When I get a snack attack—watch out. Anything is fair game when I get ravenous and usually I reach for no-fuss (unhealthy)
convenience foods to satisfy my cravings, like cookies, chocolate and high-calorie crackers. But what I really need to eat to
fuel my hungry body is a healthy
. All the better if it includes fruit or vegetables.
So I try to plan ahead and some ideas that are as appealing as junk food help too. Here are 5 of my favorite quick snack
recipes (under 100 calories each) to satisfy your next hunger attack.
1. Cheesy Popcorn (75 calories
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn. See how to make it.
2. “Cocoa-Nut” Bananas (80
calories per serving)
Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the whole family.
3. Feta & Herb Dip with
Crudites (32 calories per serving for dip)
Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean dip. Serve with assorted vegetables, such as baby carrots, bell
pepper strips, radishes, snow peas, broccoli and caulifower florets.
4. Ham & Pepper Roll-Ups
(100 calories per serving)
This snack is perfect for the kids, too—try turkey instead of ham if you prefer.
5. Sesame Carrots (33 calories
Toasted sesame seeds add taste and eye appeal to a cheery plate of carrots.