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 130 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 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. 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 hazelnut + chocolate, coconut + lemon, cacao nib + vanilla, espresso bean + tahini, and peach almond.
For a high protein snack, EPIC bites serve up animal and fish-based pieces in single-serve packets. Flavors include sweet & spicy sriracha tender beef steak, sweet & savory bison & uncured bacon, sweet sesame ginger tender chicken bites, and maple glazed & smoked tender salmon bites. Per packet of 6 pieces, calories range between 90 to 120 and protein is between 7 to 11 grams.
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.
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.
These snack cups of fruit have popping boba, which are little pearls that pop in your mouth (like you find in Japanese tea). The cups come in 4 ounce servings, each for 60 calories and a touch of added sugar. Fruit cup flavors including tropical mixed fruit, pear berry pomegranate, and peach strawberry lemonade. There are no artificial ingredients or artificial sweeteners used.
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.
This plant-based jerky is made from shiitake and portabella mushroom caps. The jerky is marinated to provide a robust flavor including honey chipotle shiitake, roasted teriyaki Portobello and original portabella. Per 1 ounce of the original portabella, there are 50 calories, 11 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.