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Quick and Healthy Snack Recipes and Cooking Tips

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Gorp

Try customizing this basic recipe with your favorite dried fruits and nuts.

» Gorp

“Cocoa-Nut” Bananas

Cocoa- and coconut-crusted bananas are a treat for the whole family.

» “Cocoa-Nut” Bananas

Chile Con Queso

Our healthier version of chile con queso will have ooey-gooey-cheese lovers celebrating. Now you can enjoy this Tex-Mex dip without all the fat and calories. We replaced some of the cheese with a low-fat white sauce and used sharp Cheddar plus a splash of beer to boost the flavor. Our version cuts the calories in half and reduces total fat and saturated fat by nearly 60 percent.

» Chile Con Queso

Apricot Canapes

These sweet and savory bites are like a cheese course in a bite.

» Apricot Canapes

Strawberry & Cream Cheese Sandwich

Sliced strawberries and reduced-fat cream cheese come together in a sandwich for this quick and healthy lunchbox treat.

» Strawberry & Cream Cheese Sandwich

Indoor S'Mores

You don't have to sit around a fire to enjoy S'mores. Just be sure to watch them carefully under the broiler—the marshmallows can go from perfectly toasted to charcoal in a hurry.

» Indoor S'Mores

EatingWell’s Pimiento Cheese

This Southern favorite is a simple blend of Cheddar, mayonnaise and pimientos. If you like spicy foods, add a few shakes of hot sauce. Serve with crackers for an appetizer or as a sandwich spread for lunch!

» EatingWell’s Pimiento Cheese


Planning is key to eating healthy, well-balanced meals, and healthy snacks are no different. You need to have a game plan to keep yourself on track when hunger strikes. Stocking your fridge with ingredients for quick and healthy snacks can help you resist the vending machine when you’re at work or avoid that pint of ice cream in the freezer. So, whether you’re juggling family activities, work requirements or social commitments, try these quick recipe ideas for healthy snacks to help you stay lean and healthy!

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Anonymous

08/13/2012 - 10:59pm

Some of these photos make my mouth water!

Anonymous

08/20/2010 - 3:22pm

Thanks for the great healthy snack ideas. They all seem like quick and simple recipes which is great since I'm a busy mom. My kids love fresh berries. I can't wait to try the strawberry sandwiches on them!

Anonymous

08/02/2010 - 1:51pm

I don't care, it tastes good. You only live once, eat all the milk, cheese, and ice cream you want...

Anonymous

07/08/2010 - 1:41pm

quit arguing about dairy!

Anonymous

07/07/2010 - 10:37pm

I don't know about all that dairy. It isn't all that healthy, and I disagree with dairy consumption on a philosophical level. First of all, milk is for babies, and we are not babies. Secondly, milk is intended for the mother's babies, and we are not cows.
Many major cuisines do not include dairy. The Chinese have gone for centuries without a drop of milk. Also, dairy tends to decrease antioxidant properties of fruits and tea. What does that tell you?

Anonymous

07/05/2010 - 11:54pm

Dairy everyday...This food is marketed to you by the dairy industry. They are trying to sell you a product so they can make a profit. They don't care about your health. Feel free to read, "The China Study" or "Diet for a New America" to find out more.

Cheers!

Anonymous

06/30/2010 - 12:10pm

Actually, dairy is one of the major food groups that you're supposed to eat everyday.

Anonymous

05/16/2010 - 11:17pm

what is up w all the cheese? dont you ppl know that dairy is bad for you?

Anonymous

04/23/2010 - 7:43pm

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