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peanut butter jam cookiesPeanut Butter and Jam Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
9   August 20, 2014

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

lavash pizza recipeA New Pizza – No Sauce and a Light Crust
20   August 18, 2014

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

DIY Strawberry Frozen YogurtMake Your Own Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
6   August 11, 2014

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

Pickled Green BeansTime for Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans
15   August 6, 2014

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

Cherry Cheesecake BiteLove Cheesecake? Give This A Try
14   August 4, 2014

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

Roasted Eggplant SaladEggplant Like You’ve Never Had Before
21   July 30, 2014

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

6 Minute Marinara SauceTasty Marinara Sauce in Six Minutes
16   July 28, 2014

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

Grilled PeachesGrilled Peaches: The BEST Summer Dessert
11   July 23, 2014

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

Sweet Potato SmoothieThe Ultimate Milkshake Makeover
13   July 17, 2014

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

Zucchini Cheese FriesThe “Worst Food In America” Gets a Makeover
15   July 14, 2014

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

Sugar Free Strawberry JamSugar Free Strawberry Jam Recipe
11   July 10, 2014

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

Snack Girl SangriaA Lighter Summer Drink: Snack Girl Sangria
7   July 7, 2014

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

Onion Fried Egg RecipeA New Spin on Fried Eggs
12   June 30, 2014

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

Mason Jar Iced MochaGet Out Your Mason Jars: DIY Iced Mocha
18   June 25, 2014

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

Snack Girl to the Rescue CupcakesDonate Your Diet Books to Goodwill and Eat Cupcakes
11   June 23, 2014

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

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Baked BeansVegetarian Slow Cooker Baked Beans
15   June 19, 2014

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

Pretzel Ice Cream SandwichesMini Ice Cream Sandwiches for Keeping Cool
13   June 17, 2014

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

Strawberry Yogurt CookiesStrawberry Yogurt Cookies
23   June 11, 2014

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

DIY Waffle TacoWatch Out Taco Bell - Here Comes The Snack Girl Waffle Taco
11   June 5, 2014

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

Blueberry Slump RecipeMove Over Blueberry Pie! Meet Blueberry Slump
13   June 4, 2014

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

Salsa Verde BeefSalsa Verde Beef from Simple Nourished Living
10   June 2, 2014

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

Carrot Cake Smoothie RecipeThe Flavors of Carrot Cake In A Smoothie
17   May 28, 2014

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

Picky Eater Fish SticksTake On Your Picky Eater With These Fish Sticks
7   May 19, 2014

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

Thai Hummus RecipeTry A New Flavor of Hummus
14   May 14, 2014

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

Apple Slice PancakesSecret Ingredient Pancakes: Healthy, Delicious, and Light
20   May 12, 2014

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

Date Smoothie RecipeYou Have A Date With This Smoothie and Snack Girl (Contest and Giveaway)
10   May 8, 2014

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

Slow Cooker RhubarbThis Vegetable Is Not From Outer Space
15   May 5, 2014

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

Whole Roasted CauliflowerRoast The Whole Perfect Cauliflower
18   April 30, 2014

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

DIY ViniagretteSwap The Bottle For A Mason Jar
22   April 29, 2014

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

Lighter Breakfast Sausage RecipeDo-It-Yourself Breakfast Sausage: It Rocks!
10   April 23, 2014

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

Bacon Deviled EggsSnack Girl’s Bacon and Eggs
8   April 21, 2014

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

New Rice Krispie TreatAltering The Krispy Rice Treat: Make It Healthier
16   April 16, 2014

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

Sesame AsparagusHow Do You Know Spring is Here? Asparagus!
9   April 9, 2014

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.... read more

Crispy Sweet Potato FriesMeet Your New Favorite Fry
11   April 8, 2014

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

Lighter Egg RollAn Egg Roll Makeover
20   April 2, 2014

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.... read more

Kale Chips: The Legend ContinuesKale Chips: The Legend Continues
41   March 31, 2014

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

Thai Chicken SaladA New Take on Chicken Salad
18   March 27, 2014

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).... read more

Recipe From Snack Girl To The Rescue!A Grab And Go Breakfast from Snack Girl To The Rescue!
9   March 25, 2014

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

Chocolate PopcornChocolate Popcorn Rocks
10   March 24, 2014

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

Smoky Cauliflower RecipeAdd A Little of This To Your Cauliflower
28   March 19, 2014

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

Boiled DinnerTry Boiling Your Dinner
7   March 17, 2014

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

Irish Soda Bread MuffinsMuffinize Your Irish Soda Bread
17   March 13, 2014

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

Lighter Broccoli SlawServe Broccoli Slaw For Saint Patrick’s Day
14   March 12, 2014

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

Kale Potato SoupSoup Season Isn’t Over Yet
24   March 6, 2014

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

Butter Cake A Slice of Yummy Cake for 80 Calories
20   March 4, 2014

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

Tortellini SoupPasta Can Be Your Friend
7   February 26, 2014

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

Black Bean Blender BrowniesGluten-Free Black Bean Blender Brownies
18   February 24, 2014

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

Peanut Butter Yogurt Fruit DipTake Your Apple and Peanut Butter To A Whole New Level
25   February 19, 2014

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!.... read more

Pork and PearsA Perfect Combination: Pork and Pears
9   February 18, 2014

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

Sweet Potato and YogurtSweet Potatoes Without The Marshmallows: Seriously
25   February 12, 2014

