Shake Up Your Snacks: 5 Fun Ideas to Try

Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazinePeter Ardito/Fitness MagazineBy Karen Ansel, RD

Our readers say the snacks they're most sick of are low-fat yogurt and apples with peanut butter. Revolutionize the 3 p.m. munchies with these seven ideas -- each with less than 150 calories.

Lemony Chickpea Salad
Whisk together 1 teaspoon olive oil, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives. Toss with 1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned chickpeas.

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Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazinePeter Ardito/Fitness MagazineCinnamon Dippers
Cut a 6-inch corn tortilla into wedges, brush with 1 teaspoon melted low-fat butter, and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. Dip cooled chips in 1/3 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt.




Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazinePeter Ardito/Fitness MagazineAvocado Hummus
Puree 1/4 avocado, 2 tablespoons store-bought hummus, and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice in a food processor. Stir in 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives. Serve as a dip with 1 sliced red or yellow bell pepper.

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Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazinePeter Ardito/Fitness MagazinePlum Bruschetta
Mix 2 tablespoons nonfat ricotta cheese with a pinch of ground nutmeg. Spread over whole wheat toast. Top with 1 sliced plum and drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon honey.



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Peter Ardito/Fitness MagazinePeter Ardito/Fitness MagazineCocoa-Nutty Banana
Slice 1/2 banana lengthwise. Spread 1 teaspoon almond butter on the flat side of each half; press into 2 teaspoons unsweetened shredded coconut. Freeze 1 to 3 hours. Dust with a pinch of unsweetened cocoa powder.




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