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31 Satisfying 100-Calorie Snacks

31 Satisfying 100-Calorie Snacks
Healthy eating isn’t all about calorie counting. Nutritious foods are key, but sometimes it’s nice to know you can grab a quick snack that doesn't deliver an entire meal's worth of calories. The next time hunger creeps up when it’s least convenient (like 30 minutes before a dinner reservation), turn to this list for a small and satisfying bite that won’t ruin a healthy day. 1. Pumpkin Yogurt Combine 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek Yogurt with 1/4 cup pumpkin purée. 2. Dice up half a tennis-ball sized apple and add it to 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce. 3. Top 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup of diced cantaloupe. 4. Toast one slice whole-wheat bread and top with two scrambled egg whites. 5. Slice up one medium red pepper and enjoy with 2 tablespoons soft goat cheese. 6. Hicka-what? 7. Chow down on 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus. 8. Cut one medium cucumber into long strips. 9. 10. For a super quick snack, dip 20 baby corns into low-sodium soy sauce. 11. 12. 14. 16. 17.

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad (for your sandwich or sweet potato). | Yeah…imma eat that. Growing up, I had this friend who was the nicest guy… …unless you brought mayonnaise in his car. If we were on a road trip and your sandwich had mayonnaise on it…just get out, like now. And, honestly, I always hoped I would end up in his car on these trips because I’ve never been a big fan of the stuff either. He had this passionate hatred for mayo. He didn’t care how good that bacon on your BLT was, if it had mayo on it, it was about to be thrown out of the window. And chicken salad sandwiches…don’t even get him started. So with my mild mayo dislike, I’ve never been a huge chicken salad fan either. But for some reason it’s been sounding good lately. After I made it, I ended up wanting something to put it on. It was good. And isn’t that just the cutest little baby sweet potato you’ve ever seen!? Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad serves 3 (makes ~3 cups) 1 large chicken breast, cooked, cooled, and chopped 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt 2 Tbsp dijon mustard 1/2 lemon, juice 1/8 tsp dried dill weed Hello!

Back On Pointe, matchstickmolly: Mini PB&F: One fig Newton... The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream recipe from Food52 Author Notes: Making one-ingredient ice cream couldn't be simpler. It comes out like the frozen bananas you ate at the boardwalk as a kid, except (thanks to the high pectin content) it whips up like Marshmallow Fluff. Vegan and raw foodists have long known this trick, but a few years ago, The Kitchn published a photo tutorial and one-ingredient ice cream went mainstream. Serves 4-6 1 bunch bananas Peel your bananas. This recipe is a Community Pick! Popular on Food52 and Provisions

Beef Jerky Recipe Let's face it, not everyone enjoys treats like peppermint bark and chocolate crinkle cookies, so for the loved one who doesn't have a sweet tooth, make beef jerky! This savory snack is great to give to people who live far away because it will keep for up to six weeks. There's not a lot of work to the recipe, but it requires time for marinating and cooking, so don't wait till the last minute. With a salt and pepper crust and rich beef flavor, the resulting jerky is better than any store-bought jerky I've tasted. It would definitely please the special man in your life. Check out the recipe now. Photos: Nicole Perry Notes To cut down on prep time, ask your butcher to slice the beef for you. Ingredients 24 ounces amber ale or lager 2 cups soy sauce 1/2 cup worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons cracked black peppercorns, plus 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 pounds trimmed beef top round or bottom round, about 1 1/2 inches thick Directions Information Category Meats, Snacks Cuisine Yield

Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad | Chickpea Salad Recipe Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich I’ve never liked egg salad, potato salad, or macaroni salad. Don’t get me wrong, I love salads, just not the mayonnaise based kind. I can’t stand mayo! My lunch time is usually rushed because Caleb needs mama’s attention, so I love that this healthy salad can be made in minutes. After you get the chickpeas and avocado smashed together, stir in fresh cilantro, green onion, and lime juice. This Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad is also great as a dip for veggies, crackers, and pita chips. If you are looking for a quick and healthy lunch idea, make this Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich. And now for a few “housekeeping” items: Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for 3 SIGNED copies of The Pioneer Woman’s new book, Food From My Frontier. If you like this Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Salad Sandwich, you might also like:

The Most Awesome Raw Apple Snack | Lets Talk Fitness Awesome Raw Apple Snack Today I would like to introduce you to the most awesome raw apple snack ever. First a disclaimer, I am not liable if you decide to eat this apple snack every day for the rest of your life. A huge bowl of this apple snack was eaten by a group in minutes – it really is that good. Please share this wonderful recipe: What’s even better about this snack is the healthy nutrition! Super New Update! Update: Welcome new friends! Update 2: Check out my totally new and detailed Green Smoothie FAQ & Starter Guide! Ingredients: 1-2 apples – select a sweet apple like Fuji or Gala (I used Fuji) 1 medium orange 1 medium lemon Prep: Juice lemon and orange into a small bowl Slice the apple into thin slices (see image below) Place slices into juice bowl and make sure the juice is all over the apple slices Place bowl in fridge for 30minutes-2 hours Remove from fridge, serve and enjoy! KIDS LOVE THE APPLE SNACK!

