It’s happened to the best of us. You’re craving a little snack, and the next thing you know you downed half your days worth of calories. Often times the culprit is eating straight from the container. You tell yourself you will eat 10 chips and then put the bag away, but the next thing you know you are putting the empty bag in the trash instead. Avoid snack-time takeovers by always planning your snack and by knowing what a 100 calories snack ACTUALLY looks like. We love this list of 100 calorie snacks from Greatist.com
1. Mini PB&F
One fig Newton with 1 teaspoon peanut butter.
2. Chocolate Banana
Half a frozen banana dipped in two squares of melted dark chocolate.
3. Frozen grapes (any color)
1 cup (about 28 grapes), stuck in the freezer for 2+ hours.
4. Honeyed Yogurt
½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey.
5. Spiced Orange
One orange— about the size of a tennis ball— sprinkled with cinnamon.
6. Grilled Pineapple
2 ¼-inch thick pineapple rounds (about 1 cup), grilled (or sautéed) for two minutes or until golden.
7. Berries n’ Cream
1 cup blueberries with 2 tablespoons whipped topping.
8. Stuffed Figs
Two small dried figs with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat ricotta stuffed inside. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
9. Oats n’ Berries
⅓ cup rolled oats (cooked with water), topped with cinnamon and ¼ cup fresh berries.
10. Dark Chocolate
One block, or three squares.
11. Nut-Stuffed Date
One Medjool Date filled with one teaspoon natural unsalted almond butter.
12. Chocolate Milk
6 ounces skim milk mixed with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup.
13. Cinnamon Applesauce
1 cup unsweetened applesauce.
14. Citrus-Berry Salad
1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice.
15. Maple-Pumpkin Yogurt
½ cup non-fat regular yogurt (go Greek for extra protein!) with 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon maple syrup.
16. Chocolate Pudding
One 4oz package.
17. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Five strawberries dipped in two squares melted dark chocolate.
18. Tropical Juice Smoothie
¼ cup pineapple juice, orange juice, and apple juice, blended with ice.
19. Vanilla and Banana Smoothie
½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth.
20. Make-Your-Own Banana Chips
One sliced banana dipped in lemon juice and baked.
21. Baked Apple
One tennis ball-sized apple, cored, filled with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and cinnamon, and baked until tender.
22. Fruity Waffles
One 7-grain frozen waffle toasted and topped with ¼ cup fresh mixed berries.
23. Skinny S’more
Two graham crackers with one roasted marshmallow and one small square dark chocolate.
24. Cinnamon Graham Crackers & Peanut butter
Two graham cracker squares with 1 teaspoon peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
25. Cereal and Milk
½ cup rice krispies with ½ cup skim milk.
26. Milk n’ Cookies
Five animal crackers with ½ cup skim milk.
27. Warm Spiced Cider
6 ounces apple cider with sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg, warmed.
28. Citrus Sherbet
½ cup lime sherbet (about one standard-sized ice-cream scoop) with ½ sliced kiwi.
29. Café Latte
8 ounces steamed skim milk with 1 shot espresso.
30. Jelly Beans
25 of ‘em!
31. Marshmallow Pear
½ pear diced and topped with 1 tablespoon marshmallow fluff.
32. Protein Shake
One scoop protein powder with 8 ounces water.
33. Make-Your-Own Popsicle
8 ounces lemonade frozen in an ice pop mold, or use a small paper cup as a mold.
34. Apple Chips
¾ cup of dried apple chips. Find a great recipe here
35. Carrots n’ Hummus
About 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus.
A couple handfuls— about 25 nuts.
37. Cheese n’ Crackers
Five Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese.
38. Dippy Egg
One over easy egg with ½ slice whole-wheat toast, sliced (to dip in yolk!).
39. Cheesy Breaded Tomatoes
Two roasted plum tomatoes sliced and topped with 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
40. Curried Sweet Potato
One medium sweet potato (about 5 inches long) cooked for six minutes in the microwave and mashed with 1 teaspoon curry, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
41. “Cheesy” Popcorn
2 cups air-popped popcorn with 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast— it’ll taste like real cheese!
42. Guacamole stuffed Egg Whites
Halve a hardboiled egg, remove yolk, and stuff the empty space with 2 tablespoons guacamole (avocado, lime, cilantro and salt).
