Having trouble cutting back on calories? Skipping snacks then finding yourself feeling low and craving less-than-healthy options? These will help!
A mere 100-calorie snack can stop you from falling off your diet bandwagon and keep you satisfied until your next meal. But when you’re busy it’s so frustrating to know how many calories are in what you can quickly grab.
We’ve got you sorted – simply pick up your favorite healthy snacks from this nutritionist-recommended list the next time you go shopping and keep them within reach.
Whether its chips, hot dogs, ice-cream or sugary cocktails – calorie-loaded treats are tough to resist. Instead reach for one of these light but satisfying bites that comes in under 100 calories.
By making smart choices you’ll be able to avoid gaining those extra pounds. Reaching for one of these nutritious snacks will help you stay committed to your diet and reach your weight loss goals. These snacks are loaded with high quality ingredients which will keep you feeling healthy, happy and fit.
These sweet little treats are a great low-calorie healthy snack. They’re available everywhere and a single cup of blueberries has only 84 calories. Not to mention they’re loaded with vitamins C and K as well as fiber. One of my favorite go-to healthy snacks – I like to combine them with Greek yogurt too.
2Raspberries and Greek yogurt
This is a decadent combination and a nutritious 100-calorie healthy snack. Simply add 1/3 cup of raspberries and ½ cup Greek yogurt in a bowl. Greek yogurt is high in protein which keeps you feeling satisfied and the natural sugar of the raspberries gives you that needed energy boost.
I love eating frozen grapes, especially on those hot summer days. They take longer to eat which makes you feel like you’re getting more food and are very refreshing. A single cup of grapes has only 62 calories and is loaded with antioxidants, copper and vitamin K.
At only 70 calories, you can’t really beat a hard-boiled egg as far as nutritional value goes. Loaded with protein and all important healthy-fats, eggs will keep you feeling full until your next meal. They’re also high in vitamin D and loaded with B vitamins.
Almonds are frequently included in healthy snack lists and for a good reason. These little nuts are filled with protein, fiber, vitamin E and calcium – all while low in calories. The healthy-fats they contain will keep you satisfied and a 100 calorie serving is around 20 almonds.
6Avocado on crackers
For a mini-sized version of the delicious breakfast avocado on toast – grab yourself a couple of wholegrain crackers and spread 2 tablespoons of avocado on them – yum! This quick-and-easy 100 calorie snack is a great source of potassium and heart healthy fats.
One cup of watermelon has less than 50 calories and is 90% water. It’ll help to keep you hydrated – stopping your body confusing thirst with hunger. Watermelon has also been linked to preventing certain cancers and prevents bloating – so grab a few cups for a healthy refreshing snack.
Another berry option, a cup of cherries contains only 90 calories. They’re high in vitamins A and C, potassium and fiber. Cherries can even help to reduce inflammation and cholesterol levels because of the antioxidants they contain.
9Lettuce and tofu wrap
This hearty snack is pretty much a light lunch and will leave you satisfied. Take a ½ cup of baked tofu (95 calories) and place it inside a lettuce leaf, squeeze some fresh lemon on top and you’re done. Tofu provides your body a high-quality plant protein which has even been linked to preventing some types of cancer.
A low-calorie and juicy snack packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. A cup of grape tomatoes is only 30 calories and my favorite way to eat them is to add a cup to a bowl with a little sea salt, ground pepper and a sprinkle of olive oil.
Air-popped popcorn is an incredible low-calorie snack that will keep you full for hours. There are only 30 calories per cup, so you can eat 3 cups worth for 90 calories – what a bargain! Go easy on the salt to keep it healthy.
A great source of vitamin C (promoting healthy skin and immune system) and water – a refreshing grapefruit will only set you back 80 calories. The high water content will help to keep you hydrated which we know is a crucial part in warding off weight gain.
13Celery and hummus
This crunchy alternative to chips and dip is very healthy too. A medium stalk of celery has only 6 calories and contains fiber and potassium. The average hummus brand only has 25 calories per tablespoon, so grab a couple of tablespoons and spread them over the stalks or use them as a dip – delicious!
14Walnuts and raspberries
A healthy combination of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber – this great combination will give you loads of energy. Simply grab ¾ cup of raspberries and 4 walnut halves for a quick pick me up.
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