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How Do You Spend 200 Calories?

Is it just me, or do you need an “after-school snack” every day around 3:00 p.m. to keep your energy up?  In this post I share some of my favorite, go-to 200 calorie snacks!

Sure, you can find a million articles about healthy snack ideas, and I have no doubt that eating 200 calories-worth of raw kale would fill you up for a long time and make you age backwards.  But what about snacks that are easy, satisfying and give you a lot of bang for your calorie buck?

A disclaimer: I am not a registered dietician, and I don’t even claim to be a healthy eater.  For the most part, these snacks are not gluten-free, paleo, or organic.  I’m just saying they taste good and won’t blow your calorie budget!

Lean Cuisine Fajita-style Chicken Spring Rolls (200 calories): You get three of these flautas that taste really crispy and fried!  Lean Cuisine might be lying that these are only 200 calories.  They are so filling, you might spoil your dinner!  Avoid the Garlic Chicken and Thai varieties– not nearly as good as the Fajita ones.

New York Style Bagel Crisps (Cinnamon Raisin) (7 crisps for 160 calories) + Laughing Cow Wedge in Original Creamy Swiss (50 calories): I bought these bagel crisps for my boys and ended up eating the whole bag myself.  The salty sweet crunch is just so addicting!  They are delicious plain, or shmear a 30-calorie Laughing Cow wedge on them for a little protein to keep you full longer.

HEB Homemade Flour Tortilla (110 calories) + Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese Stick (70 calories) + I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Spray (0 calories): Pop this into the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese, then roll up.  I make these “quesadillas” for my boys at the same time, and just sub in full-fat, organic cheese and real butter.  Make sure you get the tortillas they make fresh in the store if you can!

VitaTops Muffin Tops (100 calories each): You can find these healthy muffin tops in the frozen food aisle, and they have fiber and protein to keep you full.  I like the Banana Choco Chip and Carrot Cake flavors.  But what did they do with the muffin stumps???

Laura’s Wholesome Junkfood Gluten-Free Cookie Bite-lettes (3 bite-lettes for 170 calories): I pick these up at Whole Foods and the kids love them too.  I recommend the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Xtreme Chocolate Fudge.  SO. GOOD.

Please feel free to condemn my love of processed foods, or, better yet, comment with your favorite snacks to get me out of my snack rut!



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