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21 homemade snacks under 100 calories

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Midday snacks

Got the munchies? Try these homemade snacks - each under 100 calories!

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Temptation zone

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.

21 100-calorie snacks

1 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.
2 Ten almonds or cashews or 1 tablespoon nut butter (licked straight from the spoon!)
3 Slice a small avocado in half and eat it right out of the peel.
4 Boil 3 ounces of whole grain noodles and toss with 1 small fresh tomato, and 1/2-ounce hard cheese.
5 Spread 2 tablespoons of low-fat cottage cheese on 4 plain mini rice cakes.
6 Dip mixed raw vegetables into 1/4-cup fat-free ranch dressing.
7 Enjoy a small baked potato topped with 1/2-cup salsa and 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream.
8 Fifteen strawberries dipped into 1/4-cup Cool Whip Lite
9 Munch on 45 steamed edamame (fresh, hulled soybeans).
10 Combine 2 tablespoons of mashed avocado with 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped tomato and stuff it into half of a small whole-wheat pita.
11 Slice up half of a red bell pepper and dip in 3 tablespoons hummus.
12 Top 6 ounces of plain fat-free yogurt with 1/3-cup fresh raspberries.
13 Smash a hard boiled egg and spread on a slice of Melba toast.
14 Savor 4 slices low-fat honey ham rolled in a lettuce leaf topped with 2 teaspoons honey mustard.
15 Try a slice of toasted raisin bread topped with 1 teaspoon light butter.
16 Top half of a small bagel with 1 ounce smoked salmon.
17 Enjoy a half-cup instant, sugar-free chocolate pudding.
18 One large celery stalk filled with 1 tablespoon peanut butter or light cream cheese.
19 Mix together 2 tablespoons water-packed tuna with 1 teaspoon of light mayonnaise and a dash of onion powder.
20 10 jelly beans
21 Try 5 low-fat chocolate meringue cookies.

Note:

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.

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