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November 12, 2012 10:58 AM
Cheese is a good snack. Or you could do chicken or tuna salad (make it yourself with light mayo and fresh celery/onions/bell peppers then you know exactly how to portion and what the nutrition info is) - mix with lettuce or put on crackers. I like those laughing cow cheese wedges. 35 cals each and enough to spread on half a bagel. the french onion is so good. Half a bagel with one wedge of laughing cow is under 200. You could also put it on crackers or wasa or whatever.... and I know apples can get old but theres lots of other fruits... carrot sticks with dip, or make a low cal spinach dip. Light mayo, diced onions and tomatoes, plenty of spinach and a pack of dried soup or spinach dip mix. Sometimes I just spread that on a piece of rye bread its delicious. Do popcorn or a small serving of chex and toss it in different seasonings - parmesan, italian seasoning, garlic powder/salt, cinnamon sugar, chili powder.... i'm always trying to think of diff snack ideas = ) be creative
  31066928
November 12, 2012 11:07 AM
I use a lot of these as I'm limited as to what I can have at my desk. Try this link - hope it works!

www.greatist.com/health/high-protein-snacks-portable/

HTH!
November 12, 2012 11:35 AM
the banana is my "go to" snack. 105 calories, lots of Potassium. filling and good for your heart.
November 12, 2012 11:38 AM
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A trick I learned from MFP is to remove the yolk from hard boiled eggs and replace with hummus. It is very good with a side of some veggies.


That is brilliant! Must try it :)
November 12, 2012 11:42 AM
I was going to suggest homemade granola bars, as they are my current go-to snack for work and carry me all the way from mid-afternoon, through my post-work workout, to dinner.

I've got nothing else lol. So, I'm snooping to see what others have to say.
  21266588
November 12, 2012 11:43 AM
I just had fresh pomegrante seeds the other day. They are awesome! The pomegrantes are only seasonal. They are in season right now. I dont know the calories but they are a healthy snack
November 12, 2012 11:45 AM
Greek yogurt- Topped with fruit and/ or nuts-granola
PB2 and Banana
A scoop of your fav protein powder- mix with fat free milk or water to cut the cals
Hummus and veggies or pretzel chips
November 12, 2012 11:48 AM
Clif Crunch Granola Bars. The chocolate chip are my favorite. Organic and good for you!
  11761958
November 12, 2012 11:49 AM
Found this under search

This list is filled with sizeable options that are enjoyable enough to devour guilt-free without any diet damage..and while most of these snacks pack a nutritious punch, a few are clearly set out to satisfy that sweet tooth (see #23!). But hey, at 100 calories or less, it’s worth the splurge!

