Hungry Girl: 6 Best Healthy Snack Pairings Under 200 Calories

05/26/2014 at 03:01 PM ET

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Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of nine books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

Ashton and Mila. Kim and Kanye. Amber and Johnny. is packed with perfect celebrity pairings. So I thought, hey, let’s take a moment to talk about great snack pairings — you know, the kind of healthy nibbles you might enjoy while reading through your favorite celeb-mag website!

Strawberries + Crumbled Reduced-Fat Feta Cheese
I love pairing cheese with fruit! Start with 10 large strawberries. Slice off about 1/3-inch off the top, exposing the hollow canal inside the berry (use a narrow spoon handle or straw to make it a little larger, if needed). Stuff 1/4 cup feta crumbles into the strawberries, and then stuff the berries into your mouth! The whole snack has only 125 calories and 4.5g fat.

Cole Slaw Mix + Seasoned Rice Vinegar
This is such a refreshing snack to keep in the fridge. Just toss 4 cups of bagged cole slaw mix with 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar, and refrigerate overnight to let the flavor soak in. Nice! Each cup has around 35 calories and no fat.

Tuna + Cucumber Slices
The key to this snack? StarKist Tuna Creations pouches of pre-seasoned tuna. My favorite flavor is the Sweet & Spicy. Just slice up 10 round cucumber slices, and top with the tuna. Crunch away for 110 calories and 2g fat. Who needs crackers?

Salsa + Hard-Boiled Egg Whites
I love snacking on hard-boiled egg whites for pure protein goodness. When you pop out the yolks, you’re left with perfect little wells to fill with flavor! One of my favorite toppers is salsa: Add a teaspoon of salsa to each egg-white half. Have six salsa-fied egg-white halves for 60 calories and less than 0.5g fat.

Turkey Slices + Light String Cheese

Here’s another quick and easy protein-packed pick! Take an ounce of sliced 97 – 98% fat-free turkey breast (2-4 slices), and wrap it around a stick of light string cheese. It’s totally satisfying when midday hunger hits, and only 85 calories and 3g fat. Wanna make this couple a trio? Dip it in some mustard.

Cantaloupe + Light Vanilla Ice Cream

Yes, ice cream can be on your lightened-up diet. Cut a medium cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds, and spoon a 1/2-cup scoop of light vanilla ice cream into the center. The vanilla goes great with the melon, and you’ll be a lot more full than if you just had the ice cream. This massive snack has just 200 calories and 3.5g fat.

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Miss Tami on

Your title says 6 under 150 calories….last time I checked, 200 was more than 150.

LuvLeeRita on

Good point Miss Tami.

Kassie on

When you “pop” out that egg yolk and go for reduced fat cheese you have also successfully popped out loads of nutrition. Go for the real thing…

Jay Sampieri on

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