Healthy Low Calorie Meal and Snack Ideas

A list so long, you are bound to find some healthy options you’ll really enjoy! Use the following meals and snacks to help build your meal plan. Each meal contains about 300 calories. Each snack is 100-200 calories.

Wendys Chili, a healthy snackSnack ideas

  • 1⁄2 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1⁄2 cup fruit cocktail in juice. 140 Calories
  • 1 small piece of fruit, 1 mozzarella cheese stick. 140 Calories
  • 1 hard boiled egg, 1 piece of fruit. 145 Calories
  • 1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter, 1⁄2 toasted English muffin. 155 Calories
  • 8 ounces fat free plain yogurt, 1 piece of fruit. 200 Calories
  • 1 cup cucumbers, 2 tablespoons low fat cream cheese, 1 large rectangular graham cracker, 1 tablespoon peanut butter. 200 Calories
  • 1⁄2 Protein Bar. 200 Calories
  • 1⁄2 cup Edamame. 130 Calories
  • Homemade smoothie: 1⁄2 ounce or 1⁄2 scoop of plain protein whey powder, 3⁄4 cup fat free milk, 1⁄2 cup raw sliced strawberries, 1⁄2 banana and 1 packet non calorie sweetener. 215 Calories
  • 1 ounce smoked deli turkey, 1 ounce mozzarella cheese melted on 1⁄2 English muffin with 1 tomato slice on top and fresh basil (bake in oven to melt cheese). 160 Calories
  • 1/3 cup fat free re-fried beans, 1 ounce shredded sharp cheddar cheese melted on top. 200 Calories
  • Any granola bar with at least 10 grams of protein, more than 4 grams of fiber, and less than 200 Calories
  • 30 peanuts or 24 almonds. 170 Calories
  • Wendy’s® small chili. 190 Calories
  • 1 small apple with 1 tablespoon peanut butter. 170 Calories
  • 2 ounces deli turkey meat, 1 small slice whole grain bread, 1 teaspoon mustard. 145 Calories
  • 1 cooked egg, with 1 English muffin. 195 Calories

Meal Ideas

  • 1⁄2 cup potatoes, 1 teaspoon butter, 2 ounces pork, 1/4 cup apple sauce, 1⁄2 cup brussel sprouts. 300 Calories
  • 3 ounces poached white fish (tilapia, cod) 1 cup steamed mixed vegetables, 1 tsp butter and 1/3 cup quinoa. 280 Calories
  • 3 ounces grilled chicken breast, 1 cup grilled vegetables, 1/3 whole wheat couscous 270 Calories
  • 2 ounces peeled/de-veined shrimp, 1 cup vegetables, 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/3 cup brown rice. 240 Calories
  • 2 egg whites, 1oz low fat cheese, 1 cup vegetables (green/red peppers, onions, zucchini, spinach, mushrooms, etc), salsa and 1 small tortilla (less than 120 calories per tortilla). 300 Calories
  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice, 1 cup cooked vegetables, 1 egg fried and chopped. 290 Calories
  • 2 small frozen Kashi® blueberry waffles, 1 Morning Star® sausage patties. 250 Calories
  • 1 English muffin, 1 tablespoon low fat cream cheese, 2 ounces (about 2 pieces) sliced deli meat (ham). 235 Calories
  • 4 ounce grilled hamburger patty (95% lean ground), unlimited salad greens and 2 tablespoons low fat salad dressing. 240 Calories
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, 1⁄2 of corn, 1 ounce tortilla chips, unlimited salsa. 300 Calories
  • 4 ounces (1 can) of tuna in water, 2 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise, unlimited salad greens. 280 Calories
  • 1/2 cup egg beaters with chopped peppers and onions, 1⁄2 whole wheat English muffin, 1 tablespoon reduced fat Smart Balance® spread and 1 small apple. 255 Calories
  • 2 scrambled egg whites using non-stick spray, 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1⁄2 cup light fruit cocktail, 1 tablespoon reduced fat Smart Balance® spread. 220 Calories
  • 3⁄4 cup cheerios with 1⁄2 cup low fat milk, 1 small piece of fruit. 240 Calories
  • 3 ounces (sliced) deli turkey , 2 cups spring mix lettuce, 1⁄2 red bell pepper, 2 tablespoons red onion (sliced), 1⁄2 c strawberries, 2 tablespoons reduced fat salad dressing. Mix everything together for a salad. 220 Calories
  • 3 oz cooked salmon, 6 grilled asparagus spears, 1⁄2 cup grilled pineapple, salt and pepper to taste. 270 Calories
  • 2 oz pork tenderloin (marinated in soy sauce, ginger, lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste), 1 cup sautéed vegetables, 1/3 cup brown rice, 1⁄2 cup fruit cocktail. 275 Calories
  • 2 ounces of roasted chicken, 2 cups salad mix, 2 tablespoons light balsamic/basil dressing, 1⁄2 cup cherries, 13 Kashi® TLC original 7 grain crackers, 1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as dill, basil, parsley, tarragon and/or chives, sea salt and ground black pepper , lemon wedges for garnish. 300 Calories
  • 1⁄2 cup pasta, 1/4 cup marinara, 1⁄2 cup artichokes (in water), 2 ounces chicken, 1 cup honey dew melon. 260 Calories
  • 2 ounces fish, 1⁄2 cup mango salsa, 1/3 cup rice, 2 tablespoons fresh avocado, 1 cup cooked zucchini. 245 Calories
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute, 1⁄2 cup mushroom, 1⁄2 cup onions, 1⁄2 cup spinach, 1 slice of whole wheat toast, 1 tablespoon reduced fat smart balance spread. 245 Calories
  • 2 ounces tuna, 1 tablespoon reduced fat mayo, 2 slices bread, 1⁄2 cup diced tomatoes, 2 cups lettuce. 300 Calories
  • 1 Cup unsweetened high fiber cereal with 1⁄2 cup berries or 6 inch banana and 1⁄2 cup low fat milk. 270 Calories
  • 1 oz shredded low fat mozzarella cheese, 1⁄2 cup roasted green and red pepper slices and 2 teaspoons of horseradish mustard inside 2 ounces deli-sliced roast beef. 245 Calories
  • 1 poached egg, 1 ounce fat free or low fat cheese between two toasted whole grain English muffin halves. 270 Calories
  • 1 toasted whole grain waffle, 1 cup low fat or fat free yogurt and 1 cup mixed berries. 285 Calories
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter in 4 inch whole wheat pita pocket, stuff with 1 cup sliced strawberries. 225 Calories
  • Two slices whole wheat bread, 1 teaspoon of Smart Balance® buttery light spread. Make sandwich with 2 ounces low fat cheese and grill. 300 Calories
  • 3 ounces salmon marinated in orange juice. Grill with 1⁄2 cup baby red potatoes, 1⁄2 cup onions and 6 asparagus spears tossed with 1 tsp of olive oil. 300 Calories
  • 2 oz cook shredded chuck shoulder pot roast, 2 Tbsp chopped tomatoes, 1⁄4 cup shredded spinach leaves, 2 Tbsp shredded low fat cheese, 2 Tbsp avocado salsa. 1⁄2 cup low fat refried beans on side. 310 Calories
  • 3 oz whole grain pizza crust with 1⁄2 cup marinara sauce. Layer with 1⁄2 cup sliced red onions, 1⁄2 cup green and red peppers. Top with 1⁄2 cup shredded low fat mozzarella. Bake according to crust directions. 295 Calories