1. Mini PB&F: One fig Newton with 1 teaspoon peanut butter.
2. Chocolate Banana: Half a frozen banana dipped in two squares of melted dark chocolate.
3. Frozen grapes (any color): 1 cup (about 28 grapes), stuck in the freezer for 2+ hours.
4. Honeyed Yogurt: ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey.
5. Spiced Orange: One orange— about the size of a tennis ball— sprinkled with cinnamon.
6. Grilled Pineapple: 2 ¼-inch thick pineapple rounds (about 1 cup), grilled (or sautéed) for two minutes or until golden.
7. Berries n’ Cream: 1 cup blueberries with 2 tablespoons whipped topping.
8. Stuffed Figs: Two small dried figs with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat ricotta stuffed inside. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
9. Oats n’ Berries: ⅓ cup rolled oats (cooked with water), topped with cinnamon and ¼ cup freshberries.
10. Dark Chocolate: One block, or three squares.
11. Nut-Stuffed Date: One Medjool Date filled with one teaspoon natural unsalted almond butter.
12. Chocolate Milk: 6 ounces skim milk mixed with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup.
13. Cinnamon Applesauce: 1 cup unsweetened applesauce. Or, try this homemade version!
14. Citrus-Berry Salad: 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice.
15. Maple-Pumpkin Yogurt: ½ cup non-fat regular yogurt (go Greek for extra protein!) with 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon maple syrup… like this!
16. Chocolate Pudding: One 4oz package. Try a fat/sugar free version or a homemade one!
17. Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Five strawberries dipped in two squares melted dark chocolate.
18. Tropical Juice Smoothie: ¼ cup pineapple juice, orange juice, and apple juice, blended with ice.
19. Vanilla and Banana Smoothie: ½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth.
20. MYO Banana Chips: One sliced banana dipped in lemon juice and baked.
21. Baked Apple: One tennis ball-sized apple, cored, filled with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and cinnamon, and baked until tender.
22. Fruity Waffles: One 7-grain frozen waffle toasted and topped with ¼ cup fresh mixed berries.
23. Skinny S’more: Two graham crackers with one roasted marshmallow and one small square dark chocolate.
24. Cinnamon Graham Crackers & Peanut butter: Two graham cracker squares with 1 teaspoon peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
25. Cereal and Milk: ½ cup rice krispies with ½ cup skim milk.
26. Milk n’ Cookies: Five animal crackers with ½ cup skim milk.
27. Warm Spiced Cider: 6 ounces apple cider with sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg, warmed.
28. Citrus Sherbet: ½ cup lime sherbet (about one standard-sized ice-cream scoop) with ½ sliced kiwi.
29. Café Latte: 8 ounces steamed skim milk with 1 shot espresso.
30. Jelly Beans: 25 of ‘em! Although we don’t recommend these.
31. Marshmallow Pear: ½ pear diced and topped with 1 tablespoon marshmallow fluff.
32. Protein Shake: One scoop protein powder with 8 ounces water (choose from tasty powder flavors like cookies n’ cream and chocolate peanut butter!).
33. M.Y.O. Popsicle: 8 ounces lemonade frozen in an ice pop mold, or use a small paper cup as a mold.
34. Apple Chips: Munch on ¾ cup of kinds like these, or use this recipe!
35. Carrots n’ Hummus: About 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus.
36. Pistachios: A couple handfuls— about 25 nuts (Crackin’ them open will take more time and avoid grabbing 25 more).
37. Cheese n’ Crackers: Five Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese.
38. Dippy Egg: One over easy egg with ½ slice whole-wheat toast, sliced (to dip in yolk!).
39. Cheesy Breaded Tomatoes: Two roasted plum tomatoes sliced and topped with 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
40. Curried Sweet Potato: One medium sweet potato (about 5 inches long) cooked for six minutes in the microwave and mashed with 1 teaspoon curry, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
41. “Cheesy” Popcorn: 2 cups air-popped popcorn with 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast— it’ll taste like real cheese!
42. Guacamole stuffed Egg Whites: Halve a hardboiled egg, remove yolk, and stuff the empty space with 2 tablespoons guacamole (avocado, lime, cilantro and salt).
43. Grilled Spinach and Feta Polenta: 3 oz polenta (about the size of a deck of cards) cooked with 1 ½ cups water and topped with 1 teaspoon feta cheese and a handful spinach.
44. Soy Edamame: ¼ cup boiled Edamame with 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
45. Dijon Pretzels: Two pretzel rods with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.
46. Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad: ½ cup canned tuna with 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, and two ribs celery (chopped).
