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45 Snacks to Satisfy Hunger, All Under 150 Calories

Sep 22 2014 - 12:03am

There's so much more to snacking than cheese and crackers! Here are 45 different mouthwatering, hunger-curbing snacks to enjoy every day of the month (and then some!) — all at 150 calories or fewer.

Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries

How do you make juicy, sweet strawberries even better? Pair them with chocolate, of course. The filling in these sweet morsels [1] is made with tofu and dates!

Calories: 78 for five strawberries

Fiber: 3.2 grams

Protein: 3.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

DIY Dried Cantaloupe

Dried cantaloupe [2] is chewy, sweet, and similar to the flavor and texture of dried mango.

Calories: 25 per serving

Fiber: 0.5 grams

Protein: 0.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Carrot Chips

Made with carrots and baked instead of fried, these crunchy gems [3] are a much healthier alternative to traditional potato chips.

Calories: 79 per serving

Fiber: 4.1 grams

Protein: 1.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Yogurt- and Chia-Covered Frozen Grapes

Adorable, easy to make, and naturally sweet, these mini popsicles [4] should be kept in your freezer for when ice cream cravings strike for a quick frozen treat you'll feel good indulging in.

Calories: 52 for 10 grapes

Fiber: 2.1 grams

Protein: 2.7 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

No-Bake Vegan Brownies

Craving a chewy, chocolatey brownie, are you? These no-bake treats [5] not only spare you having to turn on the oven during a hot and humid day, but this sugar-, gluten-, and dairy-free recipe is also just 59 calories per fudgey bite.

Calories: 118 for two brownie bites

Fiber: 2.6 grams

Protein: 3.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Carrot Cake Protein Balls

These no-bake protein balls [6] are sweet, nutty, and soft, and they're cake-like without a drop of flour.

Calories: 88 for one ball

Fiber: 1.3 grams

Protein: 3.3 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Monkey Flip Recovery Smoothie

Made with bananas, Greek yogurt, and coconut water, this sweet smoothie [7] is perfect after a workout.

Calories: 146 for half the recipe

Fiber: 1.9 grams

Protein: 3.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Striped Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather

This homemade apple cinnamon fruit leather [8] might be one of the easiest snacks you'll ever make.

Calories: 144 for eight pieces

Fiber: 4.8 grams

Protein: 0.8 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Strawberry Banana Creams

This healthy low-calorie dessert [9] tastes like oh-so-decadent strawberry cheesecake. It's made with a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, so it's a cinch to whip up; you'll be amazed it's under 150 calories per serving.

Calories: 145 for eight strawberries

Fiber: 4 grams

Protein: 8.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Almond Butter Apricot Bites

If you're craving a sweet, cookie-like snack that's high in protein and flavor but don't want the hassle (and temperature) of an oven, then whip up these quick and easy almond butter apricot bites [10].

Calories: 118 for two bites

Fiber: 2.4 grams

Protein: 2.6 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Creamy Peanutty Apples With Grapes

Craving something crunchy and nutty but don't want all the calories and fat that come along with straight-up peanut butter? Here's a sweet low-cal alternative [11] that's also high in protein.

Calories: 151 for six apple slices

Fiber: 3.1 grams

Protein: 8.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

DIY Dried Mango

Save triply on money, calories, and chemicals by making your own homemade chewy treat [12] — all you need are ripe mangoes and an oven.

Calories: 67 per serving

Fiber: 2 grams

Protein: 0.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Cucumber Cups With Tapenade

When it's time to snack, swap salty crackers for these refreshing cucumber cups [13].

Calories: 88 for five cups

Fiber: 2.6 grams

Protein: 1.6 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Mango Red Pepper Salsa

If you've never made your own salsa [14], it couldn't be easier — just dice up everything, stir it in a bowl, and allow the flavors to mix and mingle in the fridge.

Calories: 68 per serving

Fiber: 2.7 grams

Protein: 1.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Banana Smoothie Muffins

Why not combine a smoothie recipe with banana bread to make banana smoothie muffins [15]?

