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antipasto tray

Antipasto Tray

A choice of fresh veggies, a healthy dip, shrimp with cocktail sauce and other healthy treats provides a great alternative for munchers.

Chicken Teriyaki Drumsticks

Chicken Teriyaki Drumsticks

Snacks do not have to be unhealthy, sugar, fat and salt laden junk food – but let’s face it, they can be. So I thought that I would share some ideas to notch up your snack table – keeping all the snackers with the munchies happy – so what if you’re keeping them a little […]

r. Grandma’s Almond Butter

Dr. Grandma’s Almond Butter

Dr. Grandpa really enjoyed the ‘roasted’ flavor; he noted that it is not in the commercial brand that we sometimes purchase. Other than the roasted flavor, the other nice thing about making almond butter yourself is that you can control the amount of salt – this recipe is very low in salt.

Basil Hummua

Fresh Basil Hummus

Fresh basil combines wonderfully with the hummus and gives it an even more warm, earthy taste. Serving the hummus on or with fresh tomatoes, makes it taste even better!



Guacamole is a great snack. However monounsaturated fats provided by olive oil, fish, avocados and nuts don’t raise cholesterol levels like saturated fat does. Reminder: avocado is high in calories – it’s not a freebee.

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Little Pizza-Like Snacks

Pizza is always a popular hit for the snackers. These little flavorful round snacks are made with whole wheat and lack the thick serving of hard cheese that usually comes with pizza. You can serve these as the main course for an easy lunch or dinner with a little salad, or vegetable; or by themselves […]

Nutty Suggestions

Nutty Suggestions

Portion control is really an important issue as related to nuts. They’re terrific and healthy, but having a jar right next to your hand could result in an oversized snack half-cup (357 – 400 calories) or a cup (750 – 800 calories) before you realize what happened. So I suggest that you make a personal […]



I used to make a dietitian joke about movie going: “You don’t gain weight from food eaten during the movie, because it is part of the total entertainment experience”. Unfortunately, my body did not cooperate – it counted every single calorie that I mindlessly nibbled. The Nutrition Action Healthletter suggests that if you eat theater […]

Popcorn Delight

Popcorn Delight

Popcorn, first discovered thousands of years ago by the Native Americans, can be a great snack when it isn’t laden with butter and salt. The recipe below provides a healthy, yummy snack. Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories: 230 Fat: 7 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 39 g Fiber: 6 g Protein: 6 g Sodium: […]

Roasted Red Pepper Humus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Getting out of the clutches of obesity is not an easy goal, but certainly one worthy of our efforts and commitment – it can be done. Not giving up is at the heart of the success. This yummy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus will make sticking to your eating plan a little easier.