If you are are counting calories on your diet, include several 100-calorie portion snacks each day. There are hundreds of nutritious 100-calorie snacks to choose from. Have these snacks readily available for easy consumption and for work and car travel.
Make your 100-calorie snacks healthy and nutritious. Eating small, low-sugar snacks often wards off hunger and helps regulate blood sugar, according to registered dietitian Elaine Magee, MPH.
Do it Yourself
Small plastic containers or plastic bags will hold cut up fruit, crackers, cheeses and meats. For economy and healthier choices, purchase large packages of crackers, whole-grain cereals, and natural low-fat cheese and turkey.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are nutritious and 100-calorie servings can often be 1 cup or more. According to Ladies Home Journal’s snack calorie counter, some fresh produce portions under 100 calories are: 1/4 avocado, 1 medium apple, or 1 cup of blueberries or strawberries.
For lots of munching, try 3 cups of air-popped popcorn equaling 90 calories. Five baked potato chips and 5 animal crackers are both under 100 calories, according to the Ladies Home Journal website.
Go for whole-grain cereals such as 1/2 cup low-fat granola or 1 cup of puffed wheat, which both have less than 100 calories. One-half of a bran muffin, one slice of whole-grain bread and 1/2 of an English muffin will fall into the 100-calorie range.