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

Kale Citrus SaladA Brilliant Winter Salad
7   February 5, 2014

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

Bacon Lentil SaladIt is Time for a Warm Salad
8   January 29, 2014

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

Buffalo Chicken MeatballsBuffalo Chicken Meatballs
10   January 27, 2014

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

Healthy Bean Dip RecipeWho Needs Seven When You Can Get It Done In Three?
12   January 21, 2014

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

Fruit and Nut Bar RecipeEverything But The Kitchen Sink Fruit and Nut Bars
31   January 16, 2014

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

French Fry BitesIt’s All About The Portion Size: French Fry Bites
25   January 14, 2014

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..... read more

Easy Vegetable SoupThe Best Way To Holiday Detox
17   January 9, 2014

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

Peanut Butter Banana Ice CreamTwo Ingredient, Low Calorie, Vegan and Yummy!: Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream
22   January 7, 2014

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

Lighter Egg NogTry A Lighter Nog
6   December 18, 2013

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. read more

Roasted Walnuts RecipeHot Buttered Nuts
7   December 16, 2013

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

Chili Lime PopcornGive Your Popcorn A South Of The Border Spin
14   December 10, 2013

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

Meatball SoupComfort Food With Meatballs: No Elastic Waistband Needed
9   December 9, 2013

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

Strawberry Santa HatThe Sweetest, Simplest Holiday Treat: Strawberry Santa Hats
11   December 2, 2013

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

Gluten free Cranberry orange muffinGluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins for a Post Holiday Breakfast
7   November 27, 2013

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

Simplest Cranberry Sauce RecipeDo Not Buy A Can Of Cranberry Sauce: Easiest Recipe Ever
39   November 21, 2013

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

Holiday Banana Bread GiftGive Holiday Banana Bread This Season
20   November 13, 2013

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

DIY Starbucks Peppermint MochaDIY Peppermint Mocha
10   November 12, 2013

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

Roast Turkey Breast RecipeLet’s Talk Turkey
20   November 7, 2013

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

This Week For DinnerEasy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup from This Week For Dinner
10   November 4, 2013

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

Pumpkin Bowl SoupFestive and Healthy: Butternut Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls
11   October 29, 2013

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

Quinoa Roasted Veggie SaladFall Vegetables and Quinoa: A Delicious Combination
11   October 21, 2013

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

Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte MakeoverThe Pumpkin Spiced Latte Makeover
19   October 16, 2013

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. read more

Healthy Caramel Apple RecipeMake Your Own Lighter Caramel Apple
4   October 14, 2013

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

Healthier meatballs recipeHealthier Meatballs in a Snap
22   October 9, 2013

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

Easy Ginger CakeFour Ingredient Pumpkin Gingerbread
13   October 7, 2013

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

Apple oatmeal muffin recipeApple Oatmeal Muffins For Fall
14   September 30, 2013

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

Healthy Pumpkin PancakesTime To Get Out The Pumpkin
13   September 25, 2013

Are there pumpkins sitting at your local supermarket? read more

Moroccan Carrot Salad RecipeWhy Snack Girl Loves This Salad
22   September 23, 2013

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

Apple SmileGet Them To Smile With This Adorable Snack
10   September 18, 2013

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

Simple Gazpacho SoupBetter Late Than Never Gazpacho
8   September 16, 2013

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

Pumpkin ChiliLooking To Make Your Chili Healthier? Check Out Pumpkin
20   September 11, 2013

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

Easy Apple Pie RecipeA Simple Fall Treat With Apples (No Peeling Necessary)
8   September 9, 2013

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

Simple Tomato Sauce RecipeWho Needs Jars? Make Your Own Tomato Sauce
17   September 5, 2013

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

Baked Oatmeal Less SugarChange Up Breakfast With Baked Oatmeal
19   September 3, 2013

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

Easy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt RecipeStop Buying Frozen Yogurt and Make Your Own
22   August 28, 2013

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

Carrot Fries RecipeAn Entire Serving of “Fries” for 133 Calories
15   August 26, 2013

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

Vegan Black Bean SoupSimply Delicious, Vegan, Two Ingredient Black Bean Soup
17   August 19, 2013

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”.... read more

Light Hasselback Potatoes RecipeA Delicious Portion-Controlled Potato Recipe
17   August 15, 2013

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

Cauliflower Fried RiceFried Rice For Under 200 Calories
9   August 12, 2013

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

Fresh Tomato Salad RecipeTomatoes Can Break Your Heart
9   August 7, 2013

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

Tomato Cheese SaladWhat To Do With Fresh Tomatoes
13   August 5, 2013

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

Watermelon SaladsRefreshing, Crunchy, Salty, Sweet, & Spicy Watermelon
11   July 31, 2013

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

Light PizzaLove Pizza? Try This 100 Calorie Version
9   July 29, 2013

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.... read more

Cool Whip SubstituteA Healthy Substitute for Cool Whip
33   July 24, 2013

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!.... read more

Homemade Spaghetti Os recipeSuper Easy Homemade Spaghetti O’s
17   July 22, 2013

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

Light Potato Salad RecipeAnother Healthy BBQ Side: Red Potato Salad
17   July 17, 2013

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..... read more

Mason Jar ParfaitMason Jar Yogurt Parfait
23   July 15, 2013

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

Cold Breakfast PopA Super Cold Breakfast For Summer
12   July 10, 2013

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

Corn and Tomato Salad RecipeWhat To Bring to a Potluck BBQ
14   July 8, 2013

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

Strawberry Jam Without SugarMake Your Own Strawberry Jam (No Sugar Necessary)
19   July 1, 2013

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

Slow Cooker Corn ChowderSlow Cooker Corn Chowder
12   June 26, 2013

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

Watermelon Appetizer RecipeA Summertime Blast For Your Taste Buds
10   June 24, 2013

