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Quick 100 Calorie Ideas

Quick 100 Calorie Ideas

Don't Deny Yourself Treats

Deprivation is the Achilles heel of any well-intentioned eating plan, so avoid all out sacrifice. It tends to backfire. Incorporate up to 100 calories a day of treat foods as part of your overall daily allowance so you won't feel there are forbidden foods - as long as you can keep a lid on portion sizes. Bear in mind it's easier to keep calories in check with 100-calorie treats like frozen fudge bars or ice cream cups and pre-portioned bags of chips or cookies. But to save money, you can make your own 100 calorie portions from larger packages.

Following is a list of many quick, easy-to-prepare and enjoyed by many, healthy 100 calorie, diet-friendly snack ideas!

100 Calorie Chocolate Treats

Chocolate

  • Five Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Squares
  • Two Mrs. Fields Decadent Chocolates
  • One-fifth Toblerone bar
  • Two slices Terry's Chocolate Orange
  • Four Andes Bars
  • Three Nestle After Eight Mints

Varied Healthy Snacks

Celery

A large stalk of celery stuffed with any of the following.

  • A tablespoon of chunky peanut butter.
  • A tablespoon of soft light cream cheese
  • About 2-tablespoons of water packed tuna mixed with a teaspoon of light mayonnaise and sprinkled with a dash of onion powder.
  • A large dill pickle wrapped in a thin slice of boiled ham or swiss cheese (or both).
  • Waffle From mix, 7-inch diameter from frozen (about 1- 1/2 ounces), one square.
  • Sunflower seeds, roasted, hulled, 2-tablespoons.
  • Generous 1-cup serving of minestrone.
  • One cup tomato soup prepared with 1-percent milk (85 calories if prepared with water).
  • Vegetable soup - 1-1/8 cup with beef, chicken or turkey.

Jello For the sweet tooth:

Jello Mold

  • Lime diet jello: Two packages to three cups water with a scoop of cottage cheese
  • Two packages to three cups water, chilled until thickened but not set and one-third cup of whipping cream whipped into the jello until it has a souffle consistency. Makes six servings
  • Orange diet jello: Prepare as above, but add one-half teaspoon of vanilla and one-quarter teaspoon of almond extract along with whipping cream. Chill until set. Looks and tastes a lot like cantaloupe. Add a scoop of cottage cheese if desired. Lime diet jello prepared the same way, but with one-half teaspoon of lemon extract. Tastes a lot like key lime pie!

Cereal:

Rice Cereal

  • Cream of Wheat Regular or quick Mix'n Eat, plain, prepared, 1 packet
  • Frosted Mini-Wheats, 1 ounce (about 1/2 cup)
  • Honey Smacks, 1 ounce (about 3/4 cup)
  • Grape-Nuts Flakes, 1 ounce (about 3/4 cup)
  • Total, 1 ounce (about 3/4 cup)
  • Wheaties, 1 ounce (about 1 cup)

Pasta and Crackers:

Crackers

  • Noodles, cooked, plain, 1/2 cup
  • Spaghetti, cooked, plain, generous 1/2 cup
  • Rye wafers, whole-grain, 1-7/8 x 3-1/2 inches, 4
  • Saltines, 1-7/8-inch square, 4

Fruit:

Fruit Medley

  • One medium banana
  • Generous 1/2 cup of sweetened applesauce, or 1-cup unsweetened
  • Dried apriocot halves, cooked, unsweetened, 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup raw cherries, or 1/2 cup sweet in heavy syrup
  • 1/4 cup Cranberry sauce
  • Four Dates, dried, pitted, whole
  • Scant 1-cup Grapes
  • One medium pear or 1/2 cup canned pears in heavy syrup
  • 1/2 cup sliced, cooked plantains
  • 1 cup raw strawberries or 1/2 cup frozen, sweetened
  • Raw wedge of watermelon (about 1-1/2 pound piece) or 2-cups diced!
  • Pineapple, canned, unsweetened, six ounces

Meat and Eggs:

Meat Group

  • Bacon, cooked, two slices
  • Chicken Roll, light meat, two ounces (two slices)
  • Chicken or Turkey Frankfurter - one
  • Two ounces boiled ham
  • Crabmeat, 3/4 cup canned or cooked
  • Omelet, plain with one large egg, skim milk
  • One scrambled egg, tablespoon of skim milk added
  • One medium pear or 1/2 cup canned pears in heavy syrup
  • 1/2 cup sliced, cooked plantains
  • 1 cup raw strawberries or 1/2 cup frozen, sweetened
  • Raw wedge of watermelon (about 1-1/2 pound piece) or 2-cups diced!
  • Pineapple, canned, unsweetened, six ounces

Sweets 'n Treats

Sorbet

  • Two chocolate chip cookies, 2-inches in diameter
  • Two fig bars, 1-1/2 inch square each
  • Two chocolate or vanilla sandwich cookies, 1-1/2 inch in diameter
  • Five vanilla wafers, 1-3/4 inch in diameter
  • One-third cup baked custard
  • Ice milk, 1/2 cup hardened
  • One-third cup sherbet
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Yogurt
  • Eight pieces M and M's candies
  • One ounce of Gum Drops (about eight pieces)
  • Hard Candy, one ounce (about five pieces or two lollipops)
  • One ounce of Jelly Beans (ten pieces)
  • One ounce marshmallows - Four large
  • Lemonade or Limeade, frozen concentrate, sweetened, reconstituted, 8 fluid ounces

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