10 Best Store-Bought Low Calorie Snacks
Next time you need a pick-me-up, opt for one of these store-bought low-calorie snacks.
Snacks are an important part of a healthy eating plan and should be treated like mini meals. It's best to snack when you have large gaps — around four or five hours — between main meals. Finding tasty lower calorie healthy snacks that provide good-for-you nutrients is not always easy to do. Here are 10 store bought snacks with 200 calories or less to add to your grocery list.
These mini Greek yogurt bars coated in chocolate have 100 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 1 gram of sugar per bar. They’re perfect to stash in your refrigerator for an easy grab and go snack. They are available in Mixed Berry, Coconut, Berry Acai and Peach. You can find the bars individually sold or in 10 packs.
These apple chips are made from real apples, lightly dusted with cinnamon then baked. One individual (0.53 ounce) package provides 60 calories, 14 grams of carbs, 11 grams of total sugars, and 2 grams of fiber — and they count towards your daily recommended servings of fruits. You can also find different varieties of apple, banana, banana strawberry, pineapple, and coconut chips. They are Non-GMO Project Verified with no added sugar or preservatives.
Daily Harvest sells a variety of frozen bites made from a combo of superfoods with a touch of sweetness. Each bite is between 80 to 130 calories. Flavors include matcha + murasaki, raspberry + fig, hazelnut + chocolate, coconut + lemon, cacao nib + vanilla, and espresso bean + tahini.
These fruit bars have two to three ingredients that are literally written on the front of the label. For example, the apple + cinnamon bar is made from "2 apples + cinnamon." Calories per bar of apple + cinnamon is 100 with 4 grams of fiber and zero added sugar. Other flavors include apple + blueberry, apple + strawberry, apple + cranberry, and apple + pineapple.
This Greek yogurt undergoes a unique slow straining process that removes the sugar from the milk, resulting in 2 grams of total sugar per each 5.3 ounce cup. Each single serve (5.3 ounce) cup provides 80 calories and 12 grams of protein. Flavors include vanilla, raspberry, blueberry, mango hibiscus, peach, coconut and black cherry.
Whether you’re looking to snack on animal or plant foods, KRAVE jerky now comes in both varieties. Classic KRAVE comes in seven flavors including Sweet Chipotle made with grass-fed beef and Grilled Teriyaki made with pork. The plant-based options are available in two flavors Smoked Chipotle and Korean BBQ. Both the animal and plant options provide between 8 to 9 grams protein to keep you satisfied.
These pre-packaged snack packs contain natural cheese and crackers. Each container provides 160 to 170 calories, 7 to 9 grams protein, and 15 to 20-percent recommended daily amount of calcium. Flavors include gouda and sharp cheddar cheese with mini Triscuit crackers and pepper jack and Colby-jack cheese with mini Ritz crackers. If you’re looking for some sweet with your savory, Balanced Breaks also comes in varieties that combine cheese with dried fruit, nuts, or even chocolate to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Hummus is delicious snack and contains healthy fat, fiber, and protein to help keep you feeling full. Ithaca hummus comes in recognizable white square containers and is found in outstanding flavors like buffalo ranch, kalamata, smoked chipotle, lemon garlic, and everything bagel. Pair two or three tablespoons with your favorite vegetables for a healthy, filling snack.
Rhythm makes a variety of organic low calorie healthy packaged snacks including beet chips, carrot sticks and kale chips, but their latest hot seller is cauliflower bites. These cauliflower bites are low heat crisped to preserve the nutrients and maintain a flavorful crunch. The sea salt cauliflower bites provide 130 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 9 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 190 milligrams of sodium per 1.4 oz bag. Other flavors include buffalo ranch and white cheddar.