What are healthy portion sizes for snacks?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

Snacks should be considered a mini meal. There are not designated portion sizes for snacks as the calories from foods vary. As far as total calories from a snack, you should keep the calories less than 100 if you are trying to lose weight. The portions and calories of snacks depend on your total calories eaten for the day to ensure you are receiving the correct amount of calories-not too much, not too little. 100 calories of peanuts is approximately 20 peanuts versus 100 calorie portion of a baked apple is two apples.

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