It's normal to get a little peckish between meals every now and then, so there's no doubt you have a cupboard at home full of your favourite snacks and treats for those moments when you need something to nibble on.
If you're keen to stop reaching for the biscuit tin and make some healthier choices, it might be a good idea to add some healthier snack options to your basket next time you're doing your weekly shop.
From sweet to savoury and vegan plus high-protein choices, we've rounded up our favourite homemade low-calorie snacks in the UK including options from leading UK supermarkets including Aldi and Tesco.
Healthy low calorie snacks
Popcorn (89 calories)
Homemade popcorn can make a really healthy and tasty snack option. Just pop 20g of corn into a pan with a teaspoon of oil. Once popped, sprinkle over some chilli powder for a hit of flavour.
Blueberries (90 calories)
Not only are blueberries delicious, they're also considered a superfood, and 190g of blueberries contain high levels of antioxidants.
An apple with nut butter (96 calories)
Slice up an apple into segments and serve with a tablespoon of your favourite nut butter (we like peanut or almond butter).
Roasted chickpeas (82 calories)
For a crunchy, savoury snack, combine 50g of chickpeas with a teaspoon of olive oil, fresh or dried herbs such as paprika or cumin and pop in the oven at 180°C for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Vegetable sticks and dip (75 calories)
Cut up some carrots and cucumber into sticks and pop two tablespoons of your favourite hummus in a pot for a delicious snack, full of fibre and protein.
Pistachios (80 calories)
20 pistachios are rich in good fats, protein, fibre and minerals, and half your snack time will be taken up by removing them from their fiddly shells!
Boiled egg (78 calories)
Providing vitamins A, B2 , B6, B12, D, E and K, and copper, iron, selenium and zinc, a simple boiled egg is a low-calorie protein-filled snack.
Low-fat Greek yoghurt (71 calories)
Take one of the large pots of creamy low-fat Greek yoghurt and serve 1/5th of the pot as a snack. Not only will this provide a good dose of protein, but you'll also be promoting the growth of good bacteria in your gut.
Frozen grapes (107 calories)
A great one for summer, popping grapes in the freezer in a sealed sandwich bag will make for a refreshing sweet treat.
Pumpkin seeds (56 calories)
Seeds are great to snack on and one tablespoon is packed full of nutrients including fibre, protein, iron and magnesium.
Banana (90 calories)
Packed full of fibre, helping you stay fuller for longer, a small banana is not only less than 100 calories, but they’re an ideal low calorie snack as they release energy slowly. They’re also great for adding on top of your favourite cereal, yoghurt, or why not try drizzling over some dark chocolate, for a low calorie sweet treat.
Low-calorie snacks to buy
If you're short of time, it's sometimes easier to have a stock of pre-prepared low calorie snacks to grab if you're on the go. We've rounded up some of our favourite healthy snacks from the UK's leading supermarkets to satisfy your cravings.
If you love a packet of crisps, Popchips are a brilliant, healthy alternative. They come in four different flavours: sea salt, sour cream and onion, barbecue and salt and vinegar.
If chocolate is your weakness, these bars should hit the spot, and with only 62 calories per bar, they're ideal for a mid-morning snack when you're craving something sweet.
Sprinkled with sea salt, each bag of this popcorn contains just 42 calories, making it the perfect afternoon snack.
Snack A Jacks (51 calories)
We're big fans of Snack A Jacks as the rice cakes are available in a variety of flavours including salted caramel, salt and vinegar and chocolate chip. Better yet, each one is just 51 calories.
With peach, apricot and mango and passion fruit flavours, these fruity yoghurt pots are just 98 calories per pot and they're made with real fruit pieces.
Another alternative to crisps, these lentil curls are just 91 calories per bag, and with 6 bags in a pack, they're great value too.
A tasty sweet treat for just 83 calories? Yes please! These salted caramel squares are a great alternative to the biscuit you have with your daily cuppa!
Mini Babybel Light Cheese Snack
Who doesn't like a bit of cheese? Babybel's are made from 100 per cent real cheese and is rich in protein and calcium at just 42 calories.
Whitworths Shots (93 calories)
This mix of sultanas, dried cranberries and white chocolate coated shortcake biscuit balls make the perfect mid-day snack and are only 93 calories per shot.
Freddo Frog (95 calories)
Remember, you don't have to completely cut chocolate out of your diet to be 'healthy', it's all about balance. This is why a Freddo Frog is the ideal sweet treat if you're craving chocolate.
Oreos (one biscuit 52 calories)
If you love having a biscuit to dip in your cuppa, then you'll never have to miss out with Oreos, super tasty, low in calories and vegan!
Fridge Raiders (37 calories)
Each of these mini packs aren't only ridiculously low in calories, but they also contain 4 grams of protein too. Perfect for popping in your bag or adding to lunchboxes.