6 Low-Calorie Snack Alternatives You Should Be Eating

FOOD  |  November 10, 2016
  • 1. Ice cream
    1 / 6 1. Ice cream

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    In this hot and humid weather, ice cream is definitely one of our favourites! To get the same sweet and creamy texture, try freezing bananas and then blending it up. Turn things up a notch by adding in some peanut butter too. Another alternative is to make your own frozen yogurt.

    Estimated calories saved per 100g: 80kcal

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  • 2. Nachos and cheese
    2 / 6 2. Nachos and cheese

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    A serving of nachos and cheese can cost you over 300 calories. For a healthier alternative, try cutting up vegetable sticks with carrots, celery, cucumber or asparagus. You can always explore and experiment with more vegetables. Swap your cheese dip for a hummus or guacamole dip that is equally tasty!

    Estimated calories saved per 100g: 100kcal

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  • 3. Potato chips
    3 / 6 3. Potato chips

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    This crunchy and flavourful snack is just too hard to resist. But they are really sinful as well! Make your own kale chips simply by seasoning it with oil, salt and pepper before baking it till it’s crispy. It’s equally delicious, just with way less calories!

    Estimated calories saved per 100g: 300kcal

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  • 4. Candy bars
    4 / 6 4. Candy bars

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    There’s nothing like a candy bar to sweeten things up! Unfortunately, they are filled with sugar and unnecessary fat. Grab dark chocolate instead of your regular milk chocolate candy bars filled with caramel the next time. Dark chocolate is packed with health benefits and their bittersweet taste is surprisingly satisfying too.

    Estimated calories saved per 100g: 30kcal

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  • 5. Popsicles
    5 / 6 5. Popsicles

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    For the same refreshing aftertaste, simply freeze your fruits. Some fruits you can try freezing include: grapes, pineapples, oranges and blueberries. Get adventurous and freeze various kinds of fruits to find your favourite frozen fruit. You can also pour fruit juice into popsicle moulds and make your own popsicles.

    Estimated calories saved per 100g: 20kcal

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  • 6. Soda
    6 / 6 6. Soda

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    We all know soda has so much sugar in it, but sometimes we just can’t resist this sparkling and refreshing drink. A healthier option will be to infuse fresh fruits into carbonated water. You’ll still get that flavourful fizzy sensation, just with way less sugar! If you still want something sweeter, try adding a dash of honey in.

    Estimated calories saved per 100g: 40kcal

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