To help you stay satisfied between meals, here are five healthy, easy-to-make snacks — all with less than 250 calories.
1. SMOKY BBQ SPICED PUMPKIN SEEDS | SKINNYTASTE
Pumpkin seeds are high in monounsaturated fats and essential nutrients like phosphorus, magnesium and manganese. This 81-calorie pumpkin seed snack packs in a lot of flavor and 7 grams of protein. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1/4 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 81; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 95mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 7g
2. CHIA SEED PUDDING | COOKIE & KATE
This no-bake snack calls for soaking chia seeds, resulting in a tapioca-like pudding, which gets flavored with fresh orange. High in fiber and omega-3’s this makes for a satisfying afternoon snack or light breakfast. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 208; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 160mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 15g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 10g
3. NUT-FREE GRANOLA BARS | AMBITIOUS KITCHEN
Calling for seeds, quinoa and oats instead of nuts, this is an ideal snack for those with nut sensitivities. Made with honey and dried dates, this naturally sweetened bar is packed with 5 grams of filling fiber. Recipe makes 10 servings at 1 granola bar each
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 223; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 118mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 6g
4. LOWER-SUGAR HOMEMADE FRUIT SNACKS AND VEGGIE CHIPS | COTTER & CRUNCH
A kid-friendly alternative to store-bought fruit snacks, this recipe has just 4 grams of sugar. Made with blood-stabilizing cinnamon and heart-healthy coconut oil, pack these flavorful bites in lunches or as a convenient on-the-go snack. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1/6 recipe each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 118; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 0g
5. NO-BAKE HIGH-PROTEIN GOLDEN MILK BITES | THE BIG MAN’S WORLD
Made with anti-inflammatory turmeric, these non-dairy, high-protein bites are free of refined sugars. Recipe makes 10 servings at 1 milk bite each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 130; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 9mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 4g