Calories: 155 per muffin

Fiber: 1.5 grams

Protein: 2.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Edamame and Pear Crostinis

Whip up this quick crostini featuring edamame [16], fresh mint, Romano cheese, and pears.

Calories: 62 per crostini

Fiber: 1.1 grams

Protein: 2.9 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Peanut Butter Banana Smudgies

This snack that could pass as dessert [17] is completely dairy-free, contains no added sugar, and tastes like an ice cream sandwich.

Calories: 92 per sandwich

Fiber: 1.1 grams

Protein: 1.9 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

These peanut butter protein balls [18] taste like chocolate chip cookie dough but offer the ideal blend of protein and carbs you need before a tough strength-training session.

Calories: 105 per ball

Fiber: 1.4 grams

Protein: 4.5 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Here's a spicy and high-fiber twist on the basic hummus recipe [19] using black beans instead of garbanzos.

Calories: 43 per serving

Fiber: 1.4 grams

Protein: 1.7 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas

High in protein and fiber, chickpeas offer a satisfying crunch when roasted, and if you toss them with a little honey and cinnamon [20], you'll have a sweet treat that will also give you a boost of energy.

Calories: 146 per serving

Fiber: 4.5 grams

Protein: 6.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Mango Ice Cream

Ice cream for a snack? Why not. This one is dairy-free [21] and made with only two ingredients— frozen mango and frozen banana. Top it with granola or nuts for a healthy snack.

Calories: 150 per serving

Fiber: 4.6 grams

Protein: 1.3 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Crisp Balls

Perfect for the Summer since you don't have to turn on the oven, these no-bakes [22] are made with all-natural ingredients like crunchy peanut butter, oats, and unsweetened coconut. They make an irresistible snack before or after a workout.

Calories: 79 per ball

Fiber: 1.2 grams

Protein: 3.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Homemade Strawberry Fruit Leather

With a food processor, an oven, and a lazy afternoon, it's easy to whip up a batch of fresh-tasting fruit leathers [23] for a fraction of the cost.

Calories: 15 per piece

Fiber: 1 gram

Protein: 0.3 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Tabbouleh Salad

This tabbouleh salad [24] is high in iron, manganese, and vitamins C and A, all important nutrients for the body, and the parsley, lemon, and mint each contain natural detoxing properties. Pair it with some fresh pita for a zesty snack.

Calories: 137 per serving

Fiber: 4.1 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread

This sweet and fruity spread [25] complements the saltiness of the crackers to satisfy salty-sweet cravings in no time.

Calories: 42 per serving

Fiber: 1.5 grams

Protein: 0.7 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Roasted Edamame

Roasting these fiber-filled soybeans [26] brings extra crunch and flavor, and serves as a satisfying post-workout snack packed with muscle-building protein.

Calories: 102 per serving

Fiber: 3.5 grams

Protein: 8.9 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Flat-Belly Smoothie

Sip on this deliciously sweet smoothie [27] packed with ingredients that fight belly fat and reduce bloating. It's meant for breakfast, so just halve the recipe to make this smoothie for a snack.

Calories: 142

Fiber: 2.5 grams

Protein: 6.7 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Turkey, Broccoli, and Egg Muffins

Here's a gluten-free, savory snack [28] you can make ahead of time.

Calories: 150 per muffin

Fiber: 0.7 grams

Protein: 12.3 grams

Photo: Leta Shy

Soy-Wasabi Spread

Full of essential nutrients like folate and calcium, this tangy soy-wasabi spread [29] offers a quick punch of protein and only takes 10 minutes to prepare.

Calories: 96 per serving

Fiber: 1.5 grams

Protein: 3.1 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Frozen Nutty Banana Nibblers

These frozen nibblers [30] make a much healthier alternative to ice cream, and because they're bite-sized, you can nosh on a little something sweet whenever your sweet-tooth cravings strike.

Calories: 142 for six nibblers

Fiber: 3.5 grams

Protein: 3.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Cucumber Tofu Rolls

Tofu usually shows up as part of a full meal, but it also makes a delicious and satisfying snack. Prepare tofu ahead of time and store it in the fridge to whip up these protein-packed vegan cucumber tofu rolls [31] in a matter of minutes.

