100 Calorie Snacks

Before I continue with this post, I must point out that I am in no way a nutritionist. I have never studied nutrition and know very little about it. This post is based on personal experience and some research into snacks to fill the void when trying to stick to a good healthy diet. 100 calories isn’t a lot, certainly when you consider 100 calories equals:

  • 2 jaffa cakes
  • 25 m&m’s
  • 15 jelly babies
  • 1/3 of a snickers bar
  • 1 1/3 bourbon creams
  • 1 1/3 digestives
  • 1 1/4 jammy dodgers

Not very satisfying is it.

So I’ve come up with a list here of much more satisfying and filling snacks worth 100 calories or less.

  • Honey Yoghurt (1/2 cup low fat greek/natural yoghurt, pinch of cinnamon and 1 tsp honey)
  • Summer Berry Salad (1 cup mixed berries, 1 tbsp orange juice)

  • 1 Mango
  • Grilled Pineapple (about 1 cup pineapple, grilled for 2 minutes until golden brown)
  • Tropical Juice Smoothie (1/4 cup each of pineapple juice, orange juice and apple juice blended with ice)

  • Apple Chips (2 large apples thinly sliced, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon. Bake at 95C for 2 hours)
  • Popcorn (2 cups air popped, 1 tsp salt)
  • 1 Cup Mango Chunks
  • Strawberry Salad (1 cup raw spinach, 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar)
  • Baby Carrots (10 baby carrots, 2 tbsp hummus)
  • 30 Grapes
  • One Small Melon (very low calories and very very healthy!)
  • 1/2 Medium Cantaloupe Melon
  • 2 Cups Raspberries
  • 20 Olives

  • 1 Cup Tomatoe Soup (watch calorie count on tins – or homemade is best!)
  • Yoghurt with Sunflower Seeds (1/2 cup natural yoghurt, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp sunflower seeds)
  • Banana Chips (1 banana sliced, dip in lemon juice and bake at 95C for 2 hours)
  • Wasabi Peas (1/3 cup) – LOVE these!!
  • Chickpea salad (1/4 cup chickpeas, 1/4 cup diced tomatoes, large squeeze of lemon juice)
  • Pistachios (about 25 nuts, or a couple handfuls)

  • Vanilla and Banana Smoothie (1/2 cup sliced banana, 1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yoghurt, handful of ice)
  • Strawberry and Banana Soy Smoothie (Makes 2: 2 cups strawberries, 1 banana, 2 cup low fat soy milks, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp vanilla extract)
  • Berry Yoghurt Smoothie (1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup natural yoghurt, 2 tsp honey and 1/4 cup soy milk)
  • Chocolate Pudding (Serves 4: 2 cups soy milk, 1 tbsp unsalted butter, 5 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tbps cornstarch, 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Combine milk and butter in saucepan over medium/low heat. Stir gently to melt butter. In bowl, combine sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Add water and mix to make a paste. Whisk paste into milk mixture. Raise heat to medium and cook until thick and bubbly, approx. 5 mins. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract. Transfer to 4 ramekins. Refridgerate for at least 4 hours) Simple and YUMMY!!!

So there we go…some tasty and healthy alternatives to fatty, high calorie snacks. Happy snacking! 🙂


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