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.
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.
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.
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.
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.