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.... read more

Easy Iced MochaSave Money and Calories With This Iced Mocha
21   June 19, 2013

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

Baked Kale RecipeKale In A Casserole: You Must Try
32   June 17, 2013

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

Portobello Burger RecipeTry A New Burger This Summer
22   June 12, 2013

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.... read more

Healthy Fast FoodHealthy Fast Food For Nights You Don’t Have Time To Cook
33   June 5, 2013

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

Chocolate Banana Cake MugHit Your Cake Craving With The Microwave
54   June 4, 2013

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

DIY Fish Sticks RecipeMake Your Own Lighter and Yummier Fish Sticks
12   May 29, 2013

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

Soft Boiled Egg BreakfastTry A New Breakfast With An Old Favorite
16   May 28, 2013

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

Radish Salad RecipeGOOD READ: A Springtime Vegetable You Shouldn’t Miss
13   May 20, 2013

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

Light Bloody MaryThis Mixed Drink Is Under 100 Calories
21   May 15, 2013

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

Baked Rhubarb RecipeIt’s Time To Talk About......
15   May 13, 2013

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

Homemade CroutonsPunch Up Your Salad With Homemade Croutons
16   May 8, 2013

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

Grape popsiclesTime To Make The Popsicles
13   May 6, 2013

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

Portobello Mushroom FajitasFire Up Your Grill and Make Some Mushroom Fajitas
14   May 2, 2013

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

Gluten Free Fluffer NutterGluten-Free Fluffer Nutters
9   May 1, 2013

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.... read more

Homemade Salad DressingNever Buy Salad Dressing Again
37   April 30, 2013

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

Homemade Donut RecipeYou Can Make Your Own Donuts (Without A Deep Fryer)
44   April 29, 2013

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

DIY DoritosDo-It-Yourself Doritos
28   April 24, 2013

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

Deviled Eggs RecipeLighten The Devil In These Eggs
20   April 22, 2013

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

1 Points+ Snack RecipeGreet Spring With A Tasty Little Treat
9   April 18, 2013

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

Dark Chocolate SmoothieLove Chocolate Shakes? Give This Smoothie A Try
33   April 15, 2013

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

Simple Brown RiceThe Fool Proof Way To Cook Brown Rice
37   April 8, 2013

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

Raw Asparagus SaladTake A Walk On The Raw Side With Asparagus
9   April 4, 2013

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

Lighter Cheese DanishA Cheese Danish Makeover
23   April 2, 2013

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

Light Dessert RecipeIce Cream Cravings Making You Crazy? Give This Healthier Dessert A Try
25   March 27, 2013

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

Green ToastWake Up With A Healthier Spread
30   March 25, 2013

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

Spaghetti SquashIs This The Spaghetti of Your Dreams?
58   March 20, 2013

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

Bacon Asparagus RecipeA Healthy Way To Serve Bacon
6   March 18, 2013

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

Yogurt Fruit Dip RecipeA Fruit Dip To Keep Life Interesting
21   March 11, 2013

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!... read more

Slow Cooker Corned Beef And CabbageSlow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage For The Snack Girl Recipe Swap
12   March 7, 2013

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

Slow Cooker OatmealNo Time To Make Real Oatmeal? Try This
33   March 6, 2013

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

A New Enchilada RecipeChange Up Your Enchiladas
12   February 28, 2013

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?.... read more

Mint Cumin SmoothieTry This Instead of The Shamrock Shake
6   February 27, 2013

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

Mocha Almond RecipeMake Your Own Mocha Roasted Almonds
17   February 25, 2013

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

Cherry Tomato Gratin RecipeA Summer Dish For The Winter: Cherry Tomato Gratin
15   February 20, 2013

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

Light Jalapeno PoppersMakeover This Favorite Bar Food
19   February 18, 2013

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

Fresh Pineapple RecipeA Welcoming Fruit For The Winter
24   February 13, 2013

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

Buffalo CauliflowerA Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe For The Snack Girl Recipe Swap
30   February 7, 2013

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

Light Chocolate TreatHere Comes The “Festival of Chocolate”
4   February 4, 2013

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

Sweet Potato for DessertA Decadent Tasting But Healthy Dessert
22   January 31, 2013

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

Three Layer Bean Dip RecipeTasty Three Layer Dip In A Snap
18   January 29, 2013

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

Portion Control CookieA Portion Control Trick For Baking Cookies
21   January 23, 2013

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

Parmesan Cracker RecipeCrunchy, Salty, & Satisfying Homemade Cheese Crackers
16   January 21, 2013

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

Vegetarian Hash RecipeVegetarian Hash For Breakfast: You Don’t Need Bacon
23   January 16, 2013

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

DIY Reeses Peanut Butter CupDo It Yourself Healthier Reese’s Peanut Butter Bites
36   January 14, 2013

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

Carrot Recipe SwapOur First Recipe Swap Featuring Carrots & My Favorite Pickled Carrots
38   January 10, 2013

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

Comfort Food Chicken SoupComfort Without The Icing
34   January 9, 2013

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

Easy Warm Lentil SaladThe Fast Cooking Bean For A Warm Salad
21   January 7, 2013

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

Slow Cooker PotatoThe In Season Vegetable With A Bad Reputation
59   January 2, 2013

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

Grated Carrot and Beet Salad RecipeTear Your Eyes Away From Cookies And Look At This!
15   December 18, 2012

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.... read more

Kale SaladLooking For Red and Green? Try This!
16   December 10, 2012

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

Light Potato LatkesTry A Lighter Potato Pancake
9   December 5, 2012

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

Light Holiday SnackThe Cutest And Healthiest Holiday Party Snack
20   December 3, 2012