47. Greek Tomatoes: One tomato (about the size of a tennis ball) chopped and mixed with 1 tablespoon feta and a squeeze of lemon juice.
48. Shrimp Cocktail: Eight medium sized shrimp boiled and served with 2 tablespoons classic cocktail sauce.
49. Smoked Beef Jerky: About 1 ounce— look for low sodium versions!
50. Cheddar and Tomato Soup: ½ cup tomato soup with 1 tablespoon shredded low-fat cheddar cheese.
51. Kale Chips: ½ cup raw kale— stems removed— baked with 1 teaspoon olive oil at 400° until crisp.
52. Sweet Potato Fries: One light-bulb sized sweet potato sliced, tossed with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and baked at 400° for 10 minutes.
53. Cucumber Sandwich: ½ English muffin with 2 tablespoons cottage cheese and three slices of cucumber.
54. Turkey Roll-Ups: Four slices smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in 2 teaspoons honey mustard.
55. Mixed Olives: About 8 olives.
56. Antipasto Plate: One Pepperocini, a ½ inch cube of cheddar cheese, one slice pepperoni, and one olive.
57. Pumpkin Seeds: 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, sprayed with oil (just a spritz!) and baked at for 400° for 15 minutes or until brown. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
58. Choco-Soy Nuts: 3 tablespoons soy nuts with 1 teaspoon cocoa nibs.
59. Wasabi Peas: About ⅓ cup of these green treats.
60. Balsamic Veggies: 3 cups raw peppers (any color!) dipped in 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction.
61. Cheesy Roasted Asparagus: Four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and topped with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°.
62. Cucumber salad: One large cucumber (sliced) with 2 tablespoons chopped red onion and 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar.
63. Spinach and Feta Egg-White Scramble: Three egg whites scrambled and mixed with ½ cup rawspinach and 1 tbsp feta cheese. Cook in frying pan or zap in microwave until egg whites are no longer runny (about 1-2 minutes).
64. Crunchy Kale Salad: 1 cup kale leaves chopped with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
65. Chick Pea Salad: ¼ chickpeas with 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, a squeeze of lemon juice, and ¼ cup diced tomatoes.
66. Grilled Garlic Corn on the Cob: One small-sized ear brushed with 1 teaspoon sautéed minced garlic and 1 teaspoon olive oil, grilled until tender.
67. Pretzels & Cream Cheese: 15 mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese.
68. Bacon Brussels Salad: Seven brussel spouts thinly sliced and mixed with one piece lean bacon, chopped.
69. Rosemary Potatoes: ⅓ cup thinly sliced potato tossed with 1 teaspoons olive oil and a teaspoon of chopped rosemary.
70. Spicy Black Beans: ¼ cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt.
71. Caprese Salad: 1 ounce (hockey puck sized) of fresh mozzarella with ½ cup cherry tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
72. Goldfish: About 40 fishies…try the cheddar kind!
73. Chips n’ Salsa: 10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa.
74. Mini Ham Sandwich: Two slices honey-baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf.
75. Lox Bagel: ½ whole-wheat mini bagel with two thin slices of lox.
76. Chocolate Trail Mix: Eight almonds, four chocolate chips, and 1 tablespoon raisins.
77. Apples and Cheese: 1 non-fat mozzarella cheese stick with half of a baseball-sized apple (any variety), sliced.
78. PB & Celery: 1 medium celery stalk with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
79. Cottage Cheese Melon Boat: 1 cup melon balls with ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese.
80. Carrot and Raisin Salad: 1 cup shaved carrots with 2 tablespoons raisins and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
81. Tropical Cottage Cheese: ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese with ½ cup fresh mango and pineapple, chopped.
82. Blue-Cheese Stuffed Apricots: Three dried apricots with 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese.
83. Rice Cake and Almond Butter: One rice cake (try brown rice!) with 2 teaspoons almond butter.
84. Sweet n’ Spicy Pecans: Five pecans roasted with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
85. Apples n’ Peanut Butter: ½ an apple, sliced and dipped in 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter.
86. Chocolate Hazelnut Crackers: Four wheat thins dipped in 1 teaspoon Nutella (or other hazelnut spread).
87. Strawberry Salad: 1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic.
88. Cacao-Roasted Almonds: Pop in eight almonds like these
November 12, 2012 12:01 PM
Almonds, Almonds, Almonds....or some other nut.....or Almonds!

