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12 Healthy Snacks Around 100 Calories

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In recent years, 100-calorie snack packs have become an easy snack choice for people looking to control their portions. While these cleverly marketed snack packs may help you mind your calories, most are still the same unhealthy, processed foods loaded with artificial ingredients. Skip the pre-packaged foods in favor of real food. Try the healthy, low-calorie snacks below.

  1. Half a medium apple with 2 tsp natural nut butter (102 calories, 5.5 g fat, 2.8 g fiber, 2.5 g protein)
  2. A 1/2 cup of carrot sticks with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese (100 calories, 1.3 g fat, 1.7 g fiber, 14.6 g protein)
  3. A banana drizzled with 2 tsp of semisweet chocolate chips (91 calories, 2.8 g fat, 2 g fiber, 1.2 g protein)
  4. Two cups of air-popped popcorn with 1 tbsp of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper (84 calories, 1.1 g fat, 2.3 g fiber, 4 g protein)
  5. A third a cup of low-fat cottage cheese topped with 2 tbsp of salsa and five blue corn chips (109 calories, 3.1 g fat, 1.2 g fiber, 10.4 g protein)
  6. A small baked sweet potato with 3 tbsp of fat-free Greek yogurt and 2 tbsp of salsa (94 calories, 0 g fat, 2.7 g fiber, 6.3 g protein)
  7. A skinny latte with 8 oz of fat-free steamed milk with a shot of espresso and a sprinkle of cinnamon (92 calories, 0.6 g fat, 0 g fiber, 8.7 g protein)
  8. One piece of celery, 2 tsp natural peanut butter, and 2 tsp dried cranberries or raisins (103 calories, 5.4 g fat, 1.9 g fiber, 2.4 g protein)
  9. Half of a large red bell pepper and 2 tbsp hummus (95 calories, 6 g fat, 2.5 g fiber, 3 g protein)
  10. Half a cup of fat-free Greek yogurt, 3 tbsp blueberries, and three almonds (102 calories, 1.8 g fat, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein)
  11. A stick of low-fat string cheese and four whole grain crackers (95 calories, 3.5 g fat, 0.6 g fiber, 6.9 g protein)
  12. A hard-boiled egg topped with 1 tbsp of guacamole (103 calories, 7.6 g fat, 0 g fiber, 6.8 g protein)

For more healthy snacks ideas, visit www.CorePerformance.com/snacks.

Katie Butler is a Core Performance nutritionist in Mountain View, Calif.

Tags: Snacks, Food