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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2/18/2012 8:50:48 PM

Thanks for the info.


2/18/2012 7:49:35 PM

Wow, talk about some great, creative ideas! What I love about this website is how everyone thinks outside the box and comes up with really do-able things. I don't do kitchen, consider myself to be kitchenally challenged, and these are all things that don't require very much time, effort or hassle to make. I tend to eat the same things and get into a rut, then give up and binge. My motivation to snack sanely has been rejuvenated.


2/17/2012 9:04:56 PM

It is fairly easy to copy and paste the picture and the text from the web page into a word processing document. No typing needed. You can format how you want. You might want to copy and paste the picture separate from the text. That way you know exactly what you are getting. I've been doing one recipe at a time. Some I don't care to try.


2/17/2012 7:47:39 PM

KJOHANEK1's SparkPage
mmmmm edeme beans - yummy!!!


2/17/2012 5:39:57 PM

SANDY5302's SparkPage
The hard boil egg and pretzel sounds good will try tonight.


2/17/2012 5:12:31 PM

I agree with several people - we should be able to print these - they are mini-recipes and should be treated as such!


2/17/2012 4:57:43 PM

This is great! I bought some tortillas last shopping trip, and didn't know what to do with them. Now I know, and it does look delicious!


2/17/2012 2:18:16 PM

SPARKFRAN514's SparkPage
had a hard time reading then took four tries to around the pop in coffee ad i also would like to be able to print the list when you took the time to write then down the ad would cover the it and i have no idea how to get ride i of he ad with being logged out i gave up i know we have to deal with the ad so Spark can stay being free so i stay away from the areas that have this coffee ad its not many so i plan on straying here its the first time i feel like i will get to my goal


2/17/2012 1:39:49 PM

Instead of mayo, I use non-fat Greek yogurt in my tuna and chicken salads now. That way I sneak in extra calcium into my day!


2/17/2012 11:59:09 AM

XME501's SparkPage
Some great ideas. I freeze grapes - put in zip bags - and grab a bag when I head out the door. Then "snack" on as I drive.


2/17/2012 11:29:11 AM

JILLITA55's SparkPage
Thanx for the idea's


2/17/2012 11:25:42 AM

GALFRED's SparkPage
I had the tuna yesterday ive been doing all my lunches with the lettuce lets see if it works


2/17/2012 10:06:03 AM

To print it, email it to yourself


2/17/2012 10:03:30 AM

lovely tips. I especially like the tuna idea.


2/17/2012 9:22:19 AM

Thanks for the snack ideas, they all look great. But it sure would be nice to be able to print them.

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