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Snack and Appetizer Recipes

Snack and Appetizer Recipes

Between-Meals Guilt Free Snacks
If you choose snacks wisely, they can provide a nutritional boost and keep you satiated between meals without going overboard on calories, sodium and fat. A few healthy snack alternatives include kale chips, hummus (on celery sticks or whole grain pretzels), almonds and walnuts, lettuce wraps (a slice of turkey and a little mustard wrapped up in a lettice leaf) and plain, low fat yogurt - maybe with some nuts or a dash of honey to sweeten it up.

Trimming Tip: Select an appetizer as your main entree.

Satisfying Snack & Appetizer Recipes

Go Nuts!

Bowl of mixed and shelled nuts

Healthful Evening Snack Ideas

  • Small bowl of whole grain cereal and fat free milk.
  • Peanut butter on whole grain crackers with fat free milk.
  • Sunflower or sesame seeds with apple slices and low fat cheese.

Shopping for Snacks

Check the Nutrition Facts panel and look for these numbers: Less than 200 calories, and no more than 3g of total fat, 1g of saturated fat, 400mg sodium per serving. Bonus challenge: Choose snacks with no hydrogenated oils in the ingredient list. Don't expect to find much protein, vitamins or minerals in the snack aisle -- most of these foods don't offer a much nutrient bang for your bite. Above all, stick to the recommended serving size to keep from going overboard on calories.

Did You Know?

Some of the highest fat crackers are Ritz, Town House and Goldfish, which contain approximately 6g fat per ounce.

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