Low-Sodium Snacks Under 200 Calories for When You're Craving Something Salty
Jolly Time Healthy Pop Low-Sodium 100’s Microwave Popcorn
The Lowdown: (5 cups) 110 calories, 2g fat, 95mg sodium
This low-sodium snack has less than 100mg of sodium in a whole bag but will satisfy salty/crunchy cravings. You'll also get 5 grams of heart-healthy fiber.
Pumpkin Seeds in Shell, Dry-Roasted with a Dash of Table Salt
From The Ground UP Cauliflower Tortilla Chips
The Lowdown: (10 chips) 130 calories, 6g fat, 135mg sodium
Pass on your regular baked tortilla chips and scoop your cancer-fighting, lycopene-packed salsa or omega-3-rich guac—with tortilla chips made from cauliflower. (Related: 3 Guacamole Hacks from Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski)
The Lowdown: (1/2 cup in shell with a dash of coarse salt) 90 calories, 4g fat, 168mg sodium
Whole green soybeans eaten out of the pod are a great source of cholesterol-lowering soy protein. A half-cup serving provides 3 grams of fiber and 7 1/2 grams of protein, plus a little calcium, iron, and vitamin C.
Triscuit Fig & Honey
Kar's Roasted and Lightly Salted Sunflower Kernels
The Lowdown: (1 ounce) 170 calories, 15g fat, 115mg sodium
Grab these lightly salted and roasted sunflower seeds, which are rich in vitamin E and healthy fats, and use them as a topper on your salad—or just as a snack on their own!—next time you need something salty.
Snyder's of Hanover Sourdough Hard Pretzels
The Lowdown: (1 ounce) 110 calories, 0g fat, 90mg sodium
Okay, so they don't count toward your daily whole-grain servings, but this low-sodium snack will satisfy even the worst case of stress-induced munchies. They’re a much lighter in salt—and calories—than those puffy stadium soft pretzels.
Diced Watermelon with Crumbled Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinegar
The Lowdown: (1 cup diced watermelon, 1 ounces goat cheese, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar) 150 calories, 9g fat, 149mg sodium
This low-sodium snack will rock your world if you’re fond of fruit and feta salads. Goat cheese offers a similar sensation for about a third of the sodium and fewer calories. (Then put the rest of that goat cheese to good use in these brunch tartlets.)
Roasted and Salted No-Shell Wonderful Pistachios
The Lowdown: (1/4 cup) 150 calories, 13g fat, 135mg sodium
Crunchy pistachios are a fabulous low-sodium snack for kids and kids at heart. And the fiber and protein-packed in a handful-sized serving are an extra bonus. (Related: These Benefits of Fiber Make It the Most Important Nutrient in Your Diet)