50 Best Snacks Under 50 Calories

Satisfy your sweet tooth

  1. 1⁄2 medium apple, baked, topped with 1 Tbsp lowfat yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon (45 calories)
  2. 1⁄2 small banana, frozen (45 calories)

  3. 4 oz unsweetened applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon (49 calories)

  4. 1 miniature box of raisins (45 calories)

  5. 2 sugar-free ice pops (30 calories)

  6. 1 sugar-free fudge ice pop (35 calories)

  7. 12 cherries (48 calories)

  8. 1 individual serving sugar-free gelatin with 3 Tbsp light whipped topping (40 calories)

  9. 1⁄2 cup strawberries with 21⁄2 Tbsp nonfat yogurt (47 calories)

  10. 14 seedless red grapes, frozen (48 calories)

Indulge a salt craving

  1. 11⁄2 cups salted air-popped popcorn (46 calories)
  2. 1⁄4 cup shelled edamame with sea salt (37 calories)
  3. 8 oz miso soup (36 calories)
  4. 1 pretzel rod (37 calories)
  5. 1⁄4 small bag of Glenny’s lightly salted soy crisps (35 calories)
  6. 1 medium sliced cucumber mixed with 1⁄4 cup sliced onion, 1⁄2 cup chopped celery, 4 Tbsp vinegar and salt to taste (45 calories)
  7. 6 oz eight-vegetable juice (39 calories)
  8. 1 kosher dill pickle (10 calories)

Crunch and munch

  1. 1⁄2 cup jicama with 4 oz salsa (49.5 calories)
  2. 11⁄2 cups sugar snap peas (40 calories)
  3. Small celery stalk smeared with 1⁄2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (49 calories)
  4. 1⁄2 small apple with 1 tsp soy butter (46 calories)
  5. 1 brown rice cake with 1 Tbsp sugar-free jam (44 calories)

Smooth and creamy

  1. 1 Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb wedge spread on cucumber slices (35 calories)
  2. 1 tsp almond butter (34 calories)
  3. 1⁄2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 tsp sugar-free strawberry jam (43 calories)
  4. 1 oz avocado (about 1⁄8 of an avocado) squirted with lime (45 calories)
  5. 8 grape tomatoes dipped in 1 Tbsp light cream cheese (46 calories)

Cheesy whizzes

  1. 6 pieces of endive filled with 1⁄2 oz reduced-fat feta cheese (49 calories)
  2. 1 slice fat-free American cheese (30 calories)
  3. 1 large tomato, sliced, topped with 1 Tbsp Parmesan, broiled (44 calories)
  4. 1 oz fat-free cottage cheese on 1 slice caraway Finn Crisp Crispbread (38 calories)
  5. 1 oz fat-free mozzarella dipped in 1 tsp marinara sauce (46 calories)

Power up on protein

  1. Turkey rollups: 2 slices white meat turkey rolled in 2 lettuce leaves (46 calories)
  2. 1 oz smoked salmon (about 1 slice) on 2 Wheat Thins crackers (Multi-Grain) (48 calories)
  3. 1 tofu dog with 1 Tbsp sauerkraut (48 calories)
  4. 1⁄2 cup plain fat-free yogurt sprinkled with 1 tsp sunflower seeds (49.6 calories)
  5. 1.3 oz water-packed tuna with 1 tsp Dijon mustard (48 calories)
  6. 2 large hard-cooked egg whites with 1 cup sliced cucumber (48 calories)
  7. 1 slice Wasa Fibre Crispbread with 2 tsp hummus (45 calories)
  8. 1 medium water-packed sardine with slice of red onion (35 calories)

Solid standbys

  1. 1⁄2 cup melon with 2 Tbsp 1% cottage cheese (47 calories)
  2. 1⁄2 small grapefruit (32 calories)
  3. 1⁄3 cup blueberries with 1 Tbsp light sour cream (47 calories)
  4. 1⁄2 cup carrots with 1 Tbsp light ranch dressing (45 calories)

Thirst quenchers

  1. 1⁄2 cup nonfat milk with 1 Tbsp Walden Farms calorie-free chocolate syrup (40 calories)
  2. 1 packet of sugar-free hot chocolate made with 1⁄4 cup skim milk and 3⁄4 cup hot water (47 calories)
  3. 3⁄4 cup almond milk (45 calories)
  4. 3⁄4 cup seltzer with 1⁄4 cup cranberry juice and a lime wedge (33 calories)
  5. Homemade iced green tea (with artificial sweetener if desired) (0 calories)

What low calorie snacks do you know and like? 🙂

Snacks under 100 Calories

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Source: www.womansday.com/health-fitness/diet-weight-loss/50-Best-Snacks-Under-50-Calories

Fastest and Best Way To Make Apple Chips in the Microwave

I love apples and apple chips are my favorite way of eating them.

