Super Snacks For Weight Control, Health, Diet Maintenance

Super snacks with less than 100 hundred calories can still be tasty as well as nutritious. Sure, we all love to snack, but the problem is that most snacks contain tons of sugar, fat, and oil. We list several super snack options so that you can control your weight and improve health without sacrificing taste.

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Super Snacks:  Microwave Popcorn

When you want a large snack with a small calorie count, popcorn delivers. Some microwave brands have just 100 calories in 6 cups. It’s also high in fiber, which can help you stay full longer.

  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 220 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbs: 24 g
  • Fiber: 6g

 

Quesadilla

You may not expect cheese quesadillas to make a list of low-calorie snacks, but try this recipe: sprinkle an ounce of grated low-fat cheddar cheese over a corn tortilla. Fold in half and microwave for 20 seconds. This quick and tasty snack has only 100 calories and 1.3 g of saturated fat.

  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 182 mg
  • Cholesterol: 6 mg

 

Cottage Cheese and Cantaloupe

Cottage cheese is a protein powerhouse, with 1/2 cup delivering 14 g. Like fiber, protein can help you stay full longer. Enjoy low-fat cottage cheese plain or with a side of fruit. A small wedge of cantaloupe brings the total calories to 100.

  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 468 mg
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg

 

Three Wholegrain Crackers With Cheese

Choosing whole-grain crackers is the key to this classic snack. The fiber will keep you feeling full between meals, and the cheese provides protein and calcium. To stay under 100 calories, cut up one slice of low-fat cheese and split it over three crackers.

  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 397 mg
  • Cholesterol: 7 mg

 

Super Snacks: Fourteen Almonds

When the munchies strike while you’re on the go, there are few things more convenient than nuts. You can eat 14 almonds without hitting the 100-calorie mark. Plus, they’re rich in fiber and protein, which help keep hunger at bay.

  • Saturated Fat: 0.63 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

Six Whole-Grain Pretzel Sticks

For those who don’t like nuts, pretzels are just as convenient when you’re on the move. To stay under 100 calories, stick to six whole-grain pretzel sticks. This snack is cholesterol-free, low in fat and sugar, and provides more than 3 g of fiber to help tide you over.

  • Saturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 257mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 m

 

Baked Apple

Apples are still one of the healthiest snacks around, and there are plenty of ways to put a twist on this old standby. Baked apples taste like dessert but provide the same vitamins and fiber as their fresh counterparts. You can even sprinkle cinnamon on top without adding calories.

  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

Cheese-Stuffed Pita Pocket

Here’s one that’s easy to make and gives you the satisfaction of biting into a sandwich. Grab a whole-grain pita pocket and stuff it with 1/2 ounce part-skim ricotta cheese. The fiber and protein will help fill you up, and the whole snack has less than a gram of saturated fat.

  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 149 mg
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

 

1/3 Cup Edamame

These young soybeans are among the healthiest snacks you can find. A half a cup has more than 8 g of protein and 4 g of fiber to help keep you full. As a bonus, you’ll get nearly 10% of your recommended daily allowance of iron. Edamame is available in ready-to-eat containers for a quick snack on the run.

  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 4.5 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

Eight Baby Carrots with Hummus

When you’re craving a satisfying crunch, dip eight large baby carrots into 2 tablespoons of hummus. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta carotene, while hummus adds protein. Pre-packaged baby carrots are convenient, and there are many varieties of hummus available.

  • Saturated fat: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 210 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

Apple Slices With Peanut Butter

Mixing sweet with salty is a great way to satisfy the munchies. Measure 3/4 cup of apple slices and spread a thin layer of unsalted peanut butter on each slice. To stay near the 90-calorie mark, don’t use more than 2 teaspoons of peanut butter in all.

  • Saturated fat: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

Yogurt With Sunflower Seeds

Stir a teaspoon of sunflower seeds into 1/2 cup of nonfat plain yogurt. The seeds add plenty of texture but only 19 calories. The yogurt is a good source of protein, and the entire snack has less than half a gram of saturated fat. Make sure to use unsalted sunflower seeds, especially if you are watching your sodium.

  • Saturated Fat: 0.26 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

Half a Baked Potato with Salsa

Microwave a baked potato for an easy snack that’s loaded with vitamin C, not with calories. Half of a medium-sized baked potato has 80 calories, keep the skin, which is packed with nutrients. Spread a heaping tablespoon of salsa on top to spice it up and you will still keep it under 100 calories.

  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 124 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Conclusion

Enjoy these tasty, less than 100 calories super snacks and maintain your health, without sacrificing nutrition.

 

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