The 6 Best Low Calorie Snacks of 2020

Stock your pantry with these healthy bites

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Our Top Picks
"Great for post-workout time and a smart choice for families."
"Crunchy, sweet, and delicious."
"Gives you the saltiness you crave with less sodium."
"This snack is a great alternative to nuts."
"The perfect after-dinner treat."
"Perfect for stashing at your desk."

Best Post-Workout: Perky Jerky Turkey Jerky and Plant-Based Jerky Variety

Feeling famished after a tough workout? The right snack can help your body repair after some particularly grueling exercise, and the ideal balance is a combination of protein and a carbohydrate, so pairing this jerky with a piece of fruit is a simple, no refrigeration necessary snack. This variety pack comes with four different flavors to satisfy every craving, and it’s the perfect post-workout snack. The original flavor has half a gram of fat, 80 calories, 7 grams of sugar, 10 grams of protein and 8 grams of carbs (combine with a piece of fruit for a few more post-workout carbs). Each 2.2 ounce package is super easy to store in your bag, no matter where you go.

Not only is Perky Jerky great to eat after a workout, but it's a smart choice for families. It’s tender enough for even children to enjoy—and though it does have slightly higher sugar content than some of our other choices, you won’t tire of the range of flavors on offer.

Best Sweet: Bare Natural Apple Chips

The Bare Natural Apple Chips are a great pick for anyone who’s in the mood for something sweet. Each serving has 110 calories, 27 grams carbohydrates, and 4 grams of fiber. They have 21 grams of natural sugar (none added) and come in five different flavors. The best part of this sweet snack is that it consists of one ingredient—apples—and has no artificial flavoring. To make this a satisfying snack, try pairing it with yogurt or a hard-boiled egg.

Best Salty: By The Cup Skinny Pop Popcorn

Looking for a no-fuss way to snack on popcorn? Try Skinny Pop,which has a devoted cult following. Each .65 ounce bag has 6 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber, and contains no artificial flavors. We love it because it gives you the saltiness you enjoy while staying under 60 mg of sodium. Try adding an apple or piece of cheese on the side for a balanced and filling snack.

Best Unique: Enlightened Roasted Broad (Fava) Bean Snack

Enlightened has made a name for itself with its delicious snacks and desserts, and the Enlightened Roasted Broad Bean Snack is one of its best products yet. These roasted fava beans come in eight different flavors, such as wasabi, cinnamon, and sriracha. Each one-ounce serving has 2.5 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. They’re a great alternative to nuts if you're allergic or they aren't your thing, and can be enjoyed along with a piece of fruit for a balanced snack or tossed in a salad or soup to add some crunch along with protein and fiber.

Best Dessert: Alden's Organic Julie's Organic, Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bar

Julie’s Organic Yogurt Bars are the perfect after-dinner snack for when you want something sweet. This frozen yogurt bar has 90 calories, 2 grams of protein and 13 grams of sugar (9 grams of which are added sugar). The bars are preservative-free and have no chemical additives or high fructose corn syrup. Each pack comes with four organic 2.5-ounce bars.

Best for the Office: Blue Diamond Almonds 100 Calorie On The Go Bags

If you’re running on empty at work, you’re more likely to make mistakes or drift off during that important meeting. Cure your hunger with Blue Diamond Almond packs: These 100-calorie bags are perfect for stashing at your desk, each one packed with 4 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber to keep you full. Pair them with yogurt, oatmeal, or fruit for a complete snack.

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