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35 Tasty Low-Calorie Snacks You Won’t Want to Share

These low-calorie snacks will stave off hunger without tipping the scale.

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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

1 date ball: 109 calories, 7g fat.

My daughter and I came across this easy low-calorie snack when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some of the spices and nuts to suit our taste. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Learn more about the health benefits of almonds.

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1 each: 38 calories, 1g fat.

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Crispy Baked Wontons

These quick, versatile wontons are great for a savory snack or paired with a bowl of soothing soup on a cold day. I usually make a large batch, freeze half on a floured baking sheet, then store in an airtight container. —Brianna Shade, Beaverton, Oregon

Find more healthy baked snacks to make at home.

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1 pretzel: 193 calories, 1g fat.

Soft Giant Pretzels

My husband and our friends and family love these soft, chewy pretzels. It’s one of our favorite salty snacks! Let the bread machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun low-calorie snacks. —Sherry Peterson, Fort Collins, Colorado

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1 pop: 72 calories, 0 fat.

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Pops

These cool, creamy pops are a deliciously different way to use up the bounty from your rhubarb patch. —Donna Linihan, Moncton, New Brunswick

Get more healthy late-night snacks that’ll make you forget about that tub of ice cream.

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2 tablespoons dip: 58 calories, 4g fat.

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

When entertaining, I often rely on my pepper tapenade as a low-calorie snack recipe because it takes only 15 minutes to whip up and pop in the fridge. Sometimes I swap out the almonds for walnuts or pecans. —Donna Magliaro, Denville, New Jersey

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1 muffin: 188 calories, 7g fat.

Granola Blueberry Muffins

I wanted to put a new spin on muffins, so I mixed in some granola that contained lots of nuts, pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut. Then I brought a batch to work the next morning—success!—Megan Weiss, Menomonie, Wisconsin

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3/4 cup: 68 calories, 0 fat.

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Peach Smoothie

Whip up this creamy concoction as a refreshing and nutritious snack or a quick chilled breakfast. Because you can use frozen fruit, you don’t have to wait until peaches are in season to enjoy this delicious smoothie as one of your healthy low-calorie snacks. —Martha Polasek, Markham, Texas

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1 cracker: 23 calories, 1g fat.

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Thyme-Sea Salt Crackers

These homemade crackers are decidedly light and crispy. An addictive snack on their own, they also pair well with a sharp white cheddar. —Jessica Wirth, Charlotte, North Carolina

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1/4 cup (without vegetables): 139 calories, 10g fat.

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Classic Hummus

We love hummus, and this version is really amazing. If you have a pressure cooker, this is an easy, tasty reason to pull it out! We pair hummus with fresh veggies for a meal or healthy low-calorie snack. —Monica and David Eichler, Lawrence, Kansas
Hummus is classic healthy go-to for lunch, and you can pair it with rice crackers for a gluten-free option.

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1 serving: 52 calories, 2g fat.

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Spicy Edamame

Edamame (pronounced ay-duh-MAH-may) are young soybeans in their pods. In our Test Kitchen, we boiled and seasoned them with salt, ginger, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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1/4 cup: 176 calories, 11g fat.

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Cranberry Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

A close friend once gave me a jar of trail mix that was absolutely delicious. My re-creation comes pretty close to the original and is truly one of my favorite low-calorie snacks! —Nancy Johnson, Laverne, Oklahoma

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1 breadstick: 66 calories, 4g fat.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

These grain-free, cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are made with vegetables instead of flour. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.—Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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1 muffin: 63 calories, 3g fat.

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Monkey Muffins

These bite-sized peanut butter, banana and chocolate chip muffins will be a favorite with your family and friends. It’s also a good way to use up overripe bananas! —Amie Longstaff, Painesville Township, Ohio

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1 cup: 98 calories, 8g fat.

Nacho Popcorn

My husband and I like to munch on this while watching TV. The nacho flavoring is a zesty alternative to butter and salt. —Linda Boehme, Fairmont, Minnesota

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2 tablespoons dip (without crackers): 44 calories, 3g fat.

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Roasted Vegetable Dip

While my children were always very willing eaters, I came up with this recipe to get them to eat more veggies and enjoy it. The dip doesn’t last long in our house. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire

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1 tablespoon: 111 calories, 9g fat.

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Homemade Peanut Butter

We eat a lot of peanut butter, so I decided to make my own. When I compared the cost of my own to store-bought, homemade was much cheaper. Plus it’s a whole lot tastier, and you know what goes into it! —Marge Austin, North Pole, Alaska
Is PB good for you? Absolutely. Get the skinny on the health benefits of peanut butter.

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1 appetizer: 40 calories, 1g fat.

