Low calorie snacks on the go!


Whether you’re always on the go or just looking for some easy, healthy snack options, there is something for everyone. I like to buy in bulk since I have a big family, but these can easily be scaled down.

First, I like to purchase small, snack-sized baggies (the ones that seal are best) and about a dozen 4-6 ounce lidded containers. Both can be purchased at the dollar store. I like my snacks to be convenient, so I reserve the cheese drawer in my fridge for snacks and grab-and-go items, and I keep a shoebox-sized container in the pantry.

I purchase fresh fruits and veggies once a week, usually on my Saturday trip to the grocery store. When I get home, I wash and portion them into the baggies/containers. As for the nonperishable items, I try to buy in bulk and give myself plenty of variety in my pantry so that I don’t get bored and opt for an unhealthy snack when nothing sounds good. Most of these snacks have less than 100 calories.


  • Hard-boiled egg (In the shell, these can be refrigerated up to one week)
  • 2 celery stalks with one tablespoon of peanut butter
  • One cup of carrot sticks with two tablespoons of hummus
  • One small apple with one tablespoon of almond butter
  • One cup edamame
  • One tomato, one ounce mozzarella and fresh basil
  • One cup cubed watermelon
  • ½ cup fat-free cottage cheese and ¼ cup blueberries
  • 24 cherries (bonus! Cherries reduce your chance of a heart attack!)
  • One ounce smoked salmon and four Wheat Thin crackers
  • Two Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb Wedges on cucumber slices
  • 1 ounce fat-free Greek yogurt and raspberries
  • One cup of frozen berries
  • One ounce string cheese
  • One cup cantaloupe and ½ cup strawberries with 1 tsp of almond slices on top
  • 1 kiwi and 1 mandarin orange
  • 16 carrot and cucumber slices
  • ½ of a medium-sized cantaloupe
  • One small pear
  • ½ cup fat-free pudding
  • One medium banana


  • 25 pretzel sticks
  • One brown rice cake with ½ tsp of spreadable honey
  • A small box of raisins
  • 25 pistachios
  • One tablespoon of peanuts and two tablespoons of dried cranberries
  • 13 walnuts
  • One cup of oil-popped popcorn
  • 10 baked tortilla chips and ¼ cup salsa
  • Four tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 45 mini-marshmallows
  • 2/3 ounce dark chocolate
  • 40 Goldfish crackers
  • ¾ cup dry cereal

If you’re already on the go and forgot to grab from your stash at home, the grocery store does have some handy portion-controlled options available. My favorites are:

  • 1 container of Yoplait 100 Greek Yogurt
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
  • Motts Applesauce
  • Snyder’s Mini Pretzels 100 Calorie Pack
  • Jack Links Beef Jerky 100 Calorie Pack
  • 100 Calorie Pack Ritz Snack Mix
  • Emerald’s Natural Almonds
  • Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter
  • Jell-O
  • Craisins Snack-pack
  • SeaPoint Farms Dry-Roasted Edamame 100 Calorie Pack
  • Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate (.8 oz packs)
  • Wholly Guacamole Mini Cups

Remember, portion control is key to keeping your snacks low in calories. If you have a nice kitchen scale that switches from ounces to grams, you can weigh out just about any of your favorite snack foods and create a 100-calorie portion.

Learning to read labels has become quite helpful for me, I try to choose high fiber for filling snacks and high protein to hold me over longer. Fresh fruits and higher sugar/carbohydrates tend to give me a quick boost in energy, but it’s not long lasting.


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