Some 100-calorie foods include a plain small potato, 2 ounces of low-fat cheddar cheese, 14 almonds and 10-13 large shrimp. Other types of nuts, such as cashews and pistachios, contain 100 calories in small portions, and egg whites on toast are a filling 100-calorie snack.
Although the caloric content of wine varies depending on the type and style, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gives an average figure of 25 calories per ounce of wine. A typical serving of wine varies from 3 to 8.5 ounces.
An 8-ounce serving of whole milk contains 146 calories. Reduced-fat milk with 2 percent milkfat contains 122 calories, and low-fat milk, which contains 1 percent milkfat, has 102 calories per 8-ounce serving. Non-fat milk, from which all the milkfat has been removed, contains 83 calories per serving
One large egg contains roughly 72 calories. However, most of an egg's calories are in the egg yolk. One large egg white contains only 17 calories compared to the yolk, which contains 55.
A single 1-ounce slice of American cheese has 96 calories, 7.39 grams of fat, 1.97 carbohydrates and 5.37 grams of protein. The same 1-ounce portion also has 368 grams of sodium and 77 grams of potassium. It contains vitamins A and C, calcium and iron.
According to the Mayo Clinic, 3,500 calories are equal to about 1 pound. Because calories are a unit of heat and pounds are a unit of weight, there is no direct conversion, and calories per pound differ with each person.
An average potato contains between 110 to 120 calories, which is why it is considered one of the best choices for those wishing to add some weight. Potatoes do not contain fats, cholesterol and sodium making them a healthy choice for just about anyone wishing to consume a nutritious and healthy meal
A cup, or 77 grams, of cooked, yellow corn contains 74 calories. Corn is a good source of vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, fiber, phosphorous, vitamin B3 and manganese. This food, which is an important part of diets around the world, is also high in antioxidants (phytonutrients).
Different types of alcohols have different caloric contents. Dry wines tend to have the fewest calories per serving, while mixed drinks tend to have the most. Unless they also include additional calories in the form of additives like juice, most alcoholic drinks have between 100 and 200 calories.
A 1-ounce serving of almonds, or approximately 24 nuts, contains 164 calories. Of those calories, 127 come from fat, and the almonds contain a total of about 14 grams of fat.