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

Healthy  Sugar CookiesHoliday Sugar Cookie Recipe Makeover
21   November 28, 2012

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

Pickled Beets RecipePickled Beets From “Around The Southern Table”
9   November 26, 2012

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

Make Your Own VitaTopDo It Yourself Deep Chocolate VitaTop Recipe
15   November 20, 2012

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

Pear Cranberry PieA New Lighter Thanksgiving Pie To Try
17   November 15, 2012

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

Peppermint MochaNovember Means Peppermint Mocha Season
19   November 12, 2012

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

Homemade Peanut ButterMake Your Own Peanut Butter With or Without Chocolate
33   November 7, 2012

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

Roasted Brussels Sprouts RecipeWhat Are You Bringing To Thanksgiving?
24   November 5, 2012

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

Fresh Cranberry MuffinsGood Read: How To Enjoy Fresh Cranberries
17   October 30, 2012

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

Grilled Cheese TomatoRock The House With Your Toaster Oven
28   October 25, 2012

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.... read more

Fig In Chocolate RecipeYum! A Caramel Salted Chocolate Makeover
20   October 23, 2012

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

Light Spinach Dip RecipeThink Beyond Mayo With Spooky Green Spread
13   October 18, 2012

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

Mini Reuben SandwichesLittle Bites With Big Flavor: The Mini Reuben
10   October 15, 2012

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

Lighter Caramel Apple RecipeHealthier Caramel Apples: Just Do It!
8   October 10, 2012

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

Light Vanilla Frosty RecipeMake Your Own Healthier Version of A Wendy’s Vanilla Frosty
19   October 3, 2012

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

Light Pumpkin Spiced LatteGreet October With A Lighter Pumpkin Spiced Latte
18   October 1, 2012

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.... read more

Light Pizza RecipePizza Without Guilt
20   September 28, 2012

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

Roasted Sugar Pumpkin RecipeMom, You Cooked My Pumpkin!
14   September 24, 2012

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

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip RecipeEating Cookie Dough Just Got Healthier
22   September 19, 2012

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

Healthy Pumpkin Chili RecipePumpkin Mondays Continues with Pumpkin Chili
37   September 17, 2012

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.... read more

Healthy Turkish BreakfastRethink Your Breakfast: Turkish Style
29   September 13, 2012

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

Pumpkin Pie SmoothieA Pumpkin Pie Smoothie For Fall
24   September 10, 2012

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

Sloppy Joe RecipeA Simple Fix For An Iconic Meaty Sandwich: The Sloppy Joe
26   September 6, 2012

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

No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal CookieA No Bake Cookie That Salutes Fall
45   September 4, 2012

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

Ten Dollar Dinners ReviewFantastic Ideas For 10 Dollar Dinners
16   August 31, 2012

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

Easy Feta Dip RecipeTake Your Raw Veggies To the Next Level
12   August 30, 2012

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

Baked Oatmeal RecipeHave You Tried Baked Oatmeal?
40   August 29, 2012

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

Best Yogurt BrandThe Best Brand of Yogurt You Can Buy
77   August 27, 2012

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

Easy Black Bean Soup RecipeGot A Blender? Try This No Cook Soup For Instant Deliciousness
24   August 23, 2012

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”.... read more

Cantaloupe for BreakfastCantaloupe For An Easy Healthy Breakfast
23   August 20, 2012

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)... read more

Beer Can Chicken RecipePerfect Roast Chicken On The Grill
23   August 16, 2012

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.... read more

Carrot Wrap RecipeHide An Entire Carrot In This Wrap
13   August 13, 2012

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

Light Corn Fritter RecipeNo Need For A Deep Fryer With These Corn Fritters
20   August 9, 2012

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

Healthy Pancake RecipeHeat Up Your Pan And Make Some Healthy Pancakes
24   August 6, 2012

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.... read more

Light Stuffed Zucchini RecipeReplace Potato Skins With Zucchini Boats
20   August 1, 2012

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

Eggplant Dip RecipeEggplant For Dummies
30   July 30, 2012

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

Barbecue Tofu Sandwich RecipeA Tofu Recipe For Tofu Haters
46   July 23, 2012

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

Chocolate Lentil Cake RecipeThe Seed You Should Be Eating
33   July 20, 2012

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

No Sugar Added Strawberry Jam RecipeAn Inspirational Post On Strawberry Jam
334   July 19, 2012

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... read more

Healthier Ranch DressingA Ranch Dressing Makeover For All You Salad Lovers
26   July 18, 2012

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

Banana Breakfast Pop RecipeRefreshing Breakfast On A Stick
11   July 16, 2012

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

Grilled Romaine Lettuce RecipeRomaine Lettuce Doesn’t Have To Be Boring
20   July 12, 2012

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

Watermelon Salad RecipeDo Something Different With Watermelon
17   July 10, 2012

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

Spicy Roasted ChickpeasTurn Dull Beans Into A Potato Chip Replacement
29   July 3, 2012

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

Black Bean Brownie RecipeTry Adding This To Your Brownie Mix
37   July 2, 2012

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.... read more

No Bake Lemon Balls RecipeNo Bake Lemon Balls: Healthy, Fast, & Yummy
19   June 27, 2012

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

Watermelon Feta Appetizer RecipeA Seriously Cool Appetizer Featuring Watermelon
13   June 25, 2012

