100-Calorie Snacks That Satisfy

Keep your Weight Loss Goals on Track with Sweet or Salty Low Calorie Snacks

100-calorie snacks for weight loss
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Losing weight doesn't mean you have to say no to snacks. There are plenty of 100-calorie snacks that you can eat throughout the day to satisfy your hunger and keep your diet on track. Of course, you can buy 100-calorie snack packs at the grocery store, but those foods are often heavily processed and don't include the healthiest ingredients. It is also easy to eat more than one of those packs because they are usually very small.

Use these fun snack ideas instead to get both nutrition and flavor at snack time.

100-Calorie Sweet Snacks

Got a sweet tooth? No problem! Calm your cravings with one of these snacks for under 100 calories. Just be careful to measure your portion sizes when you eat to be sure that you're not getting more fat and calories than you bargained for. Use a digital scale or use your hand to make sure you're using the right amount. 

  • 1/2 cup sugar-free JELL-O and 2 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed raisins
  • 1/2 (small) apple with 2 teaspoons peanut butter
  • 6-ounce glass orange juice (make frozen pops for a cooling treat)
  • JELL-O fat-free chocolate, caramel or vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 whole wheat English muffin with 2 teaspoons of jelly
  • 100-calorie Greek yogurt snack packs (multiple flavors) 
  • 1 cup of mixed berries (try raspberries, blueberries or blackberries) 
  • one cup of unsweetened apple sauce 
  • a frozen fudge pop
  • mock S'more: reduced-fat Graham cracker, topped with a jumbo marshmallow and drizzled with chocolate syrup
  • one cup of grapes (try them frozen!)
  • one banana

Salty 100-Calorie Snacks

If you crave crunchy or savory snacks, here are some quick suggestions to keep your diet on track. Each snack has less than 100 calories and it will satisfy your craving for salty foods.

Remember that these savory foods are likely to make you thirsty. Some drinks may provide more calories than the snack itself. Drink water (make your own flavored water with berries or herbs) or choose a calorie-free beverage to quench your thirst.

Remember that it's good to snack when you're trying to lose weight. You just need to make sure you're eating the right number of calories at snack time. Measure your food before eating and take time to enjoy the mini meal. If you eat at your desk or in front of the television, it's too easy to mindlessly overeat. But if you eat the right amount, these 100-calorie snacks will help keep your weight loss program on track.

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