5 Healthy Snacks Under 250 Calories

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In the world of snacking, convenience is king! When it comes to snacking, balance is key. Enjoying snacks between meals or before a workout can be highly beneficial, and smart snacking is the name of the game. Finding healthy options that will fuel your energy and satisfy cravings can prevent you from overeating later in the day, which as we know, can contribute to slow and steady weight gain. Variety is important in our diets, so don't get stuck in a rut with boring snacks that leaving you feeling blah. It's time to get creative and mix things up! Below I share with you a variety of both sweet and savory options that are as good for your waistline as they are for your tastebuds!

A Classic Fit

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Chobani
 

If you are a fan of “classic yogurt” but have not been able to find a brand whose ingredient list is to your liking, then look no further than Chobani Smooth! Made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients and without artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, Chobani Smooth is a nourishing, better-for-you choice for “classic” yogurt lovers as it is not too tart or too thick. At only 120 calories and 11 grams of protein in each single serve container, you will find the flavor and fit that is right for your taste buds. With 5 delicious varieties (Strawberry, Blueberry, Vanilla, Peach and Black Cherry), Chobani Smooth makes for a healthy snack at breakfast or snack time.

Simply Seasoned

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Bumble Bee

 

It doesn’t get any more convenient than these delicious Seasoned Tuna Pouches from Bumble Bee.  Perfectly portable for your on-the-go lifestyle, each individual pouch comes with a spoon making it a simple snack that you can enjoy straight from the pouch, with your favorite cracker, or even on top of a salad. I love the Lemon, Sesame & Ginger variety. At 70 calories and 11 grams of protein per pouch, it’s easy to add more seafood to your diet!

 

A Protein-Rich Mid-Morning Snack

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belVita

 

So many of my clients tell me that they need a little something sweet with their mid-morning coffee or lattes and I always recommend that they look for a healthy option with protein that is also lower in sugar. The belVita Protein Soft Baked Biscuits are a smart option as they contain 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber in each individually wrapped biscuit. At 200 calories each, and 2 delicious flavors- Oats, Honey and Chocolate and Protein Blueberry Almond - these biscuits will satisfy your taste buds and put your hunger put at bay! 

 

Fruit Layered Goodness

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Pure Organic

 

Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars are the perfect grab-and-go sweet treat for only 60 calories. They are triple- layered, dual-flavored fruit snacks made from organic fruit and vegetable juices and purees with no added cane sugars, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The Layered Fruit Bars are produced in a nut free facility, which makes them an ideal allergy-friendly treat to pack in your kids’ back-to-school lunchbox or summer travel tote. Flavors include Strawberry Banana and Pineapple Passionfruit.

 

Light & Savory Burrito-on-the-Go

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Sweet Earth Natural Foods

 

Check out the Lighten Up! burrito from Sweet Earth Foods! This Mexican-style tofu scramble is sautéed in salsa verde with fresh spinach, black-eyed peas and red peppers and wrapped in a whole wheat, flaxseed tortilla. While under 200 calories (190), the Lighten Up!™ is also high in protein (11 grams) and fiber (7 grams), making this delicious burrito a totally satisfying and perfectly portable savory option.

 

This post was sponsored by Bumble Bee encouraging you to add more seafood to your diet.

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