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.... read more

Cinnabon MakeoverHow To Replace A Cinnabon
53   June 20, 2012

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.... read more

Low Calorie Cheesecake RecipeThe Secret To Delicious 87 Calorie Cheesecake
26   June 18, 2012

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

Mustard Greens RecipeWhat Are You Going To DO With All That Produce?
25   June 15, 2012

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

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wings RecipeHealthier Buffalo Chicken Wings
21   June 13, 2012

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.... read more

Low Calorie Iced Mocha RecipeAn Iced Coffee Solution To The Liquid Calorie Problem
50   June 7, 2012

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

Healthier Burger Mushroom CapWhere's The Beef? A Better Burger
20   June 4, 2012

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.... read more

Light Rhubarb Strawberry CrispGOOD READ: A Vegetable You Gotta Try
55   May 31, 2012

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

Make Your Own PopsiclesA Hot Summer Day Screams For A Frozen Treat
9   May 30, 2012

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

Mojito Melon Balls DessertLike Mojitos? Try This Light Summer Dessert
6   May 24, 2012

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

Low Calorie Candy RecipeDo It Yourself Skinny Candy: Fun To Make & Eat
11   May 23, 2012

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

Healthy Grilling TipA Super Healthy Addition To Your Grill
12   May 22, 2012

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

Quinoa Soup RecipeWhat's The Deal With Quinoa?
35   May 16, 2012

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.... read more

Soft Boiled Egg RecipeGood Morning Sunshine! Wake Up With This Egg Dish
24   May 14, 2012

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

Low Calorie RiceLove Rice But Want To Cut Calories? Try This
48   May 9, 2012

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

Healthier Kraft Mac and CheeseMake Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Healthier
19   May 7, 2012

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

Lighter Almond JoyAn Almond Joy Makeover From A Sweet & Skinny Top Chef
10   May 4, 2012

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

Light Tuna Melt RecipeThis Tuna Melt Is So Light & Tasty It Will Make You Cry
40   May 2, 2012

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!... read more

Lightest Dessert RecipeThe Most Satisfying, Lowest Calorie, & Easiest Chocolate Dessert Ever Created
24   April 25, 2012

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

Easy Brown RiceBrown Is Beautiful: Making The Switch To Brown Rice
43   April 23, 2012

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

Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge ReviewLove Cheese? Try This 35 Calorie Alternative
71   April 18, 2012

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

Slow Cooker Light Chicken CurryLight Slow Cooker Chicken Curry From Everyday Maven
13   April 16, 2012

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

The Mom 100 Cookbook100 Awesome Recipe Solutions For Parents
4   April 13, 2012

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

Boboli CrustWhy This Pizza Crust Is My New BFF
30   April 11, 2012

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

Healthier BrowniesMake This Delicious Brownie And Eat It Every Day Guilt Free
19   April 9, 2012

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

Oven Roasted CauliflowerTaking Cauliflower To A New Level
33   April 5, 2012

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! read more

Healthy Blueberry MuffinsTry This Trick For Some Healthy Blueberry Muffins
11   March 28, 2012

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

Yogurt Fruit DipSpread It On or Dip It: The Best Yogurt Fruit Dip
15   March 26, 2012

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!.... read more

Healthy Apple CrispHealthy Apple Crisp: Cute & Yummy
26   March 21, 2012

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). read more

Kale Chips recipeKale Chips: Believe The Hype
57   March 19, 2012

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.... read more

Healthy Bake Sale TreatA Healthy Twist On An Old Favorite: The Rice Krispie Treat
21   March 14, 2012

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

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus HealthyGreet Spring With Some Bacon (And Asparagus)
14   March 12, 2012

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

Popcorn With Chocolate RecipeHow To Make Dark Chocolate Last Forever
20   March 7, 2012

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

Healthy Enchilada RecipeThe Ultimate Enchilada Recipe For Healthiness
14   March 5, 2012

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?.... read more

Microwave Pumpkin CustardTry This Microwave Pumpkin Custard From Slender Kitchen
12   March 4, 2012

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.... read more

Healthy Pineapple RecipeTake On The Prickly Fruit: In Season and Super Sweet
11   February 29, 2012

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

Zero Points Plus DessertWant To Have It All? Try This Trick For Healthy Ice Cream
26   February 27, 2012

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

Pretzels Dipped in Chocolate RecipeLove Chocolate But Need To Eat Less Of It? Try This
13   February 23, 2012

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

Massage Kale SaladGive The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love
17   February 22, 2012

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

Whole Wheat Tortilla RecipeMake Your Own Whole Wheat Tortillas - So Yummy!
22   February 20, 2012

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

Bananas Zero Points PlusEight Exciting Things To Do With Bananas
18   February 15, 2012

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

Eggs Poached in Tomato SauceA Simple Way To Dress Up An Egg
16   February 13, 2012

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

No Cook Oatmeal BreakfastThe Healthiest and Easiest Breakfast (Bye-Bye Breakfast Cereal)
32   February 8, 2012

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

Healthy Valentines DayThis Valentine's Day Give Your Love A Healthy Heart
3   February 6, 2012

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

Black Bean and Oat Burger RecipeLooking For A Low Cal Burger? Give This Yummy, Simple, and Vegan Burger A Shot
21   January 30, 2012

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.... read more

Frozen Oatmeal Cookie RecipeAn Awesome Portion Control Trick For Homemade Cookies
59   January 25, 2012

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

Ants On A Log RecipeReturn To An Old Favorite Snack (With A Twist)
8   January 23, 2012

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

Whole Wheat Cracker RecipeThe Best Brand Of Crackers (Your Own)
24   January 19, 2012

