Are you a three-square-meals-a-day eater, or do you prefer five or six smaller meals? No matter what your eating habits are, most of us occasionally get a day when we just need a little something extra. Even if you’re not a calorie-counter, having a repertoire of healthy, low-calorie snack ideas at your disposal gives you options. And options are never a bad thing.
Here are 10 healthy snack ideas that come in around 100 calories but satisfy big:
Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt
Top 1/2 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt (65 calories) with 1 teaspoon natural raspberry fruit spread (13 calories) and 1 teaspoon semisweet chocolate chips (23 calories).
Almond Butter-Stuffed Celery with Dried Cranberries
Spread 2 teaspoons unsalted almond butter (63 calories) onto 1 (5-inch) stalk of celery (3 calories) and top with 1 tablespoon dried cranberries (33 calories).
Quick Baked Apple
Chop 1 small apple (77 calories) and put it into a microwave-safe dish; heat until warm, about 1 minute, stopping once to stir. Sprinkle on 1 teaspoon walnuts (16 calories) and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon (1 calorie). If you have a real sweet tooth, add a sprinkle of stevia (0 calories)!
Blueberry-Topped Cottage Cheese
Top 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese (80 calories) with 1/4 cup fresh blueberries (21 calories).
Easy Chickpea Salad
Mix 1/4 cup canned rinsed, drained chickpeas (52 calories) with 10 chopped cherry tomatoes (31 calories), 1/2 cup sliced cucumber (8 calories), and the juice from 1 lemon wedge (1 calorie).
Hard-boil 1 large egg (72 calories); cut it in half lengthwise, then scoop out the yolk and mix it with 1 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt (8 calories), 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (2.5 calories), and 1/4 teaspoon of mixed spices, such as onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper (8 calories). Spread the creamy mixture onto the egg whites before serving.
Blue Cheese-Balsamic Field Greens Salad
Top 3 cups mixed field greens (15 calories) with 3/4 oz crumbled blue cheese (75 calories) and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (3 calories).
Turkey and Spinach Roll-Ups
Lay out 2 oz of thin-shaved oven-roasted turkey breast (60 calories); spread on 2 teaspoons light mayo (24 calories) and top with 1 cup baby spinach (10 calories). Tightly roll up before serving.
Sweet Coconut Popcorn
Drizzle 3/4 teaspoon melted coconut oil (33 calories) onto 2 cups air-popped popcorn (61 calories) and sprinkle on a little stevia (0 calories); toss to combine.
Dark Chocolate-Drizzled Pretzels
Drizzle 2 teaspoons melted semisweet chocolate chips (47 calories) on top of 10 mini unsalted pretzels (55 calories); let the chocolate set before serving.
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