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Small Snacks

Sep 1, 2015

We’ve all been there: hunger striking before dinnertime, a sudden craving for something sweet, the need for a quick boost before working out. The solution? A small and satisfying snack that won't tip that calorie count over the edge—after all, a quick nibble can easily turn into the calorie equivalent of a full-blown meal. Here are 10 flavorful, low-calorie treats that can please any palate while still leaving room for dinner.

1: Frozen Grapes

28 grapes (about 1 scant cup), placed in the freezer for 2+ hours

2: Nuts 'n’ Berries

2/3 cup blueberries sprinkled with 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

3: Chocolate Milk

6 ounces skim milk mixed with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup

4: Cinnamon Applesauce

1 cup unsweetened applesauce, sprinkled with cinnamon

5: Skinny S’more

2 graham cracker squares with 8 roasted miniature marshmallows and 1 teaspoon dark chocolate chips

6: Cinnamon Graham Crackers and Peanut Butter

2 graham cracker squares with 1 teaspoon peanut butter, sprinkled with cinnamon

7: Pistachios

25 kernels

8: Chips and Salsa

10 baked tortilla chips with 1/4 cup salsa

9: Apples and Peanut Butter

1/2 slice apple dipped into 1/2 tablespoon natural peanut butter

10: Cottage Cheese Melon Boat

3/4 cup melon balls with 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese


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