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15 Healthy 200-Calorie Snacks

Learn How to Recognize Perfectly Portioned Snacks

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While there are the same number of calories in 28 baby carrots as there are in 9 potato chips, which of these foods do you think will keep you full longer? We've created this visual graphic to show you exactly how much you can eat of different snacks combined to equal 200 calories. You can see even more perfectly portioned foods in "What Does 100 Calories Look Like?"
Learning to eyeball different portions of your favorite foods will make it easier to control how much you eat when you're away from a food scale or other measuring device. You can even use your phone to snap pics of the foods you eat regularly to refer to when you're eating away from home!
Be sure to "Pin" this graphic for future reference.

Food 1 Food 2
28 baby carrots (10 oz) 1 1/4 Tablespoons blue cheese dressing
pita chips (0.8 oz) 4 Tablespoons hummus
1 1/4 cups blueberries (6 oz) yogurt (6 oz)
65 raisins (1.2 oz) 1/8 cup sunflower seeds (0.6 oz)
33 grape tomatoes (20 oz) goat cheese (1.3 oz)
1/2 regular bagel (1.3 oz) 3 Tablespoons light cream cheese
12 wheat crackers 1 slice cheddar (1 oz)
1 large apple (7 oz) 1.5 Tablespoons caramel dip
3 rice cakes 1 Tablespoon peanut butter (0.6 oz)
One 6-inch tortilla 2.5 Tablespoons guacamole
2 cups whole strawberries (10 oz) 4.5 Tablespoons fruit dip
2 medium peaches (8 oz) cottage cheese, 1% (5 oz)
3/4 large banana (4 oz) 1 Tablespoon Nutella
2 squares dark chocolate (0.7 oz) 15 almonds (0.6 oz)
ham (2.2 oz) 1 slice Swiss cheese (1 oz)
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About The Author

Megan Patrick Megan Patrick
Megan Lane Patrick has been a professional writer and editor for the past 16 years, and was a chronic dieter for at least 30. A combination of weight-loss surgery, mindful eating and daily exercise finally allowed her to maintain a weight loss of more than 100 pounds. When she's not lifting weights at the gym, you can find her walking shelter dogs as a volunteer for the SPCA.

Member Comments

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    Powdered Peanut Butter- (Blend with water)
    Nutella 1tbsp.

    200 calories. superwonderful. Like a peanut butter cup!! Try it!! - 5/21/2016 8:56:44 PM
  • Love the visuals! - 4/17/2016 2:38:24 PM
  • When snacking, I have a tendency to eat too much and the wrong type of foods. This visual really helps me picture what my snacks should look like. Very helpful. - 3/21/2016 10:45:51 AM
    I also like the visuals, and it gave me lots of good alternatives than the same old thing. Thank you! - 11/4/2015 12:22:02 AM
  • While some of the options wouldn't be my choice or for me, I LoVe that you used an excellent visual to deliver your message...well done! - 8/24/2015 6:20:41 AM
  • I love these types of articles that give visual examples of certain calorie-counts. So many good ideas here! - 8/23/2015 10:04:31 AM
  • This is good information and can be a springboard for so many other combinations. Thank You - 8/19/2015 7:47:11 PM
  • I like some of those items by themselves. Other than that, some of these combinations look really good too! - 8/12/2015 5:24:57 AM
  • You could double the hummus and use cucumber chips rather than pita chips. I love hummus with green peppers, cucumber, mushrooms or baby spinach leaves. - 5/1/2015 10:33:17 AM
  • Dairy replacement are usually soy products, or nut " milk" products...I love the cashew, almond, and coconut stuff comming out...very tasty and called the calcium we so need. - 5/1/2015 8:12:34 AM
  • Thanks for the good ideas! I'm going to print this out and keep it nearby so I can see it, instead of snacking on unhealthy snacks. I'm not a fan for yogurt, so I'll substitute low-fat cottage cheese. - 3/8/2015 2:43:35 PM
    Hi Megan...thanks for the great visuals...I have just discovered PB2 - the powdered peanut butter (45 cal for 2 tbsp) and have been dipping apple and pear slices in...wondering how it stacks up as a snack calorie wise etc?? - 9/24/2014 3:38:23 PM
  • Thanks for the article - always looking for new ideas for snacking - pictures were good visual reminders too!
    - 9/19/2014 9:32:33 PM
  • Great ideas, thanks - 9/19/2014 8:51:55 AM
    For dairy replacement, I would try tofu. Lactaid does have dairy free cottage cheese now. It actually tastes pretty good. I drink Lactose free milk, great source of protein. - 9/19/2014 8:36:24 AM

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