20 Snack Ideas Under 250 Calories

Don't go hungry trying to keep your tummy flat! You won't have to feel guilty about munching on these quick and easy snacks.

#1: Tortilla Chips with Cheese.
Spread a 1-ounce bag baked tortilla chips (or 18 baked tortilla chips) on a microwave-safe plate. Top with 1/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese. Heat 45 seconds to 2 minutes in microwave (watch) until melted.

#2: Apple with Peanut Butter.
Have 1 apple topped with 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Drink 1 cup fat-free milk.

#3: Applesauce. Have 1 convenience-size single-serving container of unsweetened applesauce. Serve with 30 peanuts.

#4: Banana and Chocolate Dip.
Prepare a dip using 3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup. Serve with 1 sliced banana. Spear each banana slice with a toothpick for dipping fun.

#5: Pears Drizzled with Chocolate.
Open a can of pear halves packed in juice or water. Serve 1 canned pear half drizzled with 1 1/2 tablespoons chocolate syrup and topped with 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts. Serve with 1 cup fat-free milk.

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#6: Raisin-Nut Cluster.

Mix 2 tablespoons raisins with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 teaspoon maple extract. Top with 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar. Place in a small paper cup and freeze. Serve slightly thawed.

#7: Frozen Grapes.
Put 1 1/2 cups grapes in the freezer for several hours. Eat right out of the freezer - they're like candy! Serve with 1 string cheese stick.

#8: Pita and Hummus.
Dip a 5-inch-diameter whole-wheat pita (check label and have 100 calories worth) into 1/3 cup hummus. Have 1/2 cup cucumber slices or other vegetable on the side.

#9: Instant Chili.
Prepare 1 cup Fantastic Foods Cha Cha Chili (or other instant bean dish for 250 calories) according to package directions.

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#10: Banana Smoothie.
In a blender, combine 1 small, ripe banana, 1 ice cube, and 2 teaspoons honey with 1/2 cup fat-free milk and 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt.

#11: SlimFast Bar and Nuts.
Your choice of any SlimFast bar with 1/8 cup pistachios (about 10).

#12: Waffle with Peanut Butter.
Toast 1 whole-grain waffle and top with 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter.

#13: Cottage Cheese and Fruit.
Have 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese with 1/2 cup cut fruit, any variety, OR choose 1 Breakstone's Cottage Cheese Doubles (prepackaged snack with cottage cheese on one side and fruit on the other).

#14: Tangy Treat.
Have 6 ounces pineapple juice (easy to find in some vending machines) with 1 Wasa crispbread cracker and 1 string cheese stick.

#15: Café au Lait and Muffin.
Mix 1 cup brewed coffee with 1 cup fat-free milk and 1 teaspoon sugar. Serve with 1 mini blueberry muffin (such as Hostess Snack Cakes mini blueberry muffins).

#16: Apricots and Crackers.
Have 6 dried apricot halves with three 2 1/2-inch graham cracker squares topped with 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter.

#17: Fruit, Cheese, and Nuts.
Serve 1 ripe medium pear or 1 medium apple with 1 string cheese stick. Toss in 6 whole almonds.

#18: Maple Milk and Crackers with Peanut Butter
Heat 1 cup fat-free milk and stir in 1 teaspoon maple syrup. Serve with 2 Wasa crispbread crackers each topped with 1 teaspoon peanut butter.

#19: Fruit with Toasted Nuts.
Serve 2 cups cut fruit, any variety, topped with 2 tablespoons toasted chopped walnuts.

#20: Mini Pizza.
Split 1 whole-wheat English muffin, top with 1/3 cup spaghetti sauce and 1 string cheese stick, sliced up. Bake in toaster oven until cheese is melted, about 3 to 5 minutes.

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