Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Healthy Snacks You Will Enjoy

Servings: 12


* 4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
* 3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
* 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Peel 4 large ripe bananas, cut in thirds and insert a popsicle stick into the cut end of each piece. Melt ¾ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips. Cover each piece of banana with melted chocolate and sprinkle with coconut. (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) Place the bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.

Per serving: 100 calories; 4 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 7 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium.


4 servings, about 1 cup each


* 4 cups hot air-popped popcorn
* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
* Cayenne pepper, to taste

Toss popcorn with Parmesan and cayenne to taste.

Per serving: 75 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber; 153 mg sodium; 43 mg potassium.


Makes 2 servings at 1 cup each


* 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
* 1/2 cup chopped peeled papaya
* 1/4 cup guava nectar,
* 1 tablespoon lime juice
* 1 teaspoon grenadine,
* 1/2 cup ice

Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Per serving: 81 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; 201 mg potassium.

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