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Cheeseburger Mushrooms

Cheeseburger Mushrooms

I am pretty sure I have never featured a recipe with the title “cheeseburger” before....

March 16, 2016   10 Comments

Waffle Baked Apples

One Minute Waffle Iron Baked Apples

Are you ever looking for a treat which takes a minute and involves almost zero prep?...

February 28, 2016   6 Comments

No Added Sugar Chocolate Mousse

A Dark Chocolate Treat for Valentine’s Day: A No Sugar Added Chocolate Mousse

I thought it would be fun to play with dark chocolate to see what I could come up with....

February 10, 2016   9 Comments

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken Recipe – One SmartPoint

I have been on a mission to avoid “sad chicken” for a while now....

February 7, 2016   2 Comments

Roasted Butternut Squash

Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Winter is still here and you can’t go wrong with butternut squash....

January 31, 2016   12 Comments

Top Healthy & Crunchy Snacks

Cauliflower Crunch Bites: An Appetizer For Life

With the Super Bowl and the Oscars on the horizon, it is time to make some healthy appetizers....

January 24, 2016   9 Comments

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Ice Cream Without Added Sugar: Only 2 Ingredients

What if there was something that resembled ice cream and you could make it yourself?...

January 21, 2016   22 Comments

Strawberry Santa Hats

Time for Santa Hats

You know how you have a holiday favorite that you make EVERY year....

December 9, 2015   5 Comments

Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn

Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn For an Easy Gift

I am sure you have plenty of time on your hands right now. I can tell because so many of you are taking the time to read Snack Girl.....

December 8, 2015   21 Comments

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Lighter Cheese Sauce Using Cauliflower

You know how pasta and cheese is the ultimate comfort food combination? What if the cheesy part was only 100 calories per cup?...

November 29, 2015   5 Comments

Meatless Thanksgiving Stuffing

A Delicious Meatless Stuffing

The key to great stuffing is not the sausage. I believe it is using “real” bread crumbs....

November 23, 2015   6 Comments

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

Easiest Recipe for Butternut Squash: Slow Cooker

I have been on a butternut squash kick because it is so goooood.....

November 17, 2015   19 Comments

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

How many of you out there hate Brussels Sprouts? I bet you are really looking forward to them on your Thanksgiving table....

November 17, 2015   12 Comments

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Make Your Own Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Two years ago I posted this recipe and thought, “No one is going to read this.”...

November 10, 2015   18 Comments

Vegan Creamed Spinach

Vegan Creamed Spinach

I try to keep my guest list for Thanksgiving “vegan free” but that doesn’t work for everyone....

November 9, 2015   11 Comments

Blender Butter Cake

Low Calorie Blender Butter Cake

Every once in a while, I stumble upon a really good idea....

November 4, 2015   14 Comments

Indian Spice Potato Cauliflower

Indian Spiced Cauliflower & Potatoes Recipe

I have been called the “Queen of Cauliflower” and there have been complaints about my constant desire to work this vegetable.....

November 2, 2015   6 Comments

Best Healthy Gluten-Free Snacks

The Most Fun Apple Snack

Last year, I posted this concept and it got rave reviews. Sometimes simple is best.

October 27, 2015   4 Comments

Butternut Squash Coconut Soup

Butternut Squash Coconut Soup

This soup is HUGE on flavor, low in calories, and incredibly healthy. Win, win, win....

October 25, 2015   16 Comments

Chocolate Banana Cake Mug Recipe

Chocolate Banana Cake Mug

This is fun. With four ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now – you can make cake!....

October 19, 2015   17 Comments

Peanut Butter Dates

Try Your Dates With A Little Bit of Nut Butter

It is very hard to find something that peanut butter doesn’t make better....

October 15, 2015   9 Comments

roastedbroccolib

The Secret to Brilliant Broccoli

This recipe is one of the top on Snack Girl and I couldn’t be prouder....

October 13, 2015   12 Comments

Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I am not immune to the “pumpkin spice bandwagon”. Did I notice the PSL at Starbucks? Why yes I did....

October 5, 2015   10 Comments

Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola: A Small Cupful of Goodness

I make this granola often because I love it. I developed the recipe for my book because I wanted to give readers an alternative to boxed cereal.

September 23, 2015   11 Comments

Fall Apple Muffins

Time for Apple Oatmeal Muffins

My backyard has 14 apple trees and guess what? This is a great year for apples. Y’all want to come over and pick some? (not kidding)

September 21, 2015   7 Comments

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Quinoa Chili: Healthy, Inexpensive, and Delicious

I don’t find many vegetarian chili recipes that I adore....

September 17, 2015   21 Comments

Cucumber Tomato Bites

Cucumber & Tomato Bites for a Healthy Snack

The calendar says that summer isn’t over. I, for one, am still pigging out on inexpensive produce.....

September 15, 2015   1 Comment

Banana Bites

Introducing the Banana Bite

I am always looking for a way to have a little fun with my snack....

September 10, 2015   8 Comments

Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

About a year ago, I wondered why anyone would use Chia seeds for anything....

September 9, 2015   16 Comments

Healthy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers: Delicious and Beautiful

Sometimes you get lucky and the food you make is both healthy and beautiful....

September 8, 2015   5 Comments

Healthier Tater Tot Casserole

A Fun Breakfast Casserole for Blinner

I had to shoot a photo of this casserole while it was still in the oven....

September 3, 2015   20 Comments

Chicken Tacos

Change it Up on Taco Tuesday

If you haven’t seen The Lego Movie then you don’t live with an 8 year old boy....

August 25, 2015   14 Comments

Lettuce Sandwich Wrap

Wrapping a Sandwich in Lettuce: It Works!

I am not gluten-free nor do I aspire to be. But, there is much to be learned from new attempts at cuisine....

August 20, 2015   15 Comments

Banana Breakfast Pop

Freeze it For a Fast Summer Breakfast

Are you hot? How would you like some steaming oatmeal?

August 17, 2015   2 Comments

Baked Salmon and Asparagus Recipe

Cooking In Foil: Absolutely Foolproof

Do you like to get presents? How about opening up your dinner?...

August 12, 2015   21 Comments

Broccoli Apple Salad Recipe

Delicious Broccoli Apple Salad Will Keep In Your Fridge

Lettuce tends to melt in my fridge and when I make a salad with it - I eat it right away....

August 10, 2015   10 Comments

Fresh Salsa Recipe

Fresh Tomato Salsa in Minutes

Fresh tomatoes are rolling into supermarkets and farmer’s markets and they are cheap!...

August 5, 2015   5 Comments

healthy easy vegan snacks

Lighter Guacamole With A Secret Ingredient

Don’t you love secret ingredients that make something lighter but don’t ruin the taste?...

July 27, 2015   7 Comments

Grilled Summer Squash

The ONLY Way to Cook Summer Squash

The heat is creeping into my office under the door. After spending the winter complaining about snow, I am now bellyaching about the heat....

July 23, 2015   6 Comments

Blender Black Bean Vegan Soup

Two Ingredient Black Bean Soup, Delicious and Vegan!

Do you have any relatives who say that they cook and then they just open cans? Yep, this recipe was inspired by a “Can Chef”....

July 20, 2015   14 Comments

Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto Because You Can

Pesto is typically made with fresh basil as the main ingredient (and you need a lot of it)....

July 15, 2015   11 Comments

Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Will Stop You From Ordering Take-Out

Take-out can be a scary thing. You have no idea how much oil was used to cook your food. Yikes!...

July 8, 2015   15 Comments

Mushroom Meatballs

A Healthy Version of a Meatball Sub: Yes You Can!

I can’t turn down a good meatball sub sandwich. Meat, cheese, sauce, and bread – it is almost the polar opposite of the healthy food that I feature here....

July 6, 2015   9 Comments

Zucchini Parmesan Fries

Zucchini Cheese Fries

I have not been the recipient of any free zucchini this summer but I know it is coming.

July 1, 2015   13 Comments

Shrimp Roll Recipe

A New England Roll Without the Lobstah

I went on a trip to Cape Cod and couldn’t believe the number of signs for lobster rolls....

June 23, 2015   22 Comments

Chicken Breast with Hummus

Chicken Breast Can Be Awesome

My partner hates chicken breast (at least he used to hate chicken breast)....

June 18, 2015   12 Comments

Watermelon Feta Bites

Cool, Crisp, and Very Yummy: Watermelon Feta Bites

I don’t know about you, but I am hot! A heat wave here in Massachusetts made me feel like the Wicked Witch of The West....

June 16, 2015   4 Comments

Strawberry Yogurt Cookie

Make Cookies With Strawberries

Snack Girl knows you are all eating strawberries. The last batch I bought was incredible!

June 15, 2015   4 Comments

Strawberry Yogurt Bark

Frozen Yogurt Bark for A Hot Day

Looking for a fun activity to keep children occupied? Get them to make some yogurt bark....

June 8, 2015   7 Comments

Pineapple and Shrimp Skewer

Light and Impressively Tasty: Jerk Shrimp with Pineapple

My grill is fired up and I have started poking things with sticks....

June 2, 2015   3 Comments

delicious summer squash

Now is the Time for Roasted Summer Squash

Summer squash, unlike winter squash, doesn’t have to be peeled. It arrives ready to go (which is my type of squash)....

May 27, 2015   14 Comments

Fruit Skewers

Bring These To Your Next Picnic or BBQ

How about some dessert eye candy before the big BBQ?...

May 21, 2015   1 Comment

roastedasparagusb

More Asparagus Please!

This is the easiest time of year to be a blogger if you are into healthy eating....

May 14, 2015   6 Comments

Lighter Chicken Cordon Bleu

Lighter Chicken Cordon Bleu: The Critics Rave!

I am definitely on a chicken bender. Don’t worry vegetarians! One day I promise to stop writing about chicken....

May 13, 2015   4 Comments

Rhubarb Walnut Muffin

My Greatest Muffin of All Time

I have told everyone how much I love rhubarb. This being rhubarb season, I am continuing to celebrate its arrival....

May 11, 2015   6 Comments

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

There seem to be a never-ending source of recipes that use “cooked chicken”....

April 21, 2015   21 Comments

Brownies made with Beans

Chocolate Brownie Cookies Made With Black Beans

I can’t get enough of putting beans into baked goods....

April 14, 2015   11 Comments

Whole Roast Cauliflower

Get Your Cauliflower On

I added this recipe to my arsenal last year and it is a hit!....

April 9, 2015   9 Comments

Artichoke Chicken Recipe

An Easy One Pot Artichoke Chicken Dinner

This is what my dish looked like before I put it in the oven....

April 7, 2015   6 Comments

Blueberry Flan

An Easy Dessert that is Almost Blueberry Pie

If someone rang my doorbell and said, “Hey could you make me dessert?” this blueberry pancake would be the one I would make....

April 2, 2015   19 Comments

Lighter Egg Rolls

Lighter Egg Rolls: You Can Do It

Egg rolls were one of those foods that I always ordered if I was getting Chinese food. Until I met my husband and he ruined everything....

March 31, 2015   17 Comments

Roasted Shrimp Recipe

The Right Kind of Fast Food: Roasted Shrimp

Can you cook a delicious meal in five minutes? Well, I can almost do it (if my oven didn’t take 10 minutes to heat up)....

March 26, 2015   15 Comments

Stuffed Strawberries

An Easy Easter Treat: Stuffed Strawberries

Simple and beautiful reign! We are into spring and strawberries are happening....

March 25, 2015   5 Comments

Kale and Sausage Soup

More Soup Because Winter Is Hanging On

March is one of those months that I wish would hurry up. This year has been awful!...

March 23, 2015   13 Comments

Muffin Bites

Chocolate Chip Muffin Bites Made with Yogurt

I want to call these cookies but I can’t bring myself to do it. They do LOOK like cookies....

March 18, 2015   9 Comments

Egg in Avocado

Start Your Day With a Powerhouse of Nutrition

I fell in love with avocadoes on a trip to Mexico in 1985....

March 16, 2015   14 Comments

Lighter Cream of Asparagus Soup

Hello Asparagus! Celebrate Spring With Cream of Asparagus Soup

The asparagus has started rolling in even though the snow is stilled piled up around town....

March 12, 2015   9 Comments

Broccoli Slaw Recipe

The BEST Green Food for Saint Patrick’s Day

We go crazy using green frosting on cupcakes, donuts, and cookies when we have lovely green food surrounding us (duh)....

March 10, 2015   6 Comments

Beet Pickled Eggs

A Beautiful, Inexpensive, and Delicious Egg Treat

There is zero FD&C Red #40 in those lovely hard-boiled eggs. That brilliant color is the product of a natural source....

March 5, 2015   18 Comments

Gluten Free Almond Cookies

Four Ingredient Gluten-Free Cookies In A Snap

I have to bring cookies to my club once a year and I feel the pressure....

March 2, 2015   8 Comments

Fast Granola

Stovetop Granola in Minutes

I am a big fan of granola. It is my “cookie replacement” and my breakfast instead of sugary cereal....

February 24, 2015   14 Comments

Smoky Cauliflower: Yum!

Smoky Cauliflower: Yum!

Snack Girl is forever trying to sell you cauliflower. You can never have enough cauliflower in my opinion...

February 19, 2015   13 Comments

Try a Coffee Smoothie

In a Hurry? Try a Coffee Smoothie for Breakfast

A good friend of mine does not like to eat breakfast, but she does like to drink coffee....

February 17, 2015   21 Comments

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Steel-Cut Oats Faster Than Instant

It is winter and I have the desire for a hot breakfast. Actually, I have a desire for trip to the Bahamas but that isn’t going to happen....

February 5, 2015   47 Comments

Blender Brownies

Brownies Made in A Blender With Beans (Really!)

Sometimes you hear a crazy idea and you simply must try it....

