Healthy Recipes: Snacks

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage and Goat Cheese

Fresh goat cheese adds tang and texture to this classic appetizer. If you can’t find turkey sausage, try chopping up spicy precooked chicken sausage instead, and skip the first step.

Zucchini Bites with Tapenade and Mozzarella

I devised this recipe as an alternative to the average, more caloric party appetizer. Compliment the juicy texture of zucchini by combining it with a light layer of salty, flavorful tapenade. It can be assembled ahead and popped in the oven while you are serving your guests drinks.

Ginger Mint Iced Tea

Iced tea is my favorite summer drink because it’s refreshing without being too sweet and has plenty of antioxidants for healthy summer skin. Tuck in a sliced ripe peach or a handful of berries to get an extra serving of fruit for the day.

Edamame Salad

Edamame or fresh soybeans are packed with low-fat protein and vitamins. This salad is especially good during warm weather or served alongside a flaky piece of white fish. You can find frozen edamame in the freezer isle in organic and health food stores.

Spiced Nuts

In the cobblestone streets of New Delhi, India, the heavenly, potent aroma of spices roasted with nuts cling in the humid afternoon air. Hungry shoppers stop to fuel up with a handful of cashews and a quick cup of chai. Here’s my version of an Indian street vendors delight!

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Sweet oranges and tart cranberries are a pretty pair! I always keep a bag of cranberries in my freezer year-round since they disappear from the produce isle after the winter holidays.

Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Parmesan

Kids love fries! Sweet potatoes make a perfect food for kids since they are high in vitamin A and have a super-sweet taste.

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing works with any salad but is especially good with summer ripe strawberries and nutrient-packed spinach. Ideal for an outdoor summer or late spring brunch.