From pizza to french fries to sweet milk shakes, tempting calorie-loaded snacks are hard to say no to. The good news is, there’s no need to give up having a munch every now and then, you just need to feed your hunger wisely. Below you will find food options that have less than 100 calories which will satisfy your craving minus the weight gain and guilt. Just make a habit of reaching for one of these healthy snacks instead of junk food and you will reach your diet goals in no time!
11) 1 cup of blueberries.
At just 83 calories, per serving, blueberries are as diet friendly as they are nutritious. If you want this sweet and anti-oxidant rich treat to be a little crunchy, you can keep them a little frozen.
10) 1 hard-boiled egg.
For an instant snack that gives you 6 grams of protein and just 78 calories, boil up a batch of eggs and store them in a fridge. Having a high-protein snack like a hard-boiled egg will keep you full and helps you prevent overeating later.
9) 1 orange.
Not only does this citrus fruit only have 60 calories each, it is also high in fiber and vitamins but low in sugar.
8) 1 cup of strawberries.
The great thing about strawberries is that they only have 46 calories per 1-cup of serving which means that you can get to enjoy two cups of these delicious and healthy fruit and still have calories to spare.
7) 1 piece of string cheese.
A stick of string cheese has about 80 calories and 8 grams of protein. This portable and convenient snack also gives you a dose of calcium minus the the high level of saturated fat content of other cheeses.
6) ½ cup of oatmeal.
Feeling a little slumpy during the afternoon? Have a half a cup of serving of oatmeal cooked in water for an 83-calorie fix. The protein and fiber you will get from this warm snack will satisfy your hunger as well as give you a boost in energy.
5) A handful of almonds.
According to a 2015 study done by the American Heart Association, eating almonds in place of bread or muffins reduces belly fat and cholesterol. Full of healthy monounsaturated fats and protein, almonds are a smart snack choice which will also power you through the afternoon.
4) ¼ cup of dried cranberries.
With its high amounts of added sugar, dried fruit can be bad news for your diet. One smart way to quell a sweet tooth is by eating a portion that is friendly to your waistline, like a quarter cup of dried cranberries which has only about 93 calories.
3) 8 baby carrots with a tablespoon of dip.
At just 40 calories, eight raw baby carrots can give you room for a tablespoon of your favorite dip. This crunchy snack’s dose of fiber will satisfy your hunger while the vitamin A and carotenoids found in it will boost your eyesight.
2) 1 cup of Cheerios.
One entire cup of this classic children’s snack is just 100 calories. Pro tip: take a cue from the kids and eat them one by one to make the whole-grain goodness last.
1) 1 berry smoothie.
Smoothies are a great and healthy way of satisfying your hunger. To keep the calories low, use berries and half a banana for a creamy smoothie that will give you a full feeling and hold you over until dinnertime.