400 calories can be a lot, or a little food, depending on what you choose. These comparisons show you what 400 calories looks like from healthy food, versus snack foods.
What does 400 calories look like? It’s actually a common question with a wide range of answers. Four hundred calories can be a lot of food, or just a small amount of food – it just depends what you choose to eat. Take a look at these comparisons.
What 400 Calories Looks Like?
To show you this in a visual way, I compared some common convenience snacks with what you could get with a little planning. Take a look at these photos, and ask yourself which would be the better option to satisfy your hunger? Which would be the better after-school snack for children to get their nutrients? Which options would you be more likely to over-consume?
3.5 ounces of tilapia topped with slivered almonds with a 3.5 ounces sweet potato, 1.5 cups broccoli, cup strawberries, 1 tsp olive oil. Compared to peanut butter filled pretzels
3 whole wheat crackers, 1 ounce cheese, 1 banana, laughing cow cheese, ¾ cup tomatoes, 2 Tbsp hummus. Comapared to cheddar pringles
Chicken salad (mixed with light mayonnaise) on a whole wheat deli flat, lettuce and tomato, ½ red pepper, 1 Tbsp low fat Ranch dip, 1 orange. Comapared to cheese-Its
½ apple with ½ tbsp. peanut butter, 1 hard -boiled egg, 2 ounces turkey breast on a mini whole wheat bun, ½ cup blackberries. Compared to 1 ¾ Pop-Tarts
Tuna Salad (made with light mayonnaise), 1 slice cheese (3/4 oz) and lettuce and tomato stuffed in a whole wheat wrap, 12 Grapes, ½ cup baby carrots, 1 Tbsp Ranch dip. Comapared to a brownie
What do you think? Which one would you choose?
Hi! I love this blog. Thank you so much for sharing this to us.
Wow my mind is kind of blown at the amount comparison! I like theres alot of choices and looks filling!!
This is exactly what I have been looking for! Great job!
I’m a visual learner seeing this information presented as comparisons is not only motivating yet repeatable too.
Now can you show me the price difference on all those plates of food?
Great info! I have to eat an extra 400 calories during last pregnancy trimester and I was wondering what it represents. That’s great!!! Like the visual. It gives me good ideas of healthy snacks too. Thank you very much.