It’s inevitable that you’ll get hungry in between meals, but if you get the portions wrong, it’s easy to go overboard on the calories even when you reach for a healthy snack. So, here we have 10 deliciously indulgent snacks which are guaranteed to come in at around 100 calories each to keep you within your daily allowance without feeling deprived.
1. Eton Mess
For a healthier take on this traditional summery British dessert, skip the cream and go for a meringue nest, five strawberries and a 50g dollop of 0% fat Greek yogurt. Mix it all together and enjoy this sweet, smooth and crunchy treat!
Calorie breakdown: meringue (52), strawberries (12), 0% fat Greek yoghurt (29) - Total = 92 calories
2. Tuna Melt
Get the taste of this sandwich classic without the calories by taking the low fat route. Take one whole grain mini pitta bread and fill it with a tablespoon of canned tuna in spring water or brine. Grate 10g of low-fat cheddar into the pocket and put it in the oven for 5 minutes until it gets warm and melty. Add some black pepper to taste.
Calorie breakdown: pitta (45), tuna (30), cheese (28) - Total = 103 calories
3. Choc N’ Honey Hit
This treat will keep those afternoon cravings at bay and stop you reaching for a diet-destroying candy bar. Take a dark chocolate covered rice cake and smear with 10g of cottage cheese for added protein, then complete the snack by drizzling 10g of clear honey on top.
Calorie breakdown: chocolate rice cake (56), cottage cheese (10), honey (34) - Total = 100 calories
4. The Elvis
Famed for his fried peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches, the King knew really how to make a snack! You can recreate his signature snack with fewer calories by taking half a banana, slicing it lengthways and spreading 5g of unsweetened almond butter inside. Finish off by wrapping the banana in a slice of Parma ham – the perfect combination of flavors!
Calorie breakdown: banana (48), Parma Ham (30), almond butter (29) - Total = 107 calories
5. Maple Berry Blast
If you’re craving a sweet and creamy drink, instead of opting for a calorie-laden frappe, try this smoothie. Blend 50g of blueberries with 200ml of almond milk, and a dessert spoon of maple syrup. If you prefer, you can swap the blueberries for strawberries, it will still come in at under 100 calories.
Calorie breakdown: almond milk (38), blueberries (28), maple syrup (26) - Total = 92 calories
6. Chili Pepper Popcorn
Popcorn makes a great snack as you can flavor it however you want – sweet, spicy, herby, or salty – and a huge portion is still low in calories so you can feel like you’re getting a satisfying treat to really munch away on. A great way to serve your popcorn is to use fat-burning red chili to fire it up; warm a teaspoon of oil in a pan and 20g of popping corn. Serve with a shake of cayenne pepper.
Calorie breakdown: oil (27), popcorn (62), cayenne pepper (trace) - Total = 89 calories
7. Fruit Kabobs
Adding a little heat to some fruit can bring out the sweet caramel taste. Using 100g of watermelon and 100g of pineapple, simply thread the fruit alternately on a skewer and grill or barbecue to your tastes. For added creaminess you can add a 25g scoop of 0% fat Greek yogurt and still keep under the 100 calorie limit.
Calorie breakdown: watermelon (33), pineapple (49), yoghurt (16) - Total = 98 calories
8. Tex Mex
If you’re craving something crunchy and spicy, instead of diving into some nachos, try this healthier take for fewer calories. Take a warmed taco shell and a wedge (around a sixth) of avocado inside. Top this with 50g of homemade tomato salsa – made from tomatoes, chilies, onions, lime juice and seasoning.
Calorie breakdown: taco shell (10), avocado (32), tomato salsa (10) - Total = 92 calories
9. Campfire Hot Chocolate
Perfect for a rainy day, a hot chocolate with marshmallows on top is a great warming drink and the ultimate comfort drink if you’re feeling under the weather. Mix a sachet of low calorie hot chocolate with 200ml of heated unsweetened almond milk then top with 10 mini marshmallows.
Calorie breakdown: almond milk (38), hot chocolate (40), marshmallows (20) - Total = 98 calories
10. Stuffed Mushrooms
Grilled mushrooms are a great source of vegetable protein, and they make a tasty snack too. Take 100g of field mushrooms, cut the stalks and grill under a moderate heat for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, dice the stalks and dry fry them for a minute or two, until they’re soft and juicy. Just before serving, add a 16g portion of herbed soft cheese to the stalks, cook for a minute and then pile your grilled mushrooms on top.
Calorie breakdown: mushrooms (29), herbed soft cheese (66) - Total = 95 calories
Now you have some great ideas for those times when you feel like an indulgent snack but don’t want to blow your budget for the day. But remember, to keep hunger and cravings at bay, Phen Caps are the perfect solution to help you through your weight loss journey and beyond as you establish healthier eating habits and achieve your weight loss goals!