25 Dishes With 100 Calories or Less in Each Serving

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CALORIE CRUSHERS

Burning more calories each day than you take in can be part of a weight loss or management routine, but deprivation can be unhealthy -- so it's good to enjoy low-cal food to the fullest. These 25 dishes made from cheap, healthy whole foods combine a variety of textures and flavors for exciting meals and snacks. As a bonus, smaller portions lower a food budget.
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FRUIT & YOGURT (42 CALORIES)

Sweet and satisfying, a nutrition-packed dish from the U.K. site Good to Know can be a go-to breakfast, snack, or dessert. It's so low in calories that the portion could be doubled without breaking 100.
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ZUCCHINI PARMESAN (52 CALORIES)

By omitting breading and unnecessary ingredients, the core of a simple dish from Spark Recipes shines through with enough calories to spare for a bit of marinara for dunking.
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MOCHA ICE POP (54 CALORIES)

A super-low-calorie frozen treat from Eating Well combines ice cream and coffee. This can stand in for dessert or a midday pick-me-up to offset cravings -- and maybe even for breakfast.
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NUTELLA BLONDIE (59 CALORIES)

Indulgently gooey and chocolatey, dessert bars from the blog Chocolate Covered Katie are worth every calorie. The lack of refined flour and the use of beans is what helps keep them nutritious, though it's impossible to guess by tasting them.
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CORN & MANGO SALAD (78 CALORIES)

A fresh salad from the blog Food Faith Fitness combines sweet corn and mango into a flavorful explosion. Make it in the off-season with inexpensive thawed frozen corn and mango.
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SPINACH & CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS (79 CALORIES)

Working protein into a dish for less than 100 calories is a feat, but mushrooms are one of the best options. Spark Recipes has a snack or light meal stuffed with healthy and low-calorie spinach and tangy feta that is satisfying on many levels.
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ZUCCHINI RIBBON SALAD (79 CALORIES)

A tasty and beautiful salad from Hungry Girl feels much more ample that its caloric load would suggest. Using a vegetable peeler to make pasta-like ribbons from zucchini adds texture and volume to the dish.
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HUMMUS (80 CALORIES)

This creamy dip comes in handy when watching calories but still need to participate in social gatherings. Woman's Day notes 3 tablespoons of hummus is well below 100 calories. Stretching that with low-calorie celery and cucumber stalks makes it feel more plentiful.
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MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD (80 CALORIES)

A hearty salad from Prevention offers a considerable amount of protein, thanks to the chickpeas. Simple and easy to prepare, it works well packed as a snack or midday meal.
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OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE (81 CALORIES)

A treat from the blog Oatmeal With a Fork that can be indulged in guilt free -- it's a relatively nutritious cookie, and oat flour helps keep the glycemic index low, which is good for anyone with blood sugar issues.
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CINNAMON ORANGES (86 CALORIES)

Using spices is a super cheap and low-calorie way to add instant flavor and dimension to simple ingredients. Eating Well proposes this as a snack or light and refreshing dessert.
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PICKLED EGG (88 CALORIES)

Pickled eggs are flavorful and filling. A Fitness recipe can be customized by experimenting with different vinegars and adding fresh or dried chilies for a spicy kick.
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BUTTERNUT & RED PEPPER SOUP (88 CALORIES)

A warming and silky soup ideal for cold weather or when feeling under the weather is proposed by the site Weight Loss Resources. Inexpensive and low-calorie squash adds plenty of flavor.
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CELERY, ONION & ORANGE SALAD (89 CALORIES)

A fresh salad that's tasty and pretty enough to serve at dinner parties and potlucks -- another one from the site Weight Loss Resources -- means being able to participate in social eating without having to worry about deviating from a diet. Try substituting fennel and green beans can also work.
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KEY LIME PUDDING (89 CALORIES)

Calorie counting doesn't have to mean deprivation, as a tantalizing dessert recipe from Ready Set Eat proves. Packed with intense flavors, a little goes a long way so one serving will be enough to satisfy a sweet tooth.
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CHICKEN PAILLARD (92 CALORIES)

A mini meal from Health.com uses most of its calories for high-quality protein, which will help you feel full and satiated. Weighing the chicken cutlets will help keep portions uniform and within the calorie limit.
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BLT WONTON CRUNCHIES (93 CALORIES)

These savory and crunchy bites from Hungry Girl are low calorie but not especially healthy. Replacing the wheat-based shells with crunchy lettuce reduces the caloric load even more, which means an extra couple of bites.
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BAKED APPLE (95 CALORIES)

A sweet treat from among those offered by WebMD is like the best part of an apple pie with none of the guilt. Super healthy and satisfying, it's an easy and crowd-pleasing recipe that could outlast the need to calorie count.
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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE (99 CALORIES)

Even people who count calories need a good chocolate chip cookie every once in awhile. But make every calorie count and indulge in a single good cookie that will really satisfy. Eating Well has a recipe.
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EGG MUFFINS (100 CALORIES)

Using muffin tins is a genius way to portion out what are essentially mini omelets. The blog Creative Life Explored advises keeping some on hand for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or snack that is filling as well as filled with protein.
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STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE (100 CALORIES)

Smoothies are the healthy cousins of milkshakes, and can be just as tasty. Using frozen strawberries for a recipe from the blog Cooking With Jax keeps costs low and helps achieve a creamy texture.
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ZOODLE SOUP (100 CALORIES)

Noodles in soup is a classic taste but nearly impossible to do under 100 calories. Luckily, spiralized zucchini noodles take on a similar texture for a satisfying stand-in at no extra cost. The blog Reboot With Joe has a recipe.
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FRIED CAULIFLOWER WITH VEGETABLES (100 CALORIES)

A twist on fried rice from Women Daily makes use of cauliflower, which is super low calorie and able to absorb flavors just like rice. Turn other rice dishes into calorie-conscious options by following the same principle.
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POPCORN (100 CALORIES)

A lot of popcorn can fit into a 100-calorie portion -- as much as 6 cups. This go-to snack is ideal for those who love to munch mindlessly and want to feel like they are eating a lot without packing on the pounds.
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BANANA ICE CREAM (100 CALORIES)

How this life hack has eluded generations of people will never be clear, but one thing is for sure: Turning ripe bananas into ultra creamy, satisfying ice cream is a must for calorie counters. The blog One Ingredient Chef has a recipe especially handy when summertime cravings hit.