15 Nutrient-Packed Snacks Under 150 Calories
If you're looking to snack smarter, you've come to the right place. These 15 easy recipes are packed with powerful nutrients as well as amazing flavor, and all clock in at less than 150 calories per serving.
Blueberry and Date Hummus
This modern twist on the traditional hummus is packed with antioxidants from the blueberries, which help protect the body’s cells against free radical damage, which can result in everything from premature aging to certain types of cancer. It’s also low in carbs and bad fats, but rich in vegetable protein and heart-healthy fats thanks to the chickpeas.
Find the recipe here: Blueberry and Date Hummus
Sweet Potato Toasts with Goat Cheese and Pomegranates
These lovely sweet potato toasts contain an array of disparate nutrients for overall body health. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotenes, a powerful antioxidant, as well as vitamin C for immune system health and fiber for healthy digestion. The pomegranate seeds add additional cell-protecting antioxidants, while the goat cheese contains lean, satiating protein.
Find the recipe here: Sweet Potato Toasts with Goat Cheese and Pomegranates
Vanilla Coconut Energy Balls
These energy balls are primarily made of almonds, which makes them rich in protein and heart-healthy fatty acids, while the dates also add tons of fiber. They also contain no added sugar and clock in at just 51 calories per serving.
Find the recipe here: Vanilla Coconut Energy Balls
Wild Garlic and Walnut Spread
This spread might taste indulgent, but it comes in at just 139 calories per serving. It’s also incredibly nutritious, containing antibacterial and antibiotic properties from the wild garlic and plenty of high-quality lean protein from the walnuts.
Find the recipe here: Wild Garlic and Walnut Spread
Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie
This beautifully-hued smoothie is a perfect snack to support overall health. The mango, orange and papaya pulp packs it with vitamin C, the blueberries and raspberries are rich in antioxidants, and the flaxseed oil and turmeric are both incredibly powerful anti-inflammatories.
Find the recipe here: Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Their heirloom tomato salad is low in calories and contains virtually no carbs, but is rich in a variety of important nutrients. It’s primarily made of heirloom tomatoes, which are bursting with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C for a healthy immune system, potassium for overall cardiovascular health and lycopene, one of the most powerful antioxidants. The olive oil in the salad also contains heart-healthy fatty acids.
Find the recipe here: Heirloom Tomato Salad
Purple Potato Chips
These homemade veggie chips are much healthier than store-bought varieties, as they contain purple potatoes, which are rich in nutrients such as copper, an important mineral when it comes to blood health, as well as cell-protecting antioxidants from their plant dyes. They also have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes, making them much better for blood pressure.
Find the recipe here: Purple Potato Chips
Thai Veggie Rolls
These Thai-inspired veggie rolls are the perfect clean-eating snack. They’re low in fat, carbs and calories but loaded with powerful antioxidants from the carrots, peppers and Thai basil.
Find the recipe here: Thai Veggie Rolls
Vegan Tomato Dip
This vegan dip is rich in olive oil, which contains fatty acids which help support overall cardiovascular health. It’s also lower in calories than many other dips, coming in at 139 calories per serving.
Find the recipe here: Vegan Tomato Dip
Stuffed Mini Cucumbers
This filling snack is low in carbs and calories (only 100 calories per serving) but high in protein and calcium from the cheese as well as vitamin K from the cucumber, which helps the body regulate calcium levels and supports the metabolism.
Find the recipe here: Stuffed Mini Cucumbers
Beets and Nasturtiums on Whole Grain Toast
Beets contain a cocktail of powerful nutrients, including antioxidants, which help protect the body’s cells against free radicals, folate, which helps the body produce new blood cells, and natural plant substances which have been shown to help prevent heart disease and heart attacks.
Find the recipe here: Beets and Nasturtiums on Whole Grain Toast
Chard and Ricotta Mini Frittatas
These yummy frittatas are low in carbs and only 139 calories per serving, but rich in valuable protein and calcium as well as a slew of vitamins thanks to the nutritious swiss chard, including vitamins A, C and K. The ricotta also adds valuable protein and calcium.
Find the recipe here: Chard and Ricotta Mini Frittatas
Spicy Bean Dip
This delicious dip is primarily made of white beans, meaning it’s packed with high-quality vegetable protein. The garlic also adds valuable vitamin C and manganese.
Find the recipe here: Spicy Bean Dip
Fig and Ricotta Crostinis
These delicious crostinis come in at just 160 calories per serving but is packed with protein from the ricotta and roquefort that will keep you full for a long time. Serve these on whole grain toast for more fiber.
Buckwheat Tea Smoothie
This smoothie only clocks in at 68 calories a glass but is packed with valuable nutrients, including heart-healthy iron and cell-protecting antioxidants from the spinach, and potassium from the bananas, which help keep fluids level in the body.