Snack Time: Snacks with Fewer than 100 Calories


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! 

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