Simply Delicious Holiday Treats Under 100 Calories

Yummy Treats Under 100 Calories

With the holiday season in full swing, we know it’s hard to say NO to all of the delicious treats and tasty snacks at parties, dinners, at home and the office! Sometimes it feels as though your favorite foods are actually following you around, taunting you to eat, eat, eat. Well, in honor of all of this holiday snacking, we’ve put together a list of simply delicious snacks that are under 100 calories to help you enjoy the holidays without all the guilt.

Holiday Snacks Under 100 Calories:

  • 1       Gingerbread Cookie
  • 10     Baby Carrots w/ 2 tbsp creamy hummus (try our Traditional Creamy Hummus Dip recipe)
  • 1       Biscotti Cookie, regular size
  • 25     Pistachios
  • 1       Brownie or Lemon Bar, approx. 1 1/2″ square
  • 1       Truffle, large
  • 10     Simply7 Quinoa Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion or Barbeque chips
  • 1       Slice Pecan Pie, about 1/2 the size of your open palm
  • 3       Gingersnap cookies
  • 5       Dark Chocolate-dipped Strawberries
  • 2       Candy Canes
  • 1oz   Smoked Beef Jerky

Got tips or ideas to share? Send them our way!

Happy Holidays and happy snacking from the team at Simply 7 Snacks. 


Holiday Shopping

Still need to go Holiday shopping? Well now that it’s almost time for gifts, the Simply7 team came up with 7 shopping tips for you.

  1. Ten days before Christmas is one of the best times to stock up on cheap gifts, retailers have very good deals up to 40% off, so make a list and head out to get gifts for everyone on your list.
  2. Look up stores that match competitor’s ads. Why take more than one trip? If you know what to get everyone write them down and go to a place that price matches and you can save money and time.

    Christmas gifts
    Christmas gifts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  3. Go shopping for gifts online soon; some stores still will deliver before Christmas.  Try shopping on Amazon, they have almost everything you want and you can choose from different things, prices, and shipping options.
  4. One thing most people don’t think of is going to craft shops, thrift stores, or other places that more people won’t think of going to so it won’t be busy with everyone running around trying to finish their lists and checking them twice.
  5. One option for next year is go out after Christmas and get shopping done for everyone. Stores have great sales everywhere and you can stock up not only for next holiday but for birthdays, graduations and any other gift giving occasion.
  6. Another option for next year – Go shopping earlier, people start shopping as early as October so they don’t have to deal with the Black Friday madness and soon after that Holiday rushes.
    Inside Hawthorn mall on Black Friday 2006
    Inside Hawthorn mall on Black Friday 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


  7. There’s always the simple answer of giving gift cards, find out what stores they like and get them a gift card to that store. Then you know you got them something they will definitely use.

These 7 tips are not only for this year but hopefully years to come, stock up when you find deals, and start your shopping early to get ahead of all of the rushes! But remember to always be safe.

7 Indoor Exercise Tips for the Holidays

With the Holidays just around the corner, let’s all try to be healthier before all of the office parties, the egg nog, and all of the food that the holidays brings into our lives. Here are 7 great indoor exercises for those cold days ahead of us. So you don’t have to skip your daily dose.

1. One of the most well-known exercises that works out your whole body, and good cardio, so good in fact that most athletes do it as well. Jumping rope, you can go out and buy one or you can use some rope you find around the house. It is fun, a good work out and you can have your kids do it with you for a fun indoor work out.

jump rope


2.  A great exercise to work out your core, that takes no equipment and helps you become                    more fit are Sit Ups or crunches they become harder the more you do, but taking fifteen minutes out of your morning to do them can really help you become healthier, more fit, and be ready for the holidays!

3.This next idea takes a little more time and a little bit of knowledge, doing Yoga every morning or every night can help you relax, get fit and beat those holiday pounds that everyone seems to find around this time of the year.


4. Another great work out that you can do quickly because it is so tiring is the plank it works your core. You can do it on any floor and as many reps as you want. It is so tough even the military uses it as a work out.

5. Just like the plank but a little easier and more well-known are Push Ups, if you do them right they are a great work out and you can take out as much time as you can to do as many as you can, but remember to push yourself!

push up







6. Have you ever tried running up and down stairs? Well if you have stairs in your home, and you have some time, try it. It is great exercise and you can even have your kids join you and make it a race, great work out and fun family time.

7. A very simple and fun way to exercise is getting family or friends together or playing some music and start dancing! It is another fun and great way to exercise. All you need are your favorite songs and some moves and you are good to go. Dance as much as you want and remember to have fun!

These seven different work outs can help you stay fit and healthy throughout this holiday season, choose any or all of them and get your family to join you, quality family time while having fun! Don’t find those pounds that you have worked so hard to lose!