Top Ten 100 Calorie Snacks

100 Calorie Snacks

March 22, 2012   11 Comments

100 is a magical number for some people. An entire snack product industry is based on this concept of a 100 calorie snack.

I think that for dieters, 100 calorie snacks are great because they are pre-portioned. Hey, you know what you are getting! The problem is that many of the packaged snacks in this category aren't nutritious and they taste....well....yucky.

In fact, I nominated a 100 Calorie snack pack for "Worst Snack of The Year in 2010" see here: The Worst Snack of 2010.

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Seriously, does that package up there look appetizing?

If you want to keep your snack around 100 calories (which is a perfectly reasonable idea), you have many options other than this ugly package of junk food.

I have created a list of over 118- 100 calorie options here: http://www.snack-girl.com/recipes/?r=100-calories - And, yes, you have to make these snacks :(

Why make your own?

  • You will save money (those 100 calorie snack packs are not cheap).
  • They will taste good.
  • You will become greener (less packaging).

And, you will honor your body by making a NUTRITIOUS snack.

I chose these 10 because they are my favorite 100 calorie snacks - and they represent a nice variety of foods you could eat:

1. peanutbutterballsb Wow Your Friends With The World's Simplest Cookie Recipe

2. oatpancakeb Mix Pancakes With Oatmeal And You Get A Super Breakfast

3. carrotbiteb Create A Better Snack With Carrots

4. rootbeerfloatb A Lot Less Float For Your Boat (Awesome 53 Calorie Dessert)

5. Sugar Snap Peas and Cheese Elegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories

6. brownieballxmasb Give the Gift of A Healthy Snack (Your Friends Won't Even Know Its Healthy!)

7. smoreb Love S'Mores? Try This 52 Calorie Treat

8. portabellomushroompizzab A 100 Calorie Pizza That Will Rock Your Sox

9. chocolatepopcornb How To Make Dark Chocolate Last Forever

10. kaleschips2b Kale Chips: Believe The Hype

What is your favorite 100 calorie snack?


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11 Comments:

Fab post! I love making my snacks rather than buying them, it's cheaper and tastes so much better! I'm going to sneak and check out your recipes when I get to work! Have a great day!!

on March 22, 2012

I'm having a problem getting to the 100 calorie snacks link you provided. Is this working for anyone else?

on March 22, 2012

nope, the link isn't working for me either. And now I'm hungry for a chocolate chip cookie!

on March 22, 2012

Try this to access the 100 calorie recipes. http://www.snack-girl.com/recipes/?r=100-calories

on March 22, 2012

That link in the comments worked! Thank you!

on March 22, 2012

Sorry about that - asleep at the wheel a bit today. I put the correct link into the post. Thank for the heads-up!

on March 22, 2012

i SO appreciate this list!

on March 22, 2012

FYI - Speaking of really low calorie/points healthy snacks: I just discovered Coco Lite Whole Wheat Pop Cakes (think rice cakes that look like tortillas, about 5" in diameter) at my Allentown, PA Wegman's. Two of these are 1 Pts+ or 40 calories. Add my no-sugar-added apple/peach/pumpkin butter at 10 calories per tablespoon and we have a generous, less than 2 Pts+ snack. To one Coco Pop I added 2 tablespoons reconstituted PB2 powdered peanut butter (45 calories, 1 Pts+) and topped with a sliced strawberry for a delectable snack for less than 2 Pts! It's amazing what is out there these days for the dedicated healthy weight watcher :-)

on March 22, 2012

No bake peanut butter cookie balls? Really? Those look amazing. My boyfriend is going to love those. I won't tell him they are less than 100 cal. =)

on March 23, 2012

I would personally avoid these 100 calorie snacks and instead go for a more natural Healthy Snack Idea

on April 7, 2012

I was going through you website and I was truly inspired by the low calorie snacks that you provide on your website. This is especially essential because I know so many people that are asking about low calorie snacks at my weight loss site. Do you mind if I link some snack ideas to your website?

on April 9, 2012


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