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... read more

Grapefruit SweeterSunshine in Your Fridge: Grapefruit Made Less Sour
17   January 16, 2012

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.... read more

Fish Taco Recipe With Cabbage SlawFish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw: In Season And Yummy
6   January 11, 2012

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

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookie Three Tips For An Insanely Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie
23   January 5, 2012

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

Broccoli With Peanut SauceBroccoli With Peanut Sauce Is For Everyone (Even The Broccoli Haters)
19   January 3, 2012

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

Healthy New Years RecipeFor Good Luck And Good Health Try This For New Year's
6   December 28, 2011

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

Healthier Lighter Egg NogAre You In Love With Egg Nog? Try This Light Version
6   December 21, 2011

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.... read more

Lighter Potato Latkes for HanukkahLighter Latkes (Potato Pancakes) For Hanukkah
11   December 20, 2011

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

Christmas SaladThe Unthinkable: A Christmas Salad
10   December 15, 2011

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

Low Calorie Holiday TreatDelectable, Simple, and Adorable Santa Hats
12   December 13, 2011

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

Vegan Hot ChocolateVegan, Luxurious, Hot......Chocolate
18   December 8, 2011

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

Mushroom Taco RecipeNeed Umami? Try Using Mushrooms Instead of Meat
11   December 6, 2011

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

Cranberry Corn Muffin RecipeYou Need To Cook With This Berry NOW! (Healthy Muffin Recipe)
21   November 17, 2011

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

Lighter Creme Brulee RecipeLove Late Night Desserts? Try This Healthy Version of Creme Brulee
11   November 14, 2011

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.... read more

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte'Tis The Season of The Peppermint Mocha: Snack Girl's Skinny Solution
21   November 9, 2011

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

Best Brussels Sprouts recipeTurn A Healthy Food That You Hate Into A New Love
29   November 7, 2011

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

No Bake Peanut Butter BallWow Your Friends With The World's Simplest Cookie Recipe
26   November 2, 2011

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.... read more

Not Your Mother's Casseroles RecipeThe Problem With Casseroles (And A Solution!)
9   October 31, 2011

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.... read more

Parmesan Pepper PopcornThe Cheapest And Healthiest Snack In The Snack Aisle
33   October 26, 2011

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

DIY Pizza LunchableSimple and Fun: DIY Pizza Lunchable
27   October 25, 2011

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.... read more

Easy Roasted Pumpkin SeedsA Fantastic Snack From A Scary Place
15   October 19, 2011

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

Chocolate Fig Snack RecipeLove Salted Chocolate Caramels? Try This Healthy Candy Alternative
28   October 17, 2011

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.... read more

Low Calorie Pumpkin Spice LatteEmbrace Fall With This Pumpkin Themed Skinny Drink
14   October 5, 2011

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.... read more

Sweet Potato Oatmeal RecipeDress Your Oatmeal Up For Halloween
13   October 3, 2011

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

Pickled Mushroom RecipeA Delicious Almost Zero Calorie Snack (Really!)
11   September 29, 2011

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

Cookie Dough Dip RecipeDress Up Your Apple Slices With Cookie Dough Dip
27   September 26, 2011

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

Stewed Chicken Breast RecipeThe Secret To Making Chicken Breast Taste Much Better Than A Hockey Puck
43   September 19, 2011

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

Healthy Jiffy Corn MuffinsMix Up These Healthier Corn Muffins In A Jiffy
18   September 15, 2011

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.... read more

Slow Cooker Apple ButterWho Else Lost Their Virginity This Month?
23   September 12, 2011

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

Healthy Baked OatmealA Hot Breakfast That Has It All
41   September 8, 2011

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

Healthy Sloppy JoesComfort Food Made Healthier
26   September 6, 2011

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

Turkish BreakfastRethink Your Breakfast: Turkish Style
25   September 1, 2011

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

Super Oat Pancake RecipeMix Pancakes With Oatmeal And You Get A Super Breakfast
21   August 30, 2011

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.... read more

Natural Fat-Free Muffin RecipeThis Muffin Can Save Your Life
37   August 25, 2011

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

Tofu Scramble vs. Scrambled EggsBetter Than Real Eggs
33   August 23, 2011

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.... read more

Fruit Syrup RecipeGot Fruit On The Edge? Don't Toss It - Try This
15   August 15, 2011

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.... read more

Watermelon Lemonade RecipeOne More Thing To Do With Watermelon
13   August 12, 2011

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

Healthy Carrot SnackCreate A Better Snack With Carrots
15   August 8, 2011

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.... read more

One Point DessertA Lot Less Float For Your Boat (Awesome 53 Calorie Dessert)
16   August 4, 2011

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

Low Calorie Cantaloupe RecipeHow Cantaloupe Can Keep Your Dishes Clean
11   August 1, 2011

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).... read more

Low Calorie Wheat Berry SaladFall In Love With A New Whole Grain
24   July 28, 2011

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.... read more

Watermelon Tomato Soup RecipeChill Out With Some Watermelon Tomato Soup
7   July 25, 2011

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

Healthy Ranch DressingMakeover The Best Selling Salad Dressing In America
17   July 20, 2011

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!.... read more

Portobello Mushroom SnackA 100 Calorie Pizza That Will Rock Your Sox
36   July 18, 2011

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.... read more

Watermelon Cucumber Lime SaladWhy Watermelon Makes Us Feel Good
30   July 11, 2011

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!... read more

Fresh Tomatillo SalsaA Fruit You Just Gotta Try
16   July 7, 2011

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... read more

Tomato Pesto SnackYou Don't Need The Bread For This Healthy Snack
8   July 5, 2011

