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Make Over Your Munchies

Standard healthy snacks starting to feel like a snoozefest? Take five typical bites from average to awesome with these ideas, each around 200 calories.

Old standby: Carrot sticks with ranch dressing
New favorite: Spicy citrus sticks and avocado

  • Toss 1 cup jicama matchsticks in a bowl with the juice of 1/2 lime, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Enjoy with 1/2 avocado.

Old standby: Microwave popcorn
New favorite: Pumpkin-spice popcorn

  • Toss 4 cups air-popped popcorn with 2 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Old standby: Apples with peanut butter
New favorite: Baked pear with honey

  • Halve a small pear and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Top with 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts and 1 teaspoon honey. Dust with ground ginger.

Old standby: Low-fat yogurt with fruit
New favorite: Cheesy apple slices

  • Mix 1 ounce goat cheese with 1 chopped date and a splash of vanilla. Spread on a sliced small apple.

Old standby: Whole wheat crackers
New favorite: Kale chips

  • Drizzle 1 bunch chopped kale with 2 teaspoons olive oil and salt to taste. Bake at 300° for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crisp.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, November/December 2013.

 

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3/11/2014 12:42:31 PM Report Abuse
gretchenhill223 wrote:

Great tips! Before when I was at 280pounds at age of 25, my snack are always Pizza, so when I got weight loss surgery at PlacidWay, I watch my food especially during snacks. Thanks for sharing this I have now a idea.

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