25 Low Calorie Snacks

Diet and fitness in today’s culture can often feel as though someone has pushed the fast-forward button: “Lose 5kilos in 5 days!”, “15-minute single-pot dinners!” “10 minutes to the best abs of your life!”

As much as you might like to see results quicker than you can refresh Instagram, fitness and nutrition are take a bit more planning and patience. We want to make one step a little easier for you by providing 25 low-calorie snacks, with prep time ranging from “sprinting out the door to Pilates” to weekend prep with a flat white.

25 Low Calorie Snacks

  1. Carrot Sticks with Hummus
  2. String Cheese
  3. Rice Cakes
  4. Edamame
  5. Raw Almonds
  6. Air Popped Popcorn
  7. Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and Pico de Gallo
  8. Frozen Grapes
  9. Banana and Peanut Butter Wrap
  10. Cucumber Sandwiches
  11. Light Cottage Cheese
  12. Apples with Peanut Butter
  13. Hard-boiled Egg
  14. Berries
  15. Non-fat Greek Yogurt
  16. Roasted Chickpeas
  17. Bell Pepper Slice
  18. Mini Quesadilla
  19. Freeze-dried Fruit
  20. Cheese and Rice Crackers
  21. Pretzel Sticks
  22. Broccoli and Cauliflower with Low-fat Dressing
  23. Baked Sweet Potato ChipsSmall Skinny Latte
  24. Small Skinny Latte
  25. Avocado w Balsamic Glaze and Sea Salt
  • Carrot Sticks with Hummus: 100 calories in 75 grams of baby carrots, 1tbsp hummus
    • Baby carrots and hummus provide essential vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and protein. A reusable container of each and your snack is ready.
  • String Cheese: 80 calories in 1 cheese stick
    • Loaded with protein and pre-packaged for easy planning, string cheese has been a long-time snack favourite.
  • Rice Cakes: 70 calories in 2 rice cakes (18 grams)
    • So many different flavours to choose from, it’s easy to satisfy a sweet or savory craving with a bit of crunch.
  • Edamame: 120 calories in 100 grams, ¾ cup
    • Can be purchased frozen or fresh, and with a little prep work, a classic salty snack is ready that travels well and offers 11 grams of protein.
  • Raw Almonds: 100 calories in 25 grams, 19 pieces
    • Remembering portion control is the trick to this nutrient and protein-dense snack. Easy to store and transport, and great for a quick afternoon boost.
  • Air Popped Popcorn: 60 calories in 150 grams, 2 cups
    • Additional salt and butter can make this classic snack higher in calories, but air popping and adding your favourite spices instead keep it a healthy and satisfying snack.
  • Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and Pico de Gallo: 140 calories in 10 chips, 31 calories in 100 grams, ¾ cup of pico de gallo
    • A classic TV or pre-dinner snack, low-salt or salt-free chips with fresh pico de gallo provide a serving of fresh vegetables (including vitamins and minerals) with a salty crunch.
  • Frozen Grapes: 100 calories in 140 grams, ¾ cup
    • A cold and sweet treat, just shy of a cup of frozen grapes offer crunch and flavor that is perfect for dessert!
  • Banana and Peanut Butter Wrap: 200 calories in prepared wrap
    • Prep here includes a small wheat tortilla, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and half a banana. Over 150 calories, but will never leave you hungry for more.
  • Cucumber Sandwiches: 120-200 calories per sandwich (based on fillings)
    • Cucumber slices can be a refreshing and low-calorie alternative to crackers, and pair great with low-fat cheese slices, deli meet, or cream cheese.
  • Light Cottage Cheese: 81 calories per 65 grams, ½ cup
    • Any time of day can be perfect for this simple and filling snack. Mix it up by sprinkling with your preferred spices or even fresh fruit.
  • Apples with Peanut Butter: 50 calories in ½ medium apple, 94 calories in 1tbsp of peanut butter
    • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, half an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter takes less than a minute to prepare and can keep you full until your next meal.
  • Hard-boiled Egg: 78 calories in 1 medium egg
    • 6-8 minutes for 6 grams of pack-and-peel protein make hard-boiled eggs hard to beat. Can store in the fridge up to a week!
  • Berries: 100 calories in 175-220 grams, 1 1/5 – 1 ½ cups (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries in order of amount to caloric value)
    • Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries. “Nature’s Candy”. Easy to buy fresh and abundant in peak season, great for on-the-go.
  • Non-fat Greek Yogurt: 137 calories in 285 grams , 1 cup
    • Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and also probiotics. Easy to find in pre-packaged containers that travel well, low-sugar options are best.
  • Roasted Chickpeas: 270 calories in 280 grams, 1 cup
    • Protein-rich at 15g per cup with a light crunch, canned chickpeas are cheap and so easy to warm up in a pan at home with your favorite seasons. Store in an air-tight container and snack throughout the day.
  • Bell Pepper Slices: 20 calories in 100 grams, 1 cup
    • Fresh vegetables are a one-step prep: chop! Throw in a reusable container and take with you wherever you go.
  • Mini Quesadilla: 150 calories in 1 mini quesadilla
    • Two ingredients: tortilla, cheese. Fold 25 grams of your favourite cheese into a small whole wheat tortilla and warm in a pan, in the oven, or even quickly in the microwave.
  • Freeze-dried Fruit: 100 calories in 34 grams, 1/3 cup
    • Dried fruit can often carry extra sugar; freeze-dried fruit is prepared differently and maintains more of the fruits’ health benefits.
  • Cheese and Rice Crackers: 110 calories in 28 grams cheese (1 slice), 50 calories in 4 rice crackers
    • An easy choice for mid-morning or mid-afternoon, 1 slice of cheese separated onto 4 crackers will provide a portioned amount of calories and satisfy salty cravings.
  • Pretzel Sticks: 120 calories in 7 sticks, 50 grams
    • Satisfy carb cravings with lightly-salted pretzel sticks. Great for a TV snack or out the door.
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower with Low-fat Dressing: 30 calories in 185 grams, 1 cup vegetables, 60 calories in 2 tbsp low-fat dressing
    • Easy to transport or serve with an afternoon tea spread, raw vegetables are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. Add 2tbsp of low-fat dressing to mix it up.
  • Baked Sweet Potato Chips: 100 calories in 65 grams, 1/3 cup
    • Weekend prep guarantees this snack is always at hand. Thin-slice a quarter of a sweet potato, lay on a tray with a drizzle of olive oil and your favourite seasoning, cook at 200c for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
  • Small Skinny Latte: 110 calories in small latte
    • Arguably Melbourne’s favorite snack! Take away, for here, or in your Keep Cup, there’s no question with this quick snack.
  • Avocado w Balsamic Glaze and Sea Salt: 200 calories in ½ avocado with glaze and salt
    • A rich savory treat, the avocado skin acts as the bowl in this snack leaving virtually no tidying. Halve an avocado, drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle sea salt on top. Nutrient-dense and full of essential fats, this snack is sure to impress.

Author: Sim K