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Easy Snacks with 100 Calories or Less

Jicama Sticks with Salsa Jicama sticks are often overlooked, but it a healthy and low in calorie veggie that can be a perfect snack for you.… Trista - November 12, 2019
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Jicama Sticks with Salsa

Jicama sticks are often overlooked, but it a healthy and low in calorie veggie that can be a perfect snack for you. Jicama is packed with vital nutrients, including minerals, proteins, vitamins, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, folate, and fiber.

Enriched with vitamin C, Jicama acts as an important antioxidant to combat various reactions of enzymes. It is extremely low in calories and provides you with a satiating crunch. Slice the jicama into sticks and eat them with salsa. You can munch an entire bowl of jicama without having to worry about calories.

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Hard-Boiled Egg

Egg in any form loaded with tons of health benefits. Both yolk and white of an egg are enriched with nutrients, including minerals, vitamins, and proteins. A majority of the protein content of the egg is found in its white. The yolk of the egg contains more calories as opposed to whites.

Boil a couple of eggs and put them in the refrigerator, and you have an instant snack. One hard-boiled egg offers 6 grams of protein and 78 calories. It is a great mid-morning or afternoon snack as the protein you will intake will keep you full longer and prevent overheating.

This treat is just in time for the holiday. Pixabay

Dried Cranberries

Dried fruits, along with increased sugar content, can be the complete opposite of healthy snacks. However, if you maintain an adequate portion to a quarter cup, dried cranberries can be a treat to your taste buds. In a quarter cup of dried cranberries, you get only 93 calories. You can opt for unsweetened variety to ensure that the sugar intake is as minimum as possible.

Cranberries are enriched with fiber content that covers around 8% of the daily recommended intake of the fiber along with 6% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin E. You can put it in a zip lock bag or small container and carry it with you quickly to munch whenever hunger hits you.

 

Ice cream is a delicious treat! Pixabay

Healthy Snacks that are Under 100 Calories

Slow-Churned Ice Cream – ½ Cup

You might be amazed to see ice cream on top of the list of our low-calorie snacks. Ice creams are healthy snack options as long as you opt for double churned or slow-churned varieties. This process significantly reduces calories and fats while proving the same creamy texture of regular ice cream.

So, people who love ice cream and want to enjoy it without any guilt, slow-churned ice cream is the ideal option. Half a cup of slow-churned ice cream contains 3.5 grams of fat and 100 calories.

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Popcorn

If you are looking for a wholesome snack that contains fewer calories, then you can count on popcorn. Certain popcorn brands have merely 100 calories in six cups. Moreover, it is enriched with fiber content that helps you stay full for a longer time. Popcorn is also boasted with antioxidants that fight free-radicals and tryptophan, which is an amino acid vital for your sleep.

The problem with a movie theater and other kinds of kernels are that they include artificial ingredients, making them unhealthy. To enjoy popcorn healthily, buy plain organic kernel, and pop them on the stove-top or microwave using a small amount of olive oil, coconut oil, or clarified butter.

This yummy snack only has a few ingredients so it is fast and easy. Pixabay

Quesadilla

Using merely three simple ingredients, including a tortilla, oil, and cheese; a mini quesadilla makes for an inexpensive yet healthy snack. Typically, it is not considered a healthy option considering that it is filled with cheese. However, by choosing the right ingredients and portion, quesadilla can be nutritious and comforting. A standard quesadilla 150 to 180 calories depending on the ingredients and piece.

Luckily, when you make quesadilla at home, you have better control over the ingredients that you use, hence cutting down the calorie intake. One of the healthiest and most straightforward way to eat quesadilla by sprinkling some grated low-fat cheddar cheese over a half-cut corn tortilla. Fold it further and microwave it for about 20 seconds.

Have you ever tried cottage cheese with it though? Pixabay

Cottage Cheese and Cantaloupe

Cottage cheese is boasted with proteins with a half cup offering 14 grams of healthy protein, helping you curb hunger. Give it an exciting twist by adding fruit to the side and make a wholesome snack.

Cantaloupe works perfectly well with cottage cheese and gets the overall calorie count to 100. And it is super easy to make, which further makes it a satisfying snack for you to try. Simply mix low-fat cottage cheese with sliced cantaloupes. While it is a full meal as it is, you can add nuts if you want a little more flavor.

This treat will never go out of style because it is tasty and healthy. Pixabay

Crackers with Cheese

Cheese crackers are not considered a healthy option, but like everything else, it all depends on the portion you use. The key here is to choose whole-grain crackers. The fiber present in the whole-grain crackers will help you curb your hunger.

Furthermore, choose low-fat cheese will provide you required calcium and protein. Three cheese crackers in a single serving are enough to stay under your target of 100 calories.

Nuts are very healthy in moderation. Pixabay

Almonds

Almonds are undoubtedly among the most versatile snacks that you can enjoy in between your meals. Almonds are enriched with fiber, proteins, and vitamin E. Since you can just grab-on-the-go, they are the most accessible snacks in our list. But like everything else, the portion is the key. Typically it would help if you did not eat more than a handful of almonds in a day (28 grams).

Additionally, ensure that you opt for an unsalted version to keep it really healthy. To keep your snack intake under 100 calories, 14 almonds a day would be sufficient. They help you concentrate, making them a great snacking option during your working hours.