43. Grilled Spinach and Feta Polenta
3 oz polenta (about the size of a deck of cards) cooked with 1 ½ cups water and topped with 1 teaspoon feta cheese and a handful spinach.
44. Soy Edamame
¼ cup boiled Edamame with 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
45. Dijon Pretzels
Two pretzel rods with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.
46. Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad
½ cup canned tuna with 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, and two ribs celery (chopped).
47. Greek Tomatoes
One tomato (about the size of a tennis ball) chopped and mixed with 1 tablespoon feta and a squeeze of lemon juice.
48. Shrimp Cocktail
Eight medium sized shrimp boiled and served with 2 tablespoons classic cocktail sauce.
49. Smoked Beef Jerky
About 1 ounce— look for low sodium versions!
50. Cheddar and Tomato Soup
½ cup tomato soup with 1 tablespoon shredded low-fat cheddar cheese.
53. Cucumber Sandwich
½ English muffin with 2 tablespoons cottage cheese and three slices of cucumber.
54. Turkey Roll-Ups
Four slices smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in 2 teaspoons honey mustard.
55. Mixed Olives
About 8 olives.
56. Antipasto Plate
One Pepperocini, a ½ inch cube of cheddar cheese, one slice pepperoni, and one olive.
57. Pumpkin Seeds
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, sprayed with oil (just a spritz!) and baked at for 400° for 15 minutes or until brown. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
58. Choco-Soy Nuts
3 tablespoons soy nuts with 1 teaspoon cocoa nibs.
59. Wasabi Peas
About ⅓ cup
60. Balsamic Veggies
3 cups raw peppers (any color!) dipped in 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction.
61. Cheesy Roasted Asparagus
Four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and topped with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°.
62. Cucumber salad
One large cucumber (sliced) with 2 tablespoons chopped red onion and 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar.
63. Spinach and Feta Egg-White Scramble
Three egg whites scrambled and mixed with ½ cup raw spinach and 1 tbsp feta cheese. Cook in frying pan or zap in microwave until egg whites are no longer runny (about 1-2 minutes).
64. Crunchy Kale Salad
1 cup kale leaves chopped with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
65. Chick Pea Salad
¼ chickpeas with 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, a squeeze of lemon juice, and ¼ cup diced tomatoes.
66. Grilled Garlic Corn on the Cob
One small-sized ear brushed with 1 teaspoon sautéed minced garlic and 1 teaspoon olive oil, grilled until tender.
67. Pretzels & Cream Cheese
15 mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese.
68. Bacon Brussels Salad
Seven brussel spouts thinly sliced and mixed with one piece lean bacon, chopped.
69. Rosemary Potatoes
⅓ cup thinly sliced potato tossed with 1 teaspoons olive oil and a teaspoon of chopped rosemary.
70. Spicy Black Beans
¼ cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt.
71. Caprese Salad
1 ounce (hockey puck sized) of fresh mozzarella with ½ cup cherry tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
About 40 crackers
73. Chips n’ Salsa
10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa.
74. Mini Ham Sandwich
Two slices honey-baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf.
75. Lox Bagel
½ whole-wheat mini bagel with two thin slices of lox.
76. Chocolate Trail Mix
Eight almonds, four chocolate chips, and 1 tablespoon raisins.
77. Apples and Cheese
1 non-fat mozzarella cheese stick with half of a baseball-sized apple (any variety), sliced.
78. PB & Celery
1 medium celery stalk with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
79. Cottage Cheese Melon Boat
1 cup melon balls with ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese.
80. Carrot and Raisin Salad
1 cup shaved carrots with 2 tablespoons raisins and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
81. Tropical Cottage Cheese
½ cup non-fat cottage cheese with ½ cup fresh mango and pineapple, chopped.
82. Blue-Cheese Stuffed Apricots
Three dried apricots with 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese.
83. Rice Cake and Almond Butter
One rice cake (try brown rice!) with 2 teaspoons almond butter.
84. Sweet n’ Spicy Pecans
Five pecans roasted with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
85. Apples n’ Peanut Butter
½ an apple, sliced and dipped in 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter.
86. Chocolate Hazelnut Crackers
Four wheat thins dipped in 1 teaspoon Nutella (or other hazelnut spread).
87. Strawberry Salad
1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic.
88. Cacao-Roasted Almonds