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Posted by on Mar 16, 2013 in Diet Tips | 0 comments

Healthy Low Calorie Snacks

Healthy Low Calorie Snacks

Healthy Low Calorie Snack Recipes

Snacks don’t have to be full of calories you can find plenty of low calorie ones, or healthy low calorie snack recipes can help you snack healthy.

Kale Chips

  • 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces (about 16 cups; see Note)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Directions

  1. Position racks in upper third and center of oven; preheat to 400°F.
  2. If kale is wet, very thoroughly pat dry with a clean kitchen towel; transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle the kale with oil and sprinkle with salt. Using your hands, massage the oil and salt onto the kale leaves to evenly coat. Fill 2 large rimmed baking sheets with a layer of kale, making sure the leaves don’t overlap. (If the kale won’t all fit, make the chips in batches.)
  3. Bake until most leaves are crisp, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 12 minutes total

 

Raspberry Jello

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cran-raspberry or apple-raspberry juice
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold sparkling white grape or apple juice
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, divided

 

Directions

  1. Bring 2 cups juice to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, pour water into a large heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the water; let stand for 3 minutes. Add the juice and stir to completely dissolve the gelatin, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar and stir for 1 minute to dissolve. Whisk in sparkling white grape (or apple juice).
  3. Refrigerate until the mixture is the consistency of thin pudding and is just starting to set around the edges, 1 to 1 3/4 hours. The time will vary depending on the size of your bowl and how cold your refrigerator is. After 1 hour, start checking every 5 to 10 minutes because it thickens quickly after that.
  4. Gently but thoroughly whisk the mixture until it’s uniform. Ladle just enough into a 6-cup mold to cover the bottom by about 1/2 inch. Nestle 1 cup raspberries into the layer of jello, pushing it into any grooves in the mold. Gently ladle another thin layer of jello over the fruit to help hold it in place. Mix the remaining 1 cup of raspberries into the jello left in the bowl. Gently ladle the mixture into the mold and smooth the top. Cover the mold with its top or with plastic wrap, without touching the jello.
  5. Refrigerate until very firm, about 4 hours. To test if it’s ready, touch it with your finger. If your finger does not stick, it’s done.
  6. To unmold, moisten fingertips and gently pull the top edges of the jello away from the mold. Fill a bowl with warm (but not hot) water; dip the mold just until the water nears the top. Hold it under for 20 seconds. Take it out of the water. Place a large plate over the mold. Holding the mold and plate together, invert and gently shake to loosen. Then slowly and gently pull the mold off. If the jello doesn’t come out, dip the mold back into the water for another 15 to 20 seconds to help loosen it from the sides.

 

Cottage Cheese Salad

  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon minced scallion
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper

 

Directions:

Place cottage cheese, bell pepper and tomato in a small container. Sprinkle with scallion, salt and pepper. Stir to combine, if desired.

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