Low calorie snacks are the perfect way to keep you well-rooted to your health kick and help avoid those momentary lapses in will power. Keep these 100 calories snacks handy to keep you going...
Eating healthily can be difficult enough when it comes to meals, but if you’re trying to cut down on snacks as well, it can feel like no fun at all.
It’s always hard to resist that ‘harmless’ chocolate bar when hunger strikes and before you know it, all the hard work you’ve spent on your healthy lunches has gone on one of your calorie-heavy weak spots.
Smaller, more frequent meals are beneficial for lowering your overall calorie intake. High protein snacks will keep you satiated for longer, while low carb snacks will stop your callorific cravings for crisps, chocolate, sweets and popcorn (even if they really do seem like the best idea every. single. time).
So before you start ruining your healthy eating kick, check out our round up of top snacks, ALL 100 calories or less. Big, big win.
Need an immediate filler before dinner? Stop yourself diving into the biscuit tin by snacking on a piece of brown toast (leaving out the butter) to fill that gap post-work gap, without piling on the pounds.
A traditional thin crepe-like British pancake has just 90 calories. Who knew? But before you layer on the fattening toppings like sugar and maple syrup, stick to fresh fruit in a variety of appetising colours. Our top tip? Go for a handful of berries and a squeeze of lemon juice. Yum.
The problem with a lot of low-calorie snacks is that to make sure they stay low-calorie, you can only have a very small amount. But Kallo’s multigrain rice cakes are only 28 calories each, which means you can have 3 (and a half) before you hit the 100 calorie mark.
Popping out to grab lunch can be a minefield as you’re never quite clear how much salt, sugar and calories are in some snack options. Eat Greek yoghurt to keep you going until home time. Delicious.
Dust off your blender and whizz up your own smoothie on the weekend it’s much healthier than a store bought blend. Steer clear of bananas and yogurt as they’ll take your snack over 100 cals, and instead opt for fresh fruit topped up with juice. A drink may not sound like a snack, but trust us, you’ll be left feeling full.
A great snack to have at your desk, Muller’s pots are bigger than your average yoghurt and with a fruit flavour, they should satisfy your sweet cravings. Perfect.
It’s always hard at the end of your evening meal to quash the need for dessert, but stock up your fridge with this chocolate mousse and indulge in your favourite snack feeling utterly guilt-free.
Snacking on fruit is always recommended. Eating an orange will instantly boost your vitamin C levels for the day and kiwi fruit is the most nutrient-rich of the top 26 fruits eaten around the world. It’s also packed with vitamin C and potassium, which can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
Carrying one of these handy smoothies around in your handbag is a really easy way to stave off hunger pangs on the move and far easier (and less messy) than peeling an orange or remembering a spoon for your yoghurt.
With a glass of wine in your hand, it’s often impossible to resist a Kettle Chip or Pringle to nibble on. Instead, opt for a bowl of olives at the bar, safe in the knowledge you’re watching your waistline (obviously ignore the calorific glass of wine in the other hand).
Although we wouldn’t recommend skipping breakfast, sometimes when life gets rather hectic, it’s hard to squeeze every meal in – and breakfast is usually the first to go. For days when you’re running seriously late, take a handy cereal bar to work to keep you going.
The beauty with grapes is that they’re not gone in a flash. You can snack on this fruit throughout the day and if it’s good enough for Victoria Beckham (her favourite grazing snack, apparently) it’s good enough for us.
Coming in a brilliant 10 calories under 100 are Ryvita’s delicious chilli minis. With tangy, spicy taste, they’re probably not for everyone, but are perfect to keep in the cupboard for those unavoidable weak moments.