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Fuel yourself with Filling Snacks
If you look on the shelves of your supermarket, you’ll see that anything from Oreos to ice cream can be made into a 100 calorie snack! But, the problem with these convenient snack packs is that you usually have to eat 2 to 3 of them to feel satisfied. Here are some 100-150 calorie snacks that can actually help with hunger control in between meals and can boost the nutrient-density of your diet. With a little preparation and planning, the snacks below can be convenient too and once you see how satisfying they are, they’ll quickly become part of your daily routine!
- 1 medium sized red or green pepper (sliced) with 4 Tbsp. salsa
High in flavor, low in calories…a great combination!
- 1 hard boiled egg on a Thomas’ Light Multigrain English muffin
This mini sandwich is the perfect solution for the long stretch between lunch and dinner.
- 1 c baby carrots with 2 Tbsp hummus
The crunch from the carrots and the creamy texture from the hummus, along with their blend of flavors makes this snack feel like a real mini-meal!
- 1½ c strawberries and 3 Tbsp Cool Whip Free
Plenty of food, some creaminess and a little sweetness…a great way to get fiber and vitamin C!
- 12 whole raw almonds and 8 dried apricot halves
You’ll get fiber and some healthy fat to keep your energy levels stable until your next meal
- 1/2 cup blueberries with a container of 0% plain Greek yogurt
The thick, protein-rich creamy texture of Greek yogurt is very satisfying and the blueberries add a hint of flavor and powerful antioxidants.
- ½ cantaloupe
You get a large portion of food along with beta-carotene for this easy snack!
- 4 cups air-popped popcorn
Easy to make, full of fiber and crunch, yet low in calories!
- A sliced tomato with a sprinkle of crumbled blue cheese and a spritz of olive oil
The flavor combinations and juiciness of this snack make a perfect mid-afternoon summer snack.
- Dunkin Donuts Latte Lite (small) or Starbucks Tall Skinny Latte (no whipped cream)
Its best not to rely on caffeine when you need a pick-me-up, but if you are going to have caffeine, add some protein, calcium and vitamin D to keep your hunger at bay and your bones happy by choosing one of these lattes.
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