February 3, 2015   21 Comments

Salsa Corn Dip

The Easiest, Healthiest Dip For the Big Game

I couldn’t go into this weekend without making one more dip. Hey, when the Patriots win, I want to be celebrating in style....

January 29, 2015   12 Comments

chocolatechipb

A Recipe for A Snow Storm

In case you hadn't noticed, New England got walloped with a BIG storm. I live in Massachusetts.

January 28, 2015   24 Comments

Cream of Tomato Soup

In a Pinch? This Tomato Soup Will Save You

Cream of tomato soup is one of my personal favorites especially when it is 10 degrees outside....

January 22, 2015   21 Comments

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

End Your Ice Cream Addiction With This Two Ingredient Recipe

Lately, I find myself talking a lot about ice cream. I’m not eating ice cream because it is in the negatives outside (brrr).....

January 20, 2015   26 Comments

3 Layer Bean Dip

Three Layer Bean Dip: Because Three is Faster Than Seven

I was first introduced to "Seven Layer Dip" in 1995 and I immediately fell in love...

January 19, 2015   12 Comments

Mini Mac and Cheese

Meet Mini Mac and Cheese Bites: The Best Way to Enjoy Pasta

Macaroni and cheese is one of those foods that is so good that it’s bad.

January 15, 2015   12 Comments

Quick Salmon Dinner

Healthy Dinner in One Pan

How easy can you make getting dinner on the table? Can you make it faster than you can dial delivery?...

January 12, 2015   21 Comments

Light Bran Muffin Recipe

Need A Muffin That Will Fill You Up? Check out this Bran Muffin

I have to admit to hating bran muffins for most of my life. Then I decided to make my own, but I did encounter a few hurdles.

January 8, 2015   17 Comments

latkeb

A Healthier Version of Potato Latkes

THE holiday food of Hanukkah is the potato pancake (AKA latke). The traditional recipe for potato latkes can include 3-4 cups of oil.

December 18, 2014   9 Comments

Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn

No Time to Bake Cookies? White Chocolate Popcorn Saves the Day

I am sure you have plenty of time on your hands right now. I can tell because so many of you are taking the time to read Snack Girl.....

December 17, 2014   26 Comments

Light Almond Cookies

Virtual Cookie Swap: Almond Clouds

Do you have a party where everyone brings their favorite cookies and recipes?...

December 11, 2014   20 Comments

Strawberry Santa Hats

Make These Strawberry Santa Hats

You know how you have a holiday favorite that you make EVERY year....

December 8, 2014   5 Comments

Easy Cranberry Sauce

DIY Cranberry Sauce: You Will Never Go Back To The Can

Last year I posted this recipe and thought, “No one is going to read this.”....

November 17, 2014   38 Comments

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Turkey Breast: The Slow Cooker Method

A few weeks ago, I roasted turkey breast and found out that I had done it all wrong.....

November 12, 2014   29 Comments

DIY Instant Oatmeal

Do-It-Yourself Instant Oatmeal: Healthy and Insanely Easy

There is an entire ¼ aisle of my grocery store devoted to little packages of oatmeal....

November 5, 2014   25 Comments

Meatless Thanksgiving Stuffing

Time To Make Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? It will be here before you know it....

November 3, 2014   10 Comments

Best Healthy Gluten-Free Snacks

Meet the Bloomin’ Apple

I am always on the hunt for a new way to enjoy apples. This caramel apple inspired treat is pure genius....

October 29, 2014   16 Comments

DIY Sliced Turkey Breast

Stop Buying Sliced Turkey Breast: DIY Turkey

My last visit to the supermarket revealed that the big bird is back in town....

October 27, 2014   20 Comments

Savory Corn Meal Waffles

Savory Corn Meal Waffles For Dinner

We all get into major cooking ruts where the question, “What’s for dinner?” begins to try us crazy....

October 20, 2014   12 Comments

Cumin Lime Carrot Salad

You Must Try This Carrot Salad from LaaLoosh

It is carrot season and time to get out your peeler....

October 15, 2014   5 Comments

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Ginger Bread

Pumpkin Gingerbread

This lovely gingerbread includes only four ingredients....

October 14, 2014   14 Comments

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

PB&J Protein Smoothie from Eating Bird Food

Doesn’t that look good? A lot better than bird food no doubt....

October 9, 2014   8 Comments

Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

Sneaky Zucchini Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those foods that top favorite foods lists.....

October 7, 2014   12 Comments

fANNEtastic food

How To Become a Marathoner and Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins from Fannetastic Food

Anne is a Registered Dietician and a marathoner. How healthy can you be?...

October 2, 2014   4 Comments

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Love Buffalo Chicken Wings? A Dip That Will Satisfy

Buffalo chicken wings are usually served with a few sad sticks of celery....

October 1, 2014   7 Comments

Seasonal pumpkin chili

Add Pumpkin to Your Chili: Healthy, Seasonal, and Delicious

Time to buy a big beautiful pumpkin and a few cans of pureed pumpkin to make pie.....

September 29, 2014   14 Comments

Grilled pork tenderloin

Bored with Chicken Breast? Try Pork Tenderloin

It is late September and I am still grilling. Perhaps I will give it up when I have to put on my down parka to stand outside....

September 25, 2014   14 Comments

Three Bean Salad

Asian-Inspired Three Bean Salad from GreenLiteBites

Roni from GreenLiteBites is an inspiration.

September 22, 2014   8 Comments

Spinach Coconut Soup

Cream Soup Like You've Never Had Before

I cannot believe I am writing about soup already! The overnight lows here have been in the 40’s....

September 17, 2014   16 Comments

Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Pudding

Do you have people bugging you to try new things? I get many e-mails from readers that tell me that I am missing out....

September 10, 2014   38 Comments

Energy Balls Breakfast

A Fun Breakfast for The Rush: Energy Balls

My children’s school no longer allows them to bring any nuts. No peanuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts – NADA!....

September 9, 2014   22 Comments

Chicken Tacos

Snack Girl Has THE Taco Tuesday Recipe

If you haven’t seen The Lego Movie then you don’t live with an 8 year old boy....

August 27, 2014   13 Comments

Cold Tomato Soup Recipe

Use Those Beautiful Tomatoes in Gazpacho

If you haven’t tried a cold soup, now is your moment. As summer comes to and end, you cannot miss this experience....

August 25, 2014   8 Comments

Peanut Butter Jam Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jam Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I am not on a gluten-fee vegan kick right now, but there are some great recipes coming from that crowd....

August 20, 2014   11 Comments

Light Pizza

A New Pizza – No Sauce and a Light Crust

Pizza is one of my forms of kryptonite. Not crappy Domino’s pizza, but well-made, delicious pizza....

August 18, 2014   20 Comments

DIY Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Make Your Own Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

I am SO proud of myself. I made this beautiful bowl of strawberry frozen yogurt (and then I ate it)....

August 11, 2014   9 Comments

Pickled Green Beans

Time for Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans

I know you probably think it is time for potato chips – but you are wrong....

August 6, 2014   15 Comments

Cherry Cheesecake Bite

Love Cheesecake? Give This A Try

I receive all sorts of requests for recipes. One reader wanted me to make a light version of cheesecake....

August 4, 2014   16 Comments

Roasted Eggplant Salad

Eggplant Like You’ve Never Had Before

Many eggplant recipes start with a painful step to extract the bitter taste found in some bigger, older eggplants....

July 30, 2014   20 Comments

6 Minute Marinara Sauce

Tasty Marinara Sauce in Six Minutes

Yes, I know you can buy a jar of marinara sauce that means you will have sauce in NO minutes – but hear me out....

July 28, 2014   18 Comments

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches: The BEST Summer Dessert

I fell in love with peaches when I lived in Athens, Georgia. Georgia is a peachy place....

July 23, 2014   11 Comments


Sweet Potato Smoothie

The Ultimate Milkshake Makeover

Do I like smoothies more than milkshakes? Before yesterday, my answer would have been, “not really”....

July 17, 2014   13 Comments

Zucchini Parmesan Fries

The “Worst Food In America” Gets a Makeover

I have not been the recipient of any free zucchini this summer but I know it is coming.....

July 14, 2014   15 Comments

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam Recipe

See those jars of jam up there? I made them....

July 10, 2014   11 Comments

Light Sangria Recipe

A Lighter Summer Drink: Snack Girl Sangria

Do you have a “bucket list”? You make this list after you almost get hit in a car accident....

July 7, 2014   7 Comments

Onion Fried Egg Recipe

A New Spin on Fried Eggs

Snack Girl loves eggs. They are nutritious, cheap, and fast to cook....

June 30, 2014   12 Comments

How to Make an Iced Mocha at Home

Get Out Your Mason Jars: DIY Iced Mocha

Whew! Snack Girl doesn’t know what temperature it is in your neck of the woods, but here it is hot....

June 25, 2014   18 Comments

Snack Girl to the Rescue Cupcakes

Donate Your Diet Books to Goodwill and Eat Cupcakes

Snack Girl knows how hard it is to lose weight because she has struggled....

June 23, 2014   11 Comments

Slow Cooker Baked Beans With Molasses

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Yesterday, Snack Girl took on July 4th but she forgot to mention her very favorite recipe for the celebration....

June 19, 2014   15 Comments

Pretzel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches for Keeping Cool

Let’s all do a swan dive right into ice cream season! Weeee!....

June 17, 2014   13 Comments

Strawberry Yogurt Cookie

Strawberry Yogurt Cookies

Snack Girl knows you are all eating strawberries. The last batch I bought was incredible!...

June 11, 2014   25 Comments

DIY Waffle Taco

Watch Out Taco Bell - Here Comes The Snack Girl Waffle Taco

A couple weeks ago, Snack Girl flamed Taco Bell’s new waffle taco....

June 5, 2014   12 Comments

Blueberry Slump Recipe

Move Over Blueberry Pie! Meet Blueberry Slump

Snack Girl loves to make pie-crust because it is so fun!....

June 4, 2014   13 Comments

Salsa Verde Beef

Salsa Verde Beef from Simple Nourished Living

Snack Girl loves finding new websites that encourage eating healthy as a mode to lose weight....

June 2, 2014   11 Comments

Carrot Cake Smoothie Recipe

The Flavors of Carrot Cake In A Smoothie

Snack Girl is a bit obsessed with smoothies right now. Something about the weather heating up, makes me want to drink frothy drinks....

May 28, 2014   17 Comments

Picky Eater Fish Sticks

Take On Your Picky Eater With These Fish Sticks

Snack Girl happens to love fish, but her son is a bit of a non-believer.....

May 19, 2014   7 Comments

Thai Hummus Recipe

Try A New Flavor of Hummus

Hummus is one of the wonderful healthy foods – creamy, nutty, and spectacular with raw vegetables....

May 14, 2014   14 Comments

Apple Slice Pancakes

Secret Ingredient Pancakes: Healthy, Delicious, and Light

Mmmmmmm, pancakes. Pan….cake. How can you go wrong?.....

May 12, 2014   20 Comments

Date Smoothie Recipe

You Have A Date With This Smoothie and Snack Girl (Contest and Giveaway)

This smoothie approaches the holy grail of healthy recipes – the treat that is REALLY good for you....

May 8, 2014   10 Comments

Slow Cooker Rhubarb

This Vegetable Is Not From Outer Space

This is the time of year when “seasonal produce” gets exciting....

May 5, 2014   15 Comments

Whole Roast Cauliflower

Roast The Whole Perfect Cauliflower

Snack Girl is always looking for a way to save time. I never seem to have a leisurely day....

April 30, 2014   19 Comments

DIY Salad Dressing

Swap The Bottle For A Mason Jar

It is time to talk about a very dull subject, salad. Ho hum....

April 29, 2014   22 Comments

Lighter Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Do-It-Yourself Breakfast Sausage: It Rocks!

What are you gonna do about breakfast sausage? It is one of those foods that is sitting in the dog house of the supermarket....

April 23, 2014   11 Comments

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Snack Girl’s Bacon and Eggs

Easter happened yesterday and my family has a tradition of dying hard-boiled eggs and hiding them around the house....

April 21, 2014   8 Comments

New Rice Krispie Treat

Altering The Krispy Rice Treat: Make It Healthier

It is fun to try to make notoriously bad food into something healthier. These are screaming for a makeover....

April 16, 2014   16 Comments

Sesame Asparagus

How Do You Know Spring is Here? Asparagus!

Every year, I go to my Stop & Shop, see the sale on asparagus and I know it is time for the snow to start melting....

April 9, 2014   9 Comments

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Meet Your New Favorite Fry

Snack Girl knows you have had sweet potato fries and said things like, “Wow! I had no idea how good these are!”

April 8, 2014   11 Comments

Lighter Egg Rolls

An Egg Roll Makeover

Egg rolls were one of those foods that I always ordered if I was getting Chinese food. Until I met my husband and he ruined everything....

April 2, 2014   21 Comments

kaleschips2b

Kale Chips: The Legend Continues

Kale chips are a food that everyone is eating. And, when I mean everyone, I mean my own kids will wolf them down....

March 31, 2014   41 Comments

Thai Chicken Salad

A New Take on Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is famous for blobs of mayonnaise and showing up at picnics. Snack Girl To The Rescue! features a blobless chicken salad that I make frequently because it is my favorite chicken salad (and I can make it in a flash)....

March 27, 2014   19 Comments

Top Recipes of 2014

A Grab And Go Breakfast from Snack Girl To The Rescue!

How many of you need to be saved from the Egg Mcmuffin? Or a huge muffin? Do I have a recipe for you!...

March 25, 2014   9 Comments

Chocolate Popcorn

Chocolate Popcorn Rocks

Drizzle: to pour in a fine stream. Drizzle is a super cool word because you can hear it....

March 24, 2014   10 Comments

Smoky Cauliflower: Yum!

