11 Savory Snacks Under 250 Calories

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Shake Up Your Snack

Next time afternoon hunger hits, think outside the 100-calorie pouch. Beyond granola bars, apples and vending machine junk food, there's an entire world of satisfying snacks out there.

Mini Chicken Fiesta

Fill 1 small corn tortilla with 3 oz chicken. Sprinkle on 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese and top with 2 Tbsp salsa. Warm in microwave if desired.
189 calories, 3 g fat

Better than Wings

Dunk 2 celery stalks in 2 Tbsp light bleu cheese dressing. Drizzle with hot sauce to taste.
90 calories, 6 g fat

Creamy, Crunchy, and Tangy

Toast 1 slice multigrain bread. Spread with 1 Tbsp goat cheese then cover with 1 sliced tomato. Add plenty of black pepper and a pinch of dried thyme.
133 calories, 4 g fat

What a Pita!

Fill a 6-inch whole wheat pita with 2 Tbsp hummus. Squeeze with lemon juice and sprinkle with paprika.
160 calories, 6 g fat

Cheesy Dunker

Dunk 1 piece of mozzarella string cheese into 1/4 cup warm marinara sauce.
95 calories, 3.8 g fat

No-Cheat Chips and Salsa

Drag 15 baked tortilla chips through 1/2 cup salsa.
Try raspberry-chipotle, tomatillo, or spicy mango varieties.
150 calories, 2 g fat

Punched-Up Popcorn

Pop 1 bag of 100-calorie popcorn. Season with 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp chili powder.
100 calories, 3.5 g fat

Filling Carbs-n-Protein

Eat 1 hardboiled egg with 3 pretzel rods.
198 calories, 6 g fat

Bean-n-Guac Rollup

Fill one small corn tortilla with 1/4 cup mashed black beans. Top with 1/4 avocado (diced) and add 2 Tbsp salsa.
199 calories, 8.7 g fat

Lett-uce Eat Tuna

Mix 3 oz tuna with 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 Tbsp light mayo. Season with black pepper to taste. Place mixture in 1 cup of lettuce leaves.
144 calories, 4 g fat

Beans in a Pod

Boil 1 cup edamame and sprinkle with sea salt.
Eat while still warm (discard the inedible pods).
179 calories, 7.5 g fat

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2/3/2009 9:35:37 AM

Oh my gosh they snapped on this! MMMMM I love tuna over lettuce! All these snacks and i'm sure for very cheap!


2/3/2009 9:32:18 AM

Thank is just cool. I need to have that as a screen saver. Seriously it would be a good idea.


2/3/2009 9:21:18 AM

Wow I feel a little better about my snacks. I do eat some of these regularly Will have to try the chicken wrap. Looks good.


2/3/2009 9:13:54 AM

Edamame is raw soy which is VERY BAD for your thyroid gland and your endocrine system. If you must eat soy, eat fermented soy as it is safer for your thyroid gland. Oprah actually may have damaged her thyroid, for example, because she ate so many soy products. Just say no!


2/3/2009 9:06:57 AM

FDURSO's SparkPage
I like the Edamame, Tuna on Lettuce and cellry approach.


2/3/2009 9:03:12 AM

Lots of great ideas I will be adding to my menu.


2/3/2009 9:01:43 AM

MISSANN1913's SparkPage
Great ideas for snacks. Could the slide show be presented in article form?


2/3/2009 9:01:10 AM

These are such good ideas...thank you!


2/3/2009 8:53:50 AM

some really good ideas I never thought of!


2/3/2009 8:35:57 AM

ERINSMA's SparkPage
Looks like some good things to try. I have a real hard time on weekends staying away from the high calorie stuff; this should help


2/3/2009 8:26:26 AM

JBLAZER123's SparkPage
Yeah! This helps me find good things to chase away the hungry blues!


2/3/2009 8:26:03 AM

SHIRLZ2's SparkPage
Interesting, never thought of some of these things as snacks.


2/3/2009 8:23:15 AM

When I get hungrier I go for cucumbers and celery straight up, ok I put the cucumbers in water and vinegar, and the celery in plain water. Yes I love my salt. I am going to try the tuna dish. Thanks for all the great food dishes. Shirley


2/3/2009 8:22:07 AM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
I have never bought goat cheese. What brand is best to buy?

These are great suggestions!


2/3/2009 8:14:25 AM

JUMPERJ's SparkPage
Just tried the edamame and loved it (frozen pack I got had microwave instructions, came out fantastic).

I agree goat cheese is great with tomato, in the summer our favorite snack is zucchini rollups with goat cheese in the middle, try it sometime (slice zucchini long way, thicker than mandoline but thin enough to roll. Spray oil, lightly brown under broiler both sides or use grill pan, spread a little goat cheese on one side and roll up). Yummy.

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