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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!

Midday snacks

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

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