If you crave a salty treat, try a handful of pretzels. Pixabay

Pretzels

If you are not a big fan of pretzels, then don’t worry, we have another on-the-go snack that you would absolutely love: pretzels. These are not typically considered a healthy snack if you want to keep your calories under 100. However, there is a way of making that happen.

Rather than regular pretzels, opt for whole-grain pretzels stick as they are cholesterol-free and low in sugar and fat. You can consume six whole-grain pretzel sticks to stay under 100 calories, and you will get 3 grams of fiber. This portion is enough to keep you full for an extended period while providing comfort.

If apples seem too bland for your taste, bake them instead. Pixabay

Baked Apples

Apples are undoubtedly one of the healthiest snacks in the world, and there are a plethora of ways that you can enjoy it. One of the ways to eat Apple in a healthy and super delicious manner is to bake it. You would get the taste of dessert along with essential vitamins and fibers. And you would not be adding to the calorie.

Make sure you use firm apple so that the inside doesn’t explore while inside the microwave. The next step is to hollow the apple, but don’t use corer as it could slice it all the way through. All you want to do is remove the seeds and core without touching its bottom. You can do the process by a pairing knife.

At this point, you can fill your apple with all the sweet things, but since we are opting for a healthy version, it is better to stick with a little brown sugar and top it off with some baking spices like cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and so on.

This is a hearty snack for under 100 calories. Pixabay

A Slice of Raisin Bread

Raisin bread is not only delicious to munch, but it is healthy when consumed in the right proportion. One hundred grams of raisin bread include 4.3 grams of fiber, 33.6 grams of water, 347 milligrams of sodium, 7.9 grams of protein, and 52.3 grams of carbohydrates.

A single slice of raisin bread would give you 80 calories. You can spread a thin layer of light unsalted butter over it. It is a healthy breakfast option, which will keep your body and mind active throughout the day.

They are made of mostly water. Pixabay

Melon

Melon contains a high amount of water, which makes it a healthy snack option. Melon comes in different forms, and each one of them is loaded with health benefits. They are the best snack option to keep yourself hydrated. The health properties of melon can cure heart attack and cancer.

When you mix different kinds of melon, it offers a treat to your taste buds. The unusual blend of flavor ensures that your snack is substantial and healthy. Per cup, you get 45 to 60 calories per cup of melon. Mix cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew and enjoy a generous bowl of it to curb your hunger.

Make sure it is low-fat ranch with some raw veggies. Pixabay

Assorted Veggies with Low-Fat Ranch

Veggies are the best source of many nutrients, including minerals, vitamins, zinc, iron, potassium, manganese, and more. Mixing crunchy veggies along with low-fat ranch dressing gives you a perfectly tasty and healthy snack option.

Some of the vegetables that you can include are celery, chopped broccoli, bell peppers, radish, and others. These are some vegetables that contain minimum calories. You can quickly obtain low-fat ranch dressing in the stores if you don’t want to make it yourself.

You didn’t expect this treat on the healthy list did you? Pixabay

Skim Milk Latte

If you are in a dire need for an energy boost in the afternoon, then this is the perfect time to indulge in a creamy latte. Coffee, when consumed in an appropriate portion, contains many health benefits. One of the main advantages of coffee is that it amps up your mood and energize your mind to concentrate and work better.

Make sure you only get a latte with skin milk and avoid sugary flavored syrups. Lattes are majority milk, which is a good source of calcium and protein.

A juicy orange might be all you need to hit the spot. Plus they smell good. Pixabay

An Orange

The plainer your snack, the better it will be for your health. Oranges are a great snack to include in your diet to obtain tons of healthy benefits while enjoying a delicious treat.

An orange has 60 calories, enough to keep you filled for a long time. They are high in fiber and vitamins and contain very low sugar content. You can carry it in your bag and enjoy it whenever you feel hungry and have the urge to munch on a snack.

There are a variety of cheese flavors available. Pixabay

A Stick of String Cheese

A stick of part-skin string cheese offers 80 calories and has an impressive 8 grams of protein. It also provides a high amount of calcium without high-fat content as compared to other cheese variants. It is a more accessible, affordable, and on-the-go snack.

Additionally, string cheese is appropriately portioned, so you would not overeat. Only keep one single stick near you in order to stick to your 100 calorie snack.

Who doesn’t like Cheerios? Pixabay

Cheerios

Cheerios is a classic snack that works for both adults and children alike. You can eat cheerios as a healthy snack by portioning it right. A cup of cheerios has less than 100 calories. The fact that cheerios are made of whole grain makes it a healthy snacking option.

Snacking is an essential aspect of a healthy and balanced diet. The kind of snacks you choose determines how seriously you take your health. Rather than curbing to high-fat snack options, shift your preferences to healthy snacking options. Above are some of the best healthy snacks that are easy to make or obtain and under 100 calories.

 

Don’t forget the sunflower seeds. Pixabay

Nonfat Yogurt Topped with Sunflower Seeds

Nonfat yogurt is packed with nutritious, which is why it is an integral part of any diet meal. In fact, yogurt is known to reduce risks of heart diseases, osteoporosis, obesity, and others. Plain yogurt that doesn’t contain any added colors and preservatives is thick and white in color. It also has a tangy flavor, which is what you want in this recipe.

Sunflower seeds are enriched with B complex vitamins, an element vital for the functioning of the nervous system. It is also an excellent source of vitamin, protein, potassium, iron, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Take half a cup of plain nonfat yogurt and mix a teaspoon of sunflower seeds.

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