8 Truly Tasty Snacks Under 250 Calories (PHOTOS)

Maressa Brown | Feb 19, 2014 Healthy Living

pin tasty snacks under 250 caloriesUsed to be that being calorie-conscious meant eating food that tasted and looked like cardboard. But these days, we know better. We know counting calories doesn't mean having to sacrifice taste. And that deliciously fulfilling, fiber and protein-packed snacks that actually keep you full don't necessarily require tons of prep work. (That's a hugerelief!)

Here, 8 perfectly quick, simple, and delicious inbetween meal bites that all come in at under 250 calories ...

What's your favorite snack along these lines?


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  • 1. Chili Pecans


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    2 Tbsp. of these satisfying, spiced-up nuts adds up to just 102 calories.

  • 2. Spicy Hummus Dip & Cut-Up Veggies


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    Combine 1/4 cup each 2 percent Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup hummus with dash of hot sauce for a spicy dip that pairs perfectly with fresh, cut-up veggies for just 140 calories.

  • 3. Greek Yogurt with Flax Seeds


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    Pairing a Greek yogurt (like Chobani) with 2 Tbsp. of flax seeds makes for a sweet, satiating 210-calorie snack.

  • 4. Hard Boiled Egg & Pretzel Rods


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    The fulfilling combo of a protein-packed hard-boiled egg with three pretzel rods comes in at just 198 calories.

  • 5. Tortilla Chips & Black Bean Dip


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    10 tortilla chips and 2 Tbsp. of black bean dip can be a super-satisfying, zesty bet for just 135 calories.

  • 6. Parmesan Popcorn


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    Talk about a bargain: Two whole cups of air-popped popcorn topped with 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese is just 84 calories!

  • 7. Chicken Wrap


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    Try this Tex-Mex mini-meal for just 189 calories: Fill a small corn tortilla with 3 oz chicken. Top with 2 Tbsp. cheddar cheese and 2 Tbsp. salsa.

  • 8. Quickie Omelet


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    Combine 2 eggs, 2 Tbsp. frozen or fresh mixed vegetables, 1 Tbsp. low-fat shredded cheese, salt and pepper for a quickie 160 calorie omelet you can make in a pan or even in the microwave. (Whisk all ingredients together. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir, heat for 45 seconds to 1 minute. more. Let sit for 1 minute before eating.)

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