Healthy Recipes: Snacks

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Spiced Hot Cocoa

This low-fat version of hot cocoa has a Mexican twist! I add lots of spices and a hint of chili pepper to give it that extra warm flavor.

Cardamom Ice Cream

I created this recipe for my friend Lorna Sass, award-winning cookbook author and serious jazz enthusiast. Since she is such of fan of cardamom, I wanted to offer her a special treat when I invited her over for dinner one night. In this recipe, the cardamom is mellowed by the addition of the bittersweet chocolate chips.

Pear Hazelnut Muffin

Pears are plentiful in the fall. If you happen to have a few bruised pears at the bottom of your fruit bowl, this is a great way to rescue them! If you don’t have hazelnuts, almonds work just as well. I store all my nuts in the freezer to keep them from becoming rancid.

Zucchini Bread/Cake

By the time August rolled around, Granny always had plenty of shiny, dark green zucchini in her garden, even after giving basketfuls away to neighbors and to her local church. A hunk of fresh zucchini bread resting on our counter next to Granny’s coffee pot that hooted like an owl as it brewed didn’t last long when neighbors came to call.

Buckwheat Blini

Blinis are little pancakes that are usually topped with caviar. My blinis are thinly like crepes and I like to serve them rolled with blueberry sauce or fresh chives and sour cream.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Powered sugar coat these cookies baked with walnuts. Instead of white flour, I use whole grain flour, for a healthier twist. If you happen to have peanuts in the kitchen, they work just as well in place of walnuts.

Cherry Almond Smoothie

Frozen cherries are a great fruit to keep on hand for snacks and quick desserts! Ideal for smoothies, cherries are naturally sweet, the frozen whole black cherries are fairly inexpensive, and store for months in your freezer. If you use fresh cherries, chill before serving.

Tuna Fish Salad

I’m always looking for a quick, protein-packed lunch when I’m on the run. Skip your office or school cafeteria food and stuff this healthy salad in a whole wheat pita and add sprouts.