Add A Little of This To Your Cauliflower

Snack Girl is forever trying to sell you cauliflower. You can never have enough cauliflower in my opinion....

March 19, 2014   29 Comments

Boiled Dinner

Try Boiling Your Dinner

Boiled Dinner – doesn’t that sound delicious? I know you want to try it.

March 17, 2014   7 Comments

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

Muffinize Your Irish Soda Bread

The St. Patrick’s Day posts keep coming here on Snack Girl. I’m not Irish but I like to celebrate....

March 13, 2014   17 Comments

Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Serve Broccoli Slaw For Saint Patrick’s Day

Snack Girl got on her high horse on Monday and castigated the fake green food industry....

March 12, 2014   14 Comments

Kale and Sausage Soup

Soup Season Isn’t Over Yet

March is one of those months that I wish would hurry up....

March 6, 2014   24 Comments

Butter Cake

A Slice of Yummy Cake for 80 Calories

Every once in a while, Snack Girl can’t get enough of a certain food or idea....

March 4, 2014   22 Comments

Tortellini Soup

Pasta Can Be Your Friend

Snack Girl knows it isn’t good to demonize a food....

February 26, 2014   7 Comments

Black Bean Blender Brownies

Gluten-Free Black Bean Blender Brownies

Sometimes you hear a crazy idea and you simply must try it....

February 24, 2014   22 Comments

yogurtpbdipb

Take Your Apple and Peanut Butter To A Whole New Level

Snack Girl has long advocated for an apple and peanut butter for a perfect snack. Basically, you got your fruit with a another whole food (peanuts) just blended up. Super yum!....

February 19, 2014   25 Comments

Pork and Pears

A Perfect Combination: Pork and Pears

Apples and peanut butter, beer and chips, chocolate and anything…

February 18, 2014   9 Comments

Sweet Potato and Yogurt

Sweet Potatoes Without The Marshmallows: Seriously

Sweet potatoes have been haunting me. They are delicious and we don’t eat enough of them....

February 12, 2014   25 Comments

Kale Citrus Salad

A Brilliant Winter Salad

I find salads in the winter to be a challenge. When it is snowing, I don’t feel like cozying up to lettuce....

February 5, 2014   7 Comments

Bacon Lentil Salad

It is Time for a Warm Salad

Do you think the words “warm” and “salad” work together? Well, they can if you use lentils....

January 29, 2014   8 Comments

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

The American Buffalo chicken wing is a scary thing....

January 27, 2014   10 Comments

3 Layer Bean Dip

Who Needs Seven When You Can Get It Done In Three?

Snack Girl was first introduced to seven layer dip in 1995....

January 21, 2014   12 Comments

Fruit and Nut Bar Recipe

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Fruit and Nut Bars

Have you ever heard the phrase “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”?...

January 16, 2014   33 Comments

French Fry Bites

It’s All About The Portion Size: French Fry Bites

Snack Girl’s friend, Jerri, likes potatoes whatever way you serve them. Mashed, chips, baked, scalloped, or roasted he hasn’t met a potato he wouldn’t eat.....

January 14, 2014   26 Comments

Easy Vegetable Soup

The Best Way To Holiday Detox

The word of the week is “detoxification”. Need to remove any toxic substances?...

January 9, 2014   17 Comments

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Two Ingredient, Low Calorie, Vegan and Yummy!: Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Snack Girl knows you want to detox right now. How could you have done all that damage?...

January 7, 2014   23 Comments

eggnogb

Try A Lighter Nog

Snack Girl doesn't think you should mess with the recipe for egg nog. But, I have been getting requests to share a version with fewer calories.

December 18, 2013   6 Comments

Roasted Walnuts Recipe

Hot Buttered Nuts

Are you looking for a way to wow your friends and family while doing very little work?...

December 16, 2013   7 Comments

Chili Lime Popcorn

Give Your Popcorn A South Of The Border Spin

Snack Girl is sitting in a sleeting mess of a storm. She is dreaming of white sand and turquoise water....

December 10, 2013   15 Comments

Meatball Soup

Comfort Food With Meatballs: No Elastic Waistband Needed

Can you go wrong with meatballs and pasta? Everyone in my family will eat it....

December 9, 2013   9 Comments

Strawberry Santa Hats

The Sweetest, Simplest Holiday Treat: Strawberry Santa Hats

If you think Snack Girl went a little crazy about Thanksgiving, wait until you see how she treats the December holidays....

December 2, 2013   12 Comments

Gluten free Cranberry orange muffin

Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins for a Post Holiday Breakfast

Snack Girl hopes you have a lovely Thanksgiving and that you enjoy your food....

November 27, 2013   7 Comments

Easy Cranberry Sauce

Do Not Buy A Can Of Cranberry Sauce: Easiest Recipe Ever

A few days ago, Snack Girl received a request for a recipe for cranberry sauce. Yes, I take requests....

November 21, 2013   43 Comments


buttermilkbanb

Give Holiday Banana Bread This Season

Can you trick your pals into believing you used a stick of butter to make your banana bread? I think so!...

November 13, 2013   20 Comments

DIY Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

DIY Peppermint Mocha

Are you cold? I don’t know about where you are, but the weather is changing here.

November 12, 2013   12 Comments

Roast Turkey Breast Recipe

Let’s Talk Turkey

Snack Girl realizes she will be the only food blogger who covers turkey this month – but she likes to be a rebel....

November 7, 2013   21 Comments

This Week For Dinner

Easy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup from This Week For Dinner

Every once in a while Snack Girl meets a fellow food blogger in person.....

November 4, 2013   10 Comments

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Festive and Healthy: Butternut Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls

As we get ready to launch into holiday mode, Snack Girl is on the look out for lighter fare….

October 29, 2013   11 Comments


Quinoa Roasted Veggie Salad

Fall Vegetables and Quinoa: A Delicious Combination

Snack Girl can’t stop talking about fall. Perhaps, it is because she is swimming in falling leaves....

October 21, 2013   11 Comments

pumpkinlatteb

The Pumpkin Spiced Latte Makeover

Some people think fall has arrived when the leaves start changing and apples become abundant. Others know it is here with the arrival of the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks.

October 16, 2013   19 Comments

Healthy Caramel Apple Recipe

Make Your Own Lighter Caramel Apple

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get why these caramel apples are healthier....

October 14, 2013   4 Comments

Healthier meatballs recipe

Healthier Meatballs in a Snap

Does Snack Girl look like she has time to make meatballs? Look at me up there! I look busy....

October 9, 2013   22 Comments

4 Ingredient Pumpkin Ginger Bread

Four Ingredient Pumpkin Gingerbread

I bet you are wondering how I can do it – make gingerbread with four ingredients....

October 7, 2013   13 Comments

Fall Apple Muffins

Apple Oatmeal Muffins For Fall

Sometimes, Snack Girl goes on a food jag. Her latest is apples....

September 30, 2013   15 Comments

Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

Time To Get Out The Pumpkin

Are there pumpkins sitting at your local supermarket?

September 25, 2013   13 Comments

Moroccan Carrot Salad Recipe

Why Snack Girl Loves This Salad

I was tempted to entitle this post, “Why Snack Girl Loves This Cupcake”, because salad puts people to sleep. zzzzz.....

September 23, 2013   23 Comments

Apple Smile

Get Them To Smile With This Adorable Snack

There are days when I desperately want to be someone that I am not....

September 18, 2013   10 Comments

Cold Tomato Soup Recipe

Better Late Than Never Gazpacho

Snack Girl is sure that all the other food bloggers started writing about gazpacho in July when the ripe tomatoes started rolling in....

September 16, 2013   8 Comments

Seasonal pumpkin chili

Looking To Make Your Chili Healthier? Check Out Pumpkin

Snack Girl posted this chili recipe with pumpkin last year and people are still talking about it. Yes, it was a hit....

September 11, 2013   20 Comments

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

A Simple Fall Treat With Apples (No Peeling Necessary)

Anyone else find themselves reading “American Girl Magazine”? Some child left it on our coffee table.....

September 9, 2013   8 Comments

Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe

Who Needs Jars? Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

Last week, Snack Girl took on the subject of tomato sauce in jars and got flamed....

September 5, 2013   17 Comments

Baked Oatmeal Less Sugar

Change Up Breakfast With Baked Oatmeal

If you combine whole grains, eggs, yogurt, milk, and fruit what do you get? Breakfast!...

September 3, 2013   21 Comments

DIY Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Stop Buying Frozen Yogurt and Make Your Own

Snack Girl is so proud of herself. She made this beautiful bowl of strawberry frozen yogurt (and then ate it)....

August 28, 2013   22 Comments

Top 10 Vegan Snacks

An Entire Serving of “Fries” for 133 Calories

Snack Girl can hear you all. Those aren’t fries, those are carrots!...

August 26, 2013   15 Comments

Blender Black Bean Vegan Soup

Simply Delicious, Vegan, Two Ingredient Black Bean Soup

Do you have any relatives who say that they cook and then they just open cans? Yep, this recipe was inspired by a “Can Chef”....

August 19, 2013   17 Comments

Light Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

A Delicious Portion-Controlled Potato Recipe

Snack Girl features potatoes because they are inexpensive, nutritious, and super yummy....

August 15, 2013   19 Comments

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Fried Rice For Under 200 Calories

Snack Girl knows what you are thinking. Everyone loves rice, but how could you make it low in calories?....

August 12, 2013   9 Comments

Fresh Tomato Salad Recipe

Tomatoes Can Break Your Heart

Snack Girl has a love affair with tomatoes. Sorry, Tom Cruise, I lust after a summer tomato....

August 7, 2013   9 Comments

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What To Do With Fresh Tomatoes

Can you believe those colors? You know how they say to "eat the rainbow". Here is your chance!....

August 5, 2013   13 Comments

Watermelon Salads

Refreshing, Crunchy, Salty, Sweet, & Spicy Watermelon

Sometimes it is hard to buy one of those LARGE watermelons. Are you really going to eat all of that?....

July 31, 2013   11 Comments

portabellomushroompizzab

Love Pizza? Try This 100 Calorie Version

You know what? It isn't that hard to make healthy pizza. Pizza would always be pretty healthy if we chose not to put 1/2 pound of cheese on every slice....

July 29, 2013   9 Comments

Cool Whip Substitute

A Healthy Substitute for Cool Whip

Snack Girl doesn’t know how many of you eat Cool Whip, but I know most of you love the idea of whipped cream on strawberries. Yum!....

July 24, 2013   33 Comments

Homemade Spaghetti Os recipe

Super Easy Homemade Spaghetti O’s

Snack Girl rarely eats her pasta from a can. Pasta is one of those foods that is ridiculously easy to cook....

July 22, 2013   17 Comments

Light Potato Salad Recipe

Another Healthy BBQ Side: Red Potato Salad

Yeah, baby, it is time for potato salad. I used to buy it at my local supermarket until I found out how much better it is when you make it fresh.....

July 17, 2013   17 Comments

Mason Jar Parfait

Mason Jar Yogurt Parfait

Do you know those containers of fruit flavored yogurts? You know the ones I am referring to - Yoplait, Chobani, Dannon. etc.....

July 15, 2013   23 Comments

Banana Breakfast Pop

A Super Cold Breakfast For Summer

Are you hot? How would you like some steaming oatmeal?....

July 10, 2013   12 Comments

Corn and Tomato Salad Recipe

What To Bring to a Potluck BBQ

Barbeques are great because you don’t have to cook indoors and everyone gets it....

July 8, 2013   14 Comments

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

Make Your Own Strawberry Jam (No Sugar Necessary)

See those jars of jam up there? I made them....

July 1, 2013   19 Comments

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder

This is the kind of recipe that makes me happy....

June 26, 2013   12 Comments

Watermelon Feta Bites

A Summertime Blast For Your Taste Buds

I don’t know about you, but I am hot! The heat wave here in Massachusetts made me feel like the Wicked Witch of The West....

June 24, 2013   10 Comments

How to Make an Iced Mocha at Home

Save Money and Calories With This Iced Mocha

Whew! Snack Girl doesn’t know what temperature it is in your neck of the woods, but here it is hot....

June 19, 2013   22 Comments

Baked Kale Recipe

Kale In A Casserole: You Must Try

Snack Girl is always on the hunt for a good kale recipe because she has tried several bad ones....

June 17, 2013   32 Comments

Portobello Burger Recipe

Try A New Burger This Summer

I know what you are thinking - "Hello, lovely.....nom nom nom" Yes, that is a portobello mushroom burger that you will be making this summer....

June 12, 2013   23 Comments

Healthy Fast Food

Healthy Fast Food For Nights You Don’t Have Time To Cook

Snack Girl gets to hang out with some pretty accomplished Registered Dietitians....

June 5, 2013   34 Comments

Chocolate Banana Cake Mug Recipe

Hit Your Cake Craving With The Microwave

Snack Girl is probably the last person to attempt to cook in a mug in the microwave....

June 4, 2013   57 Comments

Picky Eater Fish Sticks

Make Your Own Lighter and Yummier Fish Sticks

Snack Girl happens to love fish, but her son is a bit of a non-believer....

May 29, 2013   12 Comments

softboiledegg2b

Try A New Breakfast With An Old Favorite

Are you bored with hard boiled eggs? Yeah, they are dull. Let me introduce you to an old friend....

May 28, 2013   16 Comments

Radish Salad Recipe

GOOD READ: A Springtime Vegetable You Shouldn’t Miss

Once a year, I bring out the “good read” in order to get you to check out my post....

May 20, 2013   13 Comments

Light Bloody Mary

This Mixed Drink Is Under 100 Calories

Snack Girl doesn’t cover drinks very often because 20% of her audience is under 21....

May 15, 2013   21 Comments

Baked Rhubarb Recipe

It’s Time To Talk About......

