Food & Nutrition

Crunch Time

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

tostada

1. Veggie Tostada with Feta and Oregano

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

Apple

2. Apples with Chocolate-Peanut Dip

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

Pop corn

3. Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

Combine 2 c warm light microwave kettle corn popcorn and ⅓ c Wheat Chex cereal in medium bowl; coat with cooking spray. Place 1 tsp granulated garlic, ¾ tsp wasabi paste and ¼ tsp ground ginger in bottom of large bowl. Add popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Stir in 2 Tbsp chopped wasabi peas. SmartPoints value: 4Pear

 

4. Pear with Pecorino and Pecans

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

Celery

5. Celery Stuffed with Herbed Goat Cheese

Combine 4 Tbsp room temperature reduced-fat goat cheese, 1 Tbsp mixed minced herbs (such as chives, parsley, dill, or basil), 1 tsp low-fat milk, 1 tsp 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