Make it easy to keep track of your caloric intake with these healthy snacks. Dr. Angela Sison-Aguilar, a Good Housekeeping Philippines expert who provided the list, says each one contains 100 calories. At a glance, several items here won’t be making you jump for joy, but we provided tips on how you can make them more appetizing. 1 hard boiled egg Save time by boiling a small batch during the weekend so you can have it ready for the upcoming work week. Mark them with an X (or smiley face) and keep in your refrigerator.
1 banana Rich in potassium, bananas are great pre-workout snacks. Dip in one teaspoon peanut butter an hour before you hit the gym for healthy fuel.
1 apple or orange Each one is a nutritious and convenient snack in the afternoon that always makes you feel fuller after finishing one.
1 cup of grapes This is the perfect snack when you have a sweet tooth. Pop one in your mouth when you feel a craving.
1/4 cup shelled nuts Nuts is a great source of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Just watch your serving closely because they are high in calories. Here’s a great visual guide from The Kitchn on what 100-calorie size looks like.
1/2 cup oatmeal Sorry, it’s not the just-add-hot-water kind because that is higher in calories and tends to be lower in fiber. The old-fashioned kind is best although not exactly appetizing. Add toppings like fruits and nuts or flavor it with Nutella! See Woman’s Day on the best serving sizes for a variety of toppings.
1 cup pineapple or melon chunks Both fruits are not only low in calories but they have anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits. 1-2 cups of boiled or roasted vegetables So many to choose from, from the green leafy kind to cauliflower and beans to carrots.