Lately I have been snacking like a person obsessed. Literally. Usually I spend time procrastinating by dreaming about meals and new recipes, but lately all I can think about is snacks. Maybe its because I have started running longer distances and am just finding myself hungry more often, maybe its the challenge of creating something fun and interesting that doesn’t break the calorie bank, who knows? However here are some of my current favorite 100 calorie snacks.
What are your favorites?
1. Zucchini Pepperoni Pizzas
At just 57 calories per pizza, these are one of my absolute favorite low calorie snacks. I usually like to roast some zucchini and portobello mushrooms at the beginning of the week and then quickly assemble them during the week for a quick, low calorie snack. They also make a great lunch, just up the portion size.
2. Quiche Cupcakes
If you have been reading the blog for awhile you are probably sick of hearing about these Quiche Cupcakes, but they are truly a favorite and something I have on hand almost every day for quick snacking. At just 40 calories per cupcake, you can have two and still stay under 100 calories. They are also incredibly versatile and you can pretty much mix in any flavors you like.
3. Carrot Chips with Skinny Ranch
Raw baby carrots and ranch is a pretty classic snack combo for anyone dieting, but why not elevate it by roasting some carrot chips and making your own, healthy skinny ranch at home. Oven roasted carrots get crispy and delicious and dipped in a ranch made with fresh herbs and Greek yogurt keeps your snack healthy and free of the chemicals and preservatives found in most packaged light ranch dressings. Best of all, the whole snack comes in at just 88 calories.
4. Peanut Butter Pretzel Rice Crispie Treats
At just 93 calories for a pretty large square, these treats may quickly become a favorite new snack. They have a great combo of salty and sweet and make a great snack alongside coffee or tea. I usually have one as an afternoon pick me up or sometimes as dessert. When I have some calories to spare, my favorite way to eat them is crumbled over low fat ice cream. Yum.
5. Grab and Go Options
We don’t always have time to plan ahead and make our snacks ahead of time. So here are some favorite grab and go items for 100 calories or less: Laughing Cow Light Gourmet Cheese Bites (14 bites for under 100 calories), Dr. McDougall’s Ramen Chicken (100 calories and 10g protein), any kind of 100 calorie microwave popcorn, Healthy Choice Garden Vegetable Soup (100 calories), Jack Links’s 100 Calorie Beef Jerky, 100 calorie almonds packs, Raw Rev 100 Calorie Raw Food Bars, and although I try to stay away from them because they never keep me full, I love the 100 calorie packs of Smart Food, Cheeze-its, and Sunchips.
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