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.
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:
What is your favorite 100 calorie snack?
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