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.... read more

Low Calorie Trail MixLighter, Fluffier Trail Mix
11   June 30, 2011

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

Low Calorie Strawberry ShortcakeTurn Strawberry Shortcake Into Strawberry Healthycake
23   June 27, 2011

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

Healthy Burger RecipeHow To Eat Less Red Meat & Still LOVE Your Burger
16   June 22, 2011

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

Sweet Corn is a Healthy SnackSweet Corn Is A Stellar Snack
16   June 20, 2011

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.... read more

Zucchini Fries RecipeZ Fries: The Latest In Nutritious, Delicious, and Low Cal Fries
35   June 15, 2011

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

Whole Grain Pita Chip RecipeWhole Grain, Homemade Chip: Goodbye Potato Chips!
18   June 13, 2011

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

Easy Popsicle RecipeMake Your Own Popsicles: "Great Taste...Less Added Sugar!"
15   June 10, 2011

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.... read more

Grilled Pineapple Banana SticksSkip The Ice Cream: Grill Your Dessert
19   June 8, 2011

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?.... read more

Hellmanns Olive Oil Mayonnaise ReviewBring Out The Hellman's And Bring Out The Olive Oil?
38   June 7, 2011

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..... read more

Low Calorie Cereal RecipeAvoid The Cereal Aisle Forever Using This Simple Recipe
28   June 6, 2011

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

Easy Cake PopHow To Make A Healthy Cake Pop
16   June 2, 2011

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".... read more

Low Calorie Onion Dip RecipeFrench Onion Dip With Zero Guilt
13   May 30, 2011

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.... read more

Low Calorie Grilled VegetablesWow Your Friends This Memorial Day With Salad Sticks
8   May 25, 2011

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.".... read more

Vegan Chocolate Cupcake RecipeVegan Cupcakes Have Taken Over The World
43   May 23, 2011

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

Vegetable Soup RecipeThe Most Colorful Comfort Food
19   May 18, 2011

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

Cucumber Orange WaterYou Don't Need Sugar For A Refreshing Summer Drink
18   May 16, 2011

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

Healthy Indian FoodWho Else Wants Restaurant Quality Indian Food Without The Calories?
16   May 12, 2011

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.... read more

Pumpkin Cereal Bar RecipeHate Bananas? Try These Pumpkin Bites
37   May 10, 2011

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

Sugar Snap Peas and CheeseElegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories
12   May 5, 2011

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

Low Calorie Chinese Green BeansLove Chinese Take Out? Try This Trick
31   May 2, 2011

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.... read more

Lentil Chipotle Burger RecipeVeggie Burgers Can Be Better Than Meat Burgers (Seriously)
35   April 27, 2011

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

Roasted Rhubarb RecipeGet Your Spring On With This Vegetable
33   April 26, 2011

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

Banana QuesadillaThe BEST Post Workout Snack
18   April 20, 2011

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.... read more

Cereal Bar RecipeA Grab 'N Go Breakfast With ZERO Added Sugar (and you will love it)
60   April 18, 2011

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

Vegan Drop Cookie RecipeA Cookie Without Dairy or Egg (It is STILL Delicious!)
35   April 13, 2011

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".... read more

Low Calorie Devil EggsSatan Would Hate This Recipe
20   April 11, 2011

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

Healthy Avocado Salsa RecipeGive Me Three Ingredients and I'll Give You Amazing Salsa
9   April 6, 2011

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.... read more

Healthy BaconWho Else Wants Bacon?
15   April 4, 2011

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

Low Calorie Banana SplitNow You Can Eat A Banana Split Without Splitting Your Pants
28   March 31, 2011

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

Avocado ToastTry This: Vegan Toast
18   March 28, 2011

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

Turn Cauliflower Into An Awesome SnackSee How Easily You Can Turn Cauliflower Into An Awesome Snack
40   March 23, 2011

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. read more

Green Smoothie RecipeThis Green Smoothie Does NOT Taste Like Grass
40   March 21, 2011

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

Healthy Rice Krispie TreatThis Is Not Your Mother's Rice Krispie Treat
23   March 16, 2011

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

Sweet Potato Fries RecipeNever Eat Fast Food French Fries Again
31   March 14, 2011

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

Breakfast Sandwich RecipeThe Egg McMuffin Makeover
32   March 9, 2011

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.... read more

Roasted Asparagus RecipeGreen Thing...You Make My Heart Sing
13   March 7, 2011

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

Naked Apple Pie RecipeTry This Healthy Pie.....Naked
33   March 2, 2011

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

The Cheater's Guide to Healthy YogurtThe Cheater's Guide to Healthy Yogurt
34   February 28, 2011

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!... read more

Poached Eggs RecipeYou Will LOVE This 81 Calorie Egg Recipe
19   February 24, 2011

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 :)... read more

Make Your Own Healthy MuesliSave Money, Your Waistline, And The World By Making Your Own Cereal
5   February 23, 2011

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

Roast Broccoli RecipeMy Friends Use To Laugh At Me...And THEN I Made This Broccoli Recipe
42   February 15, 2011

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

Flourless Chocolate Cake RecipeTHE Valentine's Day Treat
6   February 11, 2011

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!.... read more

Homemade Whole Wheat TortillasHomemade Whole Wheat Tortillas - So Ridiculously Easy
39   February 10, 2011

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

Healthy French Toast RecipeSimply Lovely Valentine's Day Breakfast
9   February 8, 2011

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

Mind Blowing Mango Lassi RecipeThis Smoothie Will Blow Your Mind
35   February 3, 2011

