New recommendations to limit snacks to 100 calories, twice a day so make them count!

We all love a tasty snack and snacking is a great way of giving yourself a little burst of energy but new guidelines recommend keeping snacks under 100 calories.

Public Health England has launched a Change4Life campaign advising everyone to look for healthier snacks of no more than 100 calories - and to limit them to two a day.

But what does 100 calories look like?

First things first, an 80g serving (a handful) of any of our berries will be less than 100 calories and count towards one of your five a day. But here's a few suggestions of some super snacks under 100 calories:

Carrots & hummus Chomp on 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons of creamy hummus.

Fourteen almonds Almonds are a satisfying snack and they have the highest concentration of nutrients per calorie of all nuts.

Rice cake & almond butter Top a rice cake with 2 teaspoons almond butter. which is a better choice than peanut butter due to the fibre, iron and vitamin E levels.

Strawberries & goat cheese crispbread Pair some strawberries with some goats cheese on a crispbread. As a healthy plus, the strawberries will serve up a healthy dose of vitamin C.

Posted: 6 Feb 2018