Remember Snackwells? That and the whole “fat-makes-you-fat” movement? That’s when I first used a type of diet to justify eating as much as I wanted (and then some) – as long as it didn’t have fat in it, I was good! Yeah, and 20 pounds later … whoops.
I still very much struggle with my weight. Calorie counting, while also controversial in some circles, is one thing that does work for me – I like food, and I like to eat too much of it, so it helps reign me in. That’s why I’ve had this list tacked up on the inside of my pantry for a few months now. When I’m hungry but it’s not mealtime, it’s a great way to get some quick healthy snack ideas without going overboard.
So I thought that for the new year, I’d not only share my list of healthy whole-food 100 calorie snacks, but I’d spruce up the list and share a free printable for YOU to hang in your own pantry, if you’d like! Note that these aren’t all exactly 100 calories – these can all vary by a few calories in either direction, depending on the size of your food. And I am not a nutritionist! Oh, and totally know the list isn’t very pretty. I didn’t give myself enough time to hire someone to do it right, so you’re stuck with me and my minimal graphic design skills. Enough disclaimers?! Okay then, let’s snack!
Here are 25 Healthy, Whole-Food, 100-Calorie Snacks (+ A Free Printable for Your Kitchen).
- 15 raw almonds
- 20 pistachios
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced + 2 tablespoons goat cheese
- 1 hard-boiled egg + salt + pepper
- 1 cup (about 25) grapes, fresh or frozen
- 1 medium apple
- 1/2 medium apple + 2 teaspoons peanut butter
- 1/2 pear, seeds scooped + 2 teaspoons almond butter
- 1 cup broccoli florets + 2 tablespoons Tzatziki sauce
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese + 1/4 cup diced mango
- 2 celery stalks + 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter
- 1 cup edamame in pods + sea salt
- 1/2 cup edamame + citrus salt
- Handful of carrot fries + 2 tablespoons hummus
- 1/2 small jicama + 2 tablespoons hummus
- 8 green olives + 8 raw almonds
- 5 dried apricots + 5 raw almonds
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt + 2 teaspoons honey + 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 banana
- 1 small vitamin C smoothie (1/2 cup pineapple + 1/2 small banana + 1/4 cup almond milk + 1/4 cup orange juice + 1/2 cup ice)
- 2 cups popped popcorn + 1 teaspoon olive oil + sea salt
- 1 small baked sweet potato + salt + pepper
- 2 dice-size pieces of cheddar cheese + 1/2 medium apple
- 1/3 cup roasted chickpeas
- 1 cucumber + 2 tablespoons cream cheese + 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
And here’s the free printable! Just click here to open the PDF, then print.
This is really helpful! I’m printing this right now! Thanks. 🙂
This is a fabulous list —- i am the world’s worst snacker!!
I love this! I work with people all the time who think of snacking as something negative, and I’m always trying to reinforce that snacking is totally ok as long as you snack smart. Great list! And yeah, I remember the Snackwells days. I used to eat entire packages of licorice because hey, it was fat free! Glad those days are done!
I was a dietitian working in weight loss for some years, and I was always trying to come up with interesting snack recipes for my clients. Now I am working in a different capacity, and I just know these snack ideas will save me from 3pm munching! Thanks Kare 🙂