When you're looking for low calorie snacks in the supermarket, wouldn't it be handy to know which options won't ruin your diet? We've rounded up dozens of low calorie snacks that you'll actually want to eat!
Low calorie snacks are perfect for beating the cravings if you’re on a diet. If you’re trying to stick to a food plan, then you will know how much of a saviour low calorie snacks can be. Not only can you walk into the supermarket and buy low calorie snacks you know aren’t going to ruin your diet, but you can easily add them into your own diet plan and snack away throughout the day without feeling guilty.
And don’t let the idea of a low calorie snack put you off. There are a whole host of diet-friendly snack options you wouldn’t even think could be less than 100 calories. We’ve even worked out how many of your favourite treats you can eat to reach your 100 calorie snack limit (you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you find out how many scoops of ice cream you can tuck into!).
If you’re dieting and already feel like your meals aren’t big enough, the temptation to snack can be huge but that doesn’t have to mean ruining all your hard work. There are plenty of low calorie snacks you CAN eat between meals without piling on the pounds or undoing any of the good work you’ve already done by keeping an eye on your main meals.
We’ve got over 80 low-calorie snacks for you to enjoy guilt-free and all of them tell you how many calories they are, so if you’re on a calorie-controlled diet you can still keep track.
100 calories - If you're at a party and not sure what to snack on, you can tuck into 10 Pringles without the guilt.
100 calories - Next time you fancy a snack, why not reach for a refreshing pear? One of your 5-a-day and less than 100 calories too.
95 calories - Get all the crunch without the calories with these delicious puffed snacks.
48 calories - You can grow them in your garden or get them in the supermarket. Blackberries are the perfect healthy snack, they're full of antioxidants and will curb your sweet cravings in no time!
From 64 calories Japanese gelato – yes it’s a thing! Yummy flavours include toasted sesame and Alphonso mango.
97 calories - A tasty savoury snack - try toasting the pitta and make thin soldiers out of it to make it last longer.
64 calories - Satisfy those mid-morning cravings with these tasty, high-fibre biscuits.
98 calories - Each ChocBall contains two high quality live strains of bacteria, plus they’re a great source of fibre.
25 calories - These little cheese triangles from The Laughing Cow are a healthy alternative to butter or other spreads and their packaging means they're perfect for portion control and snacking on the move. Spread two triangles on two Rivetas for a 100-calorie snack!
100 calories - 1/4 of a tub of reduced fat hummus with 4 carrot sticks - tasty and great for a mid-afternoon snack.
70 calories - This tasty treat will count towards your 5 a day and the carbs in the pastry will help lift you from that 3 o'clock slump.
69 calories - Strawberries are one of the best foods of summer, and you can enjoy them with some creamy yogurt for only 69 calories.
4 calories - Take away coffees can be surprisingly high in calories, but if you're dependant on your caffeine fix then why not opt for this super low calorie option?
85 calories - This one's probably best saved for when you're at home and the kids have gone to bed!
95 calories - Treat yourself to a tasty chocolate bar without the guilt with one of these handy snack bars. They also come in Chocolate Nutty Nougat and Chocolate Caramel Treat flavours, too.
100 calories - If you love Marmite and fancy something quick and filling, a piece of toast and marmite is still only 100 calories. A great snack at the weekend in front of the telly.
10 calories - Unbelievable! These noodles are not only super low in calories they're also gluten-free and low carb - our new favourite guilt-free snack.
92 calories - Crunchy, tasty and deliciously light – this low cal will see off that rumbling belly in an instant.
100 calories - Summer just isn't the same without corn on the cob, so it's good to know that you can have one with a little salt and pepper for less than 100 calories next time you fancy a snack.
90 calories - For 90 calories you can enjoy four slices of juicy mango. They're sweet so great as an after-dinner treat if you'd usually reach for something more calorific!
83 calories - Blueberries are tasty, refreshing and a great way of getting one of your 5-a-day, perfect for the summer months when you fancy a sweet treat.
30 calories - These little gherkins are a good substitute for the more fattening snacks you might reach for when enjoying a glass of wine.
92 calories - Usually a cheesy snack can be high in calories, this bucks the trend.
76 calories - If you fancy an indulgent snack in the evenings why not reach for a generous scoop? This naturally sugar-free, low-cal ice cream brand is also perfect for movie nights and is free from artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours and preservatives. Available from Tesco and a range of other retailers.
62 calories - Pineapple is a great sweet treat and these pots are handy any time of the day.
100 calories - There's no need to resist the box of Roses, you can have two of your favourites for under 100 calories.
99 calories - Pretzels are a great replacement for crisps and will still give you that salty kick.
58 calories - Kiwis are a great fruit to take to work or have at home and make a nice change from the more common fruit such as apples and bananas.
100 calories - Orange juice is a great way of getting your daily vitamin C and low in calories too.
Under 100 calories Yes you read that right. And if you want to get spoon happy the whole tub is under 350 calories!
92 calories - Salty and satisfying what’s not to love about these snacks from Ocado.
58 calories - Strawberries are one of our favourite summer fruits and they're low in calories too. You can dig into 16 for only 58 calories.
99 calories - There's no need to miss out on that Friday drink and peanuts or ruin your diet when you visit the pub.
95 calories - Keep one of these in your desk or your bag and you won't be tempted to reach for a calorific chocolate bar next time you have a craving.
