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What Kind of Snacks are Those? 0

Posted on June 24, 2014 by sierra

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Are you tired of  sending your kids to school with cheese puffs and popcorn?

 

If so here are some tasty Portable Snacks and Lunches. Spice up you kids snacks with yummy healthier recipes:

 

Try Cookies with Fruit

 

Take things that kids like and then make them healthier like taking cookies and adding fruit. Here are some great cookies recipe with fruit.

 

Coconut Fruit Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 sugar cookie recipe or 1 (14-ounce) package Pillsbury® Sugar Cookie dough, cut into 24 slices
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • milk or coconut milk
  • flaked coconut
  • fresh fruit

Instructions

  1. Bake cookies according to package directions. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Stir together confectioner’s sugar and enough milk to make a thick glaze. Spoon about a teaspoon of the glaze on top of each cookie, spreading to the edges with the back of the spoon. Sprinkle on coconut while the glaze is still wet. Allow to dry. Top with fresh fruit when ready to serve.

Serves: 24 cookies

 

Make Yummy Smoothies

Smoothies are another great snack alternative. They make a great nutritional cold drink for any day.

Tip:  Be sure to get ripe fruit it will be sweeter.

 

Spice up Yogurt with Nuts & a little Brown Sugar

You could also try or strawberries in yogurt with a little brown sugar. And for lunches there are many other non messy things other than a sandwich like put baked beans in a container  or wrap up a baked potato in tinfoil. There to many leftovers? no problem just get some containers and you can mix and match food for instance beans and rice pasta and bacon or pancakes will make a fine lunch to send with your child to school

Homemade Fruit Pops

 

 

Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie Recipe 0

Posted on November 16, 2013 by Grace

Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Start enjoying Thanksgiving now. Here is a healthy low calorie pumpkin pie recipe that is pretty tasty. Even if your not on a diet this is a healthy recipe to enjoy.

Ingredients:

Directions: 1. Mix 15oz. can pumpkin, 1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice and truvia sweetener to taste.  Add two beaten eggs and 12 oz. can fat free evaporated milk. 2. Divide mixture between Pyrex custard dishes. 3.Bake in pre-heated 425 degrees oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until knife in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Makes about eight ¾ cup servings.

 

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Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks 1

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Allison Sugzda

Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks

Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks are nutritious, organic and gluten-free. They come in 70 calorie packs with a variety of flavors — strawberry, peach, tangerine, lemon, tropical and mixed berry flavors. Consumers love Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks because they give you a day's dose of Vitamin C and are safe for those with allergies. They are soft, easy to chew and a healthy snack in between meals, not like those hard, pull-your-teeth-out gummies we've all tried. It's perfect for those who are on the go and usually grab that stale, leftover doughnut in the kitchen. Consumers rate Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks high compared to other fruit snacks. The only complaint is that they're so tasty there aren't enough in the package.

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Spicy Peach Salsa Recipe 0

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Grace

Peach Spicy Slsa Recipe

Spicy Peach Salsa

With trees bursting with peaches, this is a farmers markets staple, with a savory twist.  This salsa is fantastic with plain tortilla chips, but it also pairs well with grilled fish or ham steak.  It freezes beautifully, so you can have a kiss of summer for months after it's gone.

Makes 3 cups

  • 6 large peaches (peeled or not, depending on your preference), halved, pitted and chopped in a 1/2 inch dice.
  • 1/2 red onion, peeled and chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Juice of two fresh limes
  • Zest of half a lime
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and pasted
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and deveined, chopped fine
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and deveined, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

1. combine all ingredients in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.

2. Shake vigorously and chill for at least one hour before using.

 

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Seaweed Snacks, Roasted Wasabi – Healthy Diet Snacks 0

Posted on July 07, 2013 by Grace

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Are you looking for a healthy snack that is low in calories but really tasty? Well then seaweed roasted wasabi could be a great snack for you. These are delicious and full of flavor. They are very light and only 30 calories for 1 serving (half the package). These are very light and flaky I wouldn't say crispy, exactly. They disintegrate as soon as they hit the moisture in your mouth, much like cotton candy does. They have a nice wasabi flavor, strong, but not so hot that it would prevent you from just downing the whole package at once. If you happen to take a breath when putting one in your mouth, watch out because you will get a wasabi attack in your nostrils. If you've ever had a little too much wasabi on your sushi, you'll know what I mean. They are especially great when your craving a small, salty snack. And are great with a sandwich like grill cheese or turkey. They are the next best thing to chips but without the high fat and calories.   These are so tasty and the only bad thing about them is that when I eat them, I crave sushi. These are very appetizing and I would recommend that you buy a single package first if you've never tried them. If you've had nori snacks before and like the kick that wasabi gives you, you won't be disappointed in these. These are amazing.

