20 400-Calorie Snacks That Won’t Wreck Your Diet


While 400 calories might be larger than your usual afternoon snack or nighttime nibble, hear us out: Keeping your snack around the 400-calorie range will keep you fuller longer and less likely to overeat during other mealtimes.

And that’s what the 400 Calorie Fix weight loss plan is all about: eating four, 400-calorie meals each day and using one of those meals as a snack. The following 400-calorie snacks are options you can enjoy wherever you are, from the vending machine to happy hour, and everywhere in between.

Popcorn Party Trail Mix
Toss 6 c microwave light butter popcorn with 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan while the popcorn is still warm. Sprinkle on 2 Tbsp cashew pieces and 2 Tbsp raisins. Enjoy with one 12-oz bottle of light beer.

Chocolate-Vanilla Twist Ice Cream

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Order one small (1 c) soft-serve light chocolate-vanilla twist ice cream in a plain cone with a topping of 2 Tbsp chocolate or rainbow sprinkles.

Mediterranean Munchies
Dip 1 c each carrot sticks and red pepper strips into ½ c hummus, plus 6 whole wheat crackers.

Brownie Bites + Milk
Enjoy 2 chocolately Molten Brownie Bites* with 1 c cold low-fat milk.

Peanut Butter Break

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Slice up 1 med apple and eat with 1½ Tbsp peanut butter and 5 whole wheat crackers. Wash it down with 1 c skim milk.

Cheese Lover’s Snack
Slice 1 oz Cheddar and 1 oz Brie. Eat with 4 Triscuits, and sip a 5-oz glass of white or red wine.

Beer + Nuts At The Bar
Order one 12 oz bottle of light beer. Munch on a cupped handful (¼ c) dry roasted peanuts and 16 small pretzels twists (or skip the pretzels and have another light beer).

Sweet Yogurt Treat

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In a bowl, layer one 5.3 oz container fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 c blueberries and ½ c low-fat granola. Drizzle with 2 tsp honey.

Party-Perfect Cheese Plate
Preheat oven to 350°F. Meanwhile, toast 1 Tbsp sliced almonds in skillet over low heat until browned. Place a 2 oz wedge of Brie on baking sheet and top with 1½ tsp apricot jam; sprinkle with the almonds. Bake about 10 minutes. Thinly slice ½ pear. Serve the Brie and pear with 6 plain Melba toasts.

Single-Serving Sundae At Home
Drizzle 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup over ½ c Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream. Top with ¼ c non-dairy whipped topping and 2 maraschino cherries.

Marshmallow Bar + Macchiato At Starbucks
Order 1 Tall Caramel Macchiato. Pair it with 1 Marshmallow Dream Bar.

Vending Machine Snack Attack
Choose the 0.78 oz serving size Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats. Pair it with a 1.5 oz snack pack of Cheddar Goldfish, and wash it down with one 12-oz can cola.

PB&B Sandwich
Spread each half of a toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 Tbsp peanut butter. Top each half with ¼ c sliced banana.

Cup Of Cookie Dough At The Ice Cream Shop
Top 1 scoop chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream  with 1 oz hot fudge.

Dark Chocolate Indulgence

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Enjoy two 1.3 oz bars of good-quality dark chocolate.

McDonald’s Drive-Thru Dessert
Order one 12-oz Strawberry or Vanilla Triple Thick Shake. Sip slowly and savor the treat!

Chips & Guacamole Dip
Mix ¼ c salsa with ¼ c mashed avocado. Eat with 2 oz (about 20) tortilla chips.

Oreos + Milk
Enjoy 5 Oreos with 1 c skim milk.

Wine + Pretzels At A Happy Hour
Drink two 5-oz glasses of red or white wine with 25 tiny pretzels.

Small Bakery Cupcake
Savor one small (2.5 oz) yellow cupcake with 2 Tbsp chocolate frosting.

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