Foods 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:
- Boiled Egg
Rich in Protein, Vitamin D and B, iron.
Known as the king of antioxidant foods!
Low in sugar, rich in Vitamin C and fiber.
Contains protein and fiber.
5. Popcorn (air popped)
Popcorn is known to be one of the healthiest and most popular snacks. It also keeps your teeth clean!
Good source of antioxidant and unsaturated fat.
Reduces blood pressure and good for bone health.
A classic snack for both kids and adults.
9. Raisin Bread
Contains fiber and antioxidant.
10. Baby Carrots
Filled with fiber, potassium and contains vitamin A, K1.
Under 100 calories
Contains healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E.
Rich in fiber and antioxidant.
Contains Vitamin C , potassium, antioxidant and plant compounds.
14. Peanut butter
Filled in fiber, protein, Vitamin E and Potassium.
Loaded with healthy fats and fiber.
16. Steamed or boiled Shrimp
Great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.
Contains unique demulcent properties.
18. Cherry tomatoes
Contains Vitamin A,C and K.
19. Potato chips
Potatoes contain fiber.
Filled in Vitamin c, potassium and manganese.
Contains Vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties.
Rich in Vitamin E and powerful antioxidant.
23. Dried figs
Full of fiber.
Filled with iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus.
Contains Vitamin A, C, K and Minerals.
26. Pretzels (unsalted)
High in carbs, low in fat and protein. Contains fiber.
27. Boiled green beans
Contains Vitamin C, K and dietary fiber.
28. Pumpkin seeds
Very high in Magnesium, fiber and antioxidant.
Contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and C.
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