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09.06.13
 

No offense to supermarket snacks, but THESE RECIPES produce seriously amazing snack options. Make 'em once, and you'll be prepared for days when between-meal hunger hits!

 
 
  Scoopable Chinese Chicken Salad

1/5th of recipe (1 1/2 cups): 195 calories, 3g fat, 595mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 22.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

We could probably eat this slaw every day and never get sick of it. It's the perfect blend of protein and veggies, sweet and savory, crunchy and... er, not crunchy. The fact that it's crazy easy to make is also terrific. Keep it around always!



 
  Mostly Roasted Veggie Explosion

1/8th of recipe: 70 calories, <0.5g fat, 97mg sodium, 15.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 6g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 0*

If you find plain veggies a little ho-hum, this platter is for you. Oven-roasted veggies have the most amazing flavor, and jicama and sugar snap peas ROCK. Wanna really take things over the top? Make a batch of Sweet Caramelized Onion Dip or Holy Moly Guacamole to go with this!



 
 
 
  Sassy Melon Salad

1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 91 calories, 0.25g fat, 30mg sodium, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 17g sugars, 2.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

This is NOT your average fruit salad. The vanilla-watermelon dressing is stellar, with just a hint of lime. And diced cucumber supersizes the portions! Easy, delicious, and all-around amazing...



 
  Root-for-Chunky-Veggies Soup

1/6th of recipe (1 heaping cup): 163 calories, 2.5g fat, 613mg sodium, 29.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 8g sugars, 6g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

NEWSFLASH: Soup is a great snack. Especially when it's packed with fiber and flavor, like this veggie-friendly selection. It's made with a store-bought butternut base (yay, a shortcut!), but you'd never guess. It tastes 100 percent homemade...



 
 
 
  Veggie-Loaded Tangy Tuna Salad

1/4th of recipe (about 3/4 cup): 150 calories, 2.5g fat, 676mg sodium, 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g sugars, 18g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

This is our basic tuna salad, but don't mistake it for boring. (Perish the thought!) Honey mustard and sweet relish bring flavor to the foreground, and tons of tasty veggies make this seriously satisfying. Not into tuna? Try the Sweet 'n Chunky Chicken Salad instead!


 
  Sloppy Joe Stir-Fry Slaw

1/4th of recipe (about 1 cup): 140 calories, 4g fat, 455mg sodium, 13g carbs, 3g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 13.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

When you want a snack that's more like a li'l meal, this is a great go-to recipe. It has only three ingredients, you don't need to chop anything, and it all cooks up in just one skillet. Could it BE any easier? Plus, it's loaded with lean protein. That RULES.


 

 
 
 
  Bestest Baked Apples

1/4th of recipe (1 apple): 104 calories, <0.5g fat, 10mg sodium, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 21g sugars, 0.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Sometimes, you want a sweet snack. If a plain apple isn't decadent enough for your tastes, BAKE IT. Better yet, bake FOUR, and you'll have goodies for days! These treats are good hot, warm, or cold, so they taste great right out of the oven or right out of the fridge. Pssst... There are FOUR variations on this recipe in Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts, not to mention baked peaches and pears too!

 

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