Healthy Snacks on the Geaux

If you want a healthy, low-calorie snack but don’t want to pay the extra

for convenience, here are some healthy snacks you can prepare yourself. You’ll

save money, reduce waste, and stay fuller longer with these 100- to 200-calorie

ideas that you can portion yourself.

  1. Raisins (50 or about 1 oz.): 85 calories
  2. Skim milk latte (8oz.): 85 calories
  3. Low-fat cottage cheese (4oz.) with 2 canned pear halves (in own juice): 80 calories
  4. Air-popped popcorn (3 cups or 1 oz.): 95 calories
  5. Graham crackers (8 small rectangles or 2 full squares): 100 calories
  6. Thin pretzel sticks (48 sticks or 1 oz.): 100 calories
  7. Celery (5 pieces) with peanut butter (1 Tbsp): 100 calories
  8. Unsweetened applesauce (1 cup): 100 calories
  9. Apple (small) with low-fat cheese (2 oz.): 150 calories
  10. Baby carrots (10) with hummus (1/4 cup): 150 calories
  11. Peanuts (a handful or 1 oz.): 175 calories
  12. Raw or toasted almonds (23 whole or 1 oz.): 170 calories
  13. Walnuts (14 halves or 1 oz.): 190 calories
  14. Pecans (20 halves or 1 oz.): 200 calories
  15. Low-fat yogurt (6 oz.): 175 calories (or less)
  16. Tortilla chips (12 chips or 1 oz.) with salsa (1/2 cup): 175 calories
  17. Whole wheat crackers (10) with peanut butter (1/2 Tbsp): 175 calories

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(Shakera Williams, M.P.H. is Assistant Nutrition Extension Agent- FCS for Webster/Claiborne parishes. Contact her at (318) 371-1371.)


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