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Low-fat, low-calories vegetarian snacks

windsong May 15, 2012 09:33 PM

Looking for quick, simple and exciting snack recipes and ideas. Give me your best :)

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  1. westsidegal RE: windsong May 15, 2012 09:42 PM

    blanched sugar snap peas.
    the best ones are sold at costco.

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      cheesecake17 RE: windsong May 16, 2012 08:34 AM

      Kale chips

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        jamieeats RE: windsong May 16, 2012 11:24 AM

        baked apples

        slice thinly, sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or splenda. bake for an hour on 200, flip, bake until golden brown or desired crunchiness.

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        1. re: jamieeats
          IndyGirl RE: jamieeats Jul 11, 2012 06:53 AM

          oh, that sounds great!

        2. weinstein5 RE: windsong May 17, 2012 01:40 PM

          edamame - throw in microwave and 3 minutes later ready to eat

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            lovessushi RE: weinstein5 May 20, 2012 11:55 AM

            Maybe not terribly exciting, but greek yogurt with 1/2 a cut up banana and 1/4 cup of chocolate strawberry granola. Tastes very decadent but is still healthy and relatively low cal-
            Also goat cheese on anything makes a great snack - goat cheese has a lot less fat and sodium (generally) than cow's milk cheese. You can find great soft spreadable kinds.
            The old standby of apples and pb -just a little pb goes a long way

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              relizabeth RE: lovessushi May 20, 2012 08:14 PM

              lupini beans (from middle eastern or brazilian grocer). You need to squeeze them so you dont get the pod. But they are so salty and delicious.

              jicima with hoisin sauce

              ryvita/wasa type cracker w pb

          2. losangeles RE: windsong May 21, 2012 07:06 AM

            The recipe uses a smoker but if you use liquid smoke instead it becomes a very easy recipe. They are amazingly delicious.

            Smoked Spicy Maple Glazed Almonds


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            1. re: losangeles
              westsidegal RE: losangeles May 23, 2012 11:02 PM

              i tend not to think of almonds as low fat.

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                jamieeats RE: westsidegal May 24, 2012 09:13 AM

                ...or low calorie.

                they are definitely a great healthy snack if you can limit yourself to just a few, but typically someone looking for low-fat/low-cal snacks probably wants something that they don't need to have so much self-control with.

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              Billy33 RE: windsong May 23, 2012 11:16 PM

              Roasted chickpeas. Swiss chard chips. Chocolate mousse made with whipped silken tofu. Thin slices of skin-on pumpkin, seasoned and roasted until chewy/crispy.

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              1. re: Billy33
                IndyGirl RE: Billy33 Jul 11, 2012 06:55 AM

                Yes on the chocolate mousse made with silken tofu--see Alton Brown's Mooless Pie.

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                windsong RE: windsong May 24, 2012 09:15 PM

                Thanks for all the replies! Keep them coming :)

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                  AdinaA RE: windsong Aug 17, 2012 09:08 AM

                  Oasis brand makes a Zero Fat "Mediterranean Medley" Hoummus.

                  It is seriously good.

                  "Mediterranean Medley" is made with chick peas and sweet peppers, onions and other veggies instead of oil. 2 tbsp had 18 calories and zero fat. 2 tbsp regular hummus has 70 calories, mostly form olive oil.

                  I ate the entire 10 oz. tub with jicama sticks- a whopping 180 calories.
                  It isn't available everywhere, (http://www.omcfood.com/location.html


                  Lucky Midwesterners.

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                    magiesmom RE: AdinaA Aug 17, 2012 04:59 PM

                    and from tahini, which tastes great and is not a bad thing.

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