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Foods Under 100 Calories

Updated on November 27, 2019
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When you are in a weight loss journey, a hard part is finding the proper snack options. Here is some food options under 100 calories.

Eating healthy is hard! Okay?!

When I hear someone saying, “Hey! I love eating healthy all the time!” I feel like losing my temper (which is not a good thing).

I know there are people who hold the courage to make the right decision about choosing healthier food options. But, as a human being, I fail to believe that they are free of unhealthy cravings, I mean at least once in a year or a life time!

And there’s one more dilemma I face all the time, like many of you I’m sure, snacking while trying to maintain a healthy diet!

I’ve struggled ( still struggling actually!) to find the best options to snack from or even tried to find the exact number of how much calories a food holds. I didn’t want to cross my daily calorie intake limit by snacking. And it is hard to do so.

Choosing the right kind of snack can also be helpful for one’s weight loss journey.

So, I’m sharing some name of foods under 100 calories, or may be 100 calories, that can be helpful for me and you too.

Here's the Foods with Quantity, Calories (Approx) and Benefits:

  1. Boiled Egg

1 piece


Rich in Protein, Vitamin D and B, iron.

2. Blueberries

1 cup


Known as the king of antioxidant foods!


1 piece


Low in sugar, rich in Vitamin C and fiber.

4. Hummus

2 tablespoon


Contains protein and fiber.

5. Popcorn (air popped)

3 cups

Under 100cal

Popcorn is known to be one of the healthiest and most popular snacks. It also keeps your teeth clean!

6. Pistachios

20 pieces


Good source of antioxidant and unsaturated fat.

7. Melon

1 cup


Reduces blood pressure and good for bone health.

8. Cheerios

1 cup


A classic snack for both kids and adults.

9. Raisin Bread

1 slice


Contains fiber and antioxidant.

10. Baby Carrots

8 pieces


Filled with fiber, potassium and contains vitamin A, K1.

11. Almond

10-12 pieces

Under 100 calories

Contains healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E.

12. Oats

½ cup


Rich in fiber and antioxidant.

13. Strawberry

1 cup


Contains Vitamin C , potassium, antioxidant and plant compounds.

14. Peanut butter

1 tablespoon


Filled in fiber, protein, Vitamin E and Potassium.

15. Avocado

1/3 piece


Loaded with healthy fats and fiber.

16. Steamed or boiled Shrimp

10 large


Great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.

17. Marshmallow

3 large


Contains unique demulcent properties.

18. Cherry tomatoes

30 raw


Contains Vitamin A,C and K.

19. Potato chips

10 pieces


Potatoes contain fiber.

20. Banana

1 medium


Filled in Vitamin c, potassium and manganese.

21. Raspberries

100 pieces


Contains Vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties.

22. Olives

10 pieces


Rich in Vitamin E and powerful antioxidant.

23. Dried figs

5 pieces


Full of fiber.

24. Cashews

15 pieces


Filled with iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus.

25. Celery

15 ribs


Contains Vitamin A, C, K and Minerals.

26. Pretzels (unsalted)

15 pieces


High in carbs, low in fat and protein. Contains fiber.

27. Boiled green beans

50 pieces


Contains Vitamin C, K and dietary fiber.

28. Pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoon


Very high in Magnesium, fiber and antioxidant.

29. Apple

1 medium


Contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and C.

30. Peanuts

About a fist full


Great source of protein, healthy fat and fiber. Contains multiple nutrients too.

I know it is hard to count calories all the time. It is hard to know the exact amount of calorie a food holds.

Here’s what I do. I try to measure foods, when I’m not using my food measuring machine, by carrying them in my fist and that can be counted as one cup.

I also try to avoid processed foods like bars or whatever, because I don’t know what goes in there! The best option is eating a whole food or fruit , that can make you satisfied and keep the tummy full.

Let me know your favorite foods under 100 calories and their benefits, I’ll add it to the list! I’m also curious to know if you find your favorite one on the list above.

To do that, write down a comment below.

Let “fitness” be our goal and “health” our main priority!

Thank you for reading.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Jannat Hossain


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