Calories: 117 for three rolls

Fiber: 1.1 grams

Protein: 4.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Paleo Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters

In the mood for a dessert-like snack? These dark chocolate nut clusters [32] are made with less than five ingredients.

Calories: 123 for three clusters

Fiber: 2.7 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Photo: Jaime Young

Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

Here's a gluten-free, savory snack that tastes like pizza [33], but is made with the goodness of quinoa, a whole grain packed with fiber and protein.

Calories: 144 for three bites

Fiber: 2.1 grams

Protein: 8.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

DIY Fruit and Nut Bars

These homemade fruit and nut bars [34] are made with almonds, dates, and raisins.

Calories: 148 per bar

Fiber: 3.3 grams

Protein: 3.9 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Frozen Yogurt Cupcakes

These frozen yogurt cupcakes [35] are made with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, and bananas; and while low in calories, fat, and cholesterol, they're still lusciously sweet and smooth.

Calories: 150 for five cupcakes

Fiber: 1 gram

Protein: 15 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Almond Quinoa Stuffed Strawberries

These strawberry bites [36] are filled with a chocolatey mashed banana-quinoa mixture, and topped with chopped raw almonds, so they're packed with rich flavor as well as fiber and protein.

Calories: 118 for six strawberries

Fiber: 3.2 grams

Protein: 3.1 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Blueberry Chia Muffins

Chia seeds are a great source of protein, fiber, calcium, and omega-3s, and have been shown to help some individuals with weight loss. They're also an easy ingredient to throw into a baking recipe, like these gluten-free blueberry muffins [37].

Calories: 106 per muffin

Fiber: 2 grams

Protein: 1.6 grams

Photo: Jaime Young

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Not just for breakfast, these banana oatmeal bites [38] will satisfy your cookie cravings.

Calories: 148 for two bites

Fiber: 2.8 grams

Protein: 4.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Almond Cherry Chunks of Energy

Vegan and gluten-free, these protein-packed nutty nuggets [39] are the perfect post-workout snack.

Calories: 152 for three bites

Fiber: 1.5 grams

Protein: 6.9 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Hummus

While slices of crunchy apple and fresh strawberries are sweet enough on their own, isn't everything better with chocolate? Spruce up your basic snack by pairing it with this smooth and mousse-like protein-packed chocolate dip [40].

Calories: 107 per serving

Fiber: 3.9 grams

Protein: 4.7 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

High-Protein Banana and PB Snack

Here's an easy way to increase the protein [41] of the basic banana-and-peanut-butter snack to 13.6 grams.

Calories: 156 per serving

Fiber: 4.1 grams

Protein: 13.6 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Vegan Banana Apple Chunk Bread

Made with less sugar than a traditional loaf [42], it's naturally sweet from the bananas, apples, and applesauce. It's perfect for a snack but also delicious enough to devour as an after-dinner treat.

Calories: 147 per slice

Fiber: 1.9 grams

Protein: 2.4 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

With fewer than 155 calories per serving and lots of vitamin A, these crisp and satisfying wedges [43] are perfect to bake up the next time you're jonesing for some french-fried goodness (just sub soy yogurt for Greek yogurt in the spicy chipotle-pepper dip).

Calories: 154 per serving

Fiber: 2.9 grams

Protein: 4.4 grams

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Banana Strawberry Apple Grape Muffins

These naturally sweet, moist muffins are sugar-free [44] and also vegan, which cuts down on the cholesterol and saturated fats.

Calories 100 per muffin

Fiber: 1.7 grams

Protein: 1.5 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Roma, Red Pepper, and Sun Gold Bruschetta

Roma tomatoes are firm and succulent, and the sun golds add a touch of sweetness to this simple bruschetta recipe [45]. Throw in some red bell pepper for a satisfying crunch and fresh mozzarella for complementary and creamy saltiness.

Calories: 107 per piece

Fiber: 2.1 grams

Protein: 4.2 grams

Photo: Jenny Sugar


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