10 Snacks Under 250 Calories
Cut a banana into 1 1/2-inch chunks. Spread one end of each with about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter and dip in your favorite granola or trail mix (about 160 calories).
Ham and Havarti Pinwheels
Spread 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard on a soft whole-wheat tortilla or wrap. Layer 2 thin slices ham and 1 tablespoon shredded dill Havarti on top. Broil to melt cheese, then top with chopped romaine. Roll up and cut in half (about 240 calories).
Spicy Yogurt-Hummus Dip
Stir together 1/4 cup each 2 percent Greek yogurt and hummus with a few dashes of hot sauce. Serve with cut vegetables (about 140 calories).
"Cheesecake" in a Bowl
Top 1/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese with 2 chopped strawberries, 2 teaspoons agave syrup and 1 crumbled graham cracker (about 220 calories).
Bacon and Tomato Lettuce Wraps
Wrap a piece of cooked bacon and a slice of tomato in 2 leaves of Bibb lettuce. Drizzle with about 1/2 tablespoon blue cheese dressing (about 80 calories).
Omelet in a Mug
Spray the inside of a mug with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk together 2 large eggs, 2 tablespoons frozen mixed vegetables, 1 tablespoon low-fat shredded cheese, and some salt and pepper. Microwave 1 minute. Stir and microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute more. Let sit for 1 minute before eating (about 160 calories).
Asian Avocado Mashers
Sprinkle half an avocado with 1/2 teaspoon each low-sodium soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Mash with a fork and eat out of the shell (about 120 calories).
Top 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream with about 1/2 cup hot coffee (about 150 calories).
Mango with Toasted Coconut
Toss 1 cup ripe mango chunks with 2 tablespoons toasted coconut, a squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt (about 160 calories).
Sweet Potato with Salsa Verde
Top a small roasted sweet potato with about 3 tablespoons salsa verde and sprinkle with Cotija or Parmesan cheese (about 130 calories).