Ingredients / You need:

  • As much Apples as you want
  • Baking Paper
  • Microwave 😉
  • Spices (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Wash the apples
  2. Optionally, you may peel and/or remove the apple cores
  3. Slice them extremely thin
  4. Lay out on baking paper
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, stevia, or whatever you like
  6. Microwave themfor 3-5 minutes
  7. Turn them around and optional change the baking paper
  8. Microwave them again till they are crispy
  9. Remove from the microwave and let them cool
  10. Eat them or store them in a airtight container

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Egg-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Ingredients

baked potatoes, slightly cooled
melted butter
kosher salt and black pepper
shredded cheese (cheddar, gruyere, fontina, pepperjack, or other of your choice)
eggs
additional fillings of your choice: sauteed vegetables, bacon or ham, etc.

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice a layer off the top of each potato.

Use a spoon to gently scoop out insides, leaving a thin layer of potato against the skin and avoiding puncturing the bottom.

Reserve scooped potato for another use.

Brush inside of each potato with melted butter and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese into each potato and add fillings as desired (vegetables, diced meat, etc.)

Fill each potato about 3/4 full.

Crack one egg into each potato.

Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper.

Top with additional cheese and toppings if desired.

Place potatoes on a baking sheet and cook for about 20 minutes.  Egg whites should be set and yolks soft.

Recipe inspired by The Village Cook

Cute & clever valentine’s day treats!

Sweeten your sister’s Valentine’s Day with lovable treats! These favors are also adorable for New Member, Big/Little, Panhellenic and Fraternity gift giving! XOXOXO

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104 VALENTINE’S DAY TREATS WITH SWEET SAYINGS: 

  • Pixie sticks: Stick with me, Valentine
  • Smarties: It’s smart being your Sister
  • Chocolate coins: Valentine you’re on the money
  • Gum: I “chews” you as my Valentine
  • Mints: We’re mint to be Sisters
  • Swedish Fish: You’re a great catch
  • Extra gum: You’re extra special to me
  • Pop Rocks: You rock, Valentine!
  • Krackel chocolate bars: You krack me up Valentine
  • Rolos: I like the way you roll
  • Peeps: Happy Valentine’s Day to all my Peeps
  • Snickers: Valentine you make me snicker
  • Orbit gum: You send my heart into orbit
  • Hot Tamales: You’re one hot tamale
  • Butterfinger: B Mine
  • Button candy: You’re cute as a button
  • 2 of any candy: We’re 2 of a kind
  • Reese’s Pieces: You stole a piece of my heart
  • Almond Joy: It’s a joy being your sister
  • Starbursts: Bursting with joy that you’re my Valentine
  • Sweet tarts: You’re as sweet as can be
  • Gummy fish: You’re the only fish in the sea for me
  • Blow pop: You blow me away Valentine
  • Hershey kisses: XOXO
  • Life Savers: Sister you float my boat
 NON-CANDY FOOD:
  • Gold fish: You’re a great catch
  • Teddy Grahams: I  you beary much
  • S’mores: Every day I love you s’more
  • Apple Jacks: You’re the apple of my eye
  • Lucky Charms: I’m lucky to have you as my sister
  • Cracker Jacks: You crack me up
  • Chips Ahoy cookies: Ahoy Matey, be my Valentine
  • Ice cream: You’re cool Valentine
  • Gold fish: Of all the fish in the sea, you’re the one for me
  • Donut holes: I love you a hole bunch
  • Heart Shaped PB&J Sandwich: Stuck together like PB&J
  • Crush soda: I’ve got a crush on you
  • Kool Aid: You’re kool!
  • Mountain Dew: I love everything you dew
  • Hot chocolate: You melt my heart
  • Soda: I “soda” think you are amazing
  • Nutella: I‘m nuts about you
  • Fortune cookie: I’m so fortune-ate that you’re my sister
  • Froot loops: You make my loop complete
  • Can of soup: You’re souper!
  • Key shaped cookies: You hold the key to my heart
  • Moon pies: I love you to the moon and back
  • Apple sauce: You’re awesome sauce
  • Coffee: Sister you keep me grounded
  • Cheerios: You’re O so special to me
  • Pickle: You mean a great “dill” to me
  • Clementine orange: You’re such a Cutie
  • Banana: I go bananas over you
  • Berries: I like you berry much
  • Plum: You’re plum perfect
  • Apple: You’re the apple of my eye
  • Pear: We make the perfect pear
  • Nuts: I’m nuts about you
  • Popcorn: My heart pops for you

image TOYS:

  • Playing cards: 52 things I love about you
  • Magnifying glass: I’ve got my eye on you
  • Glow sticks: You make my heart glow
  • Bubbles: You blow me away
  • Stickers/tattoos: I’m stuck on you
  • Plastic zoo animal: I’m wild about you
  • Ball: You make my heart bounce
  • Beach Shovel: I dig you
  • Lion: You’re sweet and I’m not lion
  • Puzzle pieces: We just fit
  • Dog plush toy: You’re so dog gone cute
  • Cat plush toy: I think you’re purrrrrfect
  • Mad Libs: I’m mad about you
  • Owl plush toy:  I’ll owl-ways be your sister
  • Toy boat: You float my boat
  • Crazy straw: You make me loopy
 USEFUL ITEMS:
  • Button: You’re as cute as a button
  • Magnet: I can’t resist your magnetism
  • Friendship bracelet: The ties that bind
  • Matches: We’re the perfect match
  • Mini Sewing kit: I love you sew much
  • Candle: You light up my life
  • Door hanger: I “adoor” you
  • Clock or Watch: You make my heart go tick tock
  • Light bulb: I love you a whole watt
  • Mini fan/paper fan: You blow me away
  • Toothbrush: I can’t smile without you
  • Ruler: You rule, Valentine
  • Map/ globe: You mean the world to me
  • Chap stick: Read my lips, Valentine…I’m yours
  • Highlighter: You’re the highlight of my life
  • Glue: Let’s stick together big/little
  • Pen/Pencil: You’re just “write” for me
  • Cookie cutter: You’re a cut above the rest
  • Socks: You knock my socks off

 CRAFTY ITEMS:

  • Mustache: I mustache you a question ~ Will you be my Valentine?
  • Painted twigs: Stick with me, Valentine
  • Typewriter keys: You’re just my type
  • Sheep doodle: I love ewe
  • Owl doodle: Owl be your sister forever
  • Clothes pins: I’d love to hang out with you
  • Deer doodle: You’re a deer to me
  • Flower: Picked the best
  • Thumbprint: Thumb-body loves you
  • Painted rocks: You rock, Valentine

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Amazing Food Hacks That WILL Change Your Life

1. Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.

Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.

2. Wrap the top of your bananas with plastic wrap and they’ll last four to five days longer.

Wrap the top of your bananas with plastic wrap and they'll last four to five days longer.

3. Know how to use your coconuts.

Know how to use your coconuts.

Coconuts can be used for everything from shaving to washing your hair.

Here are many more uses for cocnuts that you would have never thought of.

4. Cup bacon and eggs together for convenient breakfast bites.

Cup bacon and eggs together for convenient breakfast bites.

If you love bacon and eggs for breakfast, try out this little hack for bite-size portions.

5. Yogurt makes a healthy substitute for nearly anything.

Yogurt makes a healthy substitute for nearly anything.

6. Freeze red and white wine before cooking.

Freeze red and white wine before cooking.

This way when a recipe calls for either, you will always have the wine available. Just drop a cube in and cook.

8. Crack eggshells for trippy dye patterns.

Crack eggshells for trippy dye patterns.

9. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

10. Bake eggs instead of boiling them.

Bake eggs instead of boiling them.

Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs: 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Baked eggs are better because they are less sulfurous (smelly) and the texture of the finished eggs is creamier.

11. But if you must boil, follow this guide:

But if you must boil, follow this guide:

12. Toast two slices of bread together for the perfect sandwich.

Toast two slices of bread together for the perfect sandwich.

13. Making the perfect ice cream sandwich:

Making the perfect ice cream sandwich:

14. Pair these wines and cheeses together.

Pair these wines and cheeses together.

15. Make the perfect loaded potato.

Make the perfect loaded potato.

16. How to make super easy sugar cookie bowls.

How to make super easy sugar cookie bowls.

17. Keep cakes moist by placing a piece of bread on top overnight.

Keep cakes moist by placing a piece of bread on top overnight.

18. Avoid messy hands while eating popsicles.

Avoid messy hands while eating popsicles.

19. If you put a thumbprint in the middle of your burger it will cook flat, not round.

If you put a thumbprint in the middle of your burger it will cook flat, not round.

20. Lather a moat of PB around the J for a drip-free PB&J sandwich.

Lather a moat of PB around the J for a drip-free PB&J sandwich.

21. Determine serving size with your hand.

Determine serving size with your hand.

22. Make dried fruits in your oven.

Make dried fruits in your oven.

23. Put wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent spill overs.

Put wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent spill overs.

