Snacks, 100 calories or less



Gooey & Sweet — Chocolate-Covered Bananas, less than 100 calories each

Big snack manufacturers are trying to help us out with our weight-loss programs and diets with pre-packed 100-calorie snack bags. But have you tried them? They taste like Styrofoam. And, look how tiny the bag is! You’re left with your hand in an empty bag, wondering what happened to the loot, feeling sooooo hungry!

A good snack meets your needs on several textural and sensational levels. You’re not looking for a measly 100 calories, you’re looking for an experience. Maybe it’s creamy, crunchy, refreshing, salty and or even sweet. You don’t want dry, crunchy Styrofoam. Here’s a list of 13 snacks that will meet your taste sensation requirements, and still are under 100 calories. Enjoy:

  1. Chocolate-covered banana. Cut banana in half, dip in low-fat chocolate syrup, and freeze. The kid in you will like it when you stick a Popsicle stick on one end.
  2. Goat cheese on two slices of Melba toast.
  3. Dill Pickle
  4. 3/4 oz. pretzels dipped in Dijon mustard
  5. 1 baked Sweet potato
  6. 7 Gumdrops
  7. 1 marshmallow. Just one.
  8. 1 slice of watermelon
  9. 1 cup of frozen grapes… delicious in the summer.
  10. Feta cheese and 1 peach
  11. 1 slice of whole-grain bread
  12. Flavored herbal tea. Read more about how tea can help you to loose weight here.
  13. Cucumber slices dipped in low-fat yogurt seasoned with dill, salt, pepper and thyme.

Life can be so simple sometimes. OK. now tell me your favorite, because I’ve got all these boys that will be home from school all summer, and I have to feed them all day!

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24 comments to “Snacks, 100 calories or less”
  1. Grapes are a real summertime favorite of mine, and pomelits in the winter. I also try to keep carrot sticks on hand for easy munching. Great ideas here, thanks.

  2. Best way to diet – don’t write! When I am really working I am like a human shovel. Celery is wonderful and crunchy.

    The Pink Flamingo

  3. I’ll take the banana without the chocolate tho.

    Wonderful list. I love snacking better than I do full 3 course meals.

    Come on over, my 13 is funny this week.

  4. Uhh… I sort of like those 100 calorie packs when I am in a munchy mood. It’s because they’re small; I can tell myself I had my fix and it’s time to go raid the carrots.

    I usually listen, too.

  5. No way!! Chocolate covered bananas are under 100 calories…I am SOOOOOOO going to the store right now:) And if you freeze them, its even better. Happy TT.

  6. Mmmmm… sweet potatoes. Even better–roast wedges in the oven with some spice blend sprinkled on (Cajun is good, but I’ve experimented with different flavors).

    A decadent-tasting snack that’s under 100 calories is kids’ cereal–like Cap’n Crunch or Cookie Crisp, or whatever you like. Just read the box to figure out the amount you can eat–some cereals are more calorie-heavy than others.

  7. They all sound so YUMMY! Great list! 🙂 My favorite would have to be Chips and salsa. Come by and visit my NEW WEBSITE! 🙂

  8. I love dill pickles and you can have more than one. I think my jar says 5 calories per spear. Have to try the banana and chocolate.

  9. These are some great ideas!
    My personal favorite is a banana with a little bit of peanut butter.
    Apple slices work good too. =)

  10. Hi, Susie,

    These sound good. 🙂

    When my children were little, I would bake cake with half the sugar called for, use some whole wheat flour instead of all white, include raisins or other dried fruit in the batter, and omit frosting. The children loved it. For variety, we would serve the cake with applesauce or with a little milk poured over.

    My children also enjoy snacking on homemade granola.

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