Clean Eating 300 Calorie Snacks

This list of Clean Eating 300 Calorie Snacks is perfect to pin up on your fridge for quick reference!

I have to admit that this list was entirely a selfish endeavor.

A plate of sliced melon lays on an off white tablecloth. A bowl of apricots sits behind and to the left of it.
Photo by Karolina Grabowska

I’ve been struggling lately with a little bit of boredom in the kitchen. While I love to cook, every once in a while I hit a creative brick wall with the pots and pans. Kind of like writer’s block, only worse because if I don’t figure out what to cook, I don’t eat clean foods.

So I sat down and brainstormed a list that I thought you guys might find helpful as well. A list of snacks (or meals) that are around 300 calories. Some of them are exactly 300 calories and some of them are slightly over or slightly under. But not by much.

If you have any ideas to add to this list, I’m all ears! Well, actually I’m all eyes. But you get the idea.

Print The List For Your Fridge Here

Clean Eating 300 Calorie Snacks

  • 2 full-fat mozzarella cheese sticks and ¼ cup almonds
  • 2 full-fat mozzarella cheese sticks and 2 cups chopped apple
  • 1 cup 2% cottage cheese and ½ cup (mashed for measuring) banana
  • 3 ½ cups Coconut Popcorn
  • 3 oz. rotisserie chicken with 1 serving of baked almond asparagus
  • 1 serving spinach taco salad (raw spinach, ground turkey meat, and salsa with a few fresh toppings of your choice)
  • 6 Whole grain Ak Mak crackers with 1.5 oz. medium cheddar cheese
  • 1 serving homemade corn chips and ¼ cup Southwest Black Bean Dip Recipe
  • 1 sprouted whole grain bagel with 1 tbsp. nut butter
  • 1 sprouted whole grain bagel with ½ oz. full-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 sprouted whole grain bagel with 2 tbsp. cottage cheese and 2 thin apple slices
  • 1 medium apple and 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • ½ cup plain hummus and 20 baby carrots
  • Homemade soups portioned and frozen to grab later
  • 1 cup Hearty Bean Chowder with one slice of wholegrain bread.
  • Smoothies (the possibilities are endless!)
  • Protein bars
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs and 6 whole wheat Ak Mak crackers
  • 3 oz. full-fat Ricotta cheese with 2 tbsp. honey and 1 cup halved strawberries
  • 12 oz. Greek yogurt and 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ cup cottage cheese, 2 tbsp. salsa and 4 oz. chopped or sliced cucumbers
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs and 1 slice sprouted whole wheat toast

So that should give you a good start if you’ve been struggling like I have.  Now print this out and put it up on your fridge. Add to it as you find things you like, and cross off what you don’t. Soon you’ll have a “go-to” list that is tailored to your likes and needs!

This article from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 6/22/10.

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  1. OK, I like yogurt plain, so greek yogurt and some raw veggies would be good. I actually used some tonight as the dressing on my spinach and goat cheese salad.
    There was a recipe in one of the South Beach diet books that was ricotta with Splenda and cinnamon. I don’t use artificial sweeteners at all, so I just had ricotta with cinnamon and a few walnuts. Sometimes just ricotta and cinnamon and/or another sweet spice (ginger, coriander, cardamon, nutmeg, etc) is good; the spices make it sweet enough for me.
    “Ants on a log”=peanut butter and raisins on celery sticks.
    More when I think of them.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      That’s awesome Jodi! Thanks for sharing your ideas! I do remember that recipe from the South Beach books. I suppose if you needed a clean sweetener you could easily substitute agave. The latest South Beach book actually allows for agave in phase 1. I think probably because its so low on the glycemic index.

      I’ve never tried raisins with celery and PB. I’ll give it a try.

      Thanks again!

    2. I have a question. I am lactose intolerant and recently diagnosed with diverticulitis, so I can’t have dairy, nuts, seeds,and things with peels. Do you have any suggestions for clean eating snacks?
      Thank you,

      1. Kathy – Any seedless fruits, hard boiled eggs, homemade crackers, cut up veggies… there are a lot of options. I would sit down and make a list of portable foods you can have, and then put some snack packs together based on that list. Hope that helps!

