Low Fat Snacks

Snacks can spell trouble when you're on a diet, but these healthy, low-fat snack recipes won't pile on the calories. From healthy after-school snacks to party snacks and more, our recipe selection offers plenty of tasty, low-fat choices.

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Buttermilk: Low-Fat Ingredient, High-Fat Name

It may sound fattening, but buttermilk is actually low in fat and high in protein and calcium. Unlike skim milk, which is thin and watery, buttermilk is thick and creamy. It even contains probiotics, beneficial bacteria that help keep your digestive system healthy.

Healthy Dinners: Low Fat, Big Flavor

Although healthy cooking has come a long way, there's still a nagging perception that if something is low-fat and nutritious, it's not going to taste good. Not true! Healthy cooking isn't about adding sprouts and tofu to everything under the sun--it's about making delicious, healthy dishes out of the foods and flavors you love.

The Skinny on Low-Fat Avocados: Real Healthy

I've been getting a lot of avocado questions lately about a new product called a SlimCado. (No, not named for a character in an old Western movie.) Have those resourceful farmers actually figured out a way to produce a lower-fat avocado?

6 Best Low-Fat Dinner Recipes: Familiar Favorites Made Healthier

If your holiday season included a few too many cookies or glasses of eggnog (whose didn't?), and your New Year's resolution includes a return to healthy eating, we're here to get you off to a great start. Since smooth, gentle transitions are always the easiest, we're giving you some of our best low-fat dinner recipes; you know, the ones that taste so good you might not believe they're low-fat. We've got low-fat nachos, baked chicken that tastes like a much more decadent fried version, even a creamy low-fat fettuccine carbonara. Each of these dinners is wholesome and tasty, perfectread more

Low-Fat Chocolate as Rich as the Real Stuff?

Don't you just love all those studies that tell us chocolate is actually good for us? Good for our blood pressure and our cholesterol, reducing our risk of diabetes and even aiding to weight loss? Um, they had us at "chocolate."

Easy Baked Fish -- Low Fat, No Fuss Recipes

Baking fish is the easy way to ease back into the new fall season. And maybe we were getting a little tired of the summer routine anyway. Yes, we all miss summer and the fresh array of vegetables that were readily at hand. But, really, so many great vegetables -- some even from our own gardens -- are still available. It's not that. Maybe it's the need to feel like we're eating a little lower on the hog, as in "less pork on the grill" and more low-calorie, high-flavor fish. And maybe we're just tired of cleaning the grill!read more

3 Things to Make With...Low-Fat Yogurt

When you find a good deal at your grocery store, it's smart to stock up -- but it can be a challenge to find new, tasty ways to use up all those good bargains. Each week, we bring you three original (often surprising!) recipes that feature the types of ingredients you're likely to find on sale.

Herbed Soy Snacks

Better Homes and Gardens

These easy soybean snacks have a great crunch and are very versatile. Give them a kick with cayenne pepper or chili powder.

Cheesy Tomato Party Snack Mix

Midwest Living

We packed this snack mix with extra protein and nutrients by adding soy nuts. You can find plain or flavored roasted soy nuts at large supermarkets or health-food stores.

Indian-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Fitness

Toss the spices and chickpeas together and bake to create a super simple snack that's also high in fiber and nutrients.

Strawberry PB Crepes

Parents

Serve these little strawberry and peanut butter roll-ups as a snack or enjoy as a quick breakfast.

Total: 10 mins

Wild Mushroom Crostini

Better Homes and Gardens

Toasty Mittens

Parents

Make this cheesy bread as a side recipe for a bowl of soup on a snowy day. Or make them for a child's snack.

Italian Popcorn

Better Homes and Gardens

This tasty snack serves one person for those times when you don't want to share. But it's easily doubled or tripled if company's coming.

Total: 5 mins

Bagel Chips with Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Panera Bread®

Have extra Panera bagels on hand? Make these irresistibly crunchy bagel chips with a refreshing cucumber dip on the side.

Total: 50 mins

Fresh Fruit Sundae Snack

Better Homes and Gardens

Snack attack? Good nutrition often takes a back seat to convenience when it comes to emergency snacking. This fresh fruit sundae is fast and fun--plus you get extra credit for a daily serving of fruit.

Total: 15 mins
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