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Hungry Girl Today: 5.8.13

Dear HG,

I love to eat large salads, but they don't feel complete without something crunchy. I know tortilla strips and buttery croutons aren't exactly diet friendly. What are some of your favorite low-cal crunchy salad toppers?

Crunchin' Catherine

Hi Catherine,

Good question. Crispy salad ingredients can add too many unwanted calories and fat grams to your meal. (They're often fried or cooked with too much oil.) But salads are awesome, and they deserve crunchy toppings. Try these guilt-free picks...

Chips and Strips - Crush up some baked tortilla chips for quick and easy crunch. My favorites are by Guiltless Gourmet. If you want to make your own crispy treats, slice up some wonton wrappers into thin strips, lay them on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray, and bake at 325 degrees until crispy, about 5 minutes. Have two wrappers' worth of strips for only around 40 calories and no fat (PointsPlus