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A Month's Worth of Low-Calorie Snacks You Can Take Anywhere

Tame away-from-home hunger pangs with these 30 healthy, filling eats.

No matter where you go, it pays to have healthy snacks in small, cheat-deterring portions on hand. If you snack from those instead of larger bags or boxes, you’ll eat half as many calories, a study in Obesity found. 

These guy-appropriate, 200(ish)-calorie munchies will take the edge off hunger and keep your metabolism firing high. We've got whole food snack combos (and individual bites) you can grab during your weekly grocery runs, quick, clever ways to carry them so you can store at the office and always have a healthy snack on-hand, and packaged bites that are so good you'll think you're breaking your diet (don't worry; you're not).

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Snack 1

2 Babybel cheeses, 1 apple

Macros: 235 calories, 11g protein, 25g carbs, 12g fat

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Snack 2

Hard-boiled egg, half an avocado, packet of hot sauce 

Macros: 192 calories, 8g protein, 6g carbs, 15g fat

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Snack 3

Granny Smith apple, 1⁄2 oz (about seven) walnuts 

Macros: 182 calories, 4g protein, 26g carbs, 9g fat

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Snack 4

Banana, 1.4 oz (about 1⁄4) 85% dark-chocolate bar 

Macros: 170 calories, 2g protein, 30g carbs, 6g fat

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Snack 5

1 piece light string cheese, 1 oz (small handful) unsalted mixed nuts 

Macros: 230 calories, 11g protein, 8g carbs, 18g fat

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Snack 6

1⁄2 cup cottage cheese, 1⁄2 cup blueberries, 1⁄2 oz (about 12) almonds 

224 calories, 19g protein, 18g carbs, 9g fat

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Snack 7

3 cups popcorn, 3 tbsp nutritional yeast (for protein/a nice cheesy flavor), 1⁄2 tsp chili powder, pinch of salt 

Macros: 200 calories, 16g protein, 34g carbs, 3g fat

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Snack 8

Isopure Zero Carb protein drink, 1⁄2 banana 

Macros: 213 calories, 41g protein, 14g carbs, 0g fat

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Snack 9

Protein bar with a minimum of 20g of protein and a maximum of 10g of sugar. We like Quest (try Oatmeal Chocolate Chip).

Macros: 190 calories, 20g protein, 22g carbs, 1g sugar

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Snack 10

1 scoop protein powder, 6 oz Greek yogurt, splash of water

Macros: 249 calories, 40g protein, 11 carbs, 5g fat

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Snack 11

DIY trail mix: crumbled protein bar, 1 tbsp trail mix, 1⁄2 tbsp hemp seeds

Macros: 224 calories, 15g protein, 20g carbs, 11g fat

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Snack 12

1 cup whole-grain puffs cereal, 1 scoop protein powder, almond milk

Macros: 210 calories, 22g protein, 26g carbs, 4g fat

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Snack 13

2 Vermont Smoke & Cure Ancho Pepper Turkey Sticks, 1 piece light string cheese

Macros: 190 calories, 26g protein, 3g carbs, 9g fat

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Snack 14

1/3 BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto & Basil Roll

Macros: 230 calories, 20g protein, 0g carbs, 17g fat

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Snack 15 + Carrying Hack

Core apple, slice across. Spread 1tbsp chunky peanut butter b/w slices, restack; carry in small jar/container.

Macros: 210 calories, 8g protein, 37 carbs, 16g fat

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Snack 16 + Carrying Hack

Cut 12 oz cheese block into 1 oz slabs; bag up and use for quick hunger stoppers.

Macros: 113 calories, 7g protein, 0g carbs, 9g fat

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Snack 17 + Carrying Hack

Halve avocado, toss pit. Enlarge cavity, add split hard-boiled egg, close, foil-wrap. Serving size: Half an avocado and 1 hard-boiled egg.

Macros: 217 calories, 8 protein, 8 carbs, 18 fat

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Snack 18 + Carrying Hack

Put 1 inch peanut/almond butter in small jar; fill with celery (carrot or apple slices).

Macros: 108 calories, 3g protein, 4g carbs, 9g fat

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Snack 19 + Carrying Hack

Take 4 of 8 cheese wedges out of Laughing Cow box; fill side w/ veggie and/or apple slices and keep refrigerated for a quick office or at-home snack. Macros is for one wedge of Light Creamy Swiss and one serving of baby carrots.

Macros: 65 calories, 3g protein, 8g carbs, 2g fat

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Snack 20

Plant-Based Snack Bar - Vega Protein+ Snack Bar

Macros: 200 calories, 11 protein, 24 carbs, 9 fat

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Snack 21 + Carrying Hack

Set 2 tbsp hummus in closed condiment cup in small container; add veggies/pita chips.

Macros: 174 calories, 5g protein, 25 carbs, 7g fat

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Snack 22 + Carrying Hack

Fill zip bag with ripe berries/sliced fruit; freeze. Dip in/add ricotta (1/2 cup) for a rich kick. 

Macros: 251 calories, 15g protein, 23g carbs, 10g fat

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Snack 23

CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars - Coconut Almond Butter

Macros: 230 calories, 7g protein, 27g carbs, 11g fat 

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Snack 24

Purely Elizabeth 6-Grain Ancient Grain Hot Cereal w/ Maple Walnut Probiotic Granola (use half the recommended 1/3 cup serving of granola)

Macros: 235 calories, 9g protein, 45g carbs, 10g fat

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Snack 25

Suja Uber Greens cold-pressed juice plus two hardboiled eggs

Macros: 190 calories, 14g protein, 11.2g carbs, 10g fat

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Snack 26

Perfect Bar Peanut Butter mini crumbled atop Siggi’s vanilla 0% strained non-fat yogurt

Macros: 200 calories, 14g protein, 19g carbs, 6g fat

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Snack 27

Skinny Pop Popcorn - Original

Macros: 150 calories, 2g protein, 15g carb, 10g fat

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Snack 28

KIND Dark Chocolate Almond Mint

Macros: 200 calories, 5g protein, 17g carbs, 15g fat

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Snack 29

Pearls Olives - Black Pitted (eight olives, one container) + Triscuits (six pieces)

Macros: 150 calories, 3g protein, 21g carbs, 0g fat

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Snack 30

Yum Butter - Almond Butter (1 tbsp) + 1 medium banana  

Macros: 200 calories, 5g protein, 31g carbs, 8g fat

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Snack 31

Brami Beans - Chili Lime 

Macros: 35 calories, 4g, protein, 4g carbs, 1g fat

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