Tuck into some of the nation’s favourite treats without derailing your diet with these surprising 100-calorie snacks.
From British classics like a cheese toastie to a silky banana milkshake, you can enjoy these popular snacks and stay in control of your calories.
Most of these low-calorie bites from dietitian Azmina Govindji require only three ingredients and take less than five minutes to prepare.
Cheese and tomato toastie – 93kcal (390kJ)
A slimmed-down version of an all-time British classic, but no less scrumptious. Simply chop the tomato and spring onion, sprinkle them over a slice of crispbread, cover with grated cheese and place under a pre-heated grill for a couple of minutes.
Hot chocolate with marshmallows – 99kcal (416kJ)
Lose yourself for an instant in this indulgent hot chocolate. For a bit of guilt-free luxury, we’ve added a sprinkling of airy marshmallows and frothed the mixture.
‘Three-fruit’ fruit salad – 102kcal (428kJ)
Refreshing and easy to make, this “three-fruit” fruit salad, which includes store cupboard-friendly tinned pineapple, provides 2.5 portions of your recommended 5 A DAY.
Cheese and pickle canapés – 100kcal (420kJ)
Enjoy not one but three of these party nibbles without breaking the calorie bank. Use a potato peeler to get melt-in-your-mouth, wafer-thin cheese slices and top with gherkin slices and pickle.
Strawberries and cream – 92kcal (386kJ)
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you: you can enjoy this summer favourite for under 100kcal (420kJ). Best prepared with perfectly ripe strawberries, which are now available all year round.
Smoked salmon and cream cheese parcels – 106kcal (445kJ)
For a touch of sophistication, try these delicate smoked salmon parcels. To prepare, place four strips of salmon on an even surface and spread 5g of soft cheese mixed with some dill at one end of each strip. Starting from the cheese end, gently fold each strip into rolls.
Apple and peanut butter – 96kcal (403kJ)
Craving something crunchy and nutty? These fresh apple slices and peanut butter are the perfect combination to keep you going until your next main meal.
Baked beans on toast – 99kcal (416kJ)
Perhaps the ultimate in comfort food, we believe you should still be able to enjoy this national treasure even if you’re watching your calories. Weigh your slice of bread once it’s been toasted.
Banana milkshake – 98kcal (412kJ)
Not sure what to do with over-ripe bananas? Why not transform your speckled bananas into a smooth and creamy milkshake. To maximise the sweetness of the milkshake, use very ripe bananas. Blend the bananas with the milk and sprinkle on some cinnamon.
Homemade popcorn – 89kcal (374kJ)
The smell of freshly made popcorn is up there with freshly baked bread. A good source of fibre, popcorn will keep you feeling full for longer, making it an ideal snack. Plus, it’s really easy to make!