I'm kind of a champion of the almond as you can see :-)

This little wonder nut ( seed ) has become the go to snack for my wife and I, for about a month now. We eat a hand full ( 28 grams is roughly 165 calories ) every day.

You can read countless articles on line about the goodness packed in these little guys, but here's just one.

http://www.fitnesshealthzone.com/vitamins-supplements/almonds-a-wonder-food/
  29246914
November 12, 2012 12:26 PM
Bumping for ideas as well!!
November 12, 2012 12:40 PM
I like to make snack bags - go on graze.com for some combination ideas.

Buying lots of diff seeds and dried fruit and mixing them is really easy, then just pop in a sandwich bag and nibble on. Dried cranberries, sultanas and almond flakes are tasty - just make sure you weigh up so you know the calories and don't over do it.

2 /3 Madjool dates are very tasty snack. Jazz up your apple with some peanut or cashew butter.

Cheese strings are another easy win.

Even make up a low calorie soup like tomato, stock and seasoning blitzed in food processor and take in a small flask, one serving of one i make is 127 calories.

Good luck!
November 12, 2012 12:46 PM
Go to the Skinny Taste website and look up Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana muffins. They are about 170 calories each and SO yummy!!! Made them this weekend and boy, those suckers are gone! I only got three (not in one sitting!), hubby and daughter ate the rest. lol
  23355033
November 12, 2012 2:13 PM
that long list is awesome, thanks!
Edited by ImTheRockStar On November 12, 2012 2:14 PM
  30667507
November 12, 2012 2:16 PM
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Roasted, salted Soy nuts (113 calories to a quarter cup)



Tons of protein in these, too.
  28142735
November 12, 2012 4:14 PM
i dont know if these have been mentioned yet or not - i didnt look

but pop corn - they have individual bags now that are 100 calories each
there is a 100 calorie yogurt now....
Sugar free popcicles are 15 calories each .....
Sugar free Fudgecicles are 40 calories each
individual packaged Apple sauce
Sugar free Jello
At Walmart they have Dippin' Sticks that is carrots and ranch - they are 90 calories per package
beef jerky
grapes, and watermelon are low in sugar, carbs, and calories!!!
pretty much any veggie is safe .........
  25762102
November 12, 2012 5:32 PM
Love those as well..... Banana Chocolate is 130 cal for 3 cookies! Nice way to ease the sweet tooth and snack!

http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/products/p-r/peekfreanslsb.aspx
November 12, 2012 5:41 PM
My new thing is fat-free cottage cheese with sliced strawberries. You can have 1/2 cup of cottage cheese and the strawberries for about 120 calories. Pretty filling.

I used to be (still am) obsessed with luna bars and cliff bars, but trying to cut back because they are high in sugar. The PowerCrunch bars are delicious (200 calories each), and my trainer said they send metabolism soaring... but for the best bet, eat a banana with it to keep you full longer.

I also like a lot of what other people have posted already--- hummus and carrots, greek yogurt with fruit, almonds, apple w/ pb or string cheese, trail mix....
November 12, 2012 5:46 PM
la tortilla soft taco shell (100 calories) wedge of lc cheese. you can also add a slice of lunch meat
hard boiled eggs
fresh salsa and baked tortilla chips
everything bagel thin with wedge of laughing cow cheese
pistachios
get 1 pound of red or green graps sprinkle with 1 pack of sugar free jello freeze and then enjoy
  30606783
November 13, 2012 2:36 AM
-natural popcorn (100 cals/mini bag)
-cereal in a baggy :)

check this out! > http://greatist.com/health/88-unexpected-snacks-under-100-calories/
November 13, 2012 3:14 AM
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I like a couple of Ryvita PUMPKIN SEEDS & OATS CRISPBREAD(approx 44 cal each) with a few"The laughing cow" wedges (approx 25 cal each)...


Love the lighter laughing cow triangles and only 25cals a peice ...Winner! =D
  30695157
November 13, 2012 3:18 AM
I love buying the 100 calorie snacks they have at the store. Special K has a lot of great tasty low cal snacks that you may wanna try.
November 13, 2012 3:23 AM
Spinach dip sounds good.
November 13, 2012 3:28 AM
bump
November 13, 2012 11:19 AM
QUOTE:

Go to the Skinny Taste website and look up Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana muffins. They are about 170 calories each and SO yummy!!! Made them this weekend and boy, those suckers are gone! I only got three (not in one sitting!), hubby and daughter ate the rest. lol


Those sound too good to be true, definitely checking it out :) Thanks!

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