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Baked Veggie Cups

These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition of mozzarella and Parmesan is the perfect Italian touch. —Cathy Horvath, Surrey, British Columbia

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1/4 cup: 90 calories, 8g fat.

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Homemade Guacamole

Ever wondered how to make guacamole? Just whip together this delicious blend of your favorite fresh ingredients.—Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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1/4 cup: 189 calories, 16g fat.

Spicy Pecans N Cranberries

Spice up a holiday party with these well-seasoned nuts or keep a batch in the freezer to give as last-minute presents. — Rene Dalrymple, Hansville, Washington

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2 tablespoons: 56 calories, 4g fat.

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Cashew Cheese

Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, over a toasted bagel or serve with fresh vegetables. It also makes a great sandwich topper! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Find more healthy vegan snacks that’ll keep the hunger pangs away.

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1 muffin: 174 calories, 5g fat.

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Ginger Pear Muffins

This wonderful recipe has been in my files for years. The chunks of fresh pear make each bite moist and delicious. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Pair one of these pear muffins with a healthy slow-cooker meal for a sweet and savory sensation.

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1/4 cup: 142 calories, 10g fat.

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for a mix that’s mocha genius at any time of year. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

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1 bar: 142 calories, 7g fat.

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Cinnamon Nut Bars

Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store them in a tin for a day to allow the flavors to meld…I think they taste even better the next day.— Heidi Lindsey, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

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1 appetizer: 29 calories, 2g fat.

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Mini Zucchini Pizzas

This simple snack recipe is the perfect, low-carb way to satisfy your pizza cravings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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3/4 cup: 97 calories, 0 fat.

Yogurt & Honey Fruit Cups

This tasty combo of fresh fruit and creamy orange-kissed yogurt is guaranteed to disappear fast. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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1/4 cup: 145 calories, 10g fat.

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Roasted Cumin Cashews

Kick up parties and get-togethers with this well-seasoned snack. The cashews are sweet, salty, crunchy…and oh, so munchable. —Martha Fehl, Brookville, Indiana

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1 pot sticker with 3/4 teaspoon sauce: 52 calories, 1g fat

Baked Pot Stickers with Dipping Sauce

Twisting these wonton wrappers like little candies makes them fuss-free, and the dipping sauce is packed with sweet heat. —Taylor Marsh, Algona, Iowa

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1 bar: 178 calories, 5g fat.

Chewy Honey Granola Bars

There’s sweetness from the honey, chewiness from the raisins, a hint of chocolate and cinnamon, and a bit of crunch. These granola bars freeze beautifully, so you can snack anytime. —Tasha Lehman, Williston, Vermont

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1/2 cup: 140 calories, 9g fat.

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Chocolaty Chips

My two little guys can’t get enough of this sweet-and-salty snack, which uses just three ingredients and is ready to eat in 15 minutes. The boys like to drizzle on the melted chocolate, too. Sometimes we replace the potato chips with apple slices. —Jami Geittmann, Greendale, Wisconsin

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1/2 cup: 89 calories, 2g fat.

Party Pretzels

Not only are these a perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack at work, they’re perfect for hungry kids just home from school. Plus, they make for fantastic party food! —Carrie Shaub, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

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1 mini scone: 109 calories, 7g fat.

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Apple & Cheddar Mini Scones

Cheese and sage go well with apples, so why not put them all in scones? These mini ones make a fall brunch, tailgate or party even more fun. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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1 pop: 129 calories, 5g fat.

Sweet Potato Frozen Yogurt Pops

Once I had my little girl I quickly became really creative in the kitchen, needing to have healthy low-calorie snacks on hand. These frozen treats turned out to be a favorite and are a staple in our home. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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1 cookie: 52 calories, 2g fat.

Lemon Poppy Seed Slices

My mom taught me to bake, and I use lots of recipes from her abundant collection, including this one for lemon cookies. —Pauline Piraino, Bay Shore, New York

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1 bar: 90 calories, 4g fat.

Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

If you’re looking for a fun low-calorie snack for kids, try this chewy peanut butter popcorn recipe that have a mild peanut butter taste. They’re easy to stir up and can be pressed into a pan to form bars or shaped into balls. —Kathy Oswald, Wauzeka, Wisconsin

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1 slice: 147 calories, 5g fat.

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Herb Quick Bread

This simple bread is especially good with soups and stews, but slices are also tasty alongside fresh, green salads. The herbs make it a flavorful treat any time of the year. —Donna Roberts, Shumway, Illinois

Amy Glander
Amy is a book editor at Taste of Home where she gets to pour her passions for food and storytelling into trade and series cookbooks. When she’s not writing or editing, you’ll find her antiquing, cooking and baking from her favorite vintage cookbooks and exploring Milwaukee’s urban beauty with her digital SLR in hand.
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