9 Surprising Foods That Are Super Low in Calories
Ask anyone who has trouble resisting the call of the vending machine come 4pm—snacks can be the downfall of an otherwise solid nutrition plan. Not only can they blow your calorie count way out, but processed sugary snacks inspire cravings for, well, a lot more sugary snacks. (We can’t be the only ones who’ve polished off an entire packet of Tim Tams in one sitting… can we?) For healthy alternatives that’ll take the edge off your appetite without trashing it completely, we’ve compiled a list of work-friendly snacks that weigh in at under 100 calories per serving. Keep scrolling for a list of surprisingly low-calorie foods!
It doesn't sound too appealing when served solo (49 calories for 50 grams), but add a drizzle of honey (at 32 calories) and you might change your mind. Packed with protein, it'll keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Two slices of turkey breast (45 calories) can sometimes be enough to keep you going 'til home time. Add a rice cake (35 calories) and sliced tomato (12 calories) for a mini "sandwich" that actually feels satisfying.
Coming in at a teensy 30 calories per cup, air-popped popcorn is a solid pick for sating crunchy cravings. Be sure to check the ingredients listing—this movie theatre snack jumps up to around 133 calories when there's butter involved.
A whole cup of sugar snap peas is approximately 35 calories, but who would want to eat them alone? Add two tablespoons of light cream cheese and you've got crunchy, creamy crudités that still come in at less than 100 cals.
This childhood favourite is going straight to the top of our grocery lists—it only contains 7 calories per 125g serve. Perfect for days you really want a sweet treat (and nothing else will do), it tastes as good as you remember.
Not everyone is down with carting pre-boiled eggs to work as an afternoon snack, but if you are, you'll be happy to know that you're getting a balanced mix of good fats and protein for 78 calories a pop.
Have you ever tried to eat a whole cup of blueberries in one sitting? It's harder than it sounds. For that 85 calories, you'll also get loads of protective antioxidants, as well as a decent dose of vitamin C and fibre.
The undisputed icon of the summer barbecue, this low-joule fruit is mostly water (great for topping up hydration levels) and weighs in at 46 calories per cup. Add a tablespoon of low-fat yoghurt for an extra 30 calories.
With just under 30 calories per 10 pods, you could eat a fair amount of these before you hit 100 calories. They're easy to prepare in the microwave at work and taste delicious dressed up with sriracha and sea salt.