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18 Low-Calorie Snacks That Satisfy

100-Calorie Snacks That will Keep You Full

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By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer         
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Even though a snack, particularly a packaged one, only has 100 calories doesn't mean it's a healthy choice that will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Instead of reaching for a tiny bag of processed treats, go for real food with real filling power. Focus on fiber, water content and lean protein to find the best snacking choices. Here are 18 ideas to add to your regular snack routine.

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1. Two tablespoons of whipped light cream cheese rolled into two slices of extra-lean ham.

2. Two celery stalks, sliced into strips and dipped in 2 tablespoons of light guacamole.

3. Three ounces of chilled, pre-cooked shrimp dipped in one tablespoon of cocktail sauce.

4. One ounce of goat cheese spread on 1/2 a cup of cucumber slices.

5. One hard-boiled egg, sliced and sprinkled with salt, pepper and paprika.

6. A half a cup of fat-free cottage cheese topped with 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries.

7. A warm and comforting cup of your favorite broth-based soup brightened up with a squeeze of fresh lemon.

8. One medium tomato sliced and topped with one ounce of fresh mozzarella, salt and pepper and drizzled with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.

9. One small whole-wheat tortilla topped with two tablespoons of fat-free bean dip and sprinkled with a two tablespoons of low-fat cheddar cheese.

10. One slice of roasted turkey breast wrapped up with one slice of light Swiss cheese.

11. One cup diced watermelon with one ounce of reduced-fat feta cheese, a teaspoon of chopped fresh mint and a squeeze of fresh lime.

12. A half cup of plain yogurt topped with a drizzle of honey and three almonds, finely chopped.

13. Two celery stalks, cut into strips and dipped in 1/4 cup hummus.

14. One ounce of prosciutto wrapped around a wedge of cantaloupe or 1/2 cup of peach slices.

15. One and a half cups of mixed berries.

16. One cup of jicama slices dipped in 1/2 cup of fresh salsa.

17. Ten baby carrots dipped in 4 ounces 0% Greek yogurt, flavored with 1 teaspoon of ranch dressing mix.

18. One cup of sliced apples with one ounce of low-fat cheddar, sliced thin.

What's your favorite go-to snack when you want to get full on a low-calorie budget?
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About The Author

Megan Patrick Megan Patrick
Megan Lane Patrick has been a professional writer and editor for the past 16 years, and was a chronic dieter for at least 30. A combination of weight-loss surgery, mindful eating and daily exercise finally allowed her to maintain a weight loss of more than 100 pounds. When she's not lifting weights at the gym, you can find her walking shelter dogs as a volunteer for the SPCA.


Member Comments

  • A good reminder here to eat a hard boiled egg...
    Also, I like a scoop of cottage cheese added to my glass of tomato juice... very tasty with a sprinkle of black pepper. (may sound unappealing, but it is good) Ha. - 4/22/2016 12:35:17 PM
  • I sent this list to my college kids they not only are health but quick
    Thanks - 2/24/2016 2:28:12 PM
  • Pay no attention to the negative comments...this is a great list that will definitely help me while im at the grocery store. Sometimes you just need help expanding your snacks to keep it interesting. Thanks for the article! - 2/16/2016 10:07:27 AM
  • I cannot believe Tofu did not make it to the list. So unfair! ;)
    Sauted mushrooms with silken tofu or baked, smoked Tofuslices on their own,
    cubed firm tofu in lime and chilli....
    Versatile, filling and dairy free. Who is with me? - 1/10/2016 11:15:25 AM
  • This is a great list - a few things that I don't like - but most of them I do. To have someone else make me a list of snacks is much appreciated. Thank you. - 1/10/2016 10:20:41 AM
  • DUBIGOOD
    A few broken laws of keeping kosher BUT mostly yummy!!!
    - 11/13/2015 5:16:43 PM
  • l will have to try some of these! - 10/5/2015 1:21:10 AM
  • STEPHIESMITH1
    I love eating fruit with my cottage cheese! These are all fantastic high-protein, low-carb ideas, actually. If I'm feeling particularly munchy, seaweed is a great crunchy snack that's very low in calories. Thanks for the ideas :) www.physicianstoc
    hildren.com - 9/11/2015 10:23:40 AM
  • Thanks! Always looking for new ideas. - 8/14/2015 10:05:44 AM
  • LISA_LOW
    Great suggestions despite previous comments, much appreciated! - 8/7/2015 9:20:20 PM
  • I think your suggestions are great - 4/12/2015 2:26:19 PM
  • OSARETINN
    Excellent list... This is definitely going up on my fridge - 2/19/2015 3:59:08 AM
  • This is exactly what I needed to help when I want to binge. I felt this page was very helpful. Loved it! I saved it to my favorites! - 2/9/2015 1:33:09 PM
  • INTERESTING POINT! LIKE TWO CELERY STALKS (TEXT) AND THEY SHOW NINE CELERY STALKS. EXCELLENT EYE. AND A DRAWING PROJECT IS A FABULOUS IDEA. DO YOU MIND IF I USE THAT? I WATCH MY GRANDCHILDREN AFTER SCHOOL, THIS SOUNDS LIKE FUN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR POSTING. - 1/10/2015 11:26:59 AM
  • I also think that some photos are misleading but there are some good ideas there, so I am only going to print the text and not the pictures out, and display on my fridge. Maybe I will ask my kids to make accurate illustrations; that will be educational activity. :) - 10/24/2014 12:31:35 PM

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