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200 Calorie Snack Ideas (What to Eat & Not to Eat)

200 Calorie Snack Ideas (What to Eat & Not to Eat)

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].

Challenge Yourself

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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Christina Sando, PT, DPT
When she’s not working, Christina enjoys surfing, running, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.
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