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tasty snacks & sides

None of these recipes are like diet foods (and yet they are healthy), so a big plus for me to stay on track.

(35 Recipes) Created by DINAISPO

Recipes in this Collection

Black Bean Hummus
Very Good 4.2/5
(325 ratings)

Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 32.9
Garlic Pita Chips
Very Good 4.5/5
(235 ratings)

Take pita bread to a crunchy new level.

Carbs: 17.8g | Fat: 5.3g | Fiber: 2.4g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 126
Banana Raisin Muffins
Very Good 4.3/5
(226 ratings)

Bake these over the weekend, and enjoy throughout the week for breakfast or a snack.

Carbs: 46.2g | Fat: 9.5g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 5.1g | Calories: 276.5
Sweet and Spicy Potato Oven Fries
Very Good 4.4/5
(344 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: I have tried these, and rather than a snack I served as a side dish for a Sunday dinner.

Submitted by LIZZS2NDCHANCE

Carbs: 18.1g | Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 80.7
Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa
Very Good 4.6/5
(441 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: substitute lime for lemon for a truly authentic recipe

Submitted by METALFINGER2U

Carbs: 5.9g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 22.5
Cowboy Caviar
Very Good 4.5/5
(278 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Neither the vinegar or oil is necessary in this recipe. Just substitute a little more lime juice. This is great served with chips, as a dip, or to finish off a grilled fish. Also, one could just use one can of beans, and substitute the other can of beans with a can of corn, regular or Mexi style.

Submitted by JANAE55

Carbs: 9.4g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 2.6g | Calories: 68.8
Coach Nicole's Chewy Oat & Nut Granola Bars
Very Good 4.2/5
(237 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: May substitute 1 tsp. vanilla and non-fat milk for the almond milk.

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 39.6g | Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 4.5g | Protein: 6.9g | Calories: 220.4
World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Very Good 4.5/5
(248 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Great party dip. Could put all ingredients in a slow cooker. Set on high for one hour, then low for two more hours. Serve hot.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 3.8g | Fat: 4.6g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 3g | Calories: 73.9
Very Good 4.2/5
(56 ratings)

This is a low-fat alternative to french fries

Submitted by JENNYFAYE01

Carbs: 21.5g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 100.7
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

Easy and quick. great as a side dish or alone w/ bread and salad.

Submitted by CRANKYLADY

Carbs: 53.6g | Fat: 1.8g | Fiber: 7.9g | Protein: 7g | Calories: 251.4
Faux Fried Cheese Sticks
Very Good 4.2/5
(289 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: reduced some of the ingredients to an amount where there would be little waste. For 8 full cheese sticks(16 halves); I used 1tsp flour, 1Tbsp egg beaters, 1/4 c. Panko, 1 Tbsp. spice mix. When I recalculated the cal. I got 44 cals. per piece (1/2 of stick); 3 pieces = 132.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 15.1g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 15.4g | Calories: 145.2
Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans
Very Good 4.1/5
(255 ratings)

This is a great slow cooker side dish that's incredibly easy to make!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 36.7g | Fat: 0.8g | Fiber: 6.1g | Protein: 6.8g | Calories: 170.5
Parmesan Rice Pilaf
Very Good 4.0/5
(154 ratings)

Sauteing the rice and onion adds tons of flavor with very little fat.

Carbs: 11.6g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 2.4g | Calories: 83.9
Southwest Pasta Salad
Very Good 4.0/5
(174 ratings)

Quick and nutritious, this zesty take on pasta salad is a family favorite. Garnish with fresh herbs and black olives.

Submitted by RDEPASS

Carbs: 45.6g | Fat: 3.3g | Fiber: 7g | Protein: 14.2g | Calories: 267.8
Vegan Choco-Peanutbutter Banana Pops
Very Good 4.2/5
(23 ratings)

Banana ppsicles with a delicious chocolate-peanut butter coating are a perfect low-cal snack!

Submitted by XKRISS6X

Carbs: 10.3g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 1.4g | Calories: 62.9
FANNETASTIC FOOD'S Pumpkin Bean Dip
Very Good 4.2/5
(37 ratings)

This is awesome, easy to make, and a huge hit at parties when you want to serve something more creative than hummus!


Submitted by FANNETASTICFOOD

Carbs: 16.7g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 4.7g | Calories: 123.4
Easy Zucchini Parmesan
Very Good 4.4/5
(1024 ratings)

This quick and healthy side dish takes just minutes to prepare! And as a bonus, it's an easy way to get the kids to eat their vegetables.

Submitted by MATCM81

Carbs: 7.3g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 2.5g | Protein: 3.2g | Calories: 51.6
Quinoa with Spinach and Feta Cheese
Very Good 4.4/5
(361 ratings)

Quinoa is similar to brown rice, with a higher protein content. This is a delicious side dish or light meal.

Submitted by SLIMKATIE

Carbs: 32.1g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 232.8
Layered Mexican Dip with Baked Lime Chips
Very Good 4.5/5
(51 ratings)

My dip has all the flavor of the original, but it's much easier on the waistline. I prefer to eat this "dip" with a fork or raw vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 7.5g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 197.3
 Tuna and White Bean Salad
Good 3.9/5
(253 ratings)

A refreshing alternative to tuna salad. Pair with tomatoes and cucumber for a light lunch.

Submitted by JLPNURSE

Carbs: 20.4g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 6.1g | Protein: 27.6g | Calories: 219.1
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