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How to Eat Healthy Snacks on a Diet

Enjoy one of these healthy, low-calorie snacks without going off your diet.


  • Step 1: Eat fresh fruits and vegetables Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. One cup of raspberries, one cup of sliced bananas, and two cups of carrots, are each only 100 calories.
  • TIP: Fruits and vegetables provide fiber, minerals, and vitamins.
  • Step 2: Make a homemade trail mix Make a homemade trail mix by combining raisins, walnuts, and chocolate chips in a plastic snack bag. Great for on-the-go.
  • Step 3: Spruce up a baked potato Spruce up a baked potato with fat-free plain yogurt and a dash of Cajun seasoning. Approximately 200 calories.
  • Step 4: Snack on nuts or seeds Snack on a handful of nuts or seeds. Nuts and seeds are high in protein, which keep you feeling full longer.
  • TIP: Approximately 2 tablespoons of peanuts are only 100 calories.
  • Step 5: Satisfy your hunger Satisfy your hunger with a fresh blueberry smoothie. Blend the blueberries, yogurt, banana, and ice in a blender for 30 seconds on low speed. Not only is this smoothie tasty, it's filled with antioxidants and vitamins.
  • Step 6: Eat smart Eat smart by choosing whole grain snacks, such as whole grain pretzels, crispbreads, and crackers.
  • Step 7: Fulfill your sweet tooth Fulfill your sweet tooth by putting light whipped cream on top of mandarin oranges. It's a great substitute for ice cream.
  • FACT: Mandarin oranges were introduced to the United States in 1882.

You Will Need

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • 1 tsp. raisins
  • 6 tsp. walnuts
  • 1 tsp. chocolate chips
  • Baked potato
  • 2 tbsp. fat-free yogurt
  • Dash of Cajun seasoning
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • 1/2 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 c. fat-free blueberry yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 c. ice
  • Whole grain snacks
  • 2 tbsp. light whipped cream
  • 1/2 c. canned mandarin oranges
  • Plastic snack bags
  • Blender

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