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10 Tasty Snacks Under 200 Calories

Sometimes, you just need to satiate your hunger in between meals.  While snacking can be a source of endless calories and sugar, there are some great good to snacks that are tasty and healthy.  Here are twenty ideas:

1. Jolly Time Butter-Light Pop Corn: popcorn makes a great snack, especially when it is prepared without endless butter and salt.  This tasty gluten free snack is the perfect way to add whole grains to your diet.

2. Weight Watcher’s String Cheese & Fruit:  Weight Watcher’s string cheese is a popular staple in my fridge.  While it’s not the most filling snack at 50 calories, it’s great when paired with fruit.

3. Baby Carrots and Low-fat Ranch Dressing:  Enjoy 28 baby carrots and 1 tbsp of low fat ranch-dressing for less than 200 calories.

4. Almonds:  Oven roasted sea salt almonds are a great snack and a great source of protein.  Blue Diamond makes a great to go pack and one service is only 100 calories.

5. Fruit: When your in need of some natural sugar.  Try fruit.  A fruit salad is the healthiest snack and you can get a 200 calorie portion.

6. Pop Chips: This potato chip alternative is made from corn.  It’s very healthy, crunchy, and delicious and only 100 calories.

7.  Frozen Grapes: A great summer snack, especially when lounging around the pool.  One cup is only 104 calories.

8. Cottage Cheese and Fruit: A serving of low fat cottage cheese is only 81 calories and some fruit! Amazing!

9. Kale Chips:  Easy to make a t home, very healthy, and salty and delicious.  It’s even healthier if you use Pam instead of olive oil.

10. Skinny Tropical Fruit Smoothie: Mix some fruit, ice, and milk into a blender and enjoy a cold refreshing beverage.

Yelp’s Top 5 Most Popular Restaurants for Gluten Free and Vegan Foodies

In every city, there are a select few restaurants and eateries that cater to the gluten free and vegan foodies of the town.  Denver is no exception.  Here are the most rated restaurants that fit that bill in Denver.

5. Beet Box – Beet Box located on 1030 E 22nd Ave in Northwest Denver.  They are known for their vegan pastries. Be sure to try their gluten, vegan, and dairy free vanilla almond donut.

4. True Food Kitchen – True Food Kitchen is located at 2800 E 2nd Ave, Suite 101 in Cherry Creek, Southeast.  Be sure to try their “Inside Out” Quinoa Burger (without the Feta).

3. Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St in Northwest Denver.  Be sure to try their Gluten free pizza with Vegan Alternative cheeses like House made Seitan or House Smoked Tofu.

2. Linger – 2030 W 30th Ave in Denver Highland, Northwest. Go in and ask for their African Roasted Tomato and Peanut Soup.

1. Root Down – 1600 W 33rd Ave in Highland, Northwest Denver.  With an entirely separate Gluten free kitchen, there is no need to fear any cross contamination.   Be sure to try their bottomless mimosas for $13.

Bon Appétit