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30 Days to Summer Fit, Day 3: Healthy Snacks to Fuel Your Day


We’ll be posting a new challenge every day leading up to summer! Follow along here on the blog, or using this calendar.


It’s day three of our summer challenge, and hopefully you’ve tried a few new workouts by now. But today we’re shaking things up with a new type of challenge, one that goes beyond being active: snack healthy.

We’ve written before about how to master your fridge, which is a great start along the healthy-eating path. And if you’ve ever tried tracking your food or searched for healthy recipes on your web browser of choice, there’s a lot out there to help you out. But even the best-laid meal plans can succumb to unhealthy snacking habits. So today, and hopefully moving forward until summer begins, the goal is to check the nutritional info whenever you reach for a snack and try to make the healthiest choice you can.

100 Calorie snack attack

To help you get started, here’s just a few of our favorite snacks that help give you energy and fill you up – all for under 100 calories!

  • 33 Grapes
  • 10 baby carrots and 2 tbsp hummus
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup shelled edemame
  • 2 egg whites on whole wheat toast
  • 1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • shrimp cocktail (8 shrimp, 2 tbsp cocktail sauce)
  • ½ cup baked kale
  • 1 stalk celery with 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup spinach w/ ½ cup strawberries and 1 tbsp balsamic dressing

Up for the challenge? Share your own ideas to help inspire others in the comments, or using #30DaysToSummerFit!

16 Responses leave one →
  1. Ann permalink
    May 24, 2014

    Have a frozen bag of edamame in the freezer seems like a good day to get them out. I always have grapes in the fridge. Love this challenge.

  2. SAN permalink
    May 24, 2014

    Thanks for the early post of today’s challenge!
    A favorite 100 calorie snack is 9 – ’34 Degree’ brand whole grain crisps and 1- light ‘Laughing Cow’ cheese wedge. #30DaysToSummerFit

  3. Maureen permalink
    May 24, 2014

    Good day to purge my fridge.

  4. May 24, 2014

    I love the 100 calorie packs of almonds too- they keep my tummy from growling!

  5. Dana Crowson permalink
    May 24, 2014

    I usually eat greek yogurt and put in a fruit yogurt bar before work outs.

  6. May 24, 2014

    A nice juicy apple is one of my favorite under-100 calorie snacks. I also like fiber crackers, they really take the edge off mid-afternoon hunger. For some reason unhealthy snacks just leave me feeling more hungry!

    • Cindy permalink
      May 25, 2014

      Could it be because they have wheat in them?

  7. Cheryl permalink
    May 24, 2014

    Last week I got sloppy and was eating way too many nuts for a snack…today will be edamame…better choice, still high in protein but much lower calories and fat. Costco has them frozen in individual serving packets.

  8. Sam J permalink
    May 25, 2014

    Fiber One’s 90-calorie brownies are so yummy! (I hope it’s *really* only 90 calories! :) )

  9. Barbara permalink
    May 25, 2014

    And I like to freeze my grape during warm weather. Tasty and almost seems like dessert!

  10. Maggie permalink
    May 25, 2014

    Thank you for the ideas. Snacking is always a problem when trying to manage diet. I very much appreciate the suggestions, especially the celery and peanut butter. :)

  11. Linda permalink
    May 25, 2014

    Fridge already cleaned out of all the junk! I have been making healthy snack choice for while now. Love all the snack ideas!

  12. June 4, 2014

    I love the 100 calorie Orville Popcorn bags~

  13. Daisy permalink
    July 31, 2014

    Yes i had an apple instead of Haagen-Dazs.!

  14. Bertha permalink
    December 15, 2014

    will have to start after the holidays…

  15. January 6, 2015

    I love grape tomatoes with little sprinkle of feta cheese, yum,

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