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  • [Smart Snack Recipes: Quick and Easy Snack Food Ideas]

  • Are you hungry?

  • Now, I'm not talking about eat a burger hungry

  • but--you know--need a snack hungry.

  • Yeah, me too. [Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens]

  • I'm Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens, and maybe you're like me

  • and you've made a promise to yourself to make better food choices in your diet.

  • Well, that actually means making better between meal choices too.

  • And what I've done is I've gathered up a bunch of solutions to help you stay on track.

  • Now, the key is to eat something that packs a lot of flavor in a few bites,

  • so portion size is something you really want to consider

  • when you're looking to manage your diet.

  • So let's start at the sweet end of my little snacketeria here.

  • Talk about portion control.

  • These Sugar-Free Jell-O Snacks are only 10 calories a serving.

  • It doesn't get better than that.

  • And fruit is one of my favorite snacks,

  • but calories can vary widely between different types of fruit.

  • One medium kiwi, for instance, is about 50 calories,

  • a cup of orange sections is 80 calories,

  • and a medium pear or a medium banana is about 110 calories each.

  • Try to stick with medium-sized fruits when you're shopping.

  • Think of it as nature's portion control.

  • Now, you might think that watching your calories means giving up cookies.

  • And while it does mean giving up eating the whole bag,

  • you can have two Strawberry Newtons for 100 calories.

  • And of course, there are lots of 100 calorie snack packs on the market now,

  • like these Oreo Thin Crisps.

  • And if you're in the mood for something creamy,

  • Jell-O makes these Sugar-Free Pudding Snacks, and they're 60 calories.

  • Or you can make a smoothie.

  • [Strawberry-Lemonade Smoothie] This one calls for three-quarters of a cup

  • of Crystal Light Pink Lemonade,

  • fresh cut strawberries, half a cup of Cool Whip Free, some ice,

  • and two tablespoons of Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin.

  • Now, you want to make sure that you get the kind that's made for less or no sugar recipes.

  • And then blend. [blender whirring]

  • The pectin makes it thicken.

  • This recipe makes two servings.

  • So let's say you're all about the savory snacks.

  • When given a choice between chips and candy, you'll choose chips every time.

  • You know who you are.

  • I've got a few very smart ideas for your afternoon hungries.

  • A serving of baby carrots pack a big punch with two tablespoons of light ranch dressing.

  • 2% Milk Singles pair nicely with a medium apple for 130 calories.

  • And you can have three cups of air-popped popcorn

  • sprinkled with four teaspoons of reduced fat grated Parmesan cheese for 130 calories.

  • I like things a little spicy, so I'm just going to grab a little pinch of cayenne pepper

  • to spice it up.

  • And hummus is one of my favorite snacks.

  • Make little bites with two tablespoons of hummus

  • and half a whole wheat pita cut into wedges.

  • And that's 140 calories.

  • Staying hydrated is essential to all of our well-being.

  • Most of us just don't like to drink plain water, so why not doll it up?

  • I'm going to doll mine up with this Crystal Light Drink Mix.

  • And suddenly your water isn't just a plain drink, it's a jazzy drink.

  • In the mood for a frozen blender drink?

  • It's so easy to do.

  • Take some ice cubes, add some coffee, some skim milk, and then blend.

  • [blender whirring]

  • Voila! You've got a yummy frozen drink.

  • And you can sweeten it as you like it.

  • Ooh, doesn't that look good?

  • If you'd like nutritional information for what you've seen here

  • or more great snacking ideas, visit Howdini.

  • I'm Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens,

  • and I think I'm going to find something to eat.

  • I'm just not quite sure what.

  • [chimes jingling] [www.howdini.com]

[Smart Snack Recipes: Quick and Easy Snack Food Ideas]

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Smart Snack Recipes: Quick and Easy Snack Food Ideas

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    Elma Chang   posted on 2014/04/05
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