Feed your salty craving with one of these great snack recipes.
August 12, 2013
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Worth Their Salt
We all crave those wonderfully salty snacks from time to time, but traditional choices can spike your caloric intake. So the next time those salty urges hit, try one of these tasty choices.
Because we know you don't want to give up chips entirely, try this delicious and lighter alternative: Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip.
Use a mandoline to cut the potato for the best results; hand-cutting is less likely to produce sufficiently thin and uniform slices. If you have any leftover chips, store them in an airtight container for up to a week. You'll need to bake them for 2 minutes at 450° to recrisp before eating.
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The trick to getting kids to eat trail mix: Add just a little bit of the sweet stuff to the nutritious stuff so it tastes like a treat. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium and zinc, and the cranberries are chock-full of vitamin C and fiber.
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This recipe calls for gluten-free pretzels and chocolate, but any type will work if gluten is not an issue.
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Zucchini Oven Chips
Breaded, oven-fried zucchini chips taste like they’re fried, yet they are baked and amazingly crispy. These chips make a healthy substitute for French fries or potato chips.
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Spicy Maple-Cashew Popcorn
For a more kid-friendly version, omit the ground red pepper. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
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These chips are crispy, crunchy, salty, and so easy to make. For a different flavor, try sprinkling the kale with grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, or sweet paprika before baking.
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Baked Pita Chips
These lightly-salted chips are a great choice for after-school tummy satisfaction.
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Peanut-Almond Snack Bars
Featuring pretzels, marshmallows, peanut butter, almonds, and even a little hint of chocolate, is there any snack attack this bar can't beat?
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Sweet and Spicy Nut and Pretzel Mix
Don't forget to set a timer to remind you of the nuts toasting in the oven.
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This kid-friendly snack only costs $0.32 per serving. Kids will love these as an after-school treat.