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30 Snack Ideas with Calorie Count

London Reunion 2017

This year I have been working on my 'new normal'. As I get older, meal plans and workouts that worked a few years ago, do not seem to be effective any more. I decided to take the first few months of 2018 to figure out what works for my body now and how can I make sustainable changes. 

For the last 2 months I have been making an attempt to stay within 1600 calories in a day. I have not had any form of refined sugar for over a month. I have been working out for a minimum of four times a week. One thing I have NOT been doing is starving myself. Mostly because I cannot. I have found various options to satisfy my salt and sugar cravings. While I eat everything (except refined sugar and meat) I try and keep carbohydrates rich food to as minimum as possible and choose whole wheat over refined carbs as much as possible.

As requested my some of my readers below is a list of some of my go-to-snacks. While there are a lot of fruit options on this list, I do not have more than 3 fruits in a days. The idea is to mix and match and stay within the 1,600 calories while staying nourished and full. I hope you find the list useful. 

Satisfy your sweet tooth

1. 1⁄2 medium apple, baked, topped with 1 Tbsp lowfat yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon (45 calories)
2. 1⁄2 small banana, (50 calories)
3. 5 Full pitted date (50 calories) 
4. 1 miniature box of raisins (45 calories)
5. 5 Medium Strawberries (25 calories)
6. 1⁄2 cup strawberries with 21⁄2 Tbsp nonfat yogurt (47 calories)
7. 14 seedless red grapes (48 calories)
8. 1/2 Nakd Cocoa Orange Bar (70 calories) 

Indulge a salt craving

9. 11⁄2 cups salted air-popped popcorn (46 calories)
10. 1⁄4 cup shelled edamame with sea salt (37 calories)
11. 2 Dolmas (40 calories)
12. 1 pretzel rod (37 calories)
13. 5 Lightly salted almonds (35 calories)
14. 1 medium sliced cucumber mixed with 1⁄2 cup chopped celery, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and salt to taste (45 calories)
15. 6 oz eight-vegetable juice (39 calories)
16. 1 kosher dill pickle (10 calories)
17. 1⁄2 cup plain fat-free yogurt sprinkled with 1 tsp sunflower seeds (49.6 calories)

Crunch and munch

18. 11⁄2 cups sugar snap peas (40 calories)
19. Small celery stalk smeared with 1⁄2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (49 calories)
20. 1⁄2 small apple with 1 tsp soy butter (46 calories)
21. 1 brown rice cake with 1 Tbsp sugar-free jam (44 calories)

Smooth and creamy

22. 1 Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb wedge spread on cucumber slices (35 calories)
23. 1 tsp almond butter (34 calories)
24. 1⁄2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt with fresh strawberry or blueberries (43 calories)
25. 1 oz avocado (about 1⁄8 of an avocado) squirted with lime (45 calories)

Solid standbys

26. 1 cup of mangoes (100 calories)
27. 1⁄2 apple (50 calories)
28. 1⁄2 cup peppers with 1 Tbsp yogurt dill dressing (45 calories)

Thirst quenchers

29. Lemon Sparkling Water (0 calories)
30. 12 oz Iced black coffee (with artificial sweetener if desired) (10 calories) 

Below are 10 Life Changes I have Made
• #LifeUpdate • I get a lot of DMs about food and fitness but I really suck at having cohesive answers for those. Here’s the basic outline of what my lifestyle looks like right now: 1) I maintain a food log and stay within 1600 calories per day NO-MATTER-WHAT. 2) I workout 5 times a week minimum. 3) I don’t drink aerated drinks. 4) I don’t drink alcohol. 5) It has been almost a month since I have had refined sugar. 6) I DO eat fruits in moderation. 7) I drink 90oz (2.5 liters) of water daily. 8) I check the menu of the restaurant and plan what I will be having in advance. 9) I take daily supplements. 10) I sleep 7 hours a day, minimum. | P.S. This is an Inside Out Quinoa Burger from #TrueFoodKitchen my go-to-Burger with nothing to feel guilty about. #True365 #TanviInDC #VegetarianSinceBirth #FitnessXTanvi
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Other Resources

You can find what protein supplement and bars I eat at my Amazon store (here). 

If you are on Instagram I share 'what I eat' frequently with portion size and calorie count. You can catch the previous meals in the "Food Choices: Highlights" on the profile page. You might have to view it on the mobile app as the Highlights are not available on the desktop version of Instagram

I also have a Pinterest board where I share all things 'Healthy Living' and plan to add more to the board over the next weeks.

