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3 Fantastic & Healthy Snacks Under 120 Calories

Updated on April 7, 2012

Trader Joe's Snack List

I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's, so this snack list is comprised of products from TJ's. Although, I'm certain you can find the items elsewhere, the nutrition facts from each is based off of the ones available at Trader Joe's.

Trader Joe's Edamame
Trader Joe's Edamame | Source

Snack Attack Nutrition Facts

 
 
Calories
120
Total Fat
5g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
10mg
Total Carbohydrate
8g
Protein
10g
(Serving Size: 1/2 cup)

Edamame (Soybeans)

Found in the frozen produce section of Trader Joe's, I buy the ones labelled, uncooked. They cook up in boiling water in 5 minutes. I sprinkle with a bit of sea salt and serve.

Note: you do not eat the pod, gently squeezing the shell will allow the edamame bean to pop out easily.

Soybeans are also high in fiber and provide the following daily values to your diet (based on a 2,000 calorie diet):

  • 2% Vitamin C
  • 6% Calcium
  • 15% Iron

Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds
Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds | Source

Snack Attack Nutrition Facts

 
 
Calories
117
Total Fat
8.2g
Sodium
118.5mg
Total Carbohydrates
6.6g
Fiber
2.5g
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
5.3g
Calcium (celery only)
48mg
Potassium (celery only)
312mg
(Serving Size: 3 medium celery stalks; 1 tablespoon Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds)

Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter

Not just any peanut butter...you have to try Trader Joe's Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds, it is delicious and it is an excellent source of ALA Omega-3's.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium celery stalks
  • 1 tablespoon Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds

Directions

  1. Wash & cut celery sticks in half
  2. Spread peanut butter in the center of each celery stick
  3. Enjoy!

Air-Popped Popcorn
Air-Popped Popcorn | Source

Air-popped popcorn

You can find corn kernels for popcorn at almost any grocer, usually in the snack aisle.

This method does require purchasing an air popcorn machine, although they are relatively inexpensive and super easy to use.

Snack Attack Nutrition Facts

 
 
Calories
107
Total Fat
1.2g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
1mg
Total Carbohydrates
21.8g
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
Protein
3.4g
Calcium
2.3mg
Potassium
84.3mg
(Serving Size: 3.5 cups) Note: Plain, no toppings

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Gourmet Popcorn Recipe

If you'd like to add a extra flavor to your bowl of popcorn (& don't mind the extra calories) top it with the following:

  • 1 tablespoon of melted Earth Balance (adds 100 calories & 11g of Fat/bowl)
  • 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese (adds 40 calories & 6g of Fat/bowl)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked rainbow peppercorns

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    • Mmargie1966 profile image

      Mmargie1966 5 years ago from Gainesville, GA

      Voted up and useful! Great job!

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      veggie-mom 5 years ago

      Thanks so much, Margaret, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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