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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MKLOMBARD333

7/6/2013 7:56:34 AM

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These all look yummy!

LEANMEAN2

7/6/2013 7:18:38 AM

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good snacks to try. Thank you.

JWOOLMAN

7/6/2013 1:10:46 AM

Although usually edamame beans are sucked out of the pods as finger food, some people like cooked shells of edamame also, depends on when they're picked and how they are prepared. So if you try a pod, it won't kill you. I like to keep roasted edamame on hand for when I need a fast minimeal - just 1/8 of a cup has 65 calories and 7 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber. I find them easier to digest than mature roasted soybeans. They keep very well (easily for months at least), so you don't have an excuse to eat them up fast after opening a package. I like to have 1/8 cup plus some dried fruit (mulberries give a lot of bang for the buck, for instance, although any dried or fresh fruit will do).

AMANDADAY63

7/5/2013 11:24:24 AM

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slideshow pictures wouldn't show :(
The brief notes under each blank slide seem enjoyable...

1SALLY2

7/5/2013 9:58:19 AM

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These are new ideas for me and they all look so super yummy!

WETHREE1

7/4/2013 9:39:20 PM

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Great ideas, will try some of these.....NOTE to those that aren't able to print these out....save it to your favorites. That's what I did..."SP SNACKS"

MARE1970

7/4/2013 6:45:56 PM

too much cheese and carbs

DUCKY2222

7/4/2013 2:24:32 PM

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Tried over and over to view these but none of the slides came through.

DELLMEL

7/4/2013 10:06:15 AM

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Loved all of them. Will try them out.

DELLMEL

7/4/2013 10:05:07 AM

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Loved all of them. Will try them out.

SMART4ANDREY

7/4/2013 3:13:51 AM

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no no no no no........Why cheese everywhere........don't go there
Bread for a snack - no way Jose.
Cheeps and vending machine crap - staying there for months - they'll stay with you for months too)
Plane celery - yummy.
Tuna with something green - great and good looking
Bowl of beans - well, if you are that way:)

BERIKSEN3

1/13/2013 6:59:40 PM

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The almonds sound great as well as a great way to give some variety to almonds.

50-4GOOD

10/27/2012 3:35:35 PM

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Great suggestions, some have higher calories then I usually plan for snacks. But I agree with everyone else and wish we could print these. I couldnt even email it to try to print it that way as someone suggested.

SOUZI2811

10/27/2012 8:39:49 AM

Great ideas!!! I loved them all. I just tried the hummus in a pita. I added some spinach and a slice of tomato.
Yummy!!!!
Thank you very much!

MICHELLE_391

4/28/2012 11:12:39 AM

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Ok, other than the meat ones and the celery with bleu cheese, these look awesome! I would also like to print them. I guess I'll just have to save the email.

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