10 Simple 100-Calorie Snacks That Won't Leave You Hangry
To be quite frank, finding 100-calorie snacks that aren’t, well, “lacking” is not an easy task. But fewer calories doesn’t have to equate to fewer flavors. With the right fresh ingredients, you can whip up a healthy low-calorie snack that will leave you satiated—not hangry again one hour later.
Luckily, some innovative, healthy-minded foodies have taken it upon themselves to produce seriously tasty snacks that won’t set you back more than 100 calories. These recipes not only taste great but are also quick and easy. Set an hour or so aside on the weekend to prepare these snacks, and you’ll be ready for the week ahead. Think baked veggie chips, hoisin shrimp lettuce wraps, and homemade popsicles. Get cooking—here are 10 of the tastiest 100-calorie snacks that are easy to make and satisfying to boot.
Brussels Sprouts With Sriracha Aioli
All right, full disclosure: This recipe has 106 calories per serving, but I’m not sweating it because brussels sprouts are nutritious. Dana from the Minimalist Baker has concocted a vegan, gluten-free recipe for crispy garlic brussels sprouts that’s done in under 20 minutes. The aioli dip combines all-star ingredients like paprika, maple syrup, and sriracha.
Watermelon, Feta, and Blackberry Skewers
What’s even better than a delicious 100-calorie snack? A 100-calorie snack that doesn’t require any cooking. Lifestyle guru Camille Styles passed this one along: watermelon, feta, and blackberry skewers that can be thrown together in a pinch.
Mason Jar Bone Broth Soup
Hollywood health consultant Kelly LeVeque posted this 100-calorie snack on her Instagram, and it’s absolutely brilliant: bone broth soup that can be popped into the microwave for quick eating. Simply fill up a mason jar with your choice of veggies, pour bone broth over the mix, and then heat it up. LeVeque recommends using Osso Beef Bone Broth.
Baked Rosemary Beet Chips
Asian Cucumber Salad
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I was never a huge fan of cucumbers until I tried making my own Asian cucumber salad. The combination of vinegar and sesame seed oil with the mild flavor of cucumber is so simple but is bursting with flavor. Best of all, this recipe takes almost no time to throw together and doesn’t require any cooking.
Inspired Recipes for Low-Calorie Eating
4-Ingredient Fruit Popsicles
At 51 calories each, these four-ingredient fruit popsicles are the perfect solution to your sweet tooth craving. Mandarin slices, blueberries, and peaches are combined with orange juice to form a simply delectable popsicle that is totally guilt-free. Make in batches to enjoy with friends (or keep them all for yourself—that works, too).
Turkey Apple Brie Bites
These small turkey apple brie bites make for a perfect low-cal snack. Indulge in decadent brie and sweet honey while filling up on lean protein from the turkey slices and good carbohydrates from the apples. One serving is just 43 calories. You can even serve them up as an appetizer thanks to their beautiful presentation.
Blistered Shishito Peppers
If you have five minutes to spare, you can create this low-calorie shishito pepper recipe. Look for shishito peppers at a farmers market or Asian grocery store. If you can’t find them there, Trader Joe’s usually keeps them stocked. Simply toss the peppers in a cast-iron pan with some seasoning until they get just the right amount of char on the outside.
Hoisin Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
One hoisin shrimp lettuce wrap contains 85 calories and is packed with so many flavors that you’d never guess how healthy it is. Season raw shrimp with hoisin sauce and ginger for that tangy flavor, then heat them up in a large skillet. Place the shrimp in large butter lettuce leaves for a satisfying snack that wins on flavor and presentation. Double the serving size to turn this snack into a light dinner.
Grilled Garlic Zucchini
Zucchini is a hearty vegetable that can make for quite a tasty snack if you prepare it well. Try this grilled garlic zucchini recipe for a simple veggie dish that will keep you full while allowing you to practice your grilling skills. All you’ll need is a little garlic to make the flavors of this squash pop. Grill your slices on the BBQ to get that smoky taste.
What are your go-to low-calorie snacks? Share yours in the comments below.
This post was originally published on December 6, 2016, and has since been updated.