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6 Great Snacks Under 100 Calories

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by Tarryn Guttenberg (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer born in Johannesburg now living in Melbourne. I love travelling and have lived in London and Taipei as well as travelling in and around South Africa. I have a great interest in exploring and love to share my finds with others.
Published August 22nd 2012
Keeping snacking fun and healthy is the perfect way to assist a nutritious eating plan. Snacking the right way can actually help you maintain a healthy weight and assist you with your weight goals. But it is important to remember to choose your snacks wisely!

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So why not try one of these 6 great tasty treats that come under 100 calories each!

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1. Three celery sticks stuffed with cottage cheese

Celery is a very healthy snack that is low in calories. Turn celery into a light and delicious bite when paired with a soft low fat cottage cheese that creates a light savoury experience. Three celery sticks with cottage cheese is equal to around 75 calories.

2. Two kiwi fruits

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Its has been discovered that Kiwi fruits contain more vitamin C than an orange. Kiwis are also high in antioxidants and dietary fibre that is known to reduce cholesterol and maintain colon health. These fruits also aid in digestion. For a mere 58 calories two of these fruits make a great snack. Simply cut in half and scoop out the insides with a spoon.

3. 16 strawberries

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Sixteen strawberries come in at a low 58 calories and are a naturally sweet and yummy fruit. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants that attack free-radicals in your body, which are known to cause ageing and tissue damage. It has also been said that strawberries have the properties to whiten teeth. Simply slice strawberries in half and rub gently on teeth in a circular motion.

4. Hard boiled egg

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Hard boiled eggs are very easy to prepare. They are a great source of protein and a low GI food meaning they will keep you feeling full for longer. A medium-sized egg has about 78 calories and can be prepared in boiled water for 8 minutes depending on how soft you like your yolks.

5. Oats and Berries.

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Oats are another great low calorie food that has been well documented to lower cholesterol and is a great source of soluble fibre, which reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the "bad," cholesterol. Strawberries are a wonderful berry and blueberries, and cranberries also offer a great similar properties and health benefits and are delicious when paired with oats. Ensure you keep your oats free of added calories by choosing pure rolled or steel cut oats with out additional additives.

To prepare this snack use ⅓ cup rolled oats (cooked with water to a level that is equal to a half thumb space above the oats), topped with cinnamon and cup fresh berries. Oats can be prepared 'old school' on the stove top or microwaved for 2 minutes stopping to stir when the oats rise.

6. Carrots and Hummus.

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Carrots and hummus are a combination made for each other. Carrots are known to improve vision and they are also a great source of beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant. They are great for skin care when applied as a home-made face mask (after grating and combined with egg white or honey) and are a fantastic addition to your diet to increase fibre. The base ingredient of hummus are chickpeas that are a fantastic source of protein. You can enjoy about 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons of hummus or 2 table spoons of hummus with 1 medium sized carrot for around 100 calories.
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Your Comment
I don't think carrots actually improve your eyesight, but just help it from deteriorating. At least that's what I've heard.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11908) 2141 days ago
These are delicious suggestions - wonderful thank you.
by e_law (score: 2|386) 2146 days ago
These are delicious suggestions - wonderful thank you.
by e_law (score: 2|386) 2146 days ago
These are delicious suggestions - wonderful thank you.
by e_law (score: 2|386) 2146 days ago
These are delicious suggestions - wonderful thank you.
by e_law (score: 2|386) 2146 days ago
I thought it read 100 . . . . . .I love those ideas thanks!
by theme (score: 1|22) 2130 days ago
sorry I made a mistake. 100 cals not 100 snacks!
by theme (score: 1|22) 2130 days ago
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