Next time you do a pantry refill, consider this list of low calorie snacks from Coles. Arranged from low to high, these Coles brand snacks contain less than 100 calories per serve. Remember that, whilst the per serve calorie count might be low, the standardised 100g count could be much higher. In other words, stick to the one serve recommended on the pack to get the low calorie effect.
100 calories is about 5% toward a daily target of between 1500 and 2000 calories. None of the pantry snacks listed here would make any nutritionist’s “most nutritious foods” list, but there are many worse options out there. People in the real world eat snacks bought from the supermarket and stored on shelves in their home. Such people, like us, have the option of choosing low calorie items rather than high calorie ones like these 289 calorie behemoths.
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Coles Original Rice Cakes have 24 calories per serve. They might be the lowest calorie snack, but they are quite insubstantial. It is very hard to eat just one serve.
With 41 calories per serve, Coles Wafer Thin Original Crackers are an archetypical diet food. You will be satisfied if you like your crackers bland and crunchy.
Coles Malted Milk Biscuits contain 43 calories per serve and make a good company with an afternoon cuppa.
Coming in at twice the calories (56 per serve) of rice cakes, Coles Gingernut Biscuits are possibly the lowest calorie properly flavoured bikkies available.
Coles Dark Chocolate Chocolatey Moments Biscuits have 70 calories per serve. They’re the lowest chocolate flavoured Coles biscuits.
Each serve of Coles Cracker Squares has 76 calories.
Coles Ultimate Salt Caramel Chip Cookies contain 79 calories per serve. A person with a sweet tooth will find it hard to eat just one serve.
Just pipping its caramel cousin, Coles Ultimate Triple Choc Chip Cookie has 80 calories per serve.
Coles Fruit Sticks are the first non-biscuit snack on this list, with 81 calories per serve.
Compelled to eat in front of a screen? You could do a lot worse than Coles Lightly Salted Microwave Popcorn. each serve has 81 calories.
Basically flavoured puffed rice, Coles Vanilla Puffed Rice Bars contain 82 calories per serve.
For those who like their low calorie snacks to be fancy, there is Coles Finest Artisan Kale and Caramelised Onion Crispbread. The name’s a mouthful but the product packs just 85 calories per serve.
Coles Honeycomb Whirls Chocolate Biscuits have 86 calories per serve.
The key takeaway from this list is that, to stay below 100 calories per snack, it is important to eat just one serve. Of course you will do better to eat raw carrot sticks or celery or apple instead of bikkies and microwave popcorn, but you can still manage a low calorie plan if you stick to the serving suggestion!
Good Luck! You can do it!