100 Calorie Healthy Snacks

March 5, 2014   4 Comments

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

100 Calorie Healthy Snacks

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.


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 198 under 100 calorie options here: Snack Girl's 100 Calorie Snacks - 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 to feature 10 of my favorite 100 calorie snacks below. They represent a nice variety of foods:

1. Everything But The Kitchen Sink Fruit and Nut Bars

2. Give Your Popcorn A South Of The Border Spin

3. portabellomushroompizzab Love Pizza? Try This 100 Calorie Version

4. Greet Spring With A Tasty Little Treat

5. chocolatecoveredfigb Yum! A Caramel Salted Chocolate Makeover

6. Take Your Raw Veggies To the Next Level

7. The Best Brand of Yogurt You Can Buy

8. Eggplant For Dummies

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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I generally don't buy the 100 calorie packs - it's more like spending money on packaged air and the foods are highly unsatisfying. I love seeing what you have to offer. Though I recently tried dried and seasoned edamame - which was really ok. Taking my cues from you - since you've had a great influence over me Snack Girl!! I cut up a banana and sprinkle it with unsweetened coconut, and a tsp of choc chips. It may be a little over 100 calories. But right now I live it more than life itself!!! Lol.

I used to make my own granola, which saved me on long bus trips . . . these look like all good alternatives to the dreaded snack vending machines.

Seasoned and baked garbanzo beans, kale, sliced sweet potatoes, and homemade crackers are great too. Snack Girl has a good kale recipe and the others can be made in a similar manner.

I cut up an apple into slices. Then I sprinkle sugar free jello on the slices and enjoy! They are YUMMY!!! It feels so guilty, but it isn't!! The tangier types of apples are the best!! :D

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