24. How to make a bacon taco bowl:

How to make a bacon taco bowl:

26. Keep your avocados green longer with the help of lemon.

Keep your avocados green longer with the help of lemon.

27. Use a paper towel to keep your salad fresh and avoid sogginess.

Use a paper towel to keep your salad fresh and avoid sogginess.

28. Bake tortillas to make your own crispy taco shells.

Bake tortillas to make your own crispy taco shells.

29. Section off your beef before freezing to have portion-sized patties after.

Section off your beef before freezing to have portion-sized patties after.

30. The ultimate freezer guide:

The ultimate freezer guide:

31. Cookies ‘n’ cream coffee with Oreos:

Cookies 'n' cream coffee with Oreos:

32. How to make salad in a jar for lunch:

How to make salad in a jar for lunch:

33. Pizza eggs! (Or what to do with leftover pizza)

Pizza eggs! (Or what to do with leftover pizza)

34. The budget Big Mac

The budget Big Mac

35. Brew tea with these time guides:

Brew tea with these time guides:

source : buzzfeed.com

Smoothie Recipes For Everything

Smoothie Recipes For Everything infographic

Who knew that the solution to most our problems could be solved with a smoothie?! Smoothie Recipes For Everythinginfographic from Super Skinny Me gives you the ingredients and visually represents the amount of each that should put in. Trying to lose weight? Want to de-stress? Or maybe just want a bedtime drink. This infographic has it all.

Is there anything as versatile, adaptable and convenient as a smoothie? I doubt it. Nor are there many things as universally beloved.  Smoothies are scrumptious, indulgent concoctions that tickle the taste buds and, inexplicably, with every sip make you feel just a little bit happier and make the world a little bit friendlier. The smoothie is so much greater than the sum of it’s parts. And just to prove the smoothie can do no wrong, it can actually make you more awesome too.

Smoothies contain a smorgasbord of ingredients, and depending on what you throw in, smoothies can ascend from mere flavorsome delight and sweet-tooth satisfier to the dizzying heights of muscle-building, energizing, health-enhancing superdrink. Why eat just one superfood, when you can combine a load of goodness into one easily digestible drink? Plus, it’s super quick and absurdly easy to prepare, making it weirdly efficient not just nutritionally, but generally. Created in the 1940’s, but perfectly designed for 21st century living.

Smoothies can be tailored to suit your own needs. And while the flavors are virtually limitless, don’t just think about taste, but also why you’re making it. Do you want to lose weight or perhaps build muscle? Do you need a pick-me up or extra energy to power through an intense workout? Had a bad day and want to wind down? Or maybe you can’t get to sleep. With a little smoothie science, you can easily make a smoothie that doesn’t just taste good (or look pretty), but actually does something.

The major issue I have with this design is that the proportions visualized for each smoothie aren’t accurate to the recipe.  The sections are sized to fit the text, and have no relationship to the data.  Big mistake!

Also, the actual amounts of each ingredient aren’t shown.  The recipes are on the infographic landing page in the text portion, but aren’t included in the infographic itself.  The issue with infographics is that they need to include the complete information because they are shared all by themselves, without any accompanying description text.

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10 Awesome Things That You Should Be Making With Nutella

Nutella is not the most healthy thing in the world, but it’s so good and the love of my life. It’s not bad to indulge sometimes and here’s some items to do it with.

  1. Nutella Brownies
    Nutella Brownies
  2. Nutella Cookies
    Nutella Cookies
  3. Nutella fudge pops
    Nutella fudge pops
  4. Nutella Two Step Cake
    Nutella Two Step Cake
    Recipe: http://kirbiecravings.com/2012/03/2-ingredient-flourless-nutella-cake.html
  5. Nutella Marshmallow Popcorn
    Nutella Marshmallow Popcorn
    Recipe: http://www.thebittersideofsweet.com/2013/04/26/nutella-marshmallow-popcorn/
  6. Nutella No Bake Cheesecake
    Nutella No Bake Cheesecake
    Recipe: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/no-bake-nutella-cheesecake-recipe/
  7. Nutella Hot Cocoa
    Nutella Hot Cocoa
    Recipe: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Nutella-Hot-Chocolate
  8. Nutella Pudding
    Nutella Pudding
    Recipe: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/09/nutella-chocolate-pudding.html?ref=search
  9. Nutella Smores Pizza
    Nutella Smores Pizza
    Recipe: http://chefthisup.com/recipe/10314/nutella-smores-dessert-pizza/
  10. Banana Nutella Ice Cream
    Banana Nutella Ice Cream
    Recipe: http://www.bonniedonahue.com/2012/07/banana-nutella-ice-cream.html