How to Make 3 Healthy Low-Calorie Snacks Video
Searching for quick, healthy diet-friendly snacks? Find out how to make an easy 100-calorie snack in just minutes! EatingWell’s food editor, Jessie Price, shows you how easy it is to make three healthy low-calorie snacks.
Did you know popcorn can be a great healthy snack? Because it’s a whole grain, its fiber and nutrients make it a good choice. Plus, if you use an air popper and avoid butter, it can be calorie-smart as well. Our first recipe is Lemon-Parm Popcorn. Jessie starts with air-popped popcorn. To make it flavorful without butter or too much salt, she combines a small amount of olive oil with lemon pepper and just a pinch of salt and drizzles that over the popcorn. “Toss that around,” says Jessie. “Then sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and that's it. Delicious!”
Get the recipe: Lemon-Parm Popcorn
Next, Jessie shows you how to make Kale Chips. She simply drizzles fresh kale with olive oil and sprinkles on a little salt. “Massage that in,” Jessie says. “Then spread that on two baking sheets, taking care that it doesn't overlap too much.” The kale bakes for 8 to 12 minutes, until it's nice and crispy. “Pull it out of the oven and you've got Kale Chips!”
Get the recipe: Kale Chips
The third low-calorie snack is Pimiento Cheese. “So this is a Southern favorite,” explains Jessie. “And I'm going to show you how to make it a little healthier.” She starts with pre-shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. Using reduced-fat instead of regular Cheddar, and a little bit of low-fat mayo instead of regular mayo, slashes the saturated fat that you’d find in a regular recipe for this yummy spread.
Jessie finishes up by seasoning the cheese mixture with pimientos, chopped scallions and a couple of dashes of hot sauce. “Stir that all together and then put it on top of some whole-grain crackers,” she says. “And that's it. It's delicious.”
Get the recipe: EatingWell’s Pimiento Cheese
“These recipes couldn't be any easier,” says Jessie. “Three quick snacks, each less than 100 calories.”
Want more quick healthy snack recipes? Check out:
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