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Snacks less than 100 Calories

Snack For Success: Healthy Snacks With Less Than 100 Calories

Whether they’re fueled by genuine pangs of hunger, boredom, or emotional upheaval, snack attacks, those sudden cravings for something to eat, are difficult to ignore. With a little forethought, even those calorie-counters among us can make snacking a delicious habit. Read on for some tasty treats that will cost you less than 100 calories.

Grab and go

For those times when you must eat NOW, consider the following:

1 cup of raw cherries (87 calories, good source of fiber and vitamin C)

1 small banana (90 calories, good source of potassium and fiber)

2 medium fresh figs (74 calories, good source of fiber)

½ cup red or green seedless grapes (52 calories, good source of vitamin C)

1 cup of whole sugar snap peas (26 calories, high in vitamin C)

10 raw almonds (60 calories, contain “heart-healthy” fats)

¼ cup roasted, unsalted pumpkin seeds (71 calories, very high in protein)

2 cups air-popped popcorn (62 calories, good source of fiber)

10 medium green olives (82 calories, contain “heart-healthy” fats)

1 stick string cheese (70 calories, good source of calcium)

Savor it

Sometimes a snack is all about nurturing yourself. If you have a bit more time, consider indulging in one of these little luxuries:

1 cup of halved strawberries with 3 oz. nonfat plain yogurt (89 calories, great source of vitamin C)

1 cup of cherry tomatoes with 2 TBSP reduced fat sour cream (75 calories, good source of protein and calcium)

1 large tomato with 1 TBSP Parmesan cheese, grilled (55 calories, good source of protein and calcium)

1 cup of sliced carrots with ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese (90 calories, good source of fiber)

1 large cucumber with 2 TBSP reduced fat sour cream (85 calories, good source of fiber)

1 cup watermelon balls (46 calories, some vitamin C)

½ cup unsweetened apple sauce with cinnamon (53 calories, good source of vitamin C and fiber)

1 kiwi fruit, cut up (46 calories, lots of vitamin C and fiber)

1 cup sliced apple with 1 tsp. peanut butter (83 calories, great combo of fiber and protein)

5 unsalted Melba rounds with 1 Tbsp low fat cream cheese (95 calories, provides some protein and calcium)

1 sheet graham crackers (4 rectangles) with 1 tsp. peanut butter (91 calories, protein)

1 slice Wasa multi-grain crispbread with ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese (85 calories, great source of fiber)

1 hard-boiled egg (77 calories, great source of protein)

With so many delicious, low calorie options, there’s no reason to deny yourself. Keep a few of these appealing options on hand, and you’ll be ready to meet that snack attack head-on. Enjoy!

Sources: www.nutritiondata.com