Make Snacking Healthier With These Fifteen 250-Calorie Treats

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A bit of snacking here and there can be a great way to break up the day and keep your energy levels going. But if all you have are calorie-laden snacks, you might find yourself in a caloric spiral that’s hard to get out of. So give yourself the freedom to indulge in snacks guilt-free with these fifteen delicious treats that are all under 250 calories or less.

1. Cinnamon Butternut Squash Fries

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Replace your usual fries with these baked Cinnamon Butternut Squash Fries. Some cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar give these fries the perfect sweetness for only 175 calories per serving.

2. Homemade Corn Chips

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Instead of buying a bag of chips, bake a batch or two of these Homemade Corn Chips that only contain 130 calories per serving. Serve it with some salsa or guacamole to satisfy your crispy cravings.

3. Oat Crackers

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Oat Crackers are a great snack for anybody who is gluten-free but taste great for those who aren’t. They go great with dip, too.

4. Cinnamon Apple Muffins

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Cinnamon Apple Muffins are perfect this time of year as we head into apple season, and you can make a big batch and freeze for future snacking.

5. Coconut Oil Popcorn

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Popcorn is a tried and true snack that most folks associate with either dieting or going to the movies. This Coconut Oil Popcorn will work for either purpose.

6. Easy Banana Pudding

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This Easy Banana Pudding is about as quick and simple as a pudding can get. You can make it with just bananas or add in other things to make it to your liking.

7. Carrot Sticks With Hummus

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We often think of hummus as being complicated to make. But it’s actually pretty quick and easy with the convenience of canned beans. Try this Carrot Sticks With Hummus to see what I mean.

8. YoNuggets

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When you just need a snack or treat you can grab out of the freezer, these YoNuggets will be there. They are quick and easy to make and can be adjusted to your tastes.

9. Grain Free Crackers

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If you don’t eat grains, these Grain Free Crackers are an amazing opportunity to still enjoy some crackers. They go well with just about any cheese or dip.

10. Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted Chickpeas are a versatile snack that you can flavor any number of different ways. They are delicious and offer both protein and fiber in a delicious snack.

11. Low Carb Trail Mix

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Low Carb Trail Mix is a great option for a snack on the go. It can be enjoyed as a dessert or just as a simple bowl of snack food you can keep on your desk for whenever you need a nosh.

12. Homemade Kettle Corn

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The secret ingredient in this Homemade Kettle Corn may seem a little odd, but you’ll never even know it’s in there. All you’ll taste is delicious kettle corn.

13. Air Fryer Rutabaga Fries

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If you like a heartier snack that will really fill you up, these Air Fryer Rutabaga Fries are a great option. Serve with ketchup or ranch dressing for dip.

14. Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts

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If you are trying to work more veggies into your eating plan, these Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts are a great way to do that and still feel like you are having a delicious, decadent snack.

15. Low Carb Snack Bars

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Low Carb Snack Bars are portable and versatile. You can enjoy them as is or dip them in melted, low-carb chocolate and even sprinkle them with chopped nuts while the chocolate is still wet.

The Daily Snack Tray

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Home with the kids? This snack tray idea is a great way to get them to snack on healthy foods all day and quit bugging you for snacks. Works for adults, too!

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

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Sick of the kids ruining dinner with everything they eat after they get home from school? Here are some ideas for healthier snacks they’ll enjoy that won’t ruin dinner.

Need Some Healthy Movie Snacks?

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The food shack at the movie theater can leave you with a tummy ache when the movie is done. Here are some snacks you can sneak in or enjoy at home for a happier belly.

40 Clean Eating Road Trip Snacks

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Hitting the road this summer? Take along some healthy snacks that will keep you from overspending and ending up with a stomach ache because we all know that the food you buy on the road is rarely, if ever, the healthiest option.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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