Top 10 Low Calorie Candy Under 100 Calories!
We all know that feeling when you are craving something sweet but trying to fight the urge to give in and eat a bowl of ice cream or that tempting brownie.
Sometimes I’ve even found myself overeating other snacks in an attempt to avoid sweets. So what causes cravings in the first place? Understanding cravings for sweets can help you manage them in an effective way.
I really like this article by the Healthline that helps to identify some potential causes for cravings and suggests ways for handling them. When it comes to building a healthy relationship with food and your body, it’s important to find a middle ground. You don’t want to overindulge or restrict yourself too much. Instead it is about recognizing what types of foods and amounts of them help you feel your best.
Believe it or not, you can have some sweets here and there, and still feel your best! I want this article to be something that helps you feel hopeful about your health journey.
In order to help you achieve your health goals, I’ve compiled a list of candies you can eat for 100 calories or less! Many of them are similar to popular candies but with greater health benefits.
This way you can prioritize becoming your best self while also enjoying the life you are living!
Candy with Artificial Sweeteners
One thing to note about this list: I have included candies that use both pure sugar or artificial sweeteners. I recognize that there are some potential negative effects of eating artificial sweeteners, but that claim is true of sugar as well. Many brands offer zero sugar versions of their candies (with artificial sweeteners), so I considered these along with all other candies when drafting this list!
10 Low Calorie Candy To Add To Your Grocery List:
Mint Life Savers
One of these Lifesaver mints has just 15 calories! In fact, I eat one of these every day! Sucking on it helps me avoid eating other foods and puts a sweet, minty flavor in my mouth.
Life Savers Hard Candy
A single hard lifesaver fruity candy contains 15 calories. Similar to the mint version, they are a hard candy that is great to suck on. Bags come with 5 flavor options, so you can switch it up!
Unreal Coconut Chocolates
One of these coconut chocolate candy bars contains 70 calories. They are comparable to an Almond Joy but without the almonds. The rich dark chocolate and creamy coconut are super satisfying! AND Unreal has other low calorie chocolate options, so check those out!
Lily’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
A single peanut butter cup has 65 calories, 4g of protein, and less than 1g of sugar in it! Another nice feature is that they have both milk chocolate and dark chocolate options. Alternative option: Classic Reeces mini cup. Comparatively, it has 43 calories, is smaller in size, and contains more sugar.
Smart Sweets Gummies
A 1.8 oz bag of their gummies has just 100 calories, if you subtract for the non-digestible calories! They have varieties such as peach rings, sour watermelons, caramels, and red fish. These can be a great replacement for Sour Patch Kids, Haribo Gummies, and more.
5 Oomph brand chews have about 92 calories (or 16 calories a piece), if you subtract the non digestible calories. They come in a few different flavors including apple, dark chocolate, and passion fruit. Similarly, four Hi Chews has about 87 calories. Hi Chews have more available flavors, but their candies also contain more sugar. Just something to be aware of!
Three pieces of Twizzlers contains 90 calories, meaning each one is about 30 calories. They also make a zero sugar Twizzler candy option where each string is 20 calories, meaning you could eat 5 for 100 calories.
Depending on the flavor, Jelly Beans have about 4-5 calories per bean. This means you can eat 20-25 and still fall within the 100 calorie range. They are pretty high in their sugar content, but most organic or similar bean candies were also high in sugar.
Dove 100 Chocolate Bars
Dove has 100 calorie milk chocolate and dark chocolate bars that is the same, but packaged in half the size. For anyone who gets a chocolate craving like me, this is a great option for a small treat. You can eat a single square or enjoy more!
Yum Earth Lollipops
Each lollipop contains a little less than 25 calories. These lollies come in a few different fruity flavors, so there’s a little something for everyone!
I feel like as time goes on, there are more and more food options for those who are health conscious. This list may not include every low calorie candy out there, but we can work together to further develop this list. Feel free to share any other low calorie candies you find!