Rhubarb! I know you have been seeing it in your supermarket and farmer’s markets.

May 13, 2013   15 Comments

dietsurvivorb

Punch Up Your Salad With Homemade Croutons

Is your salad getting you down? Mine tends to be always the same....

May 8, 2013   16 Comments

popsicleb

Time To Make The Popsicles

Is anyone else craving something cold? It is starting to heat up and I love cooling down with a popsicle.

May 6, 2013   13 Comments

Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

Fire Up Your Grill and Make Some Mushroom Fajitas

My pal, Aviva Goldfarb of The Six O’Clock Scramble has all the same problems that I do (well, maybe not all of them)....

May 2, 2013   14 Comments

Gluten Free Fluffer Nutter

Gluten-Free Fluffer Nutters

On Monday, I received a request for a gluten-free donut. Well, I would be in the deep end of the pool if I attempted that....

May 1, 2013   9 Comments

DIY Salad Dressing

Never Buy Salad Dressing Again

Someone put something on that naked salad up there! Man, that looks cold....

April 30, 2013   37 Comments

Homemade Donut Recipe

You Can Make Your Own Donuts (Without A Deep Fryer)

Snack Girl has a donut problem. She can tell you within a five mile radius where all the delicious donuts can be purchased....

April 29, 2013   45 Comments

Top Ten Healthy Crunchy Snacks

Do-It-Yourself Doritos

Frito Lay better watch out because we can rise up and make our own Doritos....

April 24, 2013   31 Comments

angeledeggsb

Lighten The Devil In These Eggs

Yes, this photo does look like "deviled" eggs, but Snack Girl has a fix to make them much less evil....

April 22, 2013   21 Comments

1 Points+ Snack Recipe

Greet Spring With A Tasty Little Treat

Anyone else have $2 per pound fresh strawberries greeting them at the supermarket. Hurray!....

April 18, 2013   9 Comments

Dark Chocolate Smoothie

Love Chocolate Shakes? Give This Smoothie A Try

Sometimes I wish I was the kind of person who would walk by an ice cream store and not notice it....

April 15, 2013   37 Comments

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The Fool Proof Way To Cook Brown Rice

Do not fear brown rice. It may look a little different but it is easy to cook....

April 8, 2013   37 Comments

Raw Asparagus Salad

Take A Walk On The Raw Side With Asparagus

You know that you are dull if the most exciting part of your week is eating raw asparagus for the first time....

April 4, 2013   9 Comments

Lighter Cheese Danish

A Cheese Danish Makeover

Let’s say you are a fledging food photographer and your husband eats your garnish. What should you do?...

April 2, 2013   23 Comments

bananasplitb

Ice Cream Cravings Making You Crazy? Give This Healthier Dessert A Try

Snack Girl is ALWAYS looking for ways to makeover treats into healthy food. And, she loves banana splits!....

March 27, 2013   25 Comments

avocadotoastb

Wake Up With A Healthier Spread

Guess what I didn't use on my toast this morning?...

March 25, 2013   30 Comments

Spaghetti Squash

Is This The Spaghetti of Your Dreams?

Want your pasta to be zero calories and still taste like pasta? Maybe I have found a solution....

March 20, 2013   61 Comments

baconwrappedasparagusb

A Healthy Way To Serve Bacon

Whenever I write about bacon, Snack Girl gets a surge of readers. Why?....

March 18, 2013   6 Comments

yogurtpbdipb

A Fruit Dip To Keep Life Interesting

Snack Girl has long advocated for an apple and peanut butter for a perfect snack. Basically, you got your fruit with a another whole food (peanuts) just blended up. Super yum!...

March 11, 2013   21 Comments

Slow Cooker Corned Beef And Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage For The Snack Girl Recipe Swap

Here we are in March, baby. Grab yourself some cabbage....

March 7, 2013   12 Comments

oatmealb

No Time To Make Real Oatmeal? Try This

Do you have time to make real oatmeal? I didn’t think so.

March 6, 2013   33 Comments

spinachcorncasseroleb

Change Up Your Enchiladas

What if I told you that that casserole up there had a whopping 28% of your daily value of iron per serving? Would that amaze you?....

February 28, 2013   12 Comments

Mint Cumin Smoothie

Try This Instead of The Shamrock Shake

Can you see the green in there? That isn’t food coloring.....

February 27, 2013   6 Comments

Mocha Almond Recipe

Make Your Own Mocha Roasted Almonds

Snack Girl is not trying to sell you rabbit poop, it just looks like it.....

February 25, 2013   17 Comments

Cherry Tomato Gratin Recipe

A Summer Dish For The Winter: Cherry Tomato Gratin

Anyone else missing summer? I spend way too much of my time surfing for travel deals to warm places....

February 20, 2013   15 Comments

Light Jalapeno Poppers

Makeover This Favorite Bar Food

This recipe is seriously fun. I was skeptical at first, but then I started enjoying myself....

February 18, 2013   19 Comments

goldpineappleb

A Welcoming Fruit For The Winter

Pineapples are in season right now and costing about $2 each in my neck of the woods. YUM!...

February 13, 2013   24 Comments

Buffalo Cauliflower

A Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe For The Snack Girl Recipe Swap

Last month, I featured a recipe swap with carrots as the featured vegetable. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes.

February 7, 2013   31 Comments

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Here Comes The “Festival of Chocolate”

The simple truth is that chocolate rocks. It seems to hit the a very special pleasure center in the brain....

February 4, 2013   4 Comments

Sweet Potato and Yogurt

A Decadent Tasting But Healthy Dessert

Sweet potatoes have been haunting me. They are inexpensive and we don’t eat enough of them....

January 31, 2013   23 Comments

3 Layer Bean Dip

Tasty Three Layer Dip In A Snap

Do you ever get stuck with having to make something and not wanting to drive to the store?...

January 29, 2013   18 Comments

Portion Control Cookie

A Portion Control Trick For Baking Cookies

Are you sitting around your home baking because it is cold outside? What about snow days with kids?...

January 23, 2013   21 Comments

Parmesan Cracker Recipe

Crunchy, Salty, & Satisfying Homemade Cheese Crackers

The cracker aisle at the supermarket is fraught with peril. I cannot tell you how many e-mails I get about crackers....

January 21, 2013   16 Comments

Vegetarian Hash Recipe

Vegetarian Hash For Breakfast: You Don’t Need Bacon

If I am absolutely honest with myself, bacon will be one of the top foods I take to a deserted island....

January 16, 2013   23 Comments

DIY Reeses Peanut Butter Cup

Do It Yourself Healthier Reese’s Peanut Butter Bites

Did you grow up with the commercial where the chocolate bar ended up in the peanut butter? I am probably dating myself....

January 14, 2013   36 Comments

Carrot Recipe Swap

Our First Recipe Swap Featuring Carrots & My Favorite Pickled Carrots

Don’t those look delicious? Mmmmm, carrots....

January 10, 2013   38 Comments

chickensoupb

Comfort Without The Icing

There is more than one way to create comfort. One way involves lots of calories and icing....

January 9, 2013   34 Comments

Bacon Lentil Salad

The Fast Cooking Bean For A Warm Salad

Do you think the words “warm” and “salad” work together? Well, they can if you use lentils....

January 7, 2013   21 Comments

Slow Cooker Potato

The In Season Vegetable With A Bad Reputation

Snack Girl knows how you are feeling right now. Too many bowl games?....

January 2, 2013   59 Comments

Grated Carrot and Beet Salad Recipe

Tear Your Eyes Away From Cookies And Look At This!

Snack Girl has been hard at work determining how many cookies she will be making this weekend. I started dreaming with five different cookie recipes....

December 18, 2012   15 Comments

kalesaladb

Looking For Red and Green? Try This!

Snack Girl will not apologize for her continued healthy holiday search. Today's entry: The Christmas Salad....

December 10, 2012   16 Comments

latkeb

Try A Lighter Potato Pancake

THE holiday food of Hanukkah is the potato pancake (AKA latke). The traditional recipe for potato latkes can include 3-4 cups of oil....

December 5, 2012   9 Comments

Strawberry Santa Hats

The Cutest And Healthiest Holiday Party Snack

Last year, I made adorable santa hats with whipped cream. There were complaints....

December 3, 2012   20 Comments

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipe Makeover

Today, we are going to admit that it would be fun to try to be healthier for the holidays....

November 28, 2012   24 Comments

Pickled Beets Recipe

Pickled Beets From “Around The Southern Table”

It is beet season and time to get cooking. Don’t they look festive?....

November 26, 2012   9 Comments

Make Your Own VitaTop

Do It Yourself Deep Chocolate VitaTop Recipe

The inspiration for today’s post came from a reader who is tired of buying VitaTops because they are expensive.

November 20, 2012   15 Comments

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

A New Lighter Thanksgiving Pie To Try

Do you ever want to make a pie and don’t have a crust or want to make one? There is a simple solution.

November 15, 2012   18 Comments

DIY Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

November Means Peppermint Mocha Season

Are you cold? I don’t know about where you are, but the weather is changing here....

November 12, 2012   19 Comments

Homemade Peanut Butter

Make Your Own Peanut Butter With or Without Chocolate

The photo above and peanut butter are not exactly the same things. I got a wee bit carried away with peanut butter making....

November 7, 2012   34 Comments

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

What Are You Bringing To Thanksgiving?

How many of you out there hate Brussels Sprouts? I bet you are really looking forward to them on your Thanksgiving table....

November 5, 2012   25 Comments

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Good Read: How To Enjoy Fresh Cranberries

After picking on dried cranberries last week (see: The Truth About Dried Cranberries ), I decided to feature the fresh variety....

October 30, 2012   17 Comments

Grilled Cheese Tomato

Rock The House With Your Toaster Oven

Sometimes the simplest snacks are the best. I suppose the above snack isn’t going to win me any awards, but I still wanted to feature it....

October 25, 2012   28 Comments

chocolatecoveredfigb

Yum! A Caramel Salted Chocolate Makeover

Since we are on the subject of candy because of Halloween, I want to introduce you to one of my favorites....

October 23, 2012   20 Comments

Light Spinach Dip Recipe

Think Beyond Mayo With Spooky Green Spread

Wow! Isn’t that green up there? That isn’t food coloring....

October 18, 2012   13 Comments

Mini Reuben Sandwiches

Little Bites With Big Flavor: The Mini Reuben

Does anyone else out there love deli sandwiches? You know the ones I am talking about....

October 15, 2012   10 Comments

Healthy Caramel Apple Recipe

Healthier Caramel Apples: Just Do It!

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to get why these caramel apples are healthier....

October 10, 2012   8 Comments

Light Vanilla Frosty Recipe

Make Your Own Healthier Version of A Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty

Did you know that there are 15 ingredients and 400 calories in a Wendy’s Frosty? Sad, isn’t it?....

October 3, 2012   19 Comments

pumpkinlatteb

Greet October With A Lighter Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Some people think fall has arrived when the leaves start changing and apples become abundant. Others know it is here with the arrival of the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks....

October 1, 2012   18 Comments

Light Pizza Recipe

Pizza Without Guilt

Snack Girl doesn’t believe in guilt about food. For me, there is no “good” food vs. “evil” food....

September 28, 2012   20 Comments

Top 11 Pumpkin Recipes

Mom, You Cooked My Pumpkin!

The screams began before they had even taken off their backpacks. How could you do this to a pumpkin?...

September 24, 2012   14 Comments

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Eating Cookie Dough Just Got Healthier

Bored with the same old apple and peanut butter? Love to eat cookie dough out of the bowl?

September 19, 2012   23 Comments

Seasonal pumpkin chili

Pumpkin Mondays Continues with Pumpkin Chili

Snack Girl decided to go on the hunt for a sale on cans of pumpkin. She found enough to continue her quest for great pumpkin recipes....

September 17, 2012   38 Comments

turkishbreakfastb

Rethink Your Breakfast: Turkish Style

Snack Girl has been fortunate to visit Turkey twice in her 43 years. Both trips taught me so much, and I remember them vividly....

September 13, 2012   29 Comments

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie For Fall

Last week, I introduced Fall with a no bake pumpkin oatmeal cookie. But, I had a problem....

September 10, 2012   24 Comments

sloppyjoeb

A Simple Fix For An Iconic Meaty Sandwich: The Sloppy Joe

Anyone else like sloppy joes? This sandwich consists of ground meat, onions, and mystery sauce from a can served on a bun....

September 6, 2012   26 Comments

No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie

A No Bake Cookie That Salutes Fall

I’ve spent some time trying not to bake, but I still love cookies. The best cookies, of course, are made with love....

September 4, 2012   47 Comments

Ten Dollar Dinners Review

Fantastic Ideas For 10 Dollar Dinners

Got $25 for a dinner for four? First, you buy a book for $15 and then you pay $10 for the ingredients....

August 31, 2012   16 Comments

Easy Feta Dip Recipe

Take Your Raw Veggies To the Next Level

Awwww, ma, raw veggies AGAIN! Yes, I know it is difficult but there is nothing healthier....

August 30, 2012   12 Comments

Baked Oatmeal Less Sugar

Have You Tried Baked Oatmeal?

If you combine whole grains, eggs, yogurt, milk, and fruit what do you get? Breakfast!....

August 29, 2012   42 Comments

Best Yogurt Brand

The Best Brand of Yogurt You Can Buy

The title here is purposely misleading. I am just trying to get you to pay attention....

August 27, 2012   81 Comments

Blender Black Bean Vegan Soup

Got A Blender? Try This No Cook Soup For Instant Deliciousness

Do you have any relatives who say that they cook and then they just open cans? Yep, this recipe was inspired by a “Can Chef”....

