Recipe Type: Snack Foods

Yogurt, Fruit & Granola


Granola bars are convenient, but like most prepared foods, convenience comes at a price. The banana granola bar pictured below is less than 1 ounce (25 g) and has 110 calories. It’s also low in sodium (40 mg). That does not seem too bad except you only get 1 gram ...

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Easy Whole Wheat Muffins

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This recipe is based on my Easy Homemade Muffins recipe. Substituting whole wheat pastry flour for refined white pastry or all-purpose flour increases dietary fiber from less than 1 gram per large muffin to up to 5 grams per muffin depending on the brand and type of flour used. Muffins ...

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Oven Baked Flour Tortilla Chips

Oven-Baked Flour Tortilla Chips

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Oven Baked Flour Tortilla Chips make light, crispy chips for dips, Taco Salads, or you can cut tortillas into strips for soups. While these oven-fried chips are low in calories and fat, flour tortillas can be high in sodium compared to corn tortillas. So check the nutrition label if you ...

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa


This colorful, hearty Black Bean and Corn Salsa can be be eaten with corn tortilla chips, as a condiment for seafood tacos, eggs, and breakfast burritos or for taco salads and nachos. One-quarter cup (4 tbps. 60 g) has about 80 calories, and 4 grams each of dietary fiber and ...

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Homemade Popcorn

Practically Perfect Popcorn

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This simple method makes practically perfect popcorn with little or no unpopped kernels. Homemade popcorn is an easy, fresher, lower calorie alternative to microwave popcorn. Four cups of popcorn provides 7 grams of fiber. Eating popcorn without butter saves 100 calories or more per serving. An equivalent serving of air ...

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Fig and Yogurt Bruschetta

Fig and Yogurt Bruschetta


This fig and yogurt bruschetta recipe is a variation of a fig bruschetta by the food photographer husband and wife team White on Rice. Their roasted fig bruschetta takes 45 minutes to make versus as little as 10 minutes for this recipe using grilled bread and homemade or prepared fig preserves. ...

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Homemade Cheese Crisp

Cheese Crisp

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Cheese crisps are crisp flour tortillas covered with melted cheese and tops, if desired, with salsa, sour cream or guacamole. Tortillas can be baked or browned on a griddle, topped with cheese melted in a hot oven. Cook’s Tip To easily break baked tortillas in half or quarters, light score ...

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Homemade Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde)


Some Mexican-American restaurants serve one or two types of red salsa, ranging from mild to hot, with tortilla chips prior to ordering your meal. One Mexican restaurant in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona serves three types of salsa including a salsa verde (green salsa) made with tomatillos and avocados. Tomatillos look ...

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Homemade Pita Chips

Baked Pita Chips


Pita chips made with whole wheat or multi-grain pita bread is a high fiber alternative to potato chips with up to 30% less calories per 1-ounce serving. Serve pita chips with hummus or a variety of dips. Related Recipes Hummus Cucumber Dip

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