Snacking is one of the main culprits in sabotaging a healthy diet. Studies have found that up to 40% of adults’ daily calories come from snacks. That’s why it’s important to be mindful of your snack choices, especially if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight. 

Luckily, plenty of delicious snacks fit into a 200-calorie limit and provide enough protein and fiber to keep you feeling full for longer. Here are 11 recipes for 200-calorie snacks high in protein and low in fat – perfect for anyone looking for a guilt-free snack!

Baked Apples with Cinnamon

Fruit is always a great option for a healthy snack, and this baked apple with cinnamon is no exception. Packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this light snack will keep you satisfied until your next meal.

You can even add some Greek yogurt or a scoop of cottage cheese for an extra protein boost.


  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and maple syrup. Place the apples on a baking sheet and sprinkle the cinnamon mixture over them. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the apples are tender. Serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, if desired.

Green Smoothies

This nutrient-packed smoothie is perfect for an energizing snack. It’s full of fiber and protein, as well as vitamins and minerals. And the best part is – it only takes a few minutes to prepare!


  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


This one is actually pretty simple. All you need to do is blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth. If you want to make it extra creamy, add a scoop of Greek yogurt or almond butter.

Chickpea Omelets

This savory omelet is surprisingly low in fat and high in protein and fiber. It’s also filled with veggies for added vitamins and minerals.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 zucchini, shredded and drained of excess moisture
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten


Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Add the zucchini and chickpeas and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.

Pour the eggs into the skillet and scramble until cooked through. Serve with toast or a side salad.

Stuffed Avocados

Avocados might be a bit expensive when compared to other snacks on the list, however, they’re definitely worth it. Not only are they nutrient-dense, but they’re also incredibly delicious. This stuffed avocado recipe is a great way to get your avocado fix without going overboard on calories.


  • 1 avocado, halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


Scoop out the flesh of the avocado, being careful not to break the skin. In a medium bowl, mix together the scooped-out avocado, quinoa, tomato, red onion, and lime juice. Spoon the mixture back into the avocado halves. Serve immediately.

Peach Crisp with Walnuts

This delicious peach crisp is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising on nutrition. It’s packed with fiber and protein, and the walnuts add a nice crunch.


  • 2 cups sliced peaches
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine peaches, coconut oil, oats, walnuts, and cinnamon until evenly mixed. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. If desired, serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt or ice cream.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip on Pita Chips

This warm dip is sure to be a hit at any party. It’s packed with flavor and protein-rich ingredients like spinach and artichokes, so it’s definitely a crowd-pleaser! Serve it with some whole wheat pita chips for a healthy snack.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and artichoke hearts and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese. Transfer mixture to an 8-inch baking dish or cast iron skillet. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve warm with whole wheat pita chips. Enjoy!

Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Pumpkin Seeds

These spicy pumpkin seeds are sure to be a hit at your next gathering! They’re packed with flavor thanks to the herbs and cheese, but still low in calories.


  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (such as parsley, rosemary, or thyme)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, toss together the pumpkin seeds, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika until evenly coated. 

Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes stirring once halfway through. Add the Parmesan cheese and herbs during the last 5 minutes of baking and stir to combine. Remove from oven and let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Salads have gotten a bad rap for being boring, but this kale and quinoa salad is anything but! The combination of protein-rich quinoa, hearty kale, crunchy almonds, and sweet cranberries makes this salad one you’ll be begging your friends to try.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon honey 


In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, kale, cranberries, and sliced almonds. Whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and honey in a small bowl or jar. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until everything is evenly coated. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. Enjoy!

Asparagus Fries with Toasted Almonds

Asparagus fries are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional French fries. They’re baked instead of fried, so they’re lower in calories and fat. Plus, the toasted almonds add a nice crunch!


  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 


Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, toss together almond meal, sliced almonds, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper until combined. Add the asparagus spears and toss until evenly coated. 

Drizzle with olive oil and toss again until everything is evenly coated. Spread the asparagus on the prepared baking sheet in an even layer and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce. 

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Sauce

Zucchini noodles, or “zoodles,” are a great way to get your pasta fixed without all the calories. This dish is light and refreshing but still filling, thanks to the avocado sauce.


  • 4 large zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil 


In a food processor or blender, combine avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic and salt. Pulse until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add olive oil in a steady stream until combined. Set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. 

Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes or until al dente. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the avocado sauce over the top and toss until evenly coated. Serve immediately.

Coconut Yogurt Parfaits

These parfaits are light and creamy, with layers of fresh fruit, crunchy granola, and creamy coconut yogurt. It’s like having dessert for breakfast!


  • 2 cups plain coconut yogurt
  • 1 cup mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • ½ cup granola


In a medium bowl, combine yogurt and berries. Divide evenly into four glasses or mason jars. Top each with granola. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. Enjoy!

In Conclusion

The recipes in this article offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking to snack on something sweet like apple slices with peanut butter or savory like roasted chickpeas. The best part is that all these recipes come in at under 200 calories, helping you stay within your daily caloric goals while enjoying a yummy treat.