New and Improved Low-Calorie Snacks to Tame Cravings
Snack Awards 2015
You want between-meal treats that conquer your cravings, fill you up, and are good for you. Done! We tested hundreds of new snacks to bring you the 20 tastiest—all for under 200 calories. (Feel like cooking? Then whip up one of these 6 Feel-Like-You're-Cheating Low-Calorie Snacks.)
Rhythm Superfoods Asian Citrus Broccoli Bites
Squeeze in an extra serving of vegetables with these addictive snacks, which contain seeds and nuts for added protein (7 grams per serving) and fiber (4 grams per serving) and provide more than a day’s worth of your recommended amount of vitamin C.
The New Primal Free-Range Turkey Jerky
This isn’t your standard convenience-store jerky. It’s healthy and all-natural and has 12 grams of protein. “A good postworkout pick-me-up,” a tester said.
Sargento Natural Pepper Jack Cheese Balanced Breaks
Each pre-portioned tray comes with cheese cubes, honey-roasted peanuts, and raisins. And while it’s a little higher in fat than some of our other picks, the staying power provided by 7 grams of protein makes this 170-calorie combo totally worth it.
Biena Foods Habañero Chickpea Snacks
These hot bites give you 5 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and a super satisfying crunch that comes from dry roasting rather than frying. Testers flipped over the spicy-salty flavor.
Wholly Guacamole Spicy Homestyle Minis
Kellogg’s Special K Salt and Vinegar Cracker Chips
“Light and airy” with “great crunch,” testers said about this cross between a cracker and a chip. Good thing a 25-crisp serving has only 120 calories, because once you start munching on them, you won’t want to stop.
Blue Diamond Bold Sriracha Almonds
These nuts have “just the right amount of spice.” They’re heart healthy too, with plenty of protein (6 grams per ounce) and fiber (3 grams per ounce) to keep you full.
Angie’s Boomchickabites Fruit and Nut Ancient Grain Popcorn Clusters
Kettle corn fans will love this sweet and salty mix of popcorn, other popped whole grains (sorghum and amaranth), pomegranates, and cashews. It clocks in at just 110 calories for a half-cup serving. (You can also make your own delicious popcorn concoction. Try these creative Healthy Popcorn Recipes with Tricked-Out Toppings.)
Clif Organic Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Raspberry Trail Mix Bars
This combo of dried fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate tastes as decadent as a candy bar. Whether you’ve got a workout or afternoon meetings, the 190-calorie, gluten-free treat will help you power through.
Kettle Brand Pepperoncini Potato Chips
With all the spice and tangy flavor of Italian peppers and just enough heat, these chips quickly won us over. And their 150 calorie count per serving sealed the deal.
Ciao Bella Blueberry Passion Fruit Sorbetto
Sweet-tart passion fruit is swirled with summer-sweet blueberries in this refreshing, delicious treat. With just 110 calories per half-cup serving, you can scoop yourself a dish any night of the week.
Tribe Fiery Sriracha Hummus
Sriracha and red pepper flakes add plenty of heat to this creamy hummus, which wowed our testers. We also love the clean ingredients list, which includes chickpeas, tahini, canola oil, salt, and spices.
Chobani Flip Salted Caramel Crunch
Caramel-flavored Greek yogurt meets pretzels, nuts, and chocolate chips for a salty-sweet-creamy-crunchy match made in heaven. It’s perfect as a dessert that feels indulgent for just 190 calories or as a great high-protein (12 grams per serving) snack.
Kerrygold Soft & Creamy Dubliner Cheese Wedges
“So rich, it tastes decadent,” testers said. But it’s not. These little 45-calorie wedges are made with milk from grass-fed cows and are the perfect size for an anytime bite. Pair one with apple slices for a filling snack.
Dannon Light & Fit Mixed Berry Protein Shake
Talk about convenient: This ready-to-drink, 140-calorie shake delivers 12 grams of protein to help your muscles recover after a tough workout. It also packs 40 percent of your daily calcium needs and a filling 5 grams of fiber.
365 Everyday Value Tropical Greens Fruit & Veggie Bars
Our testers fell hard for this 100-calorie “yummy summer treat” that combines banana, kiwi, and pear with kale and spinach. Thanks to its sweet and fruity taste, you’ll be hooked too. (And try these Healthy Popsicles That Hit the Spot on Hot Summer Days.)
Attune Graham Honey Crisps
Made with whole grains, these organic, lightly sweetened cookies have three times as much fiber as other graham crackers. A serving of five is only 120 calories, so go ahead and enjoy them with some fruit and cheese.
Fruttata Pineapple Crisps
With pineapple as the only ingredient, these sweet crisps are an easy, all-natural way to eat more fruit on the go. At just 39 calories per single-serving package, snacking doesn’t get much healthier than this.
Van’s Soft Baked Whole Grain Cranberry Almond Granola Clusters
Most brands of granola are high-cal and loaded with sugar. Not this gluten-free version, which has just 130 calories and 7 grams of sugar per serving yet is satisfyingly sweet and chewy.