Every new year, thousands of individuals make the resolution to lead healthier and happier lives. While many start off January on a great foot, it isn’t uncommon for many to lose sight of their goals due to bland recipes and the sometimes expensive supermarket prices of health foods. At Foodtown, we strive to make healthy eating more manageable by offering low grocery store prices and great savings. To make it even easier to support your resolutions, we’ve compiled some of our favorite snacks under 100 calories, designed to keep you satisfied between meals.
Low-Calorie Snacks to Satisfy your Cravings
Plain Greek Yogurt with a Kick
Plain Greek yogurt has long been known for its low-fat and low-sugar contents. However, some find its tart flavor off-putting. Create your own delicious and healthy Greek yogurt experience by adding your own preferred ingredients. A swirl of natural honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon add an extra touch of sweetness and the benefits of antioxidants. If you like tropical flavors, blend in unsweetened coconut flakes and pieces of chopped pineapple. By adding your own flavors and ingredients, you can cut the excess sugar and preservatives of already flavored Greek yogurts.
Simple cucumber can be elevated with slivers of raw red onion. Whip up a quick vinaigrette with some apple cider vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to take it to the next level. Cucumber helps you stay hydrated while red onion provides plenty of cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory quercetin. Plus, apple cider vinegar has been known to balance blood sugar levels and improve nutrient absorption. For added protein, add a few sprinkles of feta cheese. This delicious low-calorie option is great for any time of day, whether taken along to work or enjoyed as a late-night snack.
Serving as an excellent source of Vitamin C, phosphorus, and biotin, tomatoes are a sweet and savory snack perfect for on-the-go eating. By roasting cherry or grape tomatoes until their skin lightly blisters, you can bring out their delicious flavors and natural sugars. For additional flavor, toss them lightly in extra virgin olive oil, nutritious whole wheat breadcrumbs, and a dusting of Parmesan cheese halfway through the roasting process.
Incredibly low in calories and high in protein, shrimps are great when you are trying to lose weight while remaining satisfied through the day. Enjoy them on their own or treat yourself to a yummy homemade dipping sauce of ketchup, horseradish, and lemon juice. This “cocktail sauce” is free of the preservatives and excess sugar found in many store-bought sauces.
Fruity Cottage Cheese
Naturally low-fat and protein-packed cottage cheese is a dieter’s best friend, but it can be a bit boring on its own. Brighten it up by chopping up pieces of your favorite fruit. Diced mango makes for a tropical indulgence, while apple makes for a kid-friendly lunchtime snack. The creamy texture of the cheese pairs nicely with the crisp sweetness of fruit, making for a delicious treat that almost feels like a dessert.
Low-Cost Ingredients for Low-Calorie Snack Planning
When planning your snacks under 100 calories, be sure to add these ingredients to your grocery store shopping list. Whether tucked into your child’s lunchbox, packed up for your workday, or serving as a healthy late night snack, they satisfy your cravings while delivering the nutrition you need.
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