100 calories - Usually it pays to stay away from baked goods, but you can toast yourself a crumpet, avoiding butter, and sprinkle with a tiny amount of grated low-fat cheese for a satisfying snack under 100 calories.
95 calories - Frozen bananas are our new favourite healthy summer snack! They taste great, all you need to do is push a lolly stick into a banana then just freeze it, and you have a cheap, healthy and tasty summer snack for around 95 calories.
76 calories - Good for lowering cholesterol, regenerating skin tissue and containing many essential vitamins, peaches are great for you and tasty too.
83 calories You can dunk to your heart's content with this moreish chocolate hit.
91 calories - If you fancy a bag of crisps, you don't necessarily have to ruin your diet. Snack on a bag of these and you can enjoy your crisps and avoid any guilt.
78 calories - Not only are they high in protein and amino acids, but hard-boiled eggs are a perfect snack.
100 calories - If you have a sweet tooth, why not dig into some jelly beans next time you fancy a snack? You can have 25 of these and still not ruin your diet.
68 calories - If you like something to nibble with your glass of wine, why not steer away from the crisps and have some olives instead. At only 68 calories for 20 they're a healthier option.
96 calories - Having friends over and want a low calorie snack? These are perfect for sharing and won't ruin your diet either.
98 calories - The perfect snack for keeping at your desk when you need something to snack on, almonds are a great substitute for the salty snacks you'd usually reach for.
85 calories - You can enjoy tasty bites either hot or cold, and they're ideal addition to a light picnic spread.
96 calories - Get all the crunch without the calorie hit with these flavour packed tortillas.
100 calories - An apple a day is the smart calorie way. Go for one of the sweeter variety and you won't miss that usual sugary snack either.
From 35 calories - You can still enjoy a frozen treat and remain beach body beautiful thanks to these low fat iced desserts, and they come in a variety of tasty flavours, like strawberry and mango.
57 calories - (and full of goodness!) You can buy miso soup in powder sachets so they make the perfect instant office snack.
61 calories - Pastry is no friend to a dieter, but just one bite sized sausage roll won't eat much into your calorie allowance.
87 calories - A cheesy fix at a fraction of the calories of a hunk of cheddar.
74 calories - Nuts are high in calories, but they release their energy slowly, so a small amount will keep hunger pangs at bay for a long time.
75 calories - Celery may seem like a dull diet food, but filled with cottage cheese it makes a satisfying savoury afternoon treat.
96 calories - If you love crisps and can't think of anything better than a bag to snack on, opt for a low calorie alternative and avoid the guilt.
98 calories - A perfect light bite you can prepare the night before.
100 calories - This Greek delicacy makes for a healthy party snack.
100 calories - We use up the energy given to us from oats very slowly, so this afternoon snack should keep you going until dinner time.
100 calories - It's almost as good as being allowed chips. Just make sure you don't put more than three in the oven...
100 calories - This snack will last you all morning and counts as one of your 5 a day.
69 calories - Dunked in coffee? Delicious...
88 calories - Melons have such a low calorific value as they are made up mostly of water, so go ahead and eat a whole one if you like!
100 calories - Always a handy snack to have in your handbag, plus they're full of fibre too.
89 calories - The perfect light snack to have with your retro packed lunch.
100 calories - Re-visit your youth with this classic kids' party pudding.
100 calories - Low fat and full of vitamins, cherries also take a while to eat as you have to avoid the stones, so your morning snack lasts ages.
93 calories - Nuts release energy slowly, leaving you feeling fuller for longer.
100 calories - A very healthy savoury snack for seafood fans.
83 calories - Great to make in batches and keep in the freezer, plus, it makes a great healthy dessert for the kids.
93 calories - A filling treat to pick you up from your mid-afternoon slump.
42 calories - A low-fat, low-cal snack packed with vitamin C, plus, they're fiddly to eat which means your snack lasts longer!
98 calories - Sometimes it's hard to resist cheese when you're dieting, but you don't need to if you take the light option.
94 calories - Spice up a poppadom with hot salsa for a tasty, low-cal treat.
71 calories - Whether you want to treat yourself to dessert or a naughty afternoon treat, this snack will certainly kill that sugar craving.
97 calories - Dipping snacks are a great way to keep your hands busy - something you've told us is a big problem when you're trying to keep away from the biscuit tin.
100 calories - Eaten in sensible quantities, nuts can be a dieter's best friend, as they keep you fuller for longer.
91 calories - Sticky and sweet, a slice of malt loaf is great mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
65 calories - A satisfying low-fat snack giving you all the crunch without the calories.
72 calories - The perfect partner to your afternoon cup of tea or coffee.
79-81 calories - These will go perfectly with your morning cuppa, and you can afford to pile a couple onto your china plate.
90 calories - This may not be in your daily, or even weekly budget, but every now and then treat why not yourself to a glass of bubbles?
100 calories - Never forget the calories in drinks when you're dieting - vodka and slimline tonic is relatively low, though, so you can enjoy one occasionally.
100 calories - Crunchy toast with a delicious cheesy topping doesn't have to high in calories if you use low-cal bread and spread your soft cheese thinly.
21 calories - Bite sized chocolate with crunchy nougat chunks - what's not to like?
82 calories - Our office favourite! Chewy, strawberry-flavoured jellies, delicious at any time of the day.
55 calories Get your chocolate hit without the guilt with these lighter alternatives.
44 calories Try a new flavour twist on this classic sponge biscuit.
79 calories You can crack open a can of this refreshing beer without doing a calorie count first.