100-calorie snacks

100 calorie snacks

If you're buying packaged snacks for your kids, remember to look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!

Choosing healthier snacks

When it comes to snack time, we know it can be hard if your kids are pestering you or helping themselves to whatever they like from the cupboards.

Snacks can all add up – and there's more sugar in them than you think.

Make smarter choices when buying packaged snacks by remembering this top tip: look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!

100 calorie snacks

  • Malt loaf slice
  • Lower-fat, lower-sugar fromage frais (some flavours include strawberry, raspberry, banana, apricot)
  • Fresh or tinned fruit salad
  • Chopped vegetables and lower-fat hummus
  • Plain rice cakes or crackers with lower-fat cheese
  • Sugar-free jelly
  • One crumpet
  • One scotch pancake

These snacks may contain 100 calories or less, but products vary so remember to always check the label.

How to check for 100 calories

You can buy snacks that are 100 calories and lower in sugar. Many products have traffic light labels on the front of the pack.

The calories are included on the far left-hand side of the label. Choose snacks with more greens and ambers on the label, and cut down on snacks that show any reds.

Not all packaged food has traffic light lables, but you can find out what you need to know about your snacks with the free Food Scanner app. 

DIY snacks

You can also save money by preparing healthy snacks yourself. Fresh, tinned or frozen fruit and vegetables are always the best choice for a snack — check out our great snack ideas your kids will love.

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Look for 100 calorie snacks

If you're shopping for packaged snacks, look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!

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