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Baked Zucchini Oven Fries 0

Posted on July 04, 2013 by Grace

baked zucchini fries low calorie

Try these delicious Oven Zucchini Fries not only are they healthy there also tasty.

They are tasty and healthy. Slice zucchini into 3-inch-by-1/2-inch sticks. Dip into beaten egg (or egg substitute), then into seasoned breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet, spritz with cooking spray and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, turning zucchini fries after 15 minutes.

Roasted Garlic, Tomato and Olive Salsa Recipe 0

Posted on September 22, 2012 by Grace

 

Roasted Garlic, Tomato and Olive Salsa

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 medium-size cloves roasted garlic (see recipe)
  • 1 cup nicoise olives pitted
  • 2 medium-size ripe tomatoes, cut into medium dice 
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut crosswise into thin strips

 

PREPARATION

1. Peel the garlic carefully to keep the cloves whole. Cut them in half lengthwise. In a bowl, toss together the olives, tomatoes and garlic. Mix in the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the basil leaves and toss. Serve over grilled chicken or tuna or toss with cooked pasta. YIELD Two and a half cups

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Onion Rings – Low Calorie 0

Posted on August 15, 2012 by Grace

 

Lord of the Onion Rings.

Wow!  An average order of onion rings at a fast food joint delivers 450 calories and 25 grams of fat! 

These crispy snacks will only cost you 153 calories and one tiny gram of fat,so go ahead and enjoy guilt-free!

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup fiber One Orginal bran cereal
  • 1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
  • Dash of salt

Optional: additional salt, peper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.

 

Directions:

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.  Cut ends off of onion; remove outer layer.  Cut onion into 1/2" wide slices (you'll get about 2 1/2 cups); separate into rings.  Use food processor to grind fiber one to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Pour fiber one "breadcrumbs" into small dish; mix in salt and any optional spices you like.  fill small bowl (just large enoungh for onion rings to fit in) with egg substitute.  One by one, coat each ring first in egg and then in breadcrumbs (give each ring a shake after egg bath).  Evenly place rings on baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, flipping rings over about halfway through using a pair of tongs.

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Peach Iced Tea Popsicles 0

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Grace

 

Cool down with Peach Iced Tea Popsicles!

 

What's better than a refreshing glass of iced tea on a hot day?  A frozen treat made from iced tea and sweet peaches! The best part is that kids and grown ups adore them equally.

 

Start with your Tea:

 

Step 8 bags decaffeinated black tea in 2 cups boiling water for 5-7 minutes.  Peel and pit 3 peaches; puree in blender.  In a small pot, combine puree, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 tbs. chopped peeled fresh ginger (optional).  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.  Simmer 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is syrupy.  Remove tea bags from tea; stir in peach syrup.

Pour the mixture into ice pop mold trays and freeze. Fresh from the freezer.

 

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Quick Pops Maker for Delicious Healthy Frozen Treats 1

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Grace

 

Cool off this summer with Quick pops maker an easy kitchen gadget for making healthy delicious frozen pops in minutes.

The other reviews are spot on regarding how easy it is to use and also bumps your popsicle making up a notch; you can make homemade creamsicles, mocha pops, even popsicles with shapes inside thanks to the cutting tools included in the kit.





 

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Frozen Yogurt Pops Recipe:

In a blender, mix seasonal berries with low-fat yogurt and a little milk. Pour the mixture into ice pop mold trays and freeze. Fresh from the freezer.

 

Alternate smoothie shakes along with a healthy meal and you have a diet plan that can reach your weight loss goals. Or use smoothie recipes with quick pops maker and have a frozen treat that the whole family will love. 

 

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