Yogurt flatbread & sweet potato hummus This is the easiest flatbread recipe ever… a total go-to of mine for any meal or snack requiring dipping or wrapping. It involves just four ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and just a few minutes to combine and roll out the dough. The longest part is letting the dough sit in the fridge for an hour, but I’ve gotten away with cutting that back to 20 or 30 minutes while I’m making the other components of my meal… Today the other “component” is this smoky sweet potato hummus, as my contribution to The Food Matters Project. Erin from one of my favorite blogs, Naturall Ella, chose this week’s recipe – a simple “blank canvas” homemade hummus. Delicious on it’s own… but the choices of flavors to add are endless. I made some sweet potato veggie burgers the other night (post coming soon) and I had half of a mushy baked potato in my fridge so the decision made itself. For the original recipe, visit Naturally Ella. METHOD: Combine all ingredients. Sweet Potato Hummus:

Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes I served these potatoes with our Honey Lime Chicken. I am not a huge potato fan, but I really liked these. I like my potatoes crispy, so I made sure to slice them really thin. This was a really simple side dish and I am already planning on making it again. There are so many flavors that could be used on these potatoes. I think I might so southwestern next time. Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes(Printable Recipe) 2 large potatoes, scrubbed 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning 1 tsp salt 4 Tbsp Parmesan cheese Slice potatoes into very thin slices (1/4 inch). big ziploc bag to coat the potatoes. Cauliflower Crust Garlic “Breadsticks” Please note that there is no bread in these “breadsticks”! They just taste like bread. :) I made this recipe a couple weeks ago and it was so good that just looking at the pictures now is making me giddy about it all over again. And I’m not really the giddy type, lol (unless I’m antique shopping for blog props…really!). Let me back up a sec… Lately I’ve been seeing cauliflower crust pizza recipes pop up all over the place. The other day when a friend called asking if I’d tried cauliflower crust pizza and I said no, she insisted I do in no uncertain terms…she even threatened to not make her veggie-stuffed-and-smothered chicken breasts for me again until I try it. I agreed to make cauliflower crust, but as breadsticks instead of pizza. So I made the breadsticks. I took my first bite and had to stop and really enjoy what I was eating. Mike ate his fair share too, admitting that it actually did taste like bread. Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza by Recipe Girl Serves 2 to 4 1 teaspoon olive oil

Healthy Snacks You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) Satisfy your snack cravings with these guilt-free options Promo Subtitle Kick your craving for something crunchy or creamy without guilt! Image Alt Text 40 Crunchy and Creamy Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories Title Text Media Folder: Media Root Topics: Baked Eggs in Tomatoes - Family Spice A beautiful tomato makes a terrific and delicious bowl to bake an egg! Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Instructions: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Cut the top 1/2 inch off from: 4 large beefsteak tomatoes With a spoon, gently remove seeds and inner membrane of the tomato. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 45 min Difficulty: Easy Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 tomato Serving Suggestions: Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

Avocado Hummus This avocado hummus is delicious. And I know I say that a lot, but I really rilly like this one. It’s a good one! In other related news, why are avocados so expensive? No but really… I like to consider myself a pretty good “ripe” fruit picker, but avocados sort of make me nervous, because sometimes they’re perfectly ripe, yet their exterior is still a little green. I sometimes put my pride on the side and I enlist the produce guy to help. This avocado hummus is exactly what it sounds like: avocado and hummus totally making out, getting married and making a child. I went the traditional hummus route. Can we also just discuss how delicious tahini is?! Avocado Hummus Print this recipe! 2 garlic cloves 1 (15-ounce) can of garbanzo beans 1 lemon, zest and juice 2 tablespoon tahini 2 avocados Salt Olive Oil Paprika 1. 2. Tagged as: Avocado, Healthy, Hummus, Snack, Tahini, Vegan

Avocado Hummus - Family Spice Avocados make this white-bean hummus smooth and creamy. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice Instructions: Purée until smooth in a food processor: 15 oz cannellini beans, canned , drained 1 avocado 1/4 cup lime juice 2 garlic cloves 1/2 cup cilantro, fresh , loosely packed 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper While the food processor is still running, pour in slowly: 1 TBS extra-virgin olive oil In a small bowl, combine: 1/4 cup grape tomatoes , halved 1 TBS cilantro, fresh , chopped 1 TBS onion , chopped 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp lemon juice 1/8 tsp salt Spread hummus into a shallow serving bowl and garnish with tomato mixture. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 0 min Difficulty: Easy Servings: 1 Serving Size: 6 Serving Suggestions: Serve with vegetables or tortilla chips.

A Cool Snack Treat grapes + skewers + a few hours in the freezer = Yum!!! These were such a huge hit at my house. The perfect treat to eat in the swimming pool. :-)