While planning your three main meals each day is important, having a stash of healthy, calorie controlled healthy eating snacks is also key to weight loss success.
If you’re not prepared, and you don’t have healthy eating snacks on hand/prepared, this can end up being the point where your healthy eating habits are sabotaged by hunger, low insulin levels and a lagging metabolism. Yogurt berries
Having a ready supply of healthy snacks in your pantry, fridge, desk or handbag means that that Kit Kat bar is far less appealing. Being able to see a whole range of yummy alternative also means that you’re more likely to make a positive choice that be guided by hunger.
Ideally, a snack should be no more than 200 – 250 calories. By allocating this many calories, you’re still able to maintain your daily count while enjoying your normal meals. But the best way to work out your calorie allowance is to work out your BMR and then from that you can work out if your calories for your snacks need to be under 200 or over – depending on your daily energy needs.

15 snacks under 200 calories.

  1. 1/2 cup of low fat Greek yoghurt with 1/2 cup fresh berries – 120 calories
  2. Veggie sticks and 1/4 cup low fat hummus – 170 calories
  3. Apple slices (1 apple) + 1 tbsp natural peanut butter – 175 calories
  4. 2 cups of air popped popcorn – 62 calories
  5. 1/2 cup roasted pepitas – 143 calories
  6. 1 banana with 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter – 190 calories
  7. 1 handful of baked corn chips with 1/2 cup salsa – 180 calories
  8. 1 sliced tomato with 4 slices of mozzarella cheese – 180 calories
  9. 1 can of tuna in springwater – 80 calories
  10. 1/2 cup dried apricots – 100 calories
  11. 1 cup of cherries – 87 calories
  12. 3/4 cup Greek yoghurt with 1 tbsp honey – 160 calories
  13. Frozen banana slices from 1 banana – 105 calories
  14. 1 1/2 cups of frozen grapes – 60 calories
  15. 1 hard boiled egg – 80 calories

For more great healthy snack ideas, check out the snacking suggestions on the Lose Baby Weight website.

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