We know the feeling; You’re a few hours away from your next meal, but your stomach is growling like a wild animal! The great news is, snacking between meals is actually encouraged as long as you make the right choices! Skip the vending machine or fast food drive-through and opt for one of these healthy snacks for under 100 calories!
1. Blueberries (1 Cup)
Measure out a cup of blueberries for a healthy snack, ringing in at 85 calories! Blueberries are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants that carry potential benefits including improving memory, brain health and nervous system. The natural sweetness can even help satisfy your sweet tooth!
2. Plain Yogurt (½ Cup)
Yogurt is a great source of calcium and protein. And at only 80 calories for a half cup, you can enjoy this snack without guilt. The trick is to stay away from yogurt harboring added sugar. The protein in yogurt will help hold you over until your next meal!
3. Dark Chocolate (⅔ ounce)
Did we just say “dark chocolate”? Yes! Dark chocolate, in small portions is an acceptable snack to attack your sweet craving. Quality dark chocolate is rich in Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese and a few other minerals. The important thing is to pay attention to your portion size. At ⅔ of an ounce, you can enjoy a taste of dark chocolate for 95 calories.
4. Edamame (⅓ Cup)
If you have yet to try edamame, we highly recommend you give it a chance! In essence, edamame is simply a green soybean, but we assure you that it’s much more delicious than it sounds! Edamame contains a significant amount of protein, fiber, and other nutrients that help hold you over between meals!
5. Watermelon (2 cups)
When you’re craving something sweet and refreshing, look no further! Watermelon is a great go-to snack because it’s rich in vitamin A and C. It’s also a great guilt-free snack because it’s loaded with water, which helps you feel satisfied and refreshed! At 2 cups of balled watermelon, you can enjoy this snack for about 95 calories!
6. Baby Carrots (15 sticks)
Carrots are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin A which may include many benefits including healthier heart, skin, and eye vision. The fiber content also will help keep your stomach feeling content until the next meal! And at only 53 calories for 15 baby carrots, you can feel good about this snack!
Many people think that you need to cut out all snacking when trying to achieve weight loss goals, when in fact snacking on healthy food choices can actually help in your fitness journey! These are just a few healthy options, but if you take a look at the supermarket, you can find several other healthy options! We also recommend a natural supplement like Meratrim® when striving to achieve fitness goals. Meratrim® has shown in two double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical studies to be safe and effective for weight management!