August 23, 2012   24 Comments

cantaloupebowlb

Cantaloupe For An Easy Healthy Breakfast

I want to know which creative thinker came up with a "bread" bowl. That person was ON to something. Of course, most of us need to avoid bread bowls (especially if they are filled with a clam chowder)...

August 20, 2012   23 Comments

Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Perfect Roast Chicken On The Grill

Snack Girl rarely reveals her “foodie” side here on the site. Yes, folks, I read cookbooks, cooking magazines, and can converse about morels if pushed....

August 16, 2012   24 Comments

GE Freshpedition Conclusion

Hide An Entire Carrot In This Wrap

Do you want to sneak some veggies in without anyone noticing? Use the sushi method of vegetable hiding....

August 13, 2012   13 Comments

Light Corn Fritter Recipe

No Need For A Deep Fryer With These Corn Fritters

Deep frying food is cheating in my book. You can make a pencil taste delicious if you deep fry it....

August 9, 2012   20 Comments

oatpancakeb

Heat Up Your Pan And Make Some Healthy Pancakes

Snack Girl keeps working on the perfect pancake. It is the "cake" part that gets me striving for the elusive goal of tasty and nutritious....

August 6, 2012   25 Comments

Light Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Replace Potato Skins With Zucchini Boats

Row, row, row, your zucchini, gently down the STREAM!!...

August 1, 2012   20 Comments

Eggplant Dip Recipe

Eggplant For Dummies

My partner is allergic to eggplant so there hasn’t been one eggplant post on Snack Girl. That changes today!...

July 30, 2012   30 Comments

Barbecue Tofu Sandwich Recipe

A Tofu Recipe For Tofu Haters

Snack Girl has a confession. She wants to like tofu, but she just can’t....

July 23, 2012   46 Comments

Chocolate Lentil Cake Recipe

The Seed You Should Be Eating

Have I confused you with the photo of the chocolate cake? Where are the seeds?...

July 20, 2012   33 Comments

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

An Inspirational Post On Strawberry Jam

See those jars of jam up there? I made them - before you click off in disgust - there is a GIVEAWAY at the end of today’s post...

July 19, 2012   334 Comments

Healthier Ranch Dressing

A Ranch Dressing Makeover For All You Salad Lovers

Last week, I posted about grilling Romaine lettuce and a bunch of you asked for recipes for making your own salad dressing.

July 18, 2012   26 Comments

Banana Breakfast Pop

Refreshing Breakfast On A Stick

Are you hot? How would you like some steaming oatmeal?....

July 16, 2012   11 Comments

Grilled Romaine Lettuce Recipe

Romaine Lettuce Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

What am I talking about? Romaine lettuce IS boring!....

July 12, 2012   20 Comments

Watermelon Salad Recipe

Do Something Different With Watermelon

Sometimes it is hard to buy one of those LARGE watermelons. Are you really going to eat all of that?

July 10, 2012   17 Comments

Top Ten Vegan Snacks 2012

Turn Dull Beans Into A Potato Chip Replacement

Yesterday, we featured canned beans in a sneaky way. Today, they come out behind the curtain.

July 3, 2012   29 Comments

beanbrownieb

Try Adding This To Your Brownie Mix

I bet you are wondering what “this” is - and it is a natural ingredient from a plant. Not the plant most of you are thinking of because this is a family website....

July 2, 2012   40 Comments

No Bake Lemon Balls Recipe

No Bake Lemon Balls: Healthy, Fast, & Yummy

One of the biggest hits on Snack Girl has been the No Bake Brownie Balls....

June 27, 2012   20 Comments

Watermelon Feta Bites

A Seriously Cool Appetizer Featuring Watermelon

I don’t know about you, but I am hot! The heat wave here in Massachusetts made me feel like the Wicked Witch of The West....

June 25, 2012   13 Comments

Cinnabon Makeover

How To Replace A Cinnabon

Snack Girl reserves black and white photos for foods that trigger people to eat. One of my pals told me that my photo of onion rings made her hungry and ever since then I use black and white....

June 20, 2012   53 Comments

Sweet Smart Points Snacks

The Secret To Delicious 87 Calorie Cheesecake

Recently, I faced a major dilemma. There was a LARGE piece of cheesecake in front of me and no one else to eat it....

June 18, 2012   28 Comments

GE Freshpedition

What Are You Going To DO With All That Produce?

Okay, folks, let's get real. Which of you is overwhelmed by produce that you have grown or purchased?...

June 15, 2012   25 Comments

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Healthier Buffalo Chicken Wings

Vegans, avert your eyes. We are going to the land of chicken and you know you are eating an animal when you chomp into a wing....

June 13, 2012   21 Comments

How to Make an Iced Mocha at Home

An Iced Coffee Solution To The Liquid Calorie Problem

I have followed the new "soda ban" in New York City with much interest. Seems many are calling NYC a "nanny state"....

June 7, 2012   51 Comments

Portobello Burger Recipe

Where's The Beef? A Better Burger

I know what you are thinking - "Hello, lovely.....nom nom nom" Yes, that is a portobello mushroom burger that you will be grilling this summer....

June 4, 2012   21 Comments

Low Sugar Rhubarb Recipes

GOOD READ: A Vegetable You Gotta Try

I decided to put "Good Read" in my title in the hopes that you will actually read what I have to say....

May 31, 2012   58 Comments

popsicleb

A Hot Summer Day Screams For A Frozen Treat

Is anyone else craving something cold? Man, it was hot this weekend and I all I could think about was beer POPSICLES....

May 30, 2012   9 Comments

Mojito Melon Balls Dessert

Like Mojitos? Try This Light Summer Dessert

Hellooooo, watermelon. Where have you been? Missed you!....

May 24, 2012   6 Comments

Low Calorie Candy Recipe

Do It Yourself Skinny Candy: Fun To Make & Eat

Let me introduce you to "Chocolate Crackle". This stuff is seriously yummy and fun....

May 23, 2012   11 Comments

veggieskewersb

A Super Healthy Addition To Your Grill

Hot dogs, hamburgers, steak......salad! Yes, add some salad to your grill this Memorial Day weekend.

May 22, 2012   12 Comments

quinoacarrotsoupb

What's The Deal With Quinoa?

Seems like everyone is talking about kale and quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah). It only took about 10 readers to ask me about it before I got my butt into gear....

May 16, 2012   36 Comments

softboiledegg2b

Good Morning Sunshine! Wake Up With This Egg Dish

Are you bored with hard boiled eggs? Yeah, they are dull. Let me introduce you to an old friend...

May 14, 2012   24 Comments

cauliflowerriceb

Love Rice But Want To Cut Calories? Try This

Snack Girl did something different the other day to her favorite "rice and bean" bowl. She substituted a vegetable in the bowl above...

May 9, 2012   48 Comments

boxmacaronicheeseb

Make Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Healthier

Check out that bright orange up there. That color is indicative of a much loved processed food from everyone's childhood....

May 7, 2012   20 Comments

macaroonsb

An Almond Joy Makeover From A Sweet & Skinny Top Chef

Snack Girl recently found out that her favorite apple pie was 420 calories for one slice. Ouch....

May 4, 2012   10 Comments

tunameltb

This Tuna Melt Is So Light & Tasty It Will Make You Cry

Tuna melts use to be a staple in my college dorm. One cup mayonnaise, a little tuna, and say the word "green" and you had lunch!...

May 2, 2012   40 Comments

strawberrychocolateb

The Most Satisfying, Lowest Calorie, & Easiest Chocolate Dessert Ever Created

Yeah, baby, it is springtime. Whoot! Whoot! How about them 2 for 1 strawberries rolling into your super and farmer's markets?...

April 25, 2012   24 Comments

brownriceb.jpg

Brown Is Beautiful: Making The Switch To Brown Rice

Hey, we all want to be beautiful. How about trying some brown rice to aid your efforts?...

April 23, 2012   44 Comments

laughingcowb

Love Cheese? Try This 35 Calorie Alternative

When you get people talking about their favorite cheese, stars start forming in their eyes....

April 18, 2012   74 Comments

slowcookercurryb

Light Slow Cooker Chicken Curry From Everyday Maven

Today, Snack Girl is happy to host a guest post from Everyday Maven with a recipe for slow cooker chicken curry. Yum!

April 16, 2012   15 Comments

mom100bookb

100 Awesome Recipe Solutions For Parents

I just know there are some tired parents out there who are sick of the question, "What's for dinner?"....

April 13, 2012   4 Comments

bobolipizzab

Why This Pizza Crust Is My New BFF

For the older generation out there that doesn't text, BFF stands for best friend forever (someone had to inform ME of that :-)...

April 11, 2012   32 Comments

chocolateballb

Make This Delicious Brownie And Eat It Every Day Guilt Free

Snack Girl's survey on Friday gave me some great information! One suggestion was a makeover for brownies.

April 9, 2012   19 Comments

sugarcauliflowerb

Taking Cauliflower To A New Level

For me, the challenge with cauliflower is making it taste like something. Bland food is simply not enjoyable to eat and I want to enjoy my food!

April 5, 2012   33 Comments

granolamuffinsb

Try This Trick For Some Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Snack Girl is already making her plans for Earth Day (April 22nd). I am going to celebrate with a picnic!...

March 28, 2012   13 Comments

yogurtpbdipb

Spread It On or Dip It: The Best Yogurt Fruit Dip

Snack Girl has long advocated for an apple and peanut butter for a perfect snack. Basically, you got your fruit with a another whole food (peanuts) just blended up. Super yum!....

March 26, 2012   15 Comments

miniapplecrispb

Healthy Apple Crisp: Cute & Yummy

Many of us are on the hunt for a dessert that is both satisfying and healthy. I've been asked for a redo of creme brulee (which isn't gonna happen).

March 21, 2012   29 Comments

kaleschips2b

Kale Chips: Believe The Hype

Kale is getting a lot of press and finding its way on all the top blogs. I had to ask this kale to stop on the red carpet to photograph it....

March 19, 2012   58 Comments

ricekrispieb

A Healthy Twist On An Old Favorite: The Rice Krispie Treat

It is fun to try to make notoriously bad food into something healthier. The Rice Krispie Treat is just lookin' for a makeover....

March 14, 2012   21 Comments

baconwrappedasparagusb

Greet Spring With Some Bacon (And Asparagus)

Whenever I write about bacon, Snack Girl gets a surge of readers. Why?...

March 12, 2012   14 Comments

chocolatepopcornb

How To Make Dark Chocolate Last Forever

Drizzle: to pour in a fine stream. Drizzle is a super cool word because you can hear it....

March 7, 2012   22 Comments

spinachcorncasseroleb

The Ultimate Enchilada Recipe For Healthiness

What if I told you that that casserole up there had a whopping 28% of your daily value of iron per serving? Would that amaze you?....

March 5, 2012   14 Comments

pumpkincustardb

Try This Microwave Pumpkin Custard From Slender Kitchen

Today I am featuring a post from Kristen of Slender Kitchen. She has a bunch of delicious and healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes on her blog....

March 4, 2012   15 Comments

goldpineappleb

Take On The Prickly Fruit: In Season and Super Sweet

Pineapples are in season right now and costing about $2 each in my neck of the woods. YUM!...

February 29, 2012   11 Comments

bananasoftserveb

Want To Have It All? Try This Trick For Healthy Ice Cream

This photo is not going to win any awards. It is hard to shoot anything resembling ice cream because it melts!...

February 27, 2012   27 Comments

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Love Chocolate But Need To Eat Less Of It? Try This

The simple truth is that chocolate rocks. It seems to hit the a very special pleasure center in the brain....

February 23, 2012   13 Comments

massagekaleb

Give The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love

Yes! You know the vegetable that I am referring to - KALE. Kale is on every list for "healthiest vegetable".

February 22, 2012   17 Comments

diytortillab

Make Your Own Whole Wheat Tortillas - So Yummy!

See that tortilla up there? I made it! And, yes, I am proud of myself....

February 20, 2012   22 Comments

bananaslippyslideb

Eight Exciting Things To Do With Bananas

When people meet me for the first time, what do you think they ask me? Where did you get your nails done?....

February 15, 2012   18 Comments

poachedeggb

A Simple Way To Dress Up An Egg

Snack Girl is on an egg kick because eggs are just SO nutritious....

February 13, 2012   16 Comments

upgradedbreakfastcookieb

The Healthiest and Easiest Breakfast (Bye-Bye Breakfast Cereal)

Cereal is the most amazingly simple breakfast to serve. All you do is pour from a box....

February 8, 2012   35 Comments

frenchtoastb

This Valentine's Day Give Your Love A Healthy Heart

Yes, it is time to show your love and devotion to your partner. Do you want to give him/her a box of chocolates?....

February 6, 2012   3 Comments

blackbeanburgerb

Looking For A Low Cal Burger? Give This Yummy, Simple, and Vegan Burger A Shot

I recently noticed that my favorite brew pub has a VEGGIE burger on its menu. Yes, we have shifted a bit when it comes to our burger consumption....

January 30, 2012   25 Comments

oatmealcookieb

An Awesome Portion Control Trick For Homemade Cookies

So, you like to bake - but you have a problem. Yes, I know that problem well.....

January 25, 2012   60 Comments

newantslogb

Return To An Old Favorite Snack (With A Twist)

Sometimes we need a little inspiration to make a healthy snack. We get into snack ruts because we are super busy....

January 23, 2012   8 Comments

wholewheatcrackersb

The Best Brand Of Crackers (Your Own)

Since this site is called "Snack Girl", I get a bunch of questions about crackers. Frankly, I am pretty lost in the cracker aisle myself...

January 19, 2012   25 Comments

grapefruitb

Sunshine in Your Fridge: Grapefruit Made Less Sour

Do you know when citrus fruits are in season? The one bright spot of the winter growing season is that NOW is the best time for fresh oranges and grapefruits....

