3 p.m. Snack Attack: Your Visual Guide to Healthy Options

While it’s easy to plan out healthy main meals during the day, all of your planning can go out the window when a snack attack hits at 3 p.m. Rather than giving in to a bag of chips or a cookie, here are seven snacks that clock in at 100 calories and will curb your afternoon cravings with healthy fiber and nutrients.

1. Blueberries

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Rich in anti-oxidants and flavor, blueberries can provide a sweet and satisfying summer snack. Grab a handful when you’re on the go, or use them to add some flair to your favorite yogurt.

2. 14 Almonds

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Almonds are a great way to quickly satisfy your hunger. They also have the highest concentration of nutrients per calorie. For a 100 calorie snack, grab around 14 almonds. You can also try spicing up your almonds for a zesty take on this simple snack.

3. Grapes

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Sometimes the most common thing in your kitchen can prove to be the healthiest. Refreshingly simple, one cup of grapes has about 100 calories and will provide you more than a quarter of your daily recommended values of vitamins K and C.

4. Mango Cubes

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Close your eyes and dream of a beach vacation and snack on a fresh or frozen mango. One cup of mango cubes is just 100 calories and provides over 75% of your daily vitamin C and 10% of your vitamin E – without any cholesterol or fat. Talk about a super fruit!

5. Corn on the Cob

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A classic summertime barbecue dish, corn on the cob is both filling and fat-free, depending on how you make it. Forget the butter and the salt! A medium-sized ear of corn with a dash of seasoning only has 80 calories.

6. Watermelon and Spinach Salad

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Watermelon is a perfect fruit for a sunny summer day. It also works great in salads! Toss one cup of raw spinach with one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and ¾ cup of diced watermelon for a tasty snack that’s full of vitamin K and low in calories.

7. Baby Carrots and Hummus

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If you love to mix texture and flavor, then this snack is for you. Eight baby carrots and two tablespoons of hummus provide a satisfying crunch with only a few calories. Both are also an excellent source of vitamin A, beta carotene and protein.

ANW Team

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