Whether enjoyed after work, at a party, or during a commercial break, these satisfying treats are guilt-free.
Soy and Sesame Kale Chips
The secret to getting these crisp is to avoid crowding the leaves on the baking sheets. Also, keep an eye on them—they can scorch quickly.
Mini Cheese Crackers
Made with whole-wheat flour, extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, and a pinch of cayenne pepper, Mini Cheese Crackers are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! They're the perfect snack for lunches or after school.
These flavorful nuts make a convenient, portable snack. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week.
Enjoy two soft, bready pretzels for under 100 calories. We love these topped with coarse salt but get creative and experiment with different toppings like cinnamon-sugar or Parmesan cheese.
Look for air-popped popcorn with no added ingredients or just pop your own. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top for a yummy, family-friendly treat.
Blueberry Shortbread Bites
These delicately textured shortbreads have a subtle orange flavor. They're wonderful served with a cup of tea or packed in a lunch.
Spicy ChickpeasHot and a bit crisp, these quick little snacks are good with almost any drink. Serve them right away; time is not their friend, and they are best when still warm from the oil.
Fresh Squash Chips
We "ruffled" these chips using a crinkle cutter, available for about $8 at kitchen or homes stores or online. For smooth slices, use a chef's knife.
These chips are crispy, crunchy, salty, and so easy to make. Opt for them instead of potato chips next time you're craving a salty snack. For a different flavor, try sprinkling the kale with grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, or sweet paprika before baking.
Avocado-Yogurt Dip with Cumin
Heart-healthy guacamole is delicious, but if you want a spin on the same-old same-old, pull out this little overachiever. The yogurt gives it a light, fluffy texture, while cumin adds a bit of zing. Dive in with some sliced bell peppers and come up from this snack saying, "Yum!"
Jack Cheese BreadsticksWhat's more comforting than a stick of bread warm from the oven, encrusted with shreds of pepper-flecked cheese? These three-ingredient breadsticks take less than 20 minutes to prepare, and are just the thing to cheer you up after a hard day's work.
Mini Smoked Salmon PizzasTreat yourself to a crispy snack topped with creamy cheese and smoked salmon. These bite-sized pizzas double as an elegant and simple appetizer or serve with celery sticks for a mid-morning snack.
Mini Frittatas with Ham and CheeseMake the frittatas ahead and keep on hand for a protein-packed mid-morning snack
Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean DipYou know that moment when you walk into a party and silently groan at the half a dozen treats displayed on the buffet, each one a variation on cream cheese, bacon, and butter? This dip can save the day. Full of zesty Mediterranean flavors, no one will care that it's low-cal and packed with loads of fiber.
Chunky Tomato-Fruit GazpachoGet two servings of fruit with a bowl of this sweet-and-savory gazpacho. Colorful and fresh, it's tasty as the starter to a casual meal, or as an afternoon snack when you're in the mood to treat yourself
French-Style Stuffed EggsAt only 38 calories per half, you can eat two servings of this delicious take on deviled eggs and still come out under 80 calories. Studded with bits of chopped ham and fresh herbs, these are equally appealing served cold without the broiled crumb topping.
Simple SnacksMunch of some of these 100-calorie or less options.
2/3-cup 1% cottage cheese
0.6 oz almonds, cashews, peanuts, or pistachios
1 large apple
2 cups strawberries
1 medium banana
1 whole-wheat English muffin
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 cheese stick
4 1/2 cups 94% fat free microwave popcorn
Crunchy EdamameFour ingredients combine in this spicy 90 calorie snack. Omit the chili powder for a milder taste. Or add more to bump it up.
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