January 16, 2012   17 Comments

fishtacob

Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw: In Season And Yummy

Are you trying to eat seasonal foods? Put down those hard tomatoes and grab some cabbage....

January 11, 2012   6 Comments

wwchocolatechipb

Three Tips For An Insanely Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie

Snack Girl has been refining her chocolate chip cookie recipe. It is a tough job - but I am willing to make the sacrifice....

January 5, 2012   24 Comments

broccolipeanutb

Broccoli With Peanut Sauce Is For Everyone (Even The Broccoli Haters)

Raise your hand if you like steamed broccoli with nothing on it! One, two.....TWO of you :)....

January 3, 2012   19 Comments

blackeyedpeasb

For Good Luck And Good Health Try This For New Year's

Looking for a future of prosperity? All you have to do is eat the right food on New Year's Day.

December 28, 2011   6 Comments

eggnogb

Are You In Love With Egg Nog? Try This Light Version

Snack Girl doesn't think you should mess with the recipe for egg nog. But, I have been getting requests to create a version with fewer calories....

December 21, 2011   6 Comments

latkeb

Lighter Latkes (Potato Pancakes) For Hanukkah

THE holiday food of Hanukkah is the potato pancake (AKA latke). The traditional recipe for potato latkes can include 3-4 cups of oil.....

December 20, 2011   11 Comments

kalesaladb

The Unthinkable: A Christmas Salad

Snack Girl will not apologize for her continued healthy holiday search. Today's entry: The Christmas Salad.

December 15, 2011   10 Comments

santahatb

Delectable, Simple, and Adorable Santa Hats

The search for "healthy" and "holiday" continues at Snack Girl headquarters (AKA my house). These Santa Hats are the latest find....

December 13, 2011   12 Comments

hotcocoab

Vegan, Luxurious, Hot......Chocolate

Snack Girl finds that most hot chocolate mixes are missing something important. They lack the most important flavor of all....

December 8, 2011   19 Comments

mushroomtacob

Need Umami? Try Using Mushrooms Instead of Meat

When you think of foods that will help you replace red meat in your diet, what comes to your mind? Obviously, not celery....

December 6, 2011   11 Comments

cranberrycornmuffinb

You Need To Cook With This Berry NOW! (Healthy Muffin Recipe)

Have you noticed the lovely bags of red berries greeting you in the produce aisle? Fresh cranberries are here!...

November 17, 2011   21 Comments

cremebruleeb

Love Late Night Desserts? Try This Healthy Version of Creme Brulee

For Snack Girl, there are two food groups that derail her mostly healthy eating efforts: alcohol and desserts. Don't you DARE mix the two together....

November 14, 2011   11 Comments

skinnypeppermintmochab

'Tis The Season of The Peppermint Mocha: Snack Girl's Skinny Solution

Dear Starbucks and McDonald's - Why do you insist on derailing our efforts to consume less during the holidays with these alluring drinks?...

November 9, 2011   21 Comments

brusselssproutsb

Turn A Healthy Food That You Hate Into A New Love

How many of you out there hate Brussels Sprouts? I bet you are really looking forward to them on your Thanksgiving table....

November 7, 2011   29 Comments

peanutbutterballsb

Wow Your Friends With The World's Simplest Cookie Recipe

Do you love cookies but hate the work that goes into making them? My least favorite part is the clean up of the kitchen. argh....

November 2, 2011   26 Comments

bubbleandsqueakb

The Problem With Casseroles (And A Solution!)

Casseroles are serious comfort food - and you know what type of comfort food: cans of cream of mushroom soup mixed with noodles and frozen peas....

October 31, 2011   9 Comments

parmesanpocornb

The Cheapest And Healthiest Snack In The Snack Aisle

The snack aisle is one of the worst places in the grocery store to find a snack. But, there is an exception.

October 26, 2011   33 Comments

lunchableredob

Simple and Fun: DIY Pizza Lunchable

Do you know how children bug you for junk food? Well, I brought home a "Lunchables" for review on this site and my kids went bonkers....

October 25, 2011   27 Comments

pumpkinseedsb

A Fantastic Snack From A Scary Place

You guys been anywhere scary lately? How about Costco where all your money seems to get scared out of your wallet?....

October 19, 2011   15 Comments

chocolatecoveredfigb

Love Salted Chocolate Caramels? Try This Healthy Candy Alternative

No one is ever going to accuse Snack Girl of not loving a WEE bit of chocolate. But, my taste bud credentials have been called into question....

October 17, 2011   29 Comments

pumpkinlatteb

Embrace Fall With This Pumpkin Themed Skinny Drink

Some people think fall has arrived when the leaves start changing and apples become abundant. Others know it is here with the arrival of the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks....

October 5, 2011   14 Comments

halloweenoatmealb

Dress Your Oatmeal Up For Halloween

Are you going to go out and buy a costume for Halloween? How about your oatmeal? Is it going to have a costume?....

October 3, 2011   13 Comments

pickledmushroomsb

A Delicious Almost Zero Calorie Snack (Really!)

When you look at those mushrooms up there do you think they are covered in olive oil? Yes?...

September 29, 2011   11 Comments

cookiedoughb

Dress Up Your Apple Slices With Cookie Dough Dip

Bored with the same old apple and peanut butter? Love to eat cookie dough out of the bowl?....

September 26, 2011   29 Comments

chickenbreastb

The Secret To Making Chicken Breast Taste Much Better Than A Hockey Puck

Snack Girl hasn't sucked on a hockey puck lately, but she has grilled skinless chicken breast past the point of edible....

September 19, 2011   43 Comments

jiffyupgradeb

Mix Up These Healthier Corn Muffins In A Jiffy

Got time to bake? No? Don't worry, Snack Girl has a great tip for making it look like you have time to use that oven for something other than pots and pan storage....

September 15, 2011   18 Comments

applebutterb

Who Else Lost Their Virginity This Month?

See those lovely jars of apple butter? Snack Girl made them in a fit of unbridled domesticity....

September 12, 2011   25 Comments

bakedoatmealb

A Hot Breakfast That Has It All

If you combine whole grains, eggs, yogurt, milk, and fruit what do you get? Breakfast!....

September 8, 2011   43 Comments

sloppyjoeb

Comfort Food Made Healthier

Anyone else like sloppy joes? This sandwich consists of ground meat, onions, and mystery sauce from a can served on a bun....

September 6, 2011   26 Comments

turkishbreakfastb

Rethink Your Breakfast: Turkish Style

Snack Girl has been fortunate to visit Turkey twice in her 41 years. Both trips taught me so much, and I remember them vividly....

September 1, 2011   25 Comments

oatpancakeb

Mix Pancakes With Oatmeal And You Get A Super Breakfast

Snack Girl keeps working on the perfect pancake. It is the "cake" part that gets me striving for the elusive goal of tasty and nutritious....

August 30, 2011   21 Comments

oatberry

This Muffin Can Save Your Life

I know what you are thinking. How can a muffin save a life? Don't we usually use things like electrified paddles?....

August 25, 2011   37 Comments

tofuscrambleb

Better Than Real Eggs

Going vegan seems like a big trend right now as we look at our calorie intake and our environmental impact. I never thought eggs were such a big deal because nothing was slaughtered to get them....

August 23, 2011   33 Comments

fruitsauceb

Got Fruit On The Edge? Don't Toss It - Try This

Snack Girl is a sucker for "buy one get one free" and she finds herself stocking up on perishables. Not a smart move since these perishables tend to rot before my family eats them....

August 15, 2011   15 Comments

watermelonlemonadeb

One More Thing To Do With Watermelon

Snack Girl has been obsessed with watermelon. My fridge seems always to have half a watermelon staring out at me....

August 12, 2011   13 Comments

carrotbiteb

Create A Better Snack With Carrots

The healthiest eaters among us incorporate vegetables or fruit in every meal. This can be tricky because vegetables take time to peel, dice, chop and wash....

August 8, 2011   15 Comments

rootbeerfloatb

A Lot Less Float For Your Boat (Awesome 53 Calorie Dessert)

Snack Girl wants to share about serving sizes of ice cream. Ummm, what happened?....

August 4, 2011   16 Comments

cantaloupebowlb

How Cantaloupe Can Keep Your Dishes Clean

I want to know which creative thinker came up with a "bread" bowl. That person was ON to something. Of course, most of us need to avoid bread bowls (especially if they are filled with a clam chowder)....

August 1, 2011   11 Comments

wheatberrysaladb

Fall In Love With A New Whole Grain

The comfort zone of American cuisine is meat, potatoes, and a wee bit of vegetables. When it comes to whole grains, we are sadly lacking....

July 28, 2011   26 Comments

watermelonsoupb

Chill Out With Some Watermelon Tomato Soup

You see that leaf of basil up there? I wish that was ME! Why? Because it is 100F, and that soup is COLD....

July 25, 2011   7 Comments

lowcalranchb

Makeover The Best Selling Salad Dressing In America

Eating a lot of salad is a great way to maintain your health. And, when, you are asked which dressing you would like with that salad - many of you answer RANCH!....

July 20, 2011   18 Comments

portabellomushroompizzab

A 100 Calorie Pizza That Will Rock Your Sox

You know what? It isn't that hard to make healthy pizza. Pizza would always be pretty healthy if we chose not to put 1/2 pound of cheese on every slice....

July 18, 2011   37 Comments

watermeloncucumberb

Why Watermelon Makes Us Feel Good

Snack Girl is chomping on watermelon and loving it. A hot day, a slice of watermelon, and watermelon juice all over the place. This is summer!...

July 11, 2011   30 Comments

tomatillosalsab

A Fruit You Just Gotta Try

Something green and yummy is sitting right now in your supermarket and it will make your taste buds sing. This fruit resembles a tomato and is a staple of Mexican cuisine...

July 7, 2011   16 Comments

tomatopestob

You Don't Need The Bread For This Healthy Snack

The local tomatoes are beginning to roll in around here and Snack Girl is happy. I will be even HAPPIER when they start to ripen in my garden....

July 5, 2011   8 Comments

trailmixb

Lighter, Fluffier Trail Mix

Trail mix is for taking on your hike. Anyone been on a hike lately? No? Me, neither....

June 30, 2011   11 Comments

strawshortb

Turn Strawberry Shortcake Into Strawberry Healthycake

Have you ever made a traditional Strawberry Shortcake? Well, I have and the "shortcake" part calls for cream AND butter. Wowza!

June 27, 2011   25 Comments

burgerholeb

How To Eat Less Red Meat & Still LOVE Your Burger

This burger above has a secret. It is not as fattening as it seems. What did Snack Girl do?...

June 22, 2011   16 Comments

chilelimecornb

Sweet Corn Is A Stellar Snack

Don't tell me you haven't noticed the piles of corn at the front of your local grocery store. The stacks of 10 ears for $2 are calling Snack Girl....

June 20, 2011   16 Comments

zucchinifryb

Z Fries: The Latest In Nutritious, Delicious, and Low Cal Fries

Z French like to sspeak like thissss. In France, they call French fries - frites. Don't they know they are French fries? sheesh....

June 15, 2011   37 Comments

pitachipb

Whole Grain, Homemade Chip: Goodbye Potato Chips!

Chips, why do we love you so? Is it the crunchiness? The saltiness? or the just plain deliciousness....

June 13, 2011   19 Comments

popsicleb

Make Your Own Popsicles: "Great Taste...Less Added Sugar!"

Having something cold to refresh yourself on a hot summer day is essential. Snack Girl usually reaches for a beer POPSICLE when she is feeling droopy....

June 10, 2011   15 Comments

pinebananab

Skip The Ice Cream: Grill Your Dessert

Summertime is happenin' and I am SURROUNDED by ice cream stands. What is it about the middle of nowhere that leads to the proliferation of ice cream stands?....

June 8, 2011   19 Comments

tomatomayob

Bring Out The Hellman's And Bring Out The Olive Oil?

Snack Girl has been holding out on one of her own favorite snack recipes. I like to think of it as a BLT without the B or L.....

June 7, 2011   39 Comments

lowcalgranolab

Avoid The Cereal Aisle Forever Using This Simple Recipe

Snack Girl writes a lot about cereal because it is one of those packaged foods that makes all sorts of health claims....

June 6, 2011   30 Comments

cakepopb

How To Make A Healthy Cake Pop

Snack Girl is a mother of a first grader who is now reading. Yesterday, she decided to read the newspaper where there was a feature on something called "Cake Pops"....

June 2, 2011   16 Comments

oniondipb

French Onion Dip With Zero Guilt

When someone shows up to your house with sour cream, French onion soup mix, and a bag of Ruffles - you know you are in heaven....

May 30, 2011   14 Comments

veggieskewersb

Wow Your Friends This Memorial Day With Salad Sticks

If it would just STOP raining, Snack Girl would get excited about Memorial Day weekend. Click your heels together and repeat after me, "My children will not watch twenty hours of TV over Memorial Day weekend."....

May 25, 2011   8 Comments

vegancupcakeb

Vegan Cupcakes Have Taken Over The World

Shhhh....don't tell ANYONE (except all of your friends). Chocolate cupcakes can be delicious without any.....

May 23, 2011   43 Comments

vegetablesoupb

The Most Colorful Comfort Food

Snack Girl has a confession to make. She was a "hater" of vegetable soup. I know it is hard to believe - but I was....

May 18, 2011   19 Comments

orangewaterb

You Don't Need Sugar For A Refreshing Summer Drink

It is FINALLY beginning to heat up here in the middle of nowhere and Snack Girl loves cold drinks when it is hot outside.

May 16, 2011   18 Comments

indianbeans2b

Who Else Wants Restaurant Quality Indian Food Without The Calories?

Snack Girl LOVES Indian food and would eat it more except for a few things. Let me list them for you: cream, butter, and oil....

