There are a lot of healthy snacks around that are less than 100 calories. The ten listed below should be good for people following any diet program, and they are also very tasty. Pick your favorite and enjoy.
1. Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe taste really good and a ½ cup serving only has 27.3 calories, less than ½ a gram of fat, and 6.5 grams of carbohydrates. Cantaloupe is even on the approved list for diabetics in moderation. A half cup serving would be just fine.
2. Celery and Peanut butter: 1 small stalk of celery (5 inches long) and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter has 98 calories, 9 grams of fat, just fewer than 4 carbohydrates, and 4.15 grams of protein. The protein in the peanut butter will help you stay full longer which is always a good thing.
3. Tuna and celery: A ½ cup of tuna and 1 small stalk of celery (5 inches long) has 83 calories, .60 grams of fat, .62 grams of carbohydrates, and 17.72 grams of protein. Again, this is a great snack that will keep you going longer, and help your energy level.
4. Chocolate milk: That’s right; get your chocolate fix for less than 100 calories with skim based chocolate milk. A ½ cup serving has only 72 calories, .60 grams of fat, and 13.35 carbohydrates.
5. Frozen grapes: For those who need a candy fix a great healthy alternative are frozen grapes. A ½ cup serving has 57 calories, .50 grams of fat, and 14.22 carbohydrates. This would be a great snack for children too!
6. Pork Rinds: 18 pork rinds have 98 calories, 5.63 grams of fat, and 0 carbohydrates. This would probably be the upper limit for fat for those on a low fat diet.
7. Apple: 1 medium apple has 81.42 calories, ½ gram of fat and 21.05 carbohydrates. Diabetics and those on a low carbohydrate diet would probably be better with just half an apple.
8. Cucumber and peanut butter: This combination has 99 calories, 8.22 grams of fat, and 4.9 grams of carbohydrate. This is another great protein snack.
9. Broccoli and Part Skim Mozzarella: A little less than an ounce of cheese with 1 cup raw broccoli has 84.5 calories, 4 grams of fat and 5.27 carbohydrates.
10. Baby carrots: 15 baby carrots have only 64.5 calories, .29 grams of fat, and 15.21 carbohydrates. Diabetics and those on low carbohydrate diets shouldn’t eat this snack as often as some of the others.
There are also 100 calorie packs being offered by different companies these days. Be sure to read the fat and carbohydrate content before eating any of them. Sometimes low calorie isn’t always healthy in other respects. You should strive for a balance of all the nutrients. But, with so many options you shouldn’t have any problem working snacks into your day. Eat well!
*Nutrient information found on www.fitday.com