What is a 100 calorie snack? It’s exactly as it sounds: a simple and quick way to satisfy one’s hunger throughout the day. We go for 100 calories snacks every day at LivBar because it can be healthy and a helpful way to monitor your eating goals as it's easy to overeat when snacking. The end of a bag of chocolate covered fruit, salty almonds or potato chips may seem bottomless when you’re mindlessly eating at your desk or in front of the TV. Rather, try preparing a 100 calorie snack and take the time to enjoy it.
Indulge a little: If you’re in the mood for something sweet, go for a square of dark chocolate. This is a good way to eat your favorite foods in moderation. Prepare snacks ahead of time with whatever you have around your home rather than going for those pre-packaged 100 calorie snack packs you’ll find at the grocery store to save money and reduce package waste. Read up on the average calorie content of your favorite snacks and go from there. And although caloric intake is important, keep an eye on protein, vitamins, and carbohydrates of your snacks too. Whether you need more or less of one thing, it’s all about keeping a balance!
We tend to go for quick bites with complete with protein, fruit or vegetables, including superfoods full of nutrients and vitamins. Nuts and seeds are a nice simple common protein and healthy fat, and whichever produce is in season locally should be utilized. Read a few more tips on healthy snacking here.
These snacks are super quick and easy, and will give you energy to continue throughout your busy day. You won’t spoil your appetite with these satisfying, simple, and easy-to-track 100 calorie snack ideas. These will get you started on a new year of mindful eating, moderation, and satisfying indulgence!
LivBar's Favorite 100 Calorie Snack Ideas
A quarter of a LivBar plus fruit: Think half of an apple or banana, a whole orange, or a handful of blueberries.
Half of a LivBar: It’s as simple as it sounds! Our LivBars are all roughly 200 calories, making half of one a perfect 100 calorie snack.
Fruit with seed or nut butter: We love bananas, apples, or berries with sunflower seed or almond butter
Celery with seed or nut butter: We like this heartier version of ants on a log, too.
Half of a sweet potato: Roasted or baked with seasonings.
Hummus and veggies: Whip up a bean or chickpea dip ahead of time and cut celery, carrot, bell pepper, or cucumber to serve it with.
Dairy-free yogurt: A small amount mixed with nuts, honey, or dried fruit.
Kale chips: Crisp up the superfood in your oven with seasonings.
Nuts with jam: A dollop of superfood jam should tide you over with a boost.
A cup of grapes or blueberries: Freeze them once in a while to mix things up a bit.
Half a handful of dried fruit: Like raisins, cranberries, cherries, or apricots.
Mini s’more: A large marshmallow and a square of dark chocolate.
Part of an avocado: Roughly a third of an average avocado will clock in around 100 calories. Add nutritional yeast or salt and pepper for seasoning.
Handful of nuts or seeds: Almonds, pistachios, and sunflower seeds are good grab-and-go options.
Smoothie: Simple blends like half of a frozen banana with one cup of unsweetened almond milk.
Roasted chickpeas: Roughly a third cup, roasted in the oven with seasonings.
Cottage cheese with apple or cucumber: Enjoy vegan with a tofu-based cottage cheese.
Dark chocolate covered fruit: Make your own with fresh or dried berries.
The name of the game is variety and simplicity. Avoid mindlessly munching on crackers or cookies and eventually overeating by enjoying small snacks like these. It’s easy to monitor and the options are endless. Get creative with your go-to 100 calorie snacks and branch out. There’s never a bad time to try something new!