When you're losing weight, it's often about making the most of your calorie allowance. You need to make sure you fill your diet with healthful foods, but you may also want to have a little treat now and then too. Here you can find quick and easy foods that come in under 100 calories! From fruits and vegetables to healthy carbs and fats, to damage control when you go out for a drink!
Quick & Easy Foods Under 100 Calories
Fruits & Vegetables
1 Medium-Sized Apple
Apples have a ton of health benefits from reducing cholesterol to fighting cancer! And a medium sized apple is only 95 calories!
Read more about the health benefits of apples!
A single lemon provides 50% of your daily vitamin C needs at just 17 calories! If you're looking for a bit of flavour with barely any calories, grab a lemon!
Read more about the health benefits of lemons and limes!
1 Cup Of Blueberries (150g)
This low sugar, flavour rich fruit provides a ton of nutrition without lots of additional calories, they're delicious too! A cup of blueberries is only 86 calories!
Find out more about the health benefits of blueberries!
1 Cup Of Raspberries (125g)
Raspberries are another great nutrient-rich food with anti-cancer and anti-obesity effects. A cup of raspberries is just 66 calories!
1 Cup Of Blackberries (144g)
Blackberries are high in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. and a cup of blackberries is just 62 calories!
1 Small Banana
Bananas provide fibre, important minerals and may even boost your mood! A small banana is just 90 calories!
Kiwis contain more than xx vitamin C and they taste great too!
2 kiwis contain just 84 calories making them a great low-calorie food for losing weight without sacrificing flavour!
10 Large Olives
Olives are a great way to increase your intake of monounsaturated fat, whilst getting in a number of cancer-fighting, health promoting nutrients! Plus 10 jumbo olives are just 70 calories!
3 Large Carrots
They might not give you predator vision like you might have been led to believe as a kid, but carrots are still a great weight loss food. Plus 3 large carrots contain only 90 calories!
1 Cup Of Grapes (92g)
Grapes will help to satisfy a sweet tooth whilst providing resveratrol, antioxidants and important minerals! A cup of grapes weighs in at 92 grams and contains only 62 calories!
1 Cup Of Strawberries (144g)
The strawberry might just be the perfect diet fruit. It tastes great and you could have 300 grams of them without going over 100 calories! A standard cup of strawberries is about 144g and contains just 47 calories!
Find out the health benefits of strawberries!
Half Grapefruit - White (118g)
White grapefruit contains plenty of fibre, plenty of flavour, and even if you eat the whole thing in one go, you'll still get change from 100 calories!
Find out how grapefruit can boost your health!
4 Slices Of Turkey Breast (85g)
An easy, high-protein snack! You'll get about 16 grams of protein from just 4 slices of turkey and you'll only be consumed 88 calories!
Mini-Bag Of Fridge Raiders (25g)
If you're going to grab something on the go, you may as well do it right. Fridge raiders mini-packs are just 47 calories per bag and provide just over 5 grams of protein.
Small Glass Of Skimmed Milk (250ml)
Milk contains lots of calcium and is also a good source of high-quality protein. A small 250ml glass contains only 91 calories and supplies you with 9 grams of protein.
1 Pot Low/Non-Fat Yoghurt (165g)
Yoghurts, even when they have some pretty creative flavours added, are dairy products so you can expect the same health benefits that you get from a glass of milk. I actually took the calorie statistic for this one from Muller Light: Raspberry Doughnut flavour yoghurt!
Half Pot Of Cottage Cheese (150g)
Cottage cheese is a fat loss superfood, it's one of my fat loss favourites, it has lots of calcium and protein to support fat burning and half a tub is just 90 calories with 15g protein!
Eggs are a great food for your health. They provide choline and 6 grams of protein per egg, they're pretty filling too. Try them pickled, good if you don't want to worry about them going off.
Half Cup Of Edamame (80g)
Edamame boasts an impressive 9 grams of protein in just a half cup making it a great vegetarian source of protein! If you haven't tried edamame yet, you really should!
2 Scottish Oatcakes (21g)
Oats are great for your health and oatcakes are a great way to get that goodness quickly and easily! Two oatcakes contain only 96 calories. Calorie content may vary based on flavour.
2 Rice Cakes (18g)
Rice cakes have the same nutritional value of the rice they're made from so wholemeal is better than brown, which is better than white. But regardless of colour, they're a low -calorie food which can be taken anywhere.
While a lot of people get enough fat in their diet, most of us do not get enough of the right kinds of fat. Try adding these foods to your diet for better health and weight control!
1 Tablespoon Of Peanut Butter (16g)
Peanut butter is good for your heart, and provides nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins E and B6. It's calorie-dense, but a tablespoon won't hurt!
12 Almonds (15g)
Almonds are high in protein and fibre and have been linked associated with greater losses in weight and waist circumference in studies. They don't taste bad either!
1 Tablespoon Of Flaxseeds (10g)
Flaxseeds provide lots of fibre and a very decent dose omega-3 fatty acids. If you're vegetarian or do not eat fish regularly, your health will benefit from flax!
With alcohol, it all comes down to moderation. While most drinks can be enjoyed with minimal impact on weight loss, the calories can quickly add up if you're not careful.
1 Glass Of Red Wine (125ml)
If you love a glass of red. there's no reason you can't enjoy one and still lose fat! In addition to being associated with a bunch of health benefits from lowering cholesterol to boosting your memory, a 125ml glass of red wine is only 85 calories!
1 Glass Of Dry White Wine (125ml)
Prefer white? A 125ml glass of dry white wine is just 85 calories too!
Lager is typically quite heavy in calories, but you can enjoy half a pint of Carling, Carlsberg, Fosters or Skol for less than 100 calories! Typically the stronger the lager is the more calories it will contain.
Half Pint Of Cider
Ciders, like beers vary quite considerably depending on alcohol content, ciderss that came in under 200 calories per pint were Strongbow, Scrumpy Jack, and Blackthorn Dry. This list is by no means exhaustive though.
Shot Of Vodka
A single shot of vodka has around 55 calories it it. To moderate your calorie content, just be sure not to use sugary mixers!