Hunger Heroes: 25 Snacks with 50 or Fewer Calories

We have many reasons for snacking: to tide us over between meals, to beat boredom, to give us a quick energy boost, to prepare for working out, etc. But not all snacks are created equal, and if you're not smart about what you reach for, your afternoon pick-me-up might just make you want to do a nosedive instead.

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PICK-ME-UPS THAT WON’T MAKE YOU CRASH

We have many reasons for snacking: to tide us over between meals, to beat boredom, to give us a quick energy boost, to prepare for working out, etc. But not all snacks are created equal, and if you’re not smart about what you reach for, your afternoon pick-me-up might just make you want to do a nosedive instead.

 

The acidic and crunchy flavor will fill you up from the minute you start munching on these. Just be careful if your stomach is overly sensitive to acidic foods. Only 27 calories for every 100 grams or about 5 dill spears.

PICKLES

The acidic and crunchy flavor will fill you up from the minute you start munching on these. Just be careful if your stomach is overly sensitive to acidic foods. Only 27 calories for every 100 grams or about 5 dill spears.

 

With only two slices of raisin rye bread, you take in 50 calories. It's just the thing to hold you over until dinner.

RYE BREAD

With only two slices of raisin rye bread, you take in 50 calories. It’s just the thing to hold you over until dinner.

 

If you're a fan of these sweet little crisps and aren't feeling too ravenous, munch on 4 of them for only 49 calories.

DRIED BANANAS

If you’re a fan of these sweet little crisps and aren’t feeling too ravenous, munch on 4 of them for only 49 calories.

 

A glass of milk and you're in the clear with just 46 calories. It's an ideal way to refresh yourself and tame any peckish feelings that creep up on you in the afternoon.

A GLASS OF MILK

A glass of milk and you’re in the clear with just 46 calories. It’s an ideal way to refresh yourself and tame any peckish feelings that creep up on you in the afternoon.
A few sticks of this water-filled wonder will cover you. Not to mention there are only 20 calories per every 100 grams.

ZUCCHINI

A few sticks of this water-filled wonder will cover you. Not to mention there are only 20 calories per every 100 grams.

 

You have the right to satisfy your sweet tooth at the end of the day. Two caramels will only set you back 48 calories.

SOFT CARAMEL

You have the right to satisfy your sweet tooth at the end of the day. Two caramels will only set you back 48 calories.

 

A few quartered pineapple segments are only 50 calories, and the juicy, sweet acidic flavor is super satisfying!

FRESH PINEAPPLE

A few quartered pineapple segments are only 50 calories, and the juicy, sweet acidic flavor is super satisfying!

 

Fresh plums only carry 46 calories per every 100 grams. Knowing that only makes them sweeter!

PLUMS

Fresh plums only carry 46 calories per every 100 grams. Knowing that only makes them sweeter!

 

This is one of the least caloric vegetables out there with only 12 calories for every 100 grams. You simply can't go wrong. Slice them into rounds, chop them into sticks or shave them into noodles—whatever your snack craving desires!

CUCUMBER

This is one of the least caloric vegetables out there with only 12 calories for every 100 grams. You simply can’t go wrong. Slice them into rounds, chop them into sticks or shave them into noodles—whatever your snack craving desires!

 

Don't stress, 2 small meringues won't wreak any havoc on your figure, with only 40 calories for the pair of 'em.

MERINGUES

Don’t stress, 2 small meringues won’t wreak any havoc on your figure, with only 40 calories for the pair of ’em.

 

If you're not absolutely starving, allow yourself the small indulgence of 2 milk chocolate squares. You'll get away unharmed with just 50 calories.

MILK CHOCOLATE

If you’re not absolutely starving, allow yourself the small indulgence of 2 milk chocolate squares. You’ll get away unharmed with just 50 calories.

 

Go on, have 1 or 2 of these juicy hunger fighters. That's a mere 49 calories to feel refreshed!

CLEMENTINES

Go on, have 1 or 2 of these juicy hunger fighters. That’s a mere 49 calories to feel refreshed!

 

A 100-gram serving of this creamy comrade contains about 50 calories. That's enough to hold you over until dinner without a hitch!

NONFAT PLAIN YOGURT

A 100-gram serving of this creamy comrade contains about 50 calories. That’s enough to hold you over until dinner without a hitch!

 

For 100 grams of cooked asparagus, you only take in 39 calories. That means you can add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a full-flavored snack that doesn't even put a dent in your daily intake.

ASPARAGUS

For 100 grams of cooked asparagus, you only take in 39 calories. That means you can add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a full-flavored snack that doesn’t even put a dent in your daily intake.

 

If you pick a good quality batch, you don't even need to dip them in sugar for a sweet taste. 100 grams will keep you light as a feather with just 29 calories.

STRAWBERRIES

If you pick a good quality batch, you don’t even need to dip them in sugar for a sweet taste. 100 grams will keep you light as a feather with just 29 calories.

 

It's time to put the melon where your mouth is. For 100 grams, you only get 32 calories.

MELON

It’s time to put the melon where your mouth is. For 100 grams, you only get 32 calories.

 

If you feel like munching on something juicy and fresh, try a handful of cherry tomatoes. They'll fill you up and keep you slim with 18 calories for every 100 grams.

TOMATOES

If you feel like munching on something juicy and fresh, try a handful of cherry tomatoes. They’ll fill you up and keep you slim with 18 calories for every 100 grams.
For the jarred kind, count 33 calories for every 100 grams. They might just whet your appetite for a healthy salad later on!

HEARTS OF PALM

For the jarred kind, count 33 calories for every 100 grams. They might just whet your appetite for a healthy salad later on!

 

Brimming with water and freshness, watermelon is just the fruit you need to fill up fast—only 34 calories for every 100 grams.

WATERMELON

Brimming with water and freshness, watermelon is just the fruit you need to fill up fast—only 34 calories for every 100 grams.

 

Ever noticed the sweet taste of raw carrots? Give them a chance, if you haven't already. It's an ideal afternoon boost that only has 36 calories for every 100 grams.

CARROTS

Ever noticed the sweet taste of raw carrots? Give them a chance, if you haven’t already. It’s an ideal afternoon boost that only has 36 calories for every 100 grams.

 

If you're craving a seafood snack, you should know that 100 grams of oysters is only 42 calories total. So there's no reason to deprive yourself.

OYSTERS

If you’re craving a seafood snack, you should know that 100 grams of oysters is only 42 calories total. So there’s no reason to deprive yourself.

 

Wake up your senses with this crunchy hunger cure. It only has 34 calories for every 100 grams.

RED BELL PEPPER

Wake up your senses with this crunchy hunger cure. It only has 34 calories for every 100 grams.

 

This stone fruit has all the sweetness you require and brings you a scant 42 calories per 100 grams.

NECTARINES

This stone fruit has all the sweetness you require and brings you a scant 42 calories per 100 grams.

 

This fibrous veggie will calm your hunger at a low-calorie price: only 34 calories for every 100 grams.

BROCCOLI

This fibrous veggie will calm your hunger at a low-calorie price: only 34 calories for every 100 grams.

 

Sink your teeth into 2 apricots for only 49 calories. Your stomach rumbles will be muffled instantly and won't come back before dinner.

APRICOTS

Sink your teeth into 2 apricots for only 49 calories. Your stomach rumbles will be muffled instantly and won’t come back before dinner.

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