I love tasty snacks, but you know what I love even more? Tasty snacks that are also low in calories. Here are some of my favourite snacks under 150 calories (per serving).
Munchy’s Oat Krunch Chia Seed Biscuits
125kcal per serving, $2.40 per box, Available at leading supermarkets including Cold Storage and Giant.
I don’t know if it’s because they’re so delicious or because I’m slightly obsessive when I like something, but I’ve been eating these biscuits almost everyday for a month since I discovered them. If you are a fan of oatmeal cookies, you will appreciate the similarities in taste with these chia seed biscuits. I also like how these biscuits have a non-greasy texture and are not too sweet. At 125 calories per serving (3 biscuits), they are pretty filling and are a good snack to have when you’re on the go. They also taste good when dipped in milk (low fat, of course).
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Granola Thins
90 kcal per serving, $6.30 per box, Available at FairPrice supermarkets.
Whenever I see that something has only 90 calories per serving, I feel a bit dubious about how it might taste. I mean, is it really possible for something under 100 calories to actually taste good? Apparently so, if the good people at Nature Valley aren’t fibbing about the calorie count of their Peanut Butter Granola Thins. These crispy squares of granola are covered with peanut butter goodness and are surprisingly tasty enough to satisfy any cravings. Ahh, the wonders of research and development.
Sun Bites Multigrain Chips
109 kcal per serving (25g), $1.90 per 40g pack, Available at leading supermarkets including Cold Storage and FairPrice Finest.
I don’t think SunBites are actually a healthy snack (versus say, almonds) but they do satisfy salty cravings without leaving that annoying oily taste you get with regular potato chips. The cheese flavour is my favourite, but if you’re looking for something different try the seaweed one. My only gripe about this product is that each pack is pretty small and probably contains less than 2 servings.
Alpen Light Granola Bars
70 kcal per bar, $6.50 per box, Available at leading supermarkets including Cold Storage and FairPrice Finest.
I’m not usually a fan of granola bars because most of them are a bit too sweet for my liking, but these Alpen Light bars are one of my favourite snacks. The bars come in a range of flavours including Summer Fruits, Apple & Sultana and Chocolate & Orange. Be sure to get the Light version though, as the regular Alpen bars have more than 100 calories per bar (and somehow don’t taste as good as the Light version).
Tong Garden Popcorn
140 kcal per serving (varies slightly by flavour), $1.90 per pack, Available at selected SPC petrol stations and selected supermarkets.
While this snack isn’t exactly that low in calories, it’s still tasty and affordable so I thought I’d add it in anyway. Besides Seaweed (which is my favourite), Tong Garden’s new Popcorn range also comes in Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Cheese and Tom Yam. Not sure if it’s just me, but whenever I see Tong Garden on the label, I somehow always think of cheap peanuts. I was pleasantly surprised though, to find that the popcorn was pretty quality stuff. It was also interesting how the savoury flavours like Seaweed and Cheese had a hint of sweetness in them.