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8 healthy snacks under 150 calories

Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet’but don’t reach for empty calories. These options are all under 150 calories and provide vital nutrients, to boot

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chocolate

Dark chocolate

1/2 oz. (15 g) dark chocolate: 84 calories

Not only is dark chocolate loaded with antioxidants, it can also help with PMS symptoms, lower cholesterol, help prevent heart disease and improve skin. That’s pretty good for a delicious snack under 150 calories!

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Nutrition: Yes, please pass the popcorn!

Air-popped popcorn

4 cups (1 L) air-popped popcorn: 124 calories

When grains, like popcorn, are unprocessed, they are packed with antioxidants. The key to keeping popcorn healthy is using an air popper.

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Roasted soy nuts

2 Tbsp (30 mL) roasted soy nuts: 97 calories

Tofu and other soy foods contain estrogen-like compounds called isoflavones that are thought to delay the development and growth of cancer cells. Enjoy soy nuts (roasted soybeans) for this added benefit.

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soy nuts

Roasted soy nuts

2 Tbsp (30 mL) roasted soy nuts: 97 calories

Tofu and other soy foods contain estrogen-like compounds called isoflavones that are thought to delay the development and growth of cancer cells. Enjoy soy nuts (roasted soybeans) for this added benefit.

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celery

Celery with peanut butter

1 celery stick topped with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) natural peanut butter and 9 raisins: 122 calories

Peanut butter has protein, folate and vitamin E as well as zero trans fats. Instead, it contains the good fats: mono- and polyunsaturated. Celery is hydrating and filling, but low-calorie.

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almonds

Almonds

20 almonds: 120 calories

Ounce per ounce, almonds are the most nutrient-dense tree nut. They’re an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium, and a good source of protein and fibre.

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eggs

Hard-boiled egg

1 large hard-boiled egg: 77 calories

One little egg is packed with several vitamins including Vitamins B2, B12, A and E.

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marble cheese

Low-fat cheese

2 low-fat string cheese sticks: 100 calories

Cheese is packed with protein-you’ll get bonus vitamins and minerals, too

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yogurt

Greek yogurt

1/2 cup (125 mL) plain no-fat Greek yogurt with 1/3 cup (75 mL) blueberries: 95 calories

Greek yogurt is packed with calcium and vitamin D. It also contains 50 percent more protein and is lower in lactose than regular yogurt.

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