Looking for a snack but don’t want to blow your diet? The magic number is 100. Picking a snack that is no more than 100 calories will not impact your diet negatively. Sticking to that rule will allow you some fun snacks during those times you just want to munch on something or need something sweet. For instance 2 Oreos or 4 ounce chocolate pudding will satisfy your sweet tooth and not wreck your diet.
What other fun 100 calorie snacks are there?
1 Cup of frozen grapes (any kind)
1 block or 3 squares of dark chocolate
6 ounces skim milk with 2 Tsp of chocolate syrup for a glass of chocolate milk
3 Cups of air popped popcorn (90 calories)
1 medium celery stalk with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 mozzarella cheesestick (non-fat) with half a medium sized apple
Four Wheat Thins with 1 teaspoon of Nutella for dipping
4 asparagus spears topped with 2 Tsp grated parmesan cheese baked for 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
15 mini pretzels with 2 Tsp of cream cheese for dipping
Half an apple with 1 tsp of peanut butter
40 Goldfish crackers
2 slices of a low fat lunch meat with 1 tsp of honey mustard or low fat topping rolled in lettuce
Here is a recipe for an extra special 100 calories dessert!
Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas
4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Insert a popsicle stick into each piece of banana. Cover each piece with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle with coconut. (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.
And yes, one serving is 100 calories!