It’s 3 o’clock and your stomach is rumbling, your sweet tooth is singing and you’re craving something salty. So what should you reach for? Here are a few great snacks under 100 calories each to help satisfy those late afternoon cravings.
Satiate your sweet tooth
with a few healthy ingredients. Slice and bake one medium apple, then top with 2 tablespoons plain yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Apples and cinnamon not quite your thing? Try freezing a cup of grapes and topping with a dollop of light whipped topping – yum!
Get a quick fix
with fruit and a topping. Mix a cup of cubed melon with one-fourth cup cottage cheese or toss one-half cup of blueberries with 2 tablespoons light sour cream.
Indulge your salty cravings
with some of our favorite foods. Dill pickles, salted air-popped popcorn and shelled Edamame with sea salt are all great, low calorie options.
Get that crunch you crave
the healthy way. Smear 1 tablespoon peanut butter on a celery stalk for an easy snack. Or, eat two brown rice cakes with 2 tablespoons sugar-free jam.
Satisfy your taste buds with something smooth
Mix one-half cup plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon sugar-free strawberry jam. Alternatively, dip about 16 grape tomatoes in 2 tablespoons of whipped cream cheese – yummy!
Curb your cheesy cravings
with a few unique pairings. Dip 2 ounces mozzarella in 1 tablespoon marinara sauce for an easy snack. Got a bit more time? Slice two large tomatoes, top with parmesan cheese and broil until soft.
Power up on protein
for a quick boost. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds over a cup of plain yogurt or mix a can of water-packed tuna with 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard.
Replace the soda with a lower calorie option
Mix 2 cups seltzer with one half cup cranberry juice and a lime wedge. For a less-fizzy option, indulge in a creamy glass of almond milk
A satisfying snack is usually around 300 calories, so get creative and mix and match!