10 Healthy Snacks for 200 Calories

Snacking can be the downfall of any healthy diet plan.

I’m astounded by the sheer number of unhealthy snack options that are hurled at us at every turn as we try to go about our business.

  • Dollar menus
  • Checkout displays
  • Vending machines
  • Office break rooms

However,  if we plan ahead, healthy smart snacks can be useful in preventing impulse buys, binge eating, and overeating at mealtime.

Snacks that have some protein, fiber, and a little healthy fat are usually the best because they leave the us feeling satisfied for longer.

Below I’ve put together pictures and calorie information for 10 snacks that will help you survive the unhealthy snack onslaught between meals. I’ve also included macro amounts for those counting macros.

Banana & Natural Peanut Butter – 195 Calories

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  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter (just peanuts and salt)

Macros:
-Carbs: 26 g
-Protein: 5 g
-Fat: 8 g

See also how to use these two ingredients for a delicious peanut butter milkshake.

Veggies, PB, & Apple – 209 Calories

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  • 1 Medium Apple
  • 1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter (just peanuts and salt)
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Celery

Macros:
-Carbs: 33 g
-Protein: 4 g
-Fat: 8 g

Granola Bar & Apple – 220 Calories

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Macros:
-Carbs: 42 g
-Protein: 6 g
-Fat: 5 g

Triscuits, PB, & Orange – 226 Calories

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  • 5 Triscuits
  • 1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter (just peanuts and salt)
  • 1/2 An Orange

Macros:
-Carbs: 28 g
-Protein: 7 g
-Fat: 11 g

Yogurt & Apricots – 180 Calories

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  • 6 oz. Dannon Light and Fit Yogurt
  • 6 Dried apricots

Macros:
-Carbs: 39 g
-Protein: 6 g
-Fat: 0 g

Cottage Cheese & Banana – 235 Calories

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  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 3/4 Cup Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

Macros:
-Carbs: 29 g
-Protein: 21 g
-Fat: 4 g

Wheat Thins, Cheese, & Apple – 193 Calories

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  • 1 Medium Apple
  • 8 Wheat Thins
  • 1 Wedge Light Laughing Cow Cheese

Macros:
-Carbs: 34 g
-Protein: 3 g
-Fat: 6 g

See also my top 75 carb, protein, and healthy fat rich foods.

Crackers, PB, & Jam – 210 Calories

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  • 3 Graham Cracker Squares
  • 1 Tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter (just peanuts and salt)
  • 1 Tbsp Low Sugar Jam

Macros:
-Carbs: 24 g
-Protein: 5 g
-Fat: 10 g

Yogurt, Melon, & Almonds – 226 Calories

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  • 6oz Dannon Lite & Fit Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Melon
  • 8 Almonds

Macros:
-Carbs: 38 g
-Protein: 9 g
-Fat: 5 g

Granola Bar & Grapes – 202 Calories

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Macros:
-Carbs: 26 g
-Protein: 7 g
-Fat: 5 g

Like dark chocolate as a snack? See our healthy dark dark chocolate guide here.

The Average Snack?

If we compare the above snack ideas to some common choices, we can see how significant calories can be saved by choosing the snacks pictured above.

Not to mention, they also deliver much better nutrition!

  • Snickers Candy Bar: 280 Calories
  • 24 Doritos Chips (2oz/56g): 300 Calories
  • Starbucks Vanilla Latte (grande): 250 Calories
  • Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls: 270 Calories
  • McDonalds Angus Swiss and Mushroom Snack Rap: 410 Calories
  • DQ Cookie Dough Blizzard (small): 710 Calories
  • 1 Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Cake Donut: 340 Calories
  • Lay’s Classic Potato Chips (2oz/56g): 320 Calories

The next time you’re out at the mall and think a DQ blizzard is a tempting snack, resist! Even the mini size is around 420 calories!

Making small changes to your normal snacking routine can have huge long-term rewards when it comes to not only your waistline, but also your overall good health.

See more: 300 Calorie Meals and under 400 Calorie Lunches

12 Comments

  1. John

    For snack I have 13 mini carrots and 3 tablespoons of peanut butter and one banana is that ok?

    Reply
    • Ted

      Hi John, It could be, just depends on your Total Daily Energy Expenditure and how your snack fits in with that given everything else you eat.

      Reply
  2. lifeseyephoto is me

    What is your opinion on Goodness Knows snack bars?

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    • Ted

      Funny, I just saw a commercial for them about 5 minutes ago. I’ve never heard of them prior. They look ok, much like other bars like Kind or Kashi.. A tad high in sugar but certainly better than a candy bar.

      Reply
  3. Matt S

    Tricuit + Peanut butter+ Orange slice= Bronco Trolley

    Reply
  4. Elisa

    What is a better option for a snack, assuming calorie amount is equal – banana or cheese?

    Reply
    • JamesF

      That’s a tough one. Dairy protein + fat vs Fruit + fructose.

      I think I would choose the banana.

      Reply
    • Ted

      I would say banana with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter is better than cheese. The fat in peanut butter is healthier than the fat in cheese.

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    • Porter

      Pre-workout ( or morning ) go banana. Post workout (evening) go cheese, The fat and cheese takes longer to digest and will make you feel full for longer leading to less eating later

      Reply
  5. smithtaylor

    Thanks for the post. Cashews are one more healthy snacks.

    Good enough to eat! 😉

    Reply
    • Ted

      I love cashews too! You can have 22 kernels for 200 calories.

      Reply
      • smithtaylor

        Ok. I think healthy macadamia nuts

        Reply