Give these good-for-you favorites a try for when you need a break from the sweets.
Roasted Chicken-Chipotle Nachos with Cilantro-Avocado Crema
The nacho topping of shredded chicken, chopped onions, and other bold, flavorful ingredients doubles as a filling for tacos or burritos. Make the topping up to 2 days ahead so that when you're ready to serve this snack, only a little prep work is required.
Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix
Make this mix ahead and keep it tucked in a purse, briefcase, or backpack for an on-the-go snack.
Recipe: Crisp and Spicy Snack Mix
Ricotta Raspberry Canapés
Top a slice of hearty peasant bread with ricotta cheese, honey, and raspberries to satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings.
Recipe: Ricotta Raspberry Canapés
Corn Bread Bites
Bite-size cornbread muffins make hearty little snacks. Or you can serve them with chili or soup. For more heat, add chopped jalapeño peppers or double the hot sauce.
Recipe: Corn Bread Bites
Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese
Feel free to play with the flavors of this recipe (just keep the measurements the same)–try turkey sausage instead of ham, Monterey Jack cheese for the cheddar, or chopped mushrooms to accompany the green onions.
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Marinated Spanish Olives
Herbs, coriander seeds, and sherry vinegar give Spanish olives an out-of-this-world flavor. Plus, they can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Recipe: Marinated Spanish Olives
Enjoy warm soft pretzels in comfort of your home. Accompany with yellow mustard, honey mustard or melted low-fat cheese for dipping.
Recipe: Soft Pretzels
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