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. read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie RecipeThe ONLY Chocolate Chip Cookie You Should Ever Eat
29   February 2, 2011

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

Grilled Sandwich MakeoverPanini Extreme Makeover (Take THAT Quiznos!)
14   January 31, 2011

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

Mini Smore RecipeLove S'Mores? Try This 52 Calorie Treat
11   January 28, 2011

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

Broccoli Your Whole Family Will Eat Transform Broccoli Into a Food the ENTIRE Family Will Eat
23   January 19, 2011

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

Delicious Celery Salad RecipeWhat To Do With Lots of Celery?
9   January 18, 2011

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

Homemade Kettle Corn RecipeMakeover Kettle Corn Into "Can Do" Corn
32   January 12, 2011

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

Pickled CarrotsHow To Avoid Wasting Carrots
22   January 10, 2011

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?... read more

Low Calorie Smoothie RecipesSimple, Delicious, and Low Calorie Smoothie Recipes from Camp Shane
19   January 7, 2011

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

Chicken Soup RecipeLow Calorie Comfort Food - It Exists!
16   January 5, 2011

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

Faster and Healthier than Cereal for Breakfast Try This Breakfast Solution: Faster and Healthier Than Cereal
20   December 29, 2010

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

Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal RecipeMake Winter Warmer With Apple and Peanut Butter Oatmeal
33   December 28, 2010

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

Veggie ShotsTry This New Year's Snack: Veggie Shots
8   December 27, 2010

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

Healthy SlidersLove Sliders? Here Is A Healthy Version
8   December 14, 2010

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

Low Calorie Banana BreadYou Won't Miss The Butter In This Holiday Banana Bread
17   December 7, 2010

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

Brownie Balls Recipe Give the Gift of A Healthy Snack (Your Friends Won't Even Know Its Healthy!)
31   December 1, 2010

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

Orange Fennel Salad RecipeLast Minute T-Day Side or Healthy Snack
7   November 22, 2010

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

Cranberry Horseradish Relish RecipeA Thanksgiving Feast Cooked in 10 Minutes? Done!
12   November 17, 2010

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

Roast Brussels Sprouts RecipeSaving The Brussels Sprouts
22   November 15, 2010

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

Healthier Pumpkin Pie RecipeTry This Pumpkin Pie Makeover For Thanksgiving
18   November 10, 2010

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

Low Fat Pumpkin Spice Latte RecipeA Pumpkin Spice Latte With 77 Calories
20   November 3, 2010

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.... read more

Baked Apple RecipeA "No Peel" Apple Recipe To Make You Swoon
11   November 1, 2010

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.... read more

Hummus RecipeReplace Mayo With This Healthy Spread
24   October 26, 2010

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... read more

Healthy Brownies: Black Beans and MixHealthier Brownies With A Secret Ingredient
46   October 21, 2010

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

A Healthy Halloween SnackA Healthy Halloween Snack
5   October 20, 2010

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.... read more

Healthy Banana Pudding from Jack LaLanneHealthy Banana Pudding from Jack LaLanne
17   October 14, 2010

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

Roasted Pumpkin SeedsDon't Toss These Out!
16   October 12, 2010

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

Apple Chip RecipeGot Apples? Try This Awesome Healthy Snack
20   October 7, 2010

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!... read more

Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bars - YUM!Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bars - YUM!
30   October 4, 2010

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

Beet Soup Recipe100 Calories of Snack From Russia
14   September 27, 2010

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

Cottage CheeseMix It Up For A Delicious Snack
39   September 21, 2010

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.... read more

Kid's Healthy Snack on a StickWant Your Kid To Eat A Healthy Snack? Use a Stick
5   September 14, 2010

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

Improved Overnight Pancake RecipeA Grab And Go Breakfast With Staying Power
21   September 13, 2010

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?... read more

Carrot, Raisin, Cream Cheese Bite Colorful and Healthy: Carrot, Raisin, Cream Cheese Bite
20   August 31, 2010

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

Skinny Italian Bruschetta RecipeSkinny Italian Tomato Snack Recipe
75   August 24, 2010

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

Cherry Tomato SaladA Cherry Tomato Salad For Summer
10   August 18, 2010

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

Freezer Jam For DummiesFreezer Jam For Dummies
11   August 10, 2010

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.... read more

Beet SaladA Beet Recipe For Beet Haters
11   August 6, 2010

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

Cantaloupe Bowl TrickWant Fewer Dirty Dishes? Try This Healthy Trick
7   August 3, 2010

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).... read more

Bacon Cantaloupe BitesI Love You More Than Bacon (Maybe)
11   July 29, 2010

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

Kale ChipsKale Chips
31   July 27, 2010

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

Bagel and Cream Cheese SwapLove Bagels and Cream Cheese? Try This Makeover
12   July 21, 2010

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!... read more

Caprese SaladA Tomato Salad For Tomato Lovers
20   July 14, 2010

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

Watermelon Feta SaladGot Watermelon? Try This Awesome and Simple Recipe
18   July 8, 2010

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

Green Eggs RecipeHow To Make a Power Breakfast (44% of your DV of Iron)
12   June 30, 2010

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

Avocado ToastTurn Your Dull Toast into a Terrific Snack
7   June 22, 2010

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

Apple Pie MakeoverAn Amazing Apple Pie Makeover In Two Minutes
17   June 17, 2010

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.... read more

Chile Lime Corn63 Calories of Salty, Sweet, Sour, Spicy and Veggie Goodness for a Dime
12   June 14, 2010

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.... read more

DIY PopsiclesDIY Popsicles: A Happy, Healthy Snack
10   June 7, 2010

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.... read more

Parmