The time in between meals when you get that faint rumbling in your stomach is one of the toughest times to fend off high-calorie snacks, especially if there are cookies, chips, or a vending machine nearby.
Sure, it's okay to indulge every once in a while, but low-calorie snacks that you can eat every day will keep your healthy diet intact. The following low-calorie, high-energy, great-tasting snacks will keep you satisfied until lunch or dinner - and they are each only 100 calories.
|Slice up half of a small apple and dip it into 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. The other half of the apple can be saved for later if you squeeze some lemon juice over it and tightly wrap it.|
|Ten almonds or cashews or 1 tablespoon nut butter (licked straight from the spoon!)|
|Slice a small avocado in half and eat it right out of the peel.|
|Boil 3 ounces of whole grain noodles and toss with 1 small fresh tomato, and 1/2-ounce hard cheese.|
|Spread 2 tablespoons of low-fat cottage cheese on 4 plain mini rice cakes.|
|Dip mixed raw vegetables into 1/4-cup fat-free ranch dressing.|
|Enjoy a small baked potato topped with 1/2-cup salsa and 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream.|
|Fifteen strawberries dipped into 1/4-cup Cool Whip Lite|
|Munch on 45 steamed edamame (fresh, hulled soybeans).|
|Combine 2 tablespoons of mashed avocado with 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped tomato and stuff it into half of a small whole-wheat pita.|
|Slice up half of a red bell pepper and dip in 3 tablespoons hummus.|
|Top 6 ounces of plain fat-free yogurt with 1/3-cup fresh raspberries.|
|Smash a hard boiled egg and spread on a slice of Melba toast.|
|Savor 4 slices low-fat honey ham rolled in a lettuce leaf topped with 2 teaspoons honey mustard.|
|Try a slice of toasted raisin bread topped with 1 teaspoon light butter.|
|Top half of a small bagel with 1 ounce smoked salmon.|
|Enjoy a half-cup instant, sugar-free chocolate pudding.|
|One large celery stalk filled with 1 tablespoon peanut butter or light cream cheese.|
|Mix together 2 tablespoons water-packed tuna with 1 teaspoon of light mayonnaise and a dash of onion powder.|
|10 jelly beans|
|Try 5 low-fat chocolate meringue cookies.|
The most important thing is to measure your food ingredients because even a few extra ounces can add calories over the course of a few days.
Celebrity Natural Foods Chef Bethenny Frankel teaches you how to make healthy quick and easy snacks.
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