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Make 100 Calorie Snacks


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Enjoying 100 calorie snacks is the best and easiest way to lose weight and maintain a good figure. Nowadays, people are not conscious on what they eat especially at snack time. A typical snack may include junk foods, take out meals from fast food chains, or a cupcake recipe that pushes your daily intake over the recommended calories, and honestly we can blame this situation for the growing problem on obesity in our country, and for the rest of world.

Now we invite you to include in your diet 100 calorie snacks. It may seem unimaginable but a recipe for that amount of calories can easily satisfy your appetite. Some companies are even selling snacks at exactly 100 calorie, but are charging a huge premium for it.

Healthy Snack Ideas

Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers, which can be essential in preventing diseases and improving health. That makes it a very good candidate for a healthy snack. You can maintain your figure with just eating fruits and vegetables since they usually have no fat at all.

Whole grains include cereals, breads and pastas which have no content of processed flour, purely wheat and may also come from other sources like wild rice, brown rice, whole rye, buckwheat and corn. Whole grain products are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin B, Vitamin Emagnesiumiron and fiber; a good match for your 100 calorie snacks diet.

Protein sources like nuts, beans, eggs, meat, and soy promotes tissue repair and provide energy to your body. This food group both from plant and animal sources is the main component of every meal for almost all health conscious individuals and serious body builders. The advantage of focusing on this food group is that it builds the shape of your body without the risk of fat build up.

Dairy products, which are also rich in protein as well as calcium, are another great addition to your diet. The catch is that you should choose products only labeled with low fat content since most of the time dairy products that are at a lower price offer significant amounts of bad cholesterol that is not good for your diet.

Advantages of Including 100 Calorie Snacks in Your Diet

1.  100% Healthy. 100 calories can constitute all the essential nutritional needs for our daily consumption including protein, good fat, and vitamins excluding carbohydrates. A whole grain snack would provide more satisfaction in your diet without exceeding 100 calories.

2. Diet Control. When we speak of control, I would say that I am not an exception. Whenever there is food on the table I have the tendency to eat more than 100 calories. Having this recipe would help me and all who are trying to achieve a good figure eat the recommended calories for snacks.

3. Satisfying. If you are on diet, you do not have to suffer eating flavorless snacks at break time, just be creative with your recipe. You can adjust it according to your taste – provided that you stick with the recommended calorie level. You can even include fruits in your diet; the more the varieties, the more satisfying snack it will be.

4. Convenient. Bringing small portions of cupcakes, or fruits at school or at work is more convenient than buying something from a restaurant. Just take it out from your bag, grab a fork and enjoy your 100 calorie snack.

5. Economical. The price of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is soaring based on market trends on health and wellness. Companies are taking advantage of people’s desire for good physical condition starting from health and fitness centers, to healthy snacks. If you buy ready made 100 calorie snacks from a store or a restaurant, more often than not, it will cost you a lot – in fact much more than making a 100 calorie snack yourself. Preparing it from home will save you a great deal of time and money, making it a win-win situation.

Okay, I get your point, but the question now is how can you compute and create a perfect 100 calorie snack?

Some suggestions and guidelines for a 100 calorie snacks

  • The first thing that you should do is take down a list of healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grain foods like breads and crackers, dried fruits and nuts which you like or at least acceptable to your taste.
  • Plan your menu for at least 1 week so you don’t end up disgusted with the same taste every day. Without planning, you will end up eating the same snack over and over.
  • Buy the necessary container; a small Tupperware or snack bag is preferred to limit your snack to 100 calories – or any fixed amount of calories –  for your snacks, and then buy only foods which you like.
  • After which, prepare the necessary materials in order to weigh and compute the calories of your fruits vegetables, whole grain foods, nuts and dried fruits. To make your life easier visit www.100CalorieBags.com and use their 100 calorie recipe snack calculator for free.

Here are some 100 calorie snacks Combo

  • 1 cup yogurt and ½ cup frozen bananas
  • 1 apple and 1 slice of low fat white cheese
  • ¼ ounce of nuts and some chocolate chips
  • ½ cup baby carrots with 2 tbsp hummus
  • 40 blueberries and 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • ½ cup cereal and ½ ounce almonds
  • A cup full of pistachios and raisins

The possibilities are endless; you can check this site for a whole bunch of 100 calorie snacks, just use your creativity and feel free to share your own 100 calorie (or any calorie count) recipes in the comment section.

Snacks are often neglected as part of a nutritious and healthy diet. Eating is a rewarding experience but sometimes we eat too much when we are stressed, we also tend to over eat when working in front of a computer or when watching TV; these are times when we unconsciously exceed our nutritional and caloric needs. What we can do now is adjust gradually to a proper snack diet, and eventually our mind and body will turn constant practice in to a good habit.