Raw veggies not only add color and crunch to your party, plus the fiber keeps you fuller. For 20 calories or less, you can enjoy 1 cup of celery sticks, broccoli, zucchini, baby carrots, peppers, or cucumbers! Happy Munching!

Smart Dipping

1 cup sugar snap peas = (35 calories)
1 cup sliced radishes = (20 calories)
1 cup celery sticks = (15 calories)
1 cup broccoli florets = (20 calories)
1 cup baby carrots = (70 calories)
1 cup sliced cucumber = (15 calories)
1 cup sliced zucchini or squash = (20 calories)
1 cup sliced bell pepper = (20 calories)
½ cup Oven-Fried Potato Chips, see recipe below = (100 calories)
7 whole-wheat pita chips = (100 calories)
10 pretzel chips = (100 calories)
6 reduced-fat woven wheat crackers = (100 calories)
8 multigrain tortilla chips = (100 calories)

 

We forego the mess of deep-frying with a tidier and healthier alternative, the oven-fried chip. Rinsing our potato slices washes away sticky surface starch, allowing us to use a mere 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a couple of spritzes of cooking spray to “fry” our chips. Not to mention, they taste fantastic! You can have your chips and eat them too, without any guilt.

Oven-Fried Potato Chips
 
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Recipe type: Satisfying Snacks
Makes: 8 Snack Portions
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F. Spray 2 sheet pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Slice the potatoes into very thin slices, about ⅛ inch thick. For best results, use a mandolin slicer or the slicing attachment of a food processor.
  3. In a large bowl filled with water and the ½ teaspoon of regular salt, soak the sliced potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain well, and pat potatoes dry.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, toss the sliced potatoes with the olive oil, separating the slices to ensure that each is evenly coated.
  5. Arrange the oiled potatoes in single layers on the prepared sheet pans.
  6. Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until the edges of the potatoes are well browned.
  7. Season with the seasoned salt, pepper, and chopped chives before letting cool for at least 5 minutes.
Perfect Portions Oven-Fried Potato Chips

HELPFUL TIP: Soaking the sliced potatoes in salted water helps remove some of their excess starch and liquid content, making for crispier baked chips.
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 100