All Credits go to Emily Lockhart
Did someone say mid day snack attack?
Snaking has a bad rap, but not all snacks are created sugary, fatty, and calorie-laden. No, the following fifteen satisfying nibbles deliver a nutritious and delicious option to grab-on-the-go, and they’ll fill you up for 100-claories or less…
1. A Hardboiled Egg
Regardless of if you prefer the brown, white, free range, or totally organic variety, one large hard-boiled egg makes a great compact snack, and it hardly tips the scale at approximately 75-calories per egg.
2. A Large, Shiny Apple
Sure, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it also keeps those excess pounds from sneaking up on you if you bite into a large, shiny apple for your mid-day snack. Most large varieties of Macintosh, Gala, or Granny Smith apple only equal 85-calories.
3. Half a Cup of Fat-Free Yogurt
Blueberry, strawberry, peach, cherry—oh my! You’re favorite half cup of creamy, fat-free fruit yogurt will only set you back 85-calories, and if you select a brand with naturally-occurring bacteria; you’ll be doing your digestive system a favor too.
4. Half Cup of Unsalted Pistachios
I love pistachios, you feel like you earn a nibble after prying away the shell. And at just 85-calories for 25 (roughly a half a cup) pistachios of the dry-roasted, unsalted variety, you have your work cut out for you!
5. A Cup of Blueberries
These compact, pop-able fresh berries are full of flavor, vitamin C, and fiber for a naturally sweet, low calorie snack—just 85-calories!
6. Half a Baked Potato
Good news for tader lovers! You can snack on a half a baked white potato for about 85-calories. And you can even add some fat free, low calorie dollops—including low fat, plain yogurt, fresh dill or chives, and a spoonful of chunky salsa!
7. Slice of Whole Grain Cinnamon-Raisin Bread
At a mere 65-calories, you can toast it, warm it in the microwave, or eat it fresh from the loaf. Whole grain cinnamon raisin bread has so much flavor, you won’t even miss butter or a spread.
8. A Baked Sweet Potato
And here you thought you were getting a deal on that half baked potato, when you can eat an entire baked sweet potato for under 60-calories! Naturally sweet, you can boost the flavor of this tader with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
9. Small Scoop of Vanilla Fro-Yo
We all deserve a sweet, little splurge on a rough workday. Thankfully, a small scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt does the trick for just 90-calories…without the guilt!
10. A Cup of Unsalted Almonds
Whole almonds make a great snack! Not only are they high in protein and heart-healthy fats and fibers—a baker’s dozen (that’s 12 plus an extra for good luck) only earns 90-calories.
11. A Cup of Vegetable Soup
Nothing hits the spot and warms the heart like a steaming cup of vegetable soup. It’s typically low in fat (and you can find varieties with reduced sodium too) for just 90-calories per cup!
12. Shelled Edamame
Opening the pod to find the delicious treasure inside explains the charm of edamame. As a snack that boasts just 65-calories per 1/3-cup portion, you and this protein-rich, soybean snack will be 2 peas in a pod.
13. A Pair of Kiwis
No, I’m not referring to a pair of kindly New Zealanders, but the fresh, juicy, green fruit. Pop them in your lunch bag with a handy peeler and enjoy a naturally sweet treat that’s high in vitamin C for just 95-calories.
14. Two Small Squares of Dark Chocolate
Chocoholics rejoice! Cutting calories doesn’t mean saying goodbye to chocolate, particularly when it’s 100-percent dark chocolate, at just 95-calories for 2 small squares (or 2/3-ounces).
15. Two Cups of Fresh Watermelon
I love watermelon as a snack—it’s sweet, juicy, and you can eat a lot for very little (roughly 2 satisfying cups for 90-calories).