Snacks Under 200 Calories

 Sweet Snacks Under 200 Calories



Tropical Fruit Parfait

In a small glass -- or a jar with a lid, if you're on the go -- layer 1/2 cup fruit cut into 1/2-inch cubes (kiwis, mangos, and pineapples are nice) with 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt. Top with 1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds. Makes 1 serving (100 calories).



 Savory Snacks Under 200 Calories


Sweet potatoes' orange glow gives away their beta-carotene content. By serving this dip with whole-wheat pita and raw vegetables such as red peppers and broccoli, you also get selenium, vitamin C, and sulforaphane.

  • Prep Time5 minutes
  • Total Time25 minutes
  • YieldMakes 4 cups
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Ingredients

  • 1 kg organic sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup organic  tahini
  • 2 tablespoons organic olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons organic ground cumin
  • 1 organic garlic clove, chopped
  • Coarse celtic  salt and ground pepper
  • Whole-wheat pita and crudites such as red pepper and broccoli

Directions

  1. Set a steamer basket in a large pot. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil. Add potatoes; reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a food processor.

  2. Combine chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, oil, cumin, and garlic in the food processor. Puree, about 1 minute; thin with water if necessary. Season with salt and pepper and let cool; refrigerate, in an airtight container, up to 1 week. Serve with pita and crudites.