Make Yourself 100 Calorie Snacks at Home

You're reading Make Yourself 100 Calorie Snacks at Home, posted on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 10:29 pm in Healthy Diet Tips, on BrainBloggers at the Staying Fit blog. More after the jump.

If you are especially concerned about the amount of calories you are consuming everyday there are low calorie options that can take the stress out of searching for a suitable snack. Though many of these will not truly replace a well cooked meal they are the ideal treat when no other options are available or when you simply do not have the time to invest in something better. Remember that even though many of these are low calorie snacks do not mistake them for healthy foods which will contain more or actual nutrients.

Tasty Treats

The 100 Calorie Little Debbie marshmallow treat is similar to the well known Rice Krispie Treat with the exception that it is cheaper. It is a bit sweeter and perhaps a bit too gummy however, if you are on a budget then it is the perfect treat. This will give you a quick boost when you are on the go, however it may not necessarily give you a full feeling.

You can try Jello’s collection of 100 calorie puddings which come in a number of flavours. They are very tasty and are all fat free. The flavours include vanilla/chocolate combo pack, chocolate-vanilla swirl, tapioca and devil’s food. To make it even more flavourful you can add some fat free cool whip. You can find them at most supermarkets and quite often at discount stores.

100 calorie Sierra Mist

If you would like a drink instead of actual food then this 8-ounce can of soda is perfect. It has 100 calories and comparatively convenient to take with you. It’s not actually cheaper than the 12 ounce version of the drink but at least you’ll be cutting down on your calorie intake. It’s important that you remember it is soda so try to not to rely too heavily on it as an in between filler.

Klondike Slim-a-Bear

Klondike Slim-a-Bear bar is a great tasting treat. It is coated in chocolate and caramel with delicious vanilla in the middle. The ice cream is slow-melting which means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy this snack without worrying that it will completely melt before you are done. The low calorie ice cream filling coupled with its small size ensures you won’t be consuming too many calories. However, try not to eat more than one bar which will dampen any attempt at cutting down your caloric intake.

Healthier Snacks

Mott’s Original Apple Sauce

This is a healthier snack that tastes fantastic. It won’t give you the same amount of fibre but it is still considered a full serving of apple.

Earthbound Farm Organic Mini Peeled Carrots with Ranch Dip

This is basically a serving of vegetables and a bit of dip.

Stonyfield Farm Light yogurt

These are high in protein and fiber, and will provide you with ¼ of your calcium needs.

FrozFruit Gourmet Frozen Fruit Bar

Is a great snack that is high in Vitamin A and C.

Cracker Barrel 2% Milk Cheddar Cheese Sticks

Though it has slightly high fat content it is rich in protein calcium and other nutrients.