps

      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.

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      High-Protein Snacks

      Whether you're staving off a midday crash or fueling up while on the go, our protein-packed snack recipes are sure to keep you on your feet. Each of the tasty snacks supplies at least 7 grams of protein, offering an easy way to fill you up and give you long-lasting energy.
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