You can also check out my previous posts on snacks (here) and health (here).


I hope you found this post helpful. 
Feel free to ask me any other questions you might have. 


  1. Great post and the recipe looks delicious :)

    - Marina


  2. Controlling one's food habit according to age is an inevitable part of life. But most of us failed to do this just because of our foodie nature and lack of self control. Thank you for sharing such useful guidelines. I am so sure that you are going to be successful in your focus to remain healthy while having tasty foods...

  3. First time commenting here even though I have been following your blog for a while now... Just what I was looking for my daughter...

  4. I find that the most difficult part of eating healthy are the snacks. Even if I have a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner, I always find myself eating a piece of chocolate or some biscuits as snacks. So your list of low calorie healthy snacks is very useful!

  5. I love finding posts like this, as I've recently started to make some life style changes in with my food and health. Thanks for the post.

  6. As I have become more strict with my diet lately, this comes in handy. I'm definitely down to try a few of these snacks for myself.

  7. I agree that we all need to make lifestyle changes as we get older and your list of go-to-snacks complete with the calorie count is very comprehensive.

  8. I know it's not for everybody but calorie counting definitely works and I love that you have different suggestions here for snacks. I'd love to take note of all of them! It's much appreciated!

  9. I love all these ideas. I would have never thought of half of them!! Can't wait to add them to my grocery list to switch things up a bit!

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this! I will definetely be making some of these yummy snacks!

    xo, lydia

  11. These all sound so yummy! I'll have to try them, thanks for sharing!


  12. This post was beyond helpful. Eating healthy is very difficult for me because i just love eating the junk food. Your list of snacks are healthy but the look like they taste good too.

  13. These snack ideas look amazing! I wasn't hungry but now I am. Thanks for sharing these delicious ideas!

  14. I love all these ideas, everything looks so delicious. I would love to try few this weekend. I agree with you, as I am growing older, I have already started working to change my lifestyle and diet.

  15. I seem to have the most difficult time finding yummy healthy snacks that fill me up. This is a great list. I like how many fruits and veggies you incorporate, as well as the nuts and Greek yogurt. Very healthy and yummy too!

  16. I'm always looking for new mid-day snacks to try - these sound delish!

  17. The list you have made is wonderful - I'm bookmarking it for future reference. One of my favorite snacks if I need a little added protein to a low calorie snack is a bit of almond butter with strawberries. Not as low calorie as these snacks, but it lasts me for a good part of the day!

  18. These are some delicious snack ideas too have. I will definitely check and try some of these. Thanks for sharing!! Very timely indeed!!

  19. This is a very helpful post. I am trying to cut down sugar and those sweet cravings can be difficult to deal with!

  20. Thank you so much for me - this is super handy and will be saving this for future reference x

  21. This is a great post Tanvi, so very helpful. I am all about the quick, easy and low calorie snacks!

  22. I so admire your discipline in eating healthy. I've been restricting myself eating refine sugar as well and it's been more than a month that I'm sticking to it. All is good but i still need to workout on my regular exercise.
    From: Calleigh K

  23. I am always eating a salty snack in the afternoon. Going to have to try some of these that you suggested.

  24. All of these idea's sound delicious. I'm definitely going to try some of the sweet replacement recipes.

    And bomb blog btw!

  25. These ideas are great and so healthy! Kudos for your determination about your healthy lifestyle Tanvi!

  26. Loving your snacking ideas! I'm always searching for new recipes.

  27. This is so helpful! All of this food look so delicious and nutritious!
    xo Jessica

  28. looks like great recipes, snaking is definitely my worst time!


  29. Am I nuts for saying that this post suddenly made me hungry? I guess I should whip up one of those snacks you suggested! I think it's great that you're finding options that satisfy cravings in a healthy way. I'm such a savory snack-lover that I'll have to keep your tips in mind when I have the mid-afternoon munchies at my desk! And I followed your healthy living Pinterest board for more ideas!

  30. Thank you for sharing these great munchies. What a treat! I have been on a low carb diet for a while and really struggle with sugar cravings. Going to bookmark and give these a try for sure.

  31. I am totally pinning this for later, because I need more snack ideas like these!

  32. I'm totally going to bake an apple. I think I may add something since I don't eat dairy . I also enjoy sparking lemon water. You are in the right direction

  33. When the semester starts at the university, I notice that I become hungry all the time. So, tips about some healthy, low calorie snacks are just what I need! Thank you!


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