It’s after dinner, or in the midst of an afternoon slump, or during a stressful day at work. You need a snack that’s going to get you through. All of a sudden, your sweet tooth is nagging you, demanding you snack on something sugary. But you don’t want to add all those extra grams of sugar and calories to your day. You try to think of options under 200 calories that will satisfy.
You might be at a loss for what to do. Reaching for any one of those treats in such a miniscule portion isn’t going to cut it — probably because, despite how many calories they have, these foods aren’t all that nutritious.
If you’re craving a real treat, you should probably seek one out. Buy yourself a doughnut. Get a chocolate chip cookie. Eat a croissant and enjoy the heck out of it. When you resist your cravings, they only get stronger — often resulting in you eating more sweets later on. A little extra sugar and calories won’t kill you. But if you’re looking for an everyday kind of snack that will satisfy your hunger and your sweet tooth, some of these better-for-you options (that happen to be around 150 calories each) might be what you’re looking for.