Food

Crunch Time

Got a craving for something crisp? These clever combinations deliver satisfying hits that are sweet, savoury, or a little bit of both.

Veggie Tostada with Feta and Oregano1. Veggie Tostada with Feta and Oregano

Spray 1 small (4-inch) tortilla with cooking spray; bake in oven until crispy. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp (30 ml) crumbled feta; bake until warmed through. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp (30 ml) chopped red pepper, 1 Tbsp (15 ml) chopped Kalamata olives, 2 tsp (10 ml) minced shallot, 1 tsp (5 ml) fresh oregano, and  ½ tsp (2.5 ml) cumin seeds. SmartPoints® value: 4

Apples with Chocolate-Peanut Dip2. Apples with Chocolate-Peanut Dip

Core and thickly slice a large Granny Smith apple. Combine 4 Tbsp (60 ml) light whipped topping and 1 Tbsp (15 ml) light chocolate syrup in a small bowl. Spoon dip onto apple slices; sprinkle with 10 chopped peanuts. SmartPoints® value: 4

Apples with Chocolate-Peanut Dip3. Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

Combine 2 cups (500 ml) warm light microwave kettle corn popcorn and ⅓ cup (80 ml) Wheat Chex cereal in medium bowl; coat with cooking spray. Place 1 tsp (5 ml) granulated garlic, ¾ tsp (3.75 ml) wasabi paste and ¼ tsp (1.25 ml) ground ginger in bottom of large bowl. Add popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Stir in 2 Tbsp (30 ml) chopped wasabi peas. SmartPoints® value: 4

Pear with Pecorino and Pecans

4. Pear with Pecorino and Pecans

Core and thickly slice an Asian pear into 6 rounds; evenly divide 2 Tbsp (30 ml) shaved Pecorino Romano, 1 Tbsp (15 ml) toasted chopped pecans, 1 Tbsp (15 ml) pomegranate seeds—also called arils— (optional) and freshly cracked black pepper over slices. SmartPoints® value: 4

Celery Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese5. Celery Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese

Combine 4 Tbsp (60 ml) room temperature reduced-fat goat cheese, 1 Tbsp (15 ml) mixed minced herbs (such as chives, parsley, dill, or basil), 1 tsp (5 ml) low-fat milk, 1 tsp (5 ml) minced garlic, and a pinch salt in a small bowl; divide among six 2-inch celery pieces. Sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper. SmartPoints® value: 3