3 Healthy Snacks Under 300 Calories

3 Healthy Snacks Under 300 Calories — Here are three quick and easy recipe ideas when you’re hunting for an afternoon snack idea that’s low calorie…

RECIPE Strawberry Almond Energy Balls by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

We’ve all been there. It’s 4 p.m., and hangry is hitting HARD. According to your stomach, lunch is a distant memory. Your schedule is telling you that dinner is still a long time away, and a celery stick just isn’t going to cut it.

Those prepackaged snacks calling your name? Well, you know they’re not helping you meet those wellness goals you’ve set, especially for me, Rebecca.

But you can fight the hangry AND still hit those daily wellness goals by avoiding processed foods, keeping track of calories, or just generally aim for a balanced diet with these healthy snacks under 300 calories.

Strawberry almond energy balls, hummus & veggies, and dark chocolate nut clusters are our three healthy (and filling!) go-to snacks that always leave us satisfied…

Strawberry Almond Energy Balls Recipe Ingredients by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Strawberry Almond Energy Balls Recipe Healthy Snack by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Strawberry Almond Energy Balls: Calories per serving = 169

These mix up so quickly, and keep in the fridge for up to two weeks! Kids love them too, and with no processed sugars or ingredients, these energy balls are a delicious snack you can always feel good about.

RECIPE Hummus & Veggies by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Hummus & Veggies Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Hummus & Veggies: Calories per serving = 110-149 (depending on vegetables used)

Or if you’re feeling fancy, hummus and crudités (said krew-dee-TAY) for one. Obviously, a plate of veggies is always a healthy choice, and it’s good to remember that the more colors you have on your plate, the wider a variety of vitamins and minerals you’re getting.

Adding the hummus gives a bit of flavor, as well as a couple of grams of protein. Three tablespoons of hummus and a cup of veggies averages just a little more than 100 calories, so eat your heart out!

RECIPE Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters: Calories per serving = 265

These nut clusters. Where do I begin? They’re decadent enough to be dessert, but still a healthy and somewhat indulgent snacking option. Add the sprinkling of sea salt on top, and they’re pretty much perfect. One serving is a mere 265 calories, packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, and protein.

All three of these snacks under 300 calories are simple to make and keep around for easy, healthy, no fuss snacking. Give them a try!

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters Recipe Ingredients by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters Recipe Instructions by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

And in case you’re looking for additional healthy dinner pairing ideas, here are a few of our favorites below —

3 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas

Strawberry Almond Energy Balls Recipe Ingredients by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

3 Healthy Snacks Under 300 Calories — Strawberry Almond Energy Balls

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
These strawberry almond energy balls are low calorie, healthy, and you can whip them up in just a few minutes!
Total Time20 mins
Course Bites, Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 0.25 cup honey
  • 1.5 cups quick oats
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup freeze dried strawberries, crushed

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 121mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 103kcal

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Mix with a hand mixer until the mixture is completely combined.
  • Divide into 24 balls.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
KEYWORD: almond, balls, bites, desserts, easy, energy, healthy, snack, sugar and cloth
Hummus & Veggies Recipe by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

3 Healthy Snacks Under 300 Calories — Hummus & Veggies

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
You can't go wrong with a classic hummus and veggies recipe combo...
Total Time5 mins
Course Bites
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp hummus (plain or flavored)
  • 1 cup vegetables

Nutrition

Serving: 3g | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 3081IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 64kcal

Instructions

  • Cut any large vegetables into bites sized pieces.
  • Measure the hummus into a small dish for easy portion sizing.
KEYWORD: easy, healthy, hummus, snack, sugar and cloth, veggies
Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters Recipe Instructions by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Healthy Snacks Under 300 Calories: Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
I LOVE a good dark chocolate pick me up in the afternoon, and these dark chocolate nut clusters are so easy to make...
Total Time15 mins
Course Bites, Desserts
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 13 oz bar of dark chocolate (at least 72%)
  • 1 cup raw almonds or cashews, cut into large pieces
  • large flake sea salt

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 252kcal

Instructions

  • Line a tray with parchment or waxed paper and set aside.
  • Chop the bar of chocolate into pieces and place in a heat proof bowl.
  • Put about an inch of water in the bottom of a small pot and bring
  • it to a simmer.
  • Place the chocolate bowl on top of the pot and melt, stirring occasionally.
  • Once it has melted completely, stir in the nuts.
  • Spoon the mixture out onto the tray in 12 rounds.
  • Sprinkle the tops with a pinch of sea salt flakes.
  • Allow the chocolate to harden completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
  • Tip: Avoid putting the chocolate in the freezer or fridge, as it can cause the chocolate to look white and powdery on the outside.
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Don’t forget to share your snack creations with us on Instagram using the hashtag #sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes you can find them all right here with a few cocktails to go along with them!

15 thoughts on “3 Healthy Snacks Under 300 Calories”

  1. Those pictures look so beautiful. I would love to try these snakes. Try these meals are the best decision making in healthcare. Each calorie counts a health gain.

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  2. I am loving all of these options. I get such a snacky craving once I put the kids to bed and any of these look like the perfect way for me to snack without going overboard. You saved me!

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    • We totally get the cravings too once the kids are down for bed! I think it’s because we are so busy with them that we forget that we are hungry? And then it gets too late in the night to eat something big!

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