Happy Saturday Everyone!!!
Here are 20 snack ideas from the Fitness section @ MSN.com. The best part? They're all 200 calories or less. :-D
1. Veggies and dip
Cut one large cucumber, one large carrot and a celery stalk into sticks. Mix a pouch of dry onion soup mix into a container of fat-free sour cream. Dip your veggies into one-half cup of dip.
2. Seasoned popcorn
Sprinkle a tablespoon of garlic salt, chili powder or freshly grated Parmesan cheese over three cups of air-popped popcorn. If you'd like a little kick, sprinkle some hot sauce on it as well.
3. Rice cakes and chocolate
Spread a thin layer (one teaspoon total) of hazelnut chocolate spread over two caramel-flavored rice cakes.
4. Trail mix
Mix one tablespoon each of dark and golden raisins with a quarter cup of dried apricots and a tablespoon of almond slivers for a low-cal trail mix.
Sprinkle one tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese over a dozen baked tortilla chips and melt under the broiler. Add two tablespoons of salsa.
6. Mini S'more
Put two marshmallows and a small piece of dark chocolate on top of a graham cracker and heat in the microwave until melted.
7. Pita and hummus
Cut a piece of whole-wheat pita bread into wedges and toast. Top each piece with one tablespoon of garlic or red-pepper hummus
8. Melon sundae
Combine a half-cup each of cantaloupe and honeydew melon slices. Mix in a large spoonful of plain low-fat yogurt and two teaspoons of honey.
9. Frozen yogurt
Top two small scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt with a tablespoon of heated chocolate syrup (optional).
Sprinkle a quarter-cup of reduced-fat cheddar cheese over half of a six-inch tortilla. Add a tablespoon of salsa and a tablespoon of chopped scallions; fold in half and heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted.
11. Peanut butter and fruit
Cut an apple into four wedges and spread a quarter teaspoon of low-fat peanut butter over each wedge.
Blend a cup of vanilla soymilk with half a banana and half a cup of strawberries.
Sprinkle a tablespoon of granola over a scoop of plain low-fat or frozen yogurt and add a teaspoon of molasses.
14. Tuna melt
Put a quarter-cup of canned tuna and a slice of low-fat cheese on a slice of whole-wheat bread. Broil and top with chopped tomato.
15. Chickpea salad
Combine a half-cup of chickpeas with a chopped tomato, half a tablespoon of olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
16. Turkey on an English muffin
Spread one tablespoon of cranberry sauce on half of a whole-wheat English muffin and top with a slice of fat-free turkey breast. Heat in the microwave for one minute.
17. Raisin bread and apple butter
Spread a thick layer of apple butter over a slice of raisin bread and sprinkle with cinnamon.
18. Cereal bar and honey
Spread a teaspoon of honey onto a low-fat fruit-flavored cereal bar.
19. Crackers and juice
Have approximately seven whole-wheat crackers with a cup of vegetable juice cocktail.
20. Mini bagel melt
Spread a tablespoon of low-fat ricotta cheese over a whole-wheat mini bagel and broil. Sprinkle with fresh chives.