That's why you might feel a bit like Goldilocks when you're choosing a snack. Weight loss strategies can be tough to learn and follow. You don't want to eat so much that you aren't hungry for the next meal, but you still want the snack to be nutritious and filling. It can be a tricky balance—which is why we pulled together this extensive (and nutritionist-approved) list of healthy snacks. Read on for the 21 snacks that will leave you satisfied and prevent a hanger strike at work.
Go to town with these healthy snacks that weigh in at less than 200 calories
Calories: Approximately 110
Lunch left something to be desired? This savory dish will make your taste buds happy.
Enjoy this breakfast-inspired snack before a morning meeting and that Danish won't look so damn good.
Naturally prepackaged goodness you can take anywhere, with the added benefit of cramp-preventing potassium.
Eating this protein-packed pick-me-up out of the shell will help make the healthy snack last longer.
This speedy fiber- and protein-packed breakfast also makes for a warm, filling snack.
This bone-building goodie provides 20 percent of your RDA for calcium and vitamin D.
Calories: About 130
The perfect appetizer—and no one at the table will know you're counting calories.
Stash bars in your glove box to help you resist the lure of the drive-thru when you're on the road.
Calories: Around 100
The crunchy texture keeps choppers busy, and tangy hummus feeds your need for comfort food.
Calories: Around 110
When you must have meat, chew on this low-cal, low-fat power snack.
An antioxidant and protein-rich hunger-buster.
Toss together this pared-down trail mix and pre-measure into plastic baggies.
For a totally guiltless dessert, dish up a bowl of this sweet, fiber-rich combo.
This sweet mix does the job until you can break away from your desk for a full meal.
Calories: Around 115
This protein-and-carb duo gives you a light but energizing start when you have a belly-busting lunch on your calendar.
A cocoa fix that's equally rich in chocolaty taste and disease-fighting antioxidants—what more could you want in a snack?
Calories: Around 120
Have it pre-party: The protein will keep you from wiping out the buffet.
Kill a carbs-and-salt craving in a single snack session.
These vegetarian balls hit the spot.
Quell your inner cocoa monster and get a hit of calcium.
This peanut bar tastes like something you'd get from the vending machine, minus all the calories and sugar.