6 Super Healthy Low Calorie Snacks Ideas


Chicken and Waffles
Bet you never thought you’d find chicken and waffles on a page of snack ideas. We’ve brought this Southern delicacy to the snack menu by going with a fiber-packed waffle and lean chicken breast rather than the standard fried fare. You get a protein and complex carbohydrate and a touch of sweetness from real maple syrup.

What You Need:
1 Whole Grain Toaster Waffle
1/2 Chicken Breast, sliced
1 tsp Pure Maple Syrup

Toast the waffle as directed. Place chicken on top of toasted waffle and drizzle with syrup.


Tuna Salad Snackers
Tuna is a good option for snacking because it is full or protein, while naturally low in fat. Here we’ll keep the fat content low by using a low-fat mayo and apples to finish off the tuna salad. Whole wheat pita adds fiber and minerals.

What You Need:
1/2 can Albacore Tuna
1 tsp Low-Fat Mayonnaise
1 wedge Apple, diced
1/2 cup Baby Spinach
1/2 Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Mix up the tuna, mayo, and apple to form the tuna salad. Cut the half-circle of pita bread into triangles. Add a layer of baby spinach to them and place a dollop of tuna salad onto the spinach.


Blueberry Poppers
Blueberries are renowned for their antioxidants, but if it isn’t breakfast time they may seem a little out of place as a snack. Roasting them changes their texture and gives them a nice flavor while allowing them to retain their nutritious properties.

What You Need:
1 cup Fresh Blueberries

Set oven to 400 degrees. Place blueberries in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake for 10 minutes or longer, you’ll know that the blueberries are ready when they’ve taken on a crisp outer shell, while retaining their juiciness on the inside.


Slim Chicken Salad
Chicken salad often gets labeled as “fattening” because of the mayo. Once you get rid of the mayo the remaining ingredients are all considered healthy, which is why it usually resides in a gray area. No gray area here as we’ve cut out the mayo and are using Greek yogurt for the required taste and texture of a chicken salad.

What You Need:
1/2 Chicken Breast, cubed
4 Strawberries, sliced
1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
1 Walnut, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve in a pita, on the Pita Chips featured higher up on this page, or all by itself.


Hold-the-Rice Rice Pudding
Rice pudding is a time-tested recipe, but it’s getting a modern-day update with the use of quinoa instead of the rice. Quinoa brings a lot more to the table than rice in terms of nutrition, and this is one snack that is sure to keep you feeling great until meal time rolls around.

What You Need:
1/2 cup Quinoa
3 tbsp Organic Honey
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Rinse quinoa completely before moving on with the rest of the steps. Add all of the ingredients in a saucepan and heat until boiling. Cover, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off the lid and simmer until the pudding reaches the right consistency.


Healthy Fudgesicles
These fudgesicles are sure to blow your mind, both in regards to how they taste and the nutrition they provide. It’s hard to believe that this nostalgic treat can be made healthy, and with all wholesome ingredients and no refined sugar. Cacao powder is sugar free, low calories, low fat, and even provides some protein. The avocado and coconut milk provide the creaminess and smooth texture that fudgesicles require.

What You Need:
1 large Avocado
1 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup Dark Cacao Powder
1 pinch Sea Salt
3 tbsp Organic Honey

Add everything to a food processor and make a puree out of it. Add to popsicle molds and freeze overnight. The perfect snack to get you through a hot summer’s day.

References :

Nutrition Secrets

Cooking Light


Michelle Schoffro