10 Snacks Under 250 Calories
Rather than grabbing something from the vending machine, try making one of these healthy snacks from Food Network. They'll tide you over until the next meal and give you some added nutrients in the process.
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).