5. One cup of blueberries
If you’re in the mood to snack in front of the TV but you need to find a healthy offset for the cookies you scarfed down at work, you could do worse than reaching for a cup of fresh blueberries. Actually, you’ll be snacking on fewer than 100 calories, as each cup contains 80 calories and almost no fat, according to the Blueberry Council, a growers’ association. They’re delightful in terms of nutrition as well, offering vitamins and antioxidants. Plus, it will take a while to nibble through a cup of blueberries, which should enhance your feeling of snack satiety.
6. Chocolate “mousse” yogurt
An easy-to-make suggestion for a healthy-but yummy-100-calorie snack comes from Tristaca Caldwell, a professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., and a registered dietitian with Fueling with Food. She says to make “mousse” by blending 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 1 tbsp cocoa, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp sugar (or sugar substitute). Or if you’re looking for something store-bought, “Go for half a cup of pudding made with skim milk,” she says.
7. One s’more
If you’re warming up by an open fire (or just at home on a cold night) you can keep this favourite childhood snack to 100 calories by remembering a few simple proportions, says Caldwell. Use only one of each ingredient: One large marshmallow, one square of milk chocolate and one graham cracker. You’ll end up with an open-faced but just-as-delicious s’more.