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Healthy 100-calorie snacks aren’t exactly hard to find, but gosh are they boring. Eat 10 crackers? Or 15 almonds? Most low-cal nibbles are hardly exciting, or satisfying. Try making some “real food” instead, like a tasty blend of white beans, diced tomatoes, and scallions and lemon juice. The dietary fiber, protein, and iron in the mix will keep your palate andstomach happy.

Do it Today: Is there such a thing as a 100-calorie snack that doesn’t consist of five grapes and four carrot sticks? Yes ma’am (or sir)! Try a fresh salad of beans, scallions, and tomatoes instead.

Mr. Bean:

These vegetarian staples are loaded with fiber, protein, and essential nutrients like iron.

Bottom Dollar:

Extra bonus — beans are super cheap! Check out 22 ways to eat healthy on a shoestring budget.