According to USDA the average person requires 2,000-2,500 calories per day. Whether you are trying to lose, maintain, or gain weight, or are just simply curious about how many calories different foods contain, here is a list of 200 calorie examples. You might be surprised to find that portion sizes may range significantly for some of your healthy and unhealthier choices:
HEALTHIER SNACK CHOICES
- 1 apple with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- 1 apple with string cheese
- 10 carrot sticks and 2 tablespoons of creamy veggie dip
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 protein bar (average)
- 2 large hard-boiled eggs
- ¼ cup or 38 almonds
- 1 cup of cereal (choose varieties with less sugar!) with 1 cup of milk
- 6oz of yogurt (Greek or regular can work) with 1 cup of strawberries
- Sandwich thin with 3oz of turkey
- 14oz orange juice
UNHEALTHIER SNACK CHOICES
- 40 mini Rold Gold pretzels
- 1 Snickers bar
- 10 tortilla chips with ½ cup of salsa
- ¼ cup of chocolate chips
- ½ cup frozen yogurt
- 32oz of Gatorade
- 12oz can of cola (about 140 calories)
How many calories are in your favorite snack? Are there some healthier swaps you could make? Leave a comment below or send us an email at [email protected].
Looking for a fun way to challenge yourself to munch healthy? Screenshot or print out the image below and aim to try three snacks in a row each week!
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