I personally think that the biggest factor in sticking to your diet is having snack foods that you can reach for when you’re a bit peckish between meals. It’s crucial to have snacks which aren’t going to undo all your hard work.
It’s all well and good sticking to eating balanced, nutritious meals for breakfast lunch and dinner, but if you spend the afternoon chowing down on biscuits and crisps, you may as well not have bothered.
So today I have some delicious snack ideas that will keep you from getting hungry in between meals, which all contain less than 100 calories, so you can enjoy all of these without a heavy heart!
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29 Delicious Snacks Under 100 Calories
Hard Boiled Eggs
Boil a whole pack of eggs at the beginning of the week which you can reach for whenever you need a pick me up – season your eggs however you prefer to add flavour.
Keep a banana on you when you leave the house so you can reach for something on the go. Bananas are packed with nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6 and will keep you feeling full for quite a while.
A Handful OF Almonds
If you’re in need of something crunchy then a small handful of almonds will help you through whilst also giving you a boost of protein to provide energy.
Baby Carrots & Dip
Pick your favourite dipping sauce such as mustard, chilli sauce, hummus or guacamole and cut up some baby carrots to give you something to pick at if you start to feel fidget hunger in the middle of the day.
Celery & Hummus
Celery and hummus also makes another great choice for those of us who experience boredom hunger. If celery is not for you then any vegetable makes a great swap: cucumbers, bell peppers etc.
Ricecakes are a versatile snack that can be enjoyed in so many different ways – top yours with natural peanut butter, cheese spread, homemade marmalade or any other low sugar, unprocessed spread of your choice.
A Handful Of Berries
Berries are great if you’re craving something sweet, plus they’re full of vitamins and antioxidants. Any variation of your favourites is a perfect midday snack – blueberries, strawberries, blackberries etc.
Naturally popped corn without added sugars or syrups is a perfect snack for those who crave something crunchy. Find something with natural seasonings to avoid the hidden calories that you’ll find in most processed options.
Top your favourite crackers or rye bread with a spoonful of cottage cheese for a filling snack to keep you going between lunch and dinner time.
You don’t have to avoid chocolate on your diet! A small portion of dark chocolate is lower in fat, sugar and processed ingredients than most well known candy bars and actually contains an impressive list of nutrients including antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fibre.
If you’re really in need of an energy boost, remember you’re allowed to tuck into your favourite coffee of choice such as latte or cappuccino. Opt for skimmed or dairy free milk to cut out some added calories.
Greek yogurt is a great supporter of gut health, so not only will having a portion give you a protein and energy boost during the middle of the day, it’ll keep things moving along to promote overall weight loss – just make sure you opt for a sugar free choice.
A prawn cocktail can feel like an extra meal during the day as it’s super satisfying and filling. Fill up your portion with plenty of lettuce and other veggies and choose a low fat or even homemade seafood sauce.
Crumble some feta cheese into your favorite salad for an added protein kick. Top with some light dressing or vinaigrette for a snack that’ll see you right through until early evening.
Kale chips make a great alternative to the well loved potato crisps without having the added calories and additives. There are plenty of healthy store bought choices , or you can try making your own by following this recipe.
Edamame became really popular a few years ago,, and it looks like this one is here to stay! It’s no wonder why when you consider that the vegetable is an excellent source of plant based protein and fibre, as well as promoting a heart health, healthy cholesterol and reducing blood pressure.
Melon is another brilliant choice for those with a craving for sweet things – due to the super high water content of melon including watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe you’re safe to eat as much as you like!
If you’re looking for a desert-like feel without the sugar and calories, then try snacking on frozen grapes. Grapes offer a sweet, candy-like taste and freezing them will add that crunch that many people crave.
Grapes are low in calories and high in fibre and potassium which are both essential for maintaining a healthy body weight.
Sugar Snap Peas
Crispy sugar snap peas are one of those things that you could snack on literally all day and it won’t make you put on weight – plus they’re packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals and surprisingly, protein!
You’re safe to enjoy as many olives as you like as they average about 7 calories each – it’s even believed that the body burns more calories in digesting a single olive that it actually contains!
If you’re looking for something more filling as a snack between meals, then give lettuce wraps a try! Lower in calories as you’re sacrificing the doughy wholemeal wraps, lettuce wraps are super versatile and you can use whatever you want as the filling; chicken, chilli, beans, tofu….
Pineapple is not only deliciously sweet and crunchy, it’s packed full of fibre to keep your digestive system working hard and helping to avoid bloating and constipation – common problems that dieters struggle with.
Eggs are a fantastic protein source and considering their versatility, it’s no wonder they are such a staple in the diet of many health-conscious men and women. Scramble yours lightly seasoned, or add in a little chilli, ham pieces or vanilla extract for something a little different.
If you’re after a sweetness boost while you’re out and about, then a small glass of fruit juice will not only provide your body the natural sugars you’re craving, but fruit is packed full of vitamins and fibre to support your health journey.
Chop up some apple chunks for a vitamin and fibre rich snack which you can enjoy on its own, or dipped in a small portion or peanut butter or cream cheese.
Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite alternatives to crisps or other processed savory snacks. Season yours with salt and pepper, paprika, turmeric or chilli flakes just to name a few different ways that you can enjoy this protein packed snack.
A small avocado contains around 100 calories, so have on it’s own lightly seasoned, or mash up half of a fruit and spread over a slice of wholewheat toast.
Avocados are one of the planet’s superfoods, bursting with vitamins C, E, K, B66, magnesium, and potassium, lutein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Chips & Salsa
For a delicious evening snack whilst you’re watching a movie, tuck into some whole grain potato chips and homemade salsa for a well deserved treat that is low in calories but high in vitamins, antioxidants and fibre.
For those who really crave something salty to snack on, what better choice than seaweed that has been sitting at the bottom of the ocean absorbing the natural flavour of the salt found in the water. Seaweed also boasts a number of minerals including vitamin K, B, zinc and iron and antioxidants whilst 100g only contains approximately 45 calories.
To Finish Off…
I hope you found something in this list that you can enjoy as a snack in your own diet. If you have any snacks that you like to reach for when you are trying to maintain a healthy diet then I would love for you to let me know in the comments as I am always looking to try new foods!
If you have any other fitness or diet tips I’d also love to hear from you as I am always looking for new ways to take care of myself.
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