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Maybe you didn’t quite make a New Year’s resolution out of it like Jeff did, but it’s there, in the back of your mind: “I’m going to start eating healthier and consume less calories.” One way to reach that goal would be to eat healthier snacks.
I feel compelled to confess to you that I as type this, I’m eating chocolate chips and pretzels. That’s because I had a freakishly healthy dinner of salmon, buttercup squash and broccoli. I’m convinced that my body — anyone’s body — needs a certain amount of calories to subsist happily (and that’s more than programs like Lose It! tell you to eat), and so I suggest eating healthy snacks often. Because if you don’t, you may very well binge on chocolate chips and pretzels.
Did you ever think about buying the pre-packaged 100-calorie snacks? Honestly, I’ve been tempted and I’m actually glad that wheat makes me feel crummy, or I would have fallen for the ease of a handy little snack with little to no nutritional value. They may be low-calorie and even low-fat, but that’s about it and that’s just not me.
I decided to measure out the calories of some of my favorite snacks, and I was surprised at how easy it is to make your own 100-calorie snacks.
The 100-Calorie Healthy Snacks
Hey, how’d that snack get in there? Well, I guess it’s semi-healthy.
I used Calorie Count to get the approximate amount of calories for these foods when I didn’t have a package label to check. Don’t forget to package these snacks in reusable containers instead of disposable plastic bags. You’ve now saved some money, saved the environment, and saved yourself a larger waistline. Now that’s worth not buying those nutritionless pre-packaged jobs, wouldn’t you say?
If you share your 100-calorie snacks with us, we’ll have more snacks to create ourselves, so add your faves to the comments.