Healthy 100-Calorie Snack Ideas That Are Completely Satisfying
UPDATED, October 5, 2020
Research shows if your consumption of calories outweigh the amount of calories you burn through exercise, then it can lead to weight gain. Knowing this, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the kind of fuel you’re putting into your body.
As far as calories go, we can all fall guilty to eating snacks in between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This can be due to hunger, boredom, or sugar cravings. It also means increasing your calorie intake. Perhaps you’re not fueling your body with the right nutrition, so you’re feeling hungry all the time. This often leads to weight gain, especially when you’re taking in calories from unfavorable snacks that are loaded with sugar. To help with fighting the hunger, iFit® Dietitian, Megan Ostler, has been kind enough to share her snack recommendations that’ll satisfy you without breaking your calorie bank.
Here are Megan’s 20 favorite 100-calorie snacks:
- Fat-free cottage cheese (¼ cup) and fresh blueberries (½ cup)
- Grapes (10) and string cheese (part-skim mozzarella)
- Fat-free chocolate milk (8 ounces)
- Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- Snap peas (1 cup) and hummus (1 tablespoon)
- Peanut butter (1 tablespoon) and celery sticks (2 large)
- Chocolate Coconut Bite
- Greek yogurt (fat-free, personal)
- Watermelon Feta Mint Salad
- Thin Mint Protein Shake (½ recipe)
- 100% fruit leather
- Grilled Peach Sundae
- Unsweetened applesauce (⅓ cup) and string cheese (part-skim mozzarella)
- Baby carrots (3 ounces) and hummus (1 tablespoon)
- Dry roasted almonds (½ ounces)
- 1 piece of fresh fruit
- 3 cups air-popped popcorn
- Fat-free cottage cheese (¼ cup) and reduced-fat Wheat Thins (7)
- Frozen grapes or berries (1 cup)
- Watermelon-lime Slushy
Some of these snacks come with a little preparation. We’ve listed a few, easy recipes below that you’ll surely fall in love with:
Peanut Butter Banana Bites
A light, frozen snack.
Makes about 4 servings
Serving size: 3 bites
- 2 large bananas
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
You can find cooking directions and nutritional facts here.
Chocolate Coconut Bites
These are a decadent, one-bite treat.
Makes 12 bites
Serving size: 1 bite
- ¼ cup unsalted macadamia nuts
- ¼ cup unsalted roasted almonds
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut, toasted
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (non-alkalized for paleo)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 12 dates
Watermelon Feta Mint Salad
Watermelon and mint combine to make a uniquely refreshing side dish.
Makes 1 serving
- 1 cup watermelon, cut into chunks
- ½ ounce feta
- ½ tablespoon mint, minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
Thin Mint Protein Shake
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious protein shake.
Serving size: 1 shake
- ½ scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 drop mint extract
- ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ cup 1% milk
- ⅓ cup ice
Grilled Peach Sundae
A juicy, seared peach topped with Greek yogurt.
Makes 2 servings
Serving size: ½ peach
- 1 large peach
- ½ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
- ½ tablespoon honey
- Chopped nuts for topping (optional)
Watermelon Lime Slushie
Cool and fresh, watermelon slushies are the perfect drink for a hot day.
Makes about 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
- 2 cups cubed, frozen watermelon
- 2 cups fresh watermelon
- 3 tablespoons agave (or honey)
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Remember to balance your eating habits with your activity level, and you’ll be well on your way to meeting your fitness goal sooner than you think!
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