200 Calorie Snack Ideas

200 Calorie Snacks Ideas (PDF)
It is very important for your body to have 3 balanced meals everyday, including 2‐3 snacks in between each meal. Eating three healthy meals and 2‐3 snacks throughout the day helps keep your body fueled and full of energy. Plus if you are
well prepared, you will be less tempted to eat unhealthy foods when you are hungry.

A typical snack should consist of approximately 200 calories. So what does that look like? Try these suggestions:

  • 1 medium apple sliced with 2 tbsp of reduced fat peanut butter
  • 1 cup strawberries, ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 23 dry roasted almonds: equals 163 calories and is a great source of protein!
  • Haagen‐Dazs All Natural All Frozen Yogurt in Peach: A ½ cup is 170 calories and gives you 20% of your daily calcium needs!
  • Honey Ham and Lettuce: Take four slices of fat free honey ham and two teaspoons of mustard and roll it in a slice of lettuce
  • Fruit Smoothie: Add 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries and 1 cup of skim milk and blend. *add ice if desired.
  • Walnuts: ¼ cup of walnuts are 200 calories
  • Soy Cheese and Crackers: 1 oz soy cheese (1 large slice) and 3‐5 of your favorite whole grain crackers
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie: 6 oz skim milk, ¾ cup of diced strawberries and banana, 1 Tablespoon (1 large spoonful) chocolate syrup and 1 cup of ice.
  • Popcorn & Mrs. Dash: 3 cups of air‐popped popcorn sprinkled with Mrs.Dash or your favourite low‐sodium seasoning.
  • Tuna and Crackers: 2 oz (about 5 large spoonfuls) of canned tuna over 3‐6 whole grain crackers

Tip To Remember: Snacking in between meals helps you stay feeling full and prevents hunger cravings. Making smart snack choices that are approximately 200 calories promotes attaining a healthy body weight.
Written by: Kara Scott, U of M nutrition student and Susan Watson, BHNSc Registered Dietitian.

About alittlenutrition

Susan is passionate about teaching others how to achieve optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition and promoting fun ways to stay active. Susan has been a certified fitness instructor for over 8 years and enjoys teaching yoga, pilates, and fitball classes at Elite Fitness and Dance. However, her main interest in nutrition has led her in the direction of becoming a registered dietitian. Susan completed her undergrad in Human Nutritional Science at the University of Manitoba and has recently completed her dietetic internship with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Currently she is now combining her fitness skills with her nutrition knowledge and offering comprehensive nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Prior to becoming a dietitian, Susan worked as a sales executive for a variety of paint manufactures for over 10 years. She created innovative sales initiatives and marketing programs for corporate and independent retails stores. Now with her knowledge of nutrition and her business experience, she helps restaurants and food service operations create healthier meals options for their customers. Susan is highly involved in community health promotion, as she has been appointed to sit on the Recreation and Wellness Commission of Niverville and the Chair person for the South Eastman RHA District Health Advisory Council Western division. She is the co-founder of former the Niverville Active Living and she has put on many community health promotion activities such as: * Lose It For Life - Weight loss / Lifestyle Transformation program * Family Fitness Month…Win A Will Contest * Niverville Fair ~ Smoothie Booth * Community Cholesterol Reduction Challenge * Cooking On A Budget * Couch Potato Race She is a member of the College of Dietitians of Manitoba, Dietitians of Canada, Manitoba Fitness Council and the Canadian Obesity Network. In her spare time, Susan enjoys cooking for her family, gardening, photography and being physically active outdoors with her husband and friends.
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