100-Calorie Snacks

Whether enjoyed after work, at a party, or during a commercial break, these satisfying treats are guilt-free.

  • Soy and Sesame Kale Chips
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey

    Soy and Sesame Kale Chips

    The secret to getting these crisp is to avoid crowding the leaves on the baking sheets. Also, keep an eye on them—they can scorch quickly.

  • Baked Mozzarella Bites
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Baked Mozzarella Bites

    Serve this quick after-school snack to your kids as an alternative to traditional fried cheesesticks.

  • Mini Cheese Crackers
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Mini Cheese Crackers

    Made with whole-wheat flour, extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, and a pinch of cayenne pepper, Mini Cheese Crackers are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! They're the perfect snack for lunches or after school.

  • Chili-Spiced Almonds
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins

    Chili-Spiced Almonds

    These flavorful nuts make a convenient, portable snack. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week.

  • Soft Pretzels
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

    Soft Pretzels

    Enjoy two soft, bready pretzels for under 100 calories. We love these topped with coarse salt but get creative and experiment with different toppings like cinnamon-sugar or Parmesan cheese.

  • Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn
    Oxmoor House

    Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

    Look for air-popped popcorn with no added ingredients or just pop your own.  Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top for a yummy, family-friendly treat.

  • Light Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Celery

    Light Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Celery

    This pimiento cheese recipe is not only super easy, but it's a little easier on the waistline, thanks to light mayonnaise and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.


  • Blueberry Shortbread Bites
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker

    Blueberry Shortbread Bites

    These delicately textured shortbreads have a subtle orange flavor. They're wonderful served with a cup of tea or packed in a lunch.

  • Spicy Chickpeas

    Spicy Chickpeas

    Hot and a bit crisp, these quick little snacks are good with almost any drink. Serve them right away; time is not their friend, and they are best when still warm from the oil.
  • Fresh Squash Chips
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Amy Burke

    Fresh Squash Chips

    We "ruffled" these chips using a crinkle cutter, available for about $8 at kitchen or homes stores or online. For smooth slices, use a chef's knife.

  • Kale Chips
    Oxmoor House

    Kale Chips

    These chips are crispy, crunchy, salty, and so easy to make. Opt for them instead of potato chips next time you're craving a salty snack. For a different flavor, try sprinkling the kale with grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, or sweet paprika before baking.

  • Avocado-Yogurt Dip with Cumin
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Avocado-Yogurt Dip with Cumin

    Heart-healthy guacamole is delicious, but if you want a spin on the same-old same-old, pull out this little overachiever. The yogurt gives it a light, fluffy texture, while cumin adds a bit of zing. Dive in with some sliced bell peppers and come up from this snack saying, "Yum!"

  • Jack Cheese Breadsticks
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

    Jack Cheese Breadsticks

    What's more comforting than a stick of bread warm from the oven, encrusted with shreds of pepper-flecked cheese? These three-ingredient breadsticks take less than 20 minutes to prepare, and are just the thing to cheer you up after a hard day's work.
  • Mini Smoked Salmon Pizzas
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Mini Smoked Salmon Pizzas

    Treat yourself to a crispy snack topped with creamy cheese and smoked salmon. These bite-sized pizzas double as an elegant and simple appetizer or serve with celery sticks for a mid-morning snack.
  • Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

    Make the frittatas ahead and keep on hand for a protein-packed mid-morning snack
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip
    Randy Mayor

    Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip

    You know that moment when you walk into a party and silently groan at the half a dozen treats displayed on the buffet, each one a variation on cream cheese, bacon, and butter? This dip can save the day. Full of zesty Mediterranean flavors, no one will care that it's low-cal and packed with loads of fiber.
  • Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho

    Chunky Tomato-Fruit Gazpacho

    Get two servings of fruit with a bowl of this sweet-and-savory gazpacho. Colorful and fresh, it's tasty as the starter to a casual meal, or as an afternoon snack when you're in the mood to treat yourself
  • French-Style Stuffed Eggs
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    French-Style Stuffed Eggs

    At only 38 calories per half, you can eat two servings of this delicious take on deviled eggs and still come out under 80 calories. Studded with bits of chopped ham and fresh herbs, these are equally appealing served cold without the broiled crumb topping.
  • Simple Snacks

    Simple Snacks

    Munch of some of these 100-calorie or less options.
    2/3-cup 1% cottage cheese
    0.6 oz almonds, cashews, peanuts, or pistachios
    1 large apple
    2 cups strawberries
    1 medium banana
    1 whole-wheat English muffin
    1 tablespoon peanut butter
    1 cheese stick
    4 1/2 cups 94% fat free microwave popcorn
  • Crunchy Edamame

    Crunchy Edamame

    Four ingredients combine in this spicy 90 calorie snack. Omit the chili powder for a milder taste. Or add more to bump it up.
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