May 12, 2011   16 Comments

pumpkinbiteb

Hate Bananas? Try These Pumpkin Bites

Back in April, Snack Girl posted what she thought was an awesome cereal bar recipe. People complained!

May 10, 2011   40 Comments

Sugar Snap Peas and Cheese

Elegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories

When you get tired of your apple and peanut butter, you need to go gourmet for your snack....

May 5, 2011   14 Comments

greenbeansb

Love Chinese Take Out? Try This Trick

It is with a heavy heart that I criticize Chinese food here in the United States. Frankly, I used to live on this stuff until a doctor woke me up....

May 2, 2011   31 Comments

veggieburgerb

Veggie Burgers Can Be Better Than Meat Burgers (Seriously)

Snack Girl has been looking for a packaged veggie burger to endorse as a great snack. And, she hasn't found one :(...

April 27, 2011   35 Comments

rhubarbbakeb

Get Your Spring On With This Vegetable

Last year, Snack Girl featured one of her FAVORITE Spring vegetables and no one read my post. No, I won't give up....

April 26, 2011   34 Comments

bananaquesadillab

The BEST Post Workout Snack

Whether you do yoga, walk, spin, bike, run, or swim, you usually get hungry after activity. Many people reach for energy bars such as PowerBar, but with a little creativity, you can do a WHOLE lot better....

April 20, 2011   18 Comments

newenergyb

A Grab 'N Go Breakfast With ZERO Added Sugar (and you will love it)

Anybody else sick of packaged cereal bars? But, they are just SO easy and fast....

April 18, 2011   62 Comments

vegancookieb

A Cookie Without Dairy or Egg (It is STILL Delicious!)

If you read Snack Girl enough, you know that I like a challenge. I had seen vegan cookies at cafes and thought, "no butter, no eggs, equals a disgusting cookie"....

April 13, 2011   35 Comments

angeledeggsb

Satan Would Hate This Recipe

Yes, this photo does look like "deviled" eggs, but Snack Girl has a fix to make them much less evil....

April 11, 2011   21 Comments

avocadosalsab

Give Me Three Ingredients and I'll Give You Amazing Salsa

If you are like me (and, hopefully, you are not), you can't create recipes on the fly. Snack Girl is mired in lists when she goes to the grocery store....

April 6, 2011   9 Comments

melonbiteb

Who Else Wants Bacon?

What is bacon doing on Snack Girl? This site is supposed to be healthy!...

April 4, 2011   15 Comments

bananasplitb

Now You Can Eat A Banana Split Without Splitting Your Pants

Snack Girl is ALWAYS looking for ways to makeover treats into healthy food. And, she loves banana splits!....

March 31, 2011   28 Comments

avocadotoastb

Try This: Vegan Toast

Guess what I didn't use on my toast this morning?....

March 28, 2011   18 Comments

cauliflowernewb

See How Easily You Can Turn Cauliflower Into An Awesome Snack

Wouldn't it be cool if the snack aisle of your supermarket had bags of delicious cauliflower? Alas, you are going to have to break out your kitchen knife and make your own.

March 23, 2011   43 Comments

greensmoothieb

This Green Smoothie Does NOT Taste Like Grass

Snack Girl has had MANY readers tell her to try "green" smoothies. Well, before last Tuesday, I had one word for them - YUCK!...

March 21, 2011   40 Comments

ricekrispieb

This Is Not Your Mother's Rice Krispie Treat

Snack Girl has been working on a "new" Rice Krispie treat for a while now. First, I had to change the name....

March 16, 2011   23 Comments

sweetpotatofriesb

Never Eat Fast Food French Fries Again

Yes, you can do it! You can give up your beloved french fries and celebrate their exit from your life.....

March 14, 2011   32 Comments

breakfastsandwichb

The Egg McMuffin Makeover

Seems like everyone and their house, dog, and spouses get makeovers. Perhaps my favorite makeover moment was Oprah's attempt at improving stay-at-home mothers who live in their sweats....

March 9, 2011   32 Comments

roastedasparagusb

Green Thing...You Make My Heart Sing

Green thing, I think I love you. Your arrival in my neighborhood Stop-&-Shop means SPRING is coming soon....

March 7, 2011   13 Comments

nakedapplepieb

Try This Healthy Pie.....Naked

Here at Snack Girl headquarters clothing is optional (for the 4 and under set). This is also true of our pies....

March 2, 2011   36 Comments

diyyogurtb

The Cheater's Guide to Healthy Yogurt

Is it possible to find a yogurt that tastes great and doesn't inflate your waist? Yes! Does yogurt have to have Sucralose or other artificial sweeteners to be low calorie? No!...

February 28, 2011   37 Comments

poachedeggb

You Will LOVE This 81 Calorie Egg Recipe

Eggs are incredibly nutritious. Just think, a baby embryo was supposed to consume that yolk to become a chick! (hmmmm, maybe you don't want to think about that :)...

February 24, 2011   19 Comments

meuslib

Save Money, Your Waistline, And The World By Making Your Own Cereal

Okay, maybe I have gotten a bit dramatic with this title. But, you HAVE to try making your own cereal....

February 23, 2011   5 Comments

roastedbroccolib

My Friends Use To Laugh At Me...And THEN I Made This Broccoli Recipe

Do you think Snack Girl is done trying to convince you to eat broccoli? I will NEVER give up (really)....

February 15, 2011   42 Comments

flourlesschocolatecakeb

THE Valentine's Day Treat

You can't walk into any store right now without being bombarded with chocolate. The lovely heart shaped boxes in red just sing out - BUY ME!....

February 11, 2011   6 Comments

diytortillab

Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas - So Ridiculously Easy

Back in November, I wrote a post about healthy tortillas (A Healthy Tortilla). A reader who commented on that post changed my world....

February 10, 2011   40 Comments

frenchtoastb

Simply Lovely Valentine's Day Breakfast

You don't want to kill your Valentine with killer food, do you? Show your love by making something healthy....

February 8, 2011   11 Comments

mangolassib

This Smoothie Will Blow Your Mind

Snack Girl isn't really a fan of smoothies because she finds them too sweet. But, there is one style of smoothie that motivates her to get out the blender.

February 3, 2011   36 Comments

chocolatechipb

The ONLY Chocolate Chip Cookie You Should Ever Eat

Snack Girl has a secret. With over 27 inches of snow outside her window, she can't look a vegetable in the eye....

February 2, 2011   29 Comments

grilledsandwichb

Panini Extreme Makeover (Take THAT Quiznos!)

Maybe you like grilled cheese sandwiches? Okay, who doesn't like grilled cheese sandwiches?...

January 31, 2011   14 Comments

smoreb

Love S'Mores? Try This 52 Calorie Treat

The combination of melted chocolate, graham crackers, and a soft marshmallow is SO dreamy....

January 28, 2011   12 Comments

broccolipeanutb

Transform Broccoli Into a Food the ENTIRE Family Will Eat

Snack Girl KNOWS about the broccoli haters of the world. And she wants to change their minds....

January 19, 2011   24 Comments

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What To Do With Lots of Celery?

After the success of last week's pickled carrots post, I thought it would be fun to talk about celery....

January 18, 2011   9 Comments

kettlecornb

Makeover Kettle Corn Into "Can Do" Corn

Kettle corn has that perfect combination of crunchy, salty, and sweet that keeps you eating it long after you should stop....

January 12, 2011   34 Comments

pickledcarrotsb

How To Avoid Wasting Carrots

Do you hate limp carrots? Do you buy a bag of carrots only to find that half of them are rotten by the time you get to eat them?...

January 10, 2011   22 Comments

bananasmoothieb

Simple, Delicious, and Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes from Camp Shane

If you’re looking for a snack that tastes delicious AND is good for you, then you’re in for a treat!

January 7, 2011   19 Comments

chickensoupb

Low Calorie Comfort Food - It Exists!

There is more than one way to create comfort. One way involves lots of calories and icing....

January 5, 2011   16 Comments

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Try This Breakfast Solution: Faster and Healthier Than Cereal

Are you running out of time every morning and grabbing a cereal bar? Try this instead....

December 29, 2010   20 Comments

applepboatmealb

Make Winter Warmer With Apple and Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Are you bored with your oatmeal? Let's give it a makeover!....

December 28, 2010   33 Comments

shotglassb

Try This New Year's Snack: Veggie Shots

Short on time? Want to make something different and healthy for your New Year's party?...

December 27, 2010   8 Comments

turkeysliderb

Love Sliders? Here Is A Healthy Version

In case you are wondering, a slider is a mini-sandwich or burger. I first encountered them at my neighborhood Chili's....

December 14, 2010   8 Comments

buttermilkbanb

You Won't Miss The Butter In This Holiday Banana Bread

Can you trick your pals into believing you used a stick of butter to make your banana bread? I think so!...

December 7, 2010   18 Comments

brownieballxmasb

Give the Gift of A Healthy Snack (Your Friends Won't Even Know Its Healthy!)

Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Put down your credit card and rev up your food processor.

December 1, 2010   32 Comments

fennelorangeb

Last Minute T-Day Side or Healthy Snack

Kill it on Turkey day with a fresh side that goes with everything, takes 10 minutes to make, and will WOW your guests....

November 22, 2010   7 Comments

cranberryb

A Thanksgiving Feast Cooked in 10 Minutes? Done!

Yes, it is possible to create an entire Thanksgiving dinner in 10 minutes. How?...

November 17, 2010   12 Comments

brusselssproutsb

Saving The Brussels Sprouts

Any of you Snack Girl readers hate Brussels Sprouts? I bet you are really looking forward to them on your Thanksgiving table....

November 15, 2010   22 Comments

pumpkinpieb

Try This Pumpkin Pie Makeover For Thanksgiving

Why would Snack Girl mess with Thanksgiving? Come on, live a little!...

November 10, 2010   19 Comments

pumpkinlatteb

A Pumpkin Spice Latte With 77 Calories

Do you have any buddies who anxiously await the arrival of the Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte? It has been here for a month and people love it....

November 3, 2010   20 Comments

bakedappleb

A "No Peel" Apple Recipe To Make You Swoon

The apple season is in full swing here in New England and I can't stop buying them. The taste of fresh apples is one of life's great joys....

November 1, 2010   11 Comments

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Replace Mayo With This Healthy Spread

Seems like it is time to take on mayonnaise. I love the stuff, but when you start adding it to sandwiches, the calories sky rocket...

October 26, 2010   24 Comments

beanbrownieb

Healthier Brownies With A Secret Ingredient

Snack Girl is not someone who thinks you should alter the almighty brownie treat. Why take something so indulgent and delicious and change it?....

October 21, 2010   48 Comments

bananaghostb

A Healthy Halloween Snack

Halloween is arriving in a mere 12 days and it is all my kids can talk about. We are decorating the house and getting ready for the festivities....

October 20, 2010   5 Comments

jacklalanneb

Healthy Banana Pudding from Jack LaLanne

Before Jillian Michaels, Jane Fonda, and Zumba there was Jack LaLanne. He presented fitness and exercise advice on TV for 34 years!...

October 14, 2010   19 Comments

pumpkinseedsb

Don't Toss These Out!

Who likes to feel like their hands are in worm guts? You? The slimy inside of a pumpkin is a SCARY place....

October 12, 2010   16 Comments

applechipb

Got Apples? Try This Awesome Healthy Snack

If you read this website, you BETTER have apples in your fridge (or I'm gonna buy you some :) This is it people - apple season!...

October 7, 2010   20 Comments

pumpkinenergybarb

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bars - YUM!

You would expect that a food blog called Lilveggiepatch.com would be set in a rural spot like Athens, GA....

October 4, 2010   31 Comments

borschtb

100 Calories of Snack From Russia

Have you ever wondered what snacks exist in other countries? Well, Snack Girl is on the case!....

September 27, 2010   14 Comments

cottagecheesesnackb

Mix It Up For A Delicious Snack

Do you sometimes get bored with the same old snack? Perhaps the snack you brought to work is SO dull, you make a little trip to the vending machine....

September 21, 2010   39 Comments

snackstickb

Want Your Kid To Eat A Healthy Snack? Use a Stick

Sick of trying to get your kids to eat something healthy? Try my method of persuasion involving a stick....

September 14, 2010   5 Comments

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A Grab And Go Breakfast With Staying Power

My daughter begged me to serve her pancakes for her first day of school. Pancakes are usually a weekend treat, but how could I deny her?...

September 13, 2010   22 Comments

carrotbiteb

Colorful and Healthy: Carrot, Raisin, Cream Cheese Bite

The healthiest eaters among us incorporate vegetables or fruit in every meal. This can be tricky because vegetables take time to prepare....

August 31, 2010   21 Comments

brushcettab

Skinny Italian Tomato Snack Recipe

Skinny Italian seems like an oxymoron. Can you eat pasta by the tons and still be skinny?...

August 24, 2010   75 Comments

cherrytomatosaladb

A Cherry Tomato Salad For Summer

My farm share just gave us the go ahead to pick AS MANY cherry tomatoes as we want! Is that crazy?....

August 18, 2010   10 Comments

freezerjamb

Freezer Jam For Dummies

Freezer jam was absolute mystery to Snack Girl until a few weeks ago. I had never even heard of it until readers commented on How To Pick A Healthy Jam or Jelly....

August 10, 2010   12 Comments

beetsaladb

A Beet Recipe For Beet Haters

Why do people hate beets? Maybe grandmothers forced beets on to poor defenseless grand children. Or they haven't had tried fresh beets!...

August 6, 2010   11 Comments

cantaloupebowlb

Want Fewer Dirty Dishes? Try This Healthy Trick

I want to know which creative thinker came up with a "bread" bowl. That person was ON to something. Of course, most of us need to avoid bread bowls (especially if they are filled with a clam chowder)....