  2. I’m using xylitol for the rare occasion I need to sweeten something, low glycemic load and doesn’t raise triglycerides like fructose does. When my Dad had a heart attack at 50 yo his cholesterol was fine, but his triglycerides were high. With my family history of diabetes (maternal grandmother, paternal grandfather, Daddy and my brother, one sister had gestational diabetes) it is something I need to be concerned about. (Insulin resistance aka pre-diabetes aka metabolic syndrome goes hand in hand with high triglycerides)

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jodi – I do use xylitol on rare occasions. But I try to avoid it because it’s processed.

      I will however get my triglycerides checked.


  3. thanks for this post..I have slipped and snacks are my hardest so I am making a bbetter plan to get stricter with eating clean!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Good for you Angela! Snacks are so important and often overlooked!

  4. Great list! I love to snack and I’m always looking for new healthy snacks to incorporate into my day.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ashleigh – I’m a snacker too! That’s really what appeals to me about clean eating. I love to eat all the time! lol

  5. I eat a lot of mixtures with cottage cheese and ricotta which are easy proteins. Here are some of my favorite combos: ricotta mixed with cinnamon, cashews, and touch of honey on peach halves or pineapple slices; cottage cheese, grapes, and walnuts; cottage cheese, salsa, and flaxseed; turkey slices spread with yogurt cheese, sprinkled with seasoning of choice, and a piece of asparagus or red pepper rolled up in it; sprouted grain tortilla spread with nut butter of choice, flaxseed, with a banana rolled inside; cottage cheese mixed with vanilla-maple yogurt and pecans; ricotta with blueberries, almonds,and cinnamon; hummus and cheese slices on a Mary’s Gone Crackers cracker. I’d better stop. I have to have a lot of variety so I have tons of different things. Hope these are helpful.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lori – Very helpful! Thank you!

  6. just loving your blog… sooo much info – I can get in trouble by staying on too long… good stuff on here! I am a Realtor with an aesthetician’s heart and loooooooooove to be in the kitchen as well cooking up wonderful meals for my family… so thanks again!!! I will be whipping up some of your recipes! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ghalya – Thank you so much! (Flattery will get you everywhere! lol)
      I hope you enjoy my recipes. Please come back and give your opinions as you try them!

      Take care.

  7. wow! I just found this blog and I’m so excited!!! Thank you so much this will help A LOT!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Claudia – You’re very welcome! Happy to have you on board!

  8. Wow this site helped a lot. me and buddies are just starting a weight lose diet. these snacks will make a big difference to my eating habbits at work ๐Ÿ™‚ im already excited to gety home and start my meal plan for tomorrow

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Justin – Wonderful! I’m so happy you found it helpful!

  9. I was wondering if you have a recipe for homemade protein bars. I just love (and trust) your recipes. Thought I’d ask you first before I googled the unknown…lol!
    Still enjoying your blog!!

  10. I really like to take Fresh Strawberries, about a 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt and a tsp. of agave and mix it up, or put the yogurt and agave on top. It helps with my sweet tooth in the middle of the day! Super YUM!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Cilicia – Great way to take care of a sweet tooth!! Yum!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Emily – You’re welcome!

  12. graciouspantry says:

    Navarro – Glad you found it helpful!

  13. graciouspantry says:

    Sarah – I’m happy you find it useful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Those are some great ideas…
    I would also like to add the following ideas:
    plain popcorn with low sodium creole seasoning
    guacamole dip with organic/clean corn chips or veggies
    black bean and corn salsa on or with clean vegetable (zucchini or potato) chips
    organic pickled okra
    organic beet chips with sea salt

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amber – Awesome!!! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Francesca says:

    What I’ve been doing for my lunches at school is taking two slices (or whatever the serving is) of oven roasted turkey breast then i spread one light laughing cow cheese slice on both and roll them up! It’s so easy to take with you and it tastes so goood.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Francesca – Great! But I’m curious, is that cheese clean? (I honestly don’t know)

  16. What about Stevia? Is that considered clean eating? I use the organic stevia extract in my green tea and my oatmeal.


    1. Rachel – If it’s pure stevia, it’s fine. I find that a lot of manufacturers label their products as stevia, but then add a bunch of other stuff. But if it’s just stevia, it’s fine. ๐Ÿ™‚