Do you like salty foods? Are fries your weakness? If so, why not consider swapping out hot air popcorn for those high-calorie fries? A cup of air-popped popcorn is only 30 calories, with no saturated or trans fat. On the other hand, a one-ounce serving of French fries has 150 calories with about 10% fat. You can easily eat 3 cups of popcorn and still not hit 100 calories. Popcorn not your thing? No problem. Pretzels are also a good alternative to chips. A one-ounce serving of pretzels contains only 110 calories with less than 1% fat. Now you can toss those fries to the side but still satisfy your craving.
Do you have a sweet tooth? No problem. There are a number of natural foods to help you with that. An apple is full of sweetness and wholesomeness. If you don’t mind keeping the doctor away, then try bananas. They are as sweet as apples and just as healthy. If you don’t like the color yellow, try some grapes. These sweet little balloons can satisfy any sweet tooth. The difference between these snacks and traditional cakes or sweets is that they are all packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and a host of other nutrients that will fuel your body instead of just bulking up your waistline. A serving of any of these candies has less than 100 calories.
Are you dreaming of chocolate? You can satisfy your chocolate cravings in a number of ways. Light or low-fat ice cream can save the day. A half-cup serving of light ice cream can range from 110 to 130 calories. You can have rocky road, fudge or plain chocolate. Has your mouth watered yet? I know mine is. You can skimp on calories without sacrificing great taste. Another way to get your chocolate fix is to try protein bars. Protein bars come in a wide variety of flavors, and you can find many with fewer than 100 calories. Not only are they low in calories, but they usually have added fiber and protein. Chocolate with all the pleasure and none of the guilt.
Is the snackaholic in you still unsatisfied? Why not try one of the 100 calorie snack packs on the market? You can get brownie bits, yogurt covered pretzels, shortbread cookies, oreo cookies, cheese crackers and the list goes on. Eat them slowly and savor each tasty bite. You will satisfy your craving without sacrificing your waist.