August 3, 2010   7 Comments

melonbiteb

I Love You More Than Bacon (Maybe)

Snack-Girl.com has been devoid of bacon until today! Bacon is not known as a healthy food, but it inspires me to song....

July 29, 2010   11 Comments

kalechipb

Kale Chips

There are bunches of kale ready to eat in someone's garden right now. What are you going to do with it all?...

July 27, 2010   31 Comments

bagelbiteb

Love Bagels and Cream Cheese? Try This Makeover

Has anyone else noticed the size of your bagel getting bigger in the last 20 years? And the amount of cream cheese spread on them seems to be growing too!...

July 21, 2010   12 Comments

capresesaladb2

A Tomato Salad For Tomato Lovers

Can you believe those colors? You know how they say to "eat the rainbow". Here is your chance!....

July 14, 2010   20 Comments

watermelonfetab

Got Watermelon? Try This Awesome and Simple Recipe

This is the season of watermelon. Supermarkets position these lovely creatures right at the front door so they hop into your cart! Really!...

July 8, 2010   18 Comments

spinacheggsb

How To Make a Power Breakfast (44% of your DV of Iron)

Snack Girl has a problem. It is a GREAT problem to have - too much fresh spinach in her refrigerator....

June 30, 2010   12 Comments

avocadotoastb

Turn Your Dull Toast into a Terrific Snack

What can you spread on your toast that will help guard against high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke? Butter, right?...

June 22, 2010   8 Comments

applepieb

An Amazing Apple Pie Makeover In Two Minutes

Is it possible to cut the calories of apple pie in half and have it still taste good? Well, when you are working with food as great as Apples anything is possible....

June 17, 2010   19 Comments

chilelimecornb

63 Calories of Salty, Sweet, Sour, Spicy and Veggie Goodness for a Dime

After writing about Parmesan Corn Recipe, I felt bad about adulterating corn into a high calorie food. Parmesan Corn Recipe is a GREAT snack, but not the best choice for us who are watching our weight....

June 14, 2010   12 Comments

popsicleb

DIY Popsicles: A Happy, Healthy Snack

Summer is here, baby! My town hit 87 degrees and I was hot. Fortunately, I had just made some of these delicious treats for the website....

June 7, 2010   10 Comments

cornb

Jamie Oliver's Delicious Cheesy Corn

Do you need a food revolution? Jamie Oliver thinks we do. And with 7 out of 10 Americans overweight or obese, I am inclined to agree with him....

May 25, 2010   8 Comments

orangewaterb

When It Heats Up Try This Simple Zero Calorie Drink

There is usually just one small step from ordinary to elegant. I know that sounds optimistic, but sometimes just a little change makes ALL the difference.

May 20, 2010   16 Comments

softboiledeggb

Elegant, Easy, and Eggilicious

The best way to enjoy an egg doesn't involve any butter or cheese! Really! I know all those quiche lovers out there aren't going to believe me - but you have to give this a try....

May 18, 2010   15 Comments

rhubarbcompoteb

Try Rhubarb - In Season Now and Super Yummy

The best place to find healthy eating inspiration is your local produce source. And if you pay attention, you will see that there are vegetables and fruits that arrive at different times of year....

May 10, 2010   5 Comments

tapenadeb

Olive Tapenade from Clean Food Cookbook

How many of you want to be healthy and sustainable? I'm not sure what sustainable means exactly - but if it means I'm living a long life then bring it on!...

May 4, 2010   4 Comments

asparagussnackb

Eat Asparagus for Breakfast from Eat Real Good

One of the ways that I know that Spring is here is that asparagus starts showing up in supermarkets. I love the stuff and get so excited when I see it priced as low as $1.50 per pound....

April 30, 2010   9 Comments

smoothieb

A Chocolate Shake With Only 116 Cals

As the weather gets warm, we want to reach for something cold. How about a chocolate shake? Most of us need to drop the ice cream from this indulgence and it isn't hard if you own a blender....

April 26, 2010   26 Comments

homemademicrowavepocornb

DIY Microwave Popcorn: Healthy, Yummy, and CHEAP

Popcorn is a whole grain snack that is really low in calories and has that great crunch we crave. But, the packaged stuff in the supermarket is expensive and can be high in sodium....

April 22, 2010   27 Comments

bananaquesadillab

Banana Quesadilla: A Delicious After-Exercise Snack

Whether you do yoga, walk, spin, bike, run, or swim, you usually get hungry after activity. Many people reach for energy bars such as PowerBar, but with a little creativity, you can do a WHOLE lot better....

April 21, 2010   21 Comments

buffalowingsb

Hot "Wings" From The Skinny Chef: Recipe and Book Giveaway

Buffalo chicken wings are an amazing bar snack. Truly, the people who came up with these were geniuses like the person who opened the first oyster....

April 20, 2010   47 Comments

stuffedmushroomsb

Stuff It! (I'm Talking About Mushrooms, Of Course)

Incorporating veggies into parties can be ridiculously easy if we set our minds to it. Of course, it takes prep time and shopping, but your guests will be so grateful when they show up and the Potato Chips are missing....

April 16, 2010   10 Comments

smokedoystersb

Smokeratoes: A Fabulous New Snack

Sometimes you have to open your eyes to what is in front of you. Recently, my vision changed in the canned seafood section of the supermarket. There was a product I had never noticed on my search for great tuna fish....

April 14, 2010   9 Comments

artichokeb

Do NOT Be Afraid of This Vegetable - In Season NOW and Yummy!

A sure sign of that spring is here is the lovely strawberries, asparagus and artichokes that show up in the supermarkets. My store has them right at the entrance beckoning to me....

April 7, 2010   17 Comments

angeledeggsb

Change Your Deviled Eggs into Angeled Eggs (Low Cal Recipe)

Snack-Girl is a working mother and sometimes she doesn't get around to things as timely as other food writers. I would say most food blogs featured deviled eggs last week. Now that I have 2 dozen Hard Boiled Eggs in my fridge, I am ON IT!...

April 6, 2010   13 Comments

crabdipb3

Celebrating Easter? Wow Your Family with This Luxurious Low Cal Dip

Easter is around the corner, and for many it is a time to get together with family and share a BIG meal. What can you make that will be both luxurious and keep you from unbuttoning your pants?...

March 29, 2010   29 Comments

lavashchipsb

Healthy Lavash Chips from Danica's Daily

Snack-Girl is always on the hunt for other blogs that inform her readers. Danica of Danica's Daily posts her healthy food consumption every day for people to follow.

March 25, 2010   3 Comments

oatmealb

Better and Faster than A Bowl of Cold Cereal

Life hasn't been easy since Snack-Girl set a new cereal standard in our house. I've tested many of our cereals and I've come up with very few that pass the Candy or Breakfast? Evaluate Your Cereal test....

March 22, 2010   17 Comments

swingingb

Put Your Kids To Work

Spring break is about to start around the country and it is time to figure out what you are going to do with your kids. If you are like me, you don't have an expensive vacation planned....

March 19, 2010   4 Comments

sweetpotatofriesb

Replace French Fries with This Easy and Healthy Snack

The most eaten vegetable in the United States is the potato. Found in fast food venues from coast to coast the delicious French Fries are hard to avoid....

March 15, 2010   27 Comments

frittatagabyb

How To Incorporate Veggies in Your Breakfast

Snack-Girl is always looking at great snack ideas - and What's Gaby Cooking? is an inspirational food blog....

March 11, 2010   8 Comments

crabsaladb

Feeling Crabby? Try This Cure

Convenience foods are typically worse for you than food that you make yourself. But, once in a while a product shows up that is truly healthy and helpful to the time-stretched among us....

March 8, 2010   3 Comments

homemadegranolab

DIY Cereal For A Healthy Snack

National Cereal Day is this Sunday. How should we celebrate? How about making your own cereal? I'm sure the people at General Mills will LOVE this idea....

March 5, 2010   12 Comments

cauliflowerb

Turn Cauliflower into YUMMYflower

You can eat 2 cups of cauliflower and only add 88 calories to your waistline. Not only that, but the stuff is really good for you. This is one of the vegetables your doctor is telling you to eat....

March 1, 2010   22 Comments

sagancrackerb

DIY Crackers from Sagan

The great cracker quest continues with a guest post from a Snack-Girl reader....

February 28, 2010   4 Comments

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Streamline Your Morning in One Step

Do you dread getting out of bed in the morning? Are you overwhelmed by the enormity of the tasks ahead? Take one job off your list right now!...

February 25, 2010   7 Comments

poachedeggb

Beyond Hard Boiled Eggs

Eggs are incredibly nutritious. Just think, a baby embryo was supposed to consume that yolk to become a chick! (hmmmm, maybe you don't want to think about that :)...

February 22, 2010   11 Comments

applestrudelb

Easy Apple Strudel from A Fit And Spicy Life

Using apples in a recipe is always a great idea. This post from A Fit and Spicy Life is a delicious way to enjoy them for a sometimes treat....

February 19, 2010   4 Comments

guacamoleb

Fastest, Easiest, and Tastiest Guacamole

Guacamole is not a dip that should be avoided because of the calories. Of course, if you add guacamole to something that is already calorie dense (such as a cheese and meat filled burrito), you are throwing gas on the fire....

February 16, 2010   7 Comments

flourlesschocolatecakeb

If You are Going to Eat Just One Treat for Valentine's - Make It This One

You can't walk into a store right now without being bombarded with chocolate. The lovely heart shaped boxes in red just sing out - buy me! Chocolates can be over 160 calories each!...

February 9, 2010   5 Comments

miniminipizzab

Healthy Party Snacks for Couch Potatoes

Are there magnets in your couch when you watch the Super Bowl? It seems amazing to me how long we sit and watch this spectacle. Snack-Girl will be out doing a 5K (in her mind)....

February 3, 2010

artichokedipb

Sneak Healthy Dip into Your Super Bowl Party

When we think of the Super Bowl, we think of BBQ chicken wings, pizza, 7 layer dip, guacamole, Potato Chips, Doritos, beer, etc. (mouth watering, yet?)...

February 1, 2010   6 Comments

brownieballb

Have a Healthy Brownie! (a Mere 77 Calories)

Is it possible to create a healthy brownie? A regular brownie contains oodles of butter, sugar, eggs, and chocolate. They are a confection of MEGA calorific proportions and should be eaten as a treat....

January 25, 2010   8 Comments

chickensoupb

Comfort Food without the Uncomfortable Guilt

Comfort food, by definition, makes us feel better. The BEST comfort food are the ones that both make us feel better and are healthy....

January 20, 2010   2 Comments

nobakecookieb

No-Bake, Nut Butter, Oatmeal Cookie

Let's be honest. Nobody has time to bake. Okay, if you have time to bake, you are in the minority. My favorite snacks are one that are just assembled from readily available ingredients and served with no mess....

January 19, 2010   19 Comments

gougereb

A Puffy and Cheesy Snack of Deliciousness

Let's be honest. A party is not ONLY about being healthy. Yesterday's post: Party-Snacks was yesterday....

December 30, 2009   1 Comment

miniminipizzab

The Tiniest (and Yummiest) Pizzas on The Planet

The quest for the quickest (and healthiest) pizza continues! One dedicated Snack-Girl reader, Theresa, sent me her solution for a pizza makeover after I posted English Muffin Pizza....

December 28, 2009   18 Comments

shotglassb

How To Make A Healthy and Glamorous Snack

Holiday parties don't have to be about meatballs, 7 layer dip, and cheese. You can do festive things with vegetables and people won't even realize they are eating them....

December 22, 2009   6 Comments

wasacheeseb

How to Eat More Vegetables

There can be no doubt that eating vegetables is good for you. Scientific study after study proclaim their health benefits....

November 4, 2009   2 Comments

yogurdipb2

A Dip that Won't Kill You

Have you noticed how many calories a sour cream and onion dip has? We can fool ourselves into believing we are eating healthily by dipping veggies in these dips....

November 2, 2009   11 Comments

muffinpizzab

Quick and Healthy Pizza

Is it necessary to add 3/4 of a pound of cheese to a pizza to have it be delicious? Do you need a cheese stuffed crust to have a great eating experience? I don't think so....

October 26, 2009   20 Comments

strawberrychocb

Treat Yourself When Shopping in the Mall

The shopping malls of the U.S. are dangerous places for people who watch their weight....

October 6, 2009   2 Comments

fruitsaladb

Imagine Being On Vacation

Are there certain foods that remind you of vacation spots? It seems that most tropical destinations have a form of fruit salad to start your day....

September 24, 2009   1 Comment

homemadegranolab

Healthy Homemade Granola

You can buy all sorts of different brands of granola. Granola comes in bags, boxes or bulk. It is found in the cereal aisle, the health food store, and the corner market....

August 3, 2009   2 Comments

Homemade energy bar

Energy Bar Recipe

At $2 per bar, products like PowerBar can really take a bite out of your wallet. Of course they are incredibly convenient to buy and eat. Can you really make these at home?...

July 6, 2009   20 Comments

Ants on a Log

Fun for kids to make and eat (adults too!)

Ants on a log is a combination of celery, cream cheese (or peanut butter), and raisins...

June 18, 2009   2 Comments

cheese and crackers

Cheese and Crackers

This classic combination turns out to be an pretty good snack. The key is to use real cheese...

June 15, 2009   2 Comments

homemadebananab

Homemade Banana Bread

Is this really a healthy snack? Eating too much of any baked good is damaging to your waistline, but made with real bananas and eggs, this snack includes protein and vitamins your body needs...

April 24, 2009   5 Comments

hardboiledeggb

77 calories packed with nutrition

You get protein, lots of vitamins, fat and a whole slew of compounds that your body needs. So, eat eggs! Do not be afraid. But, try to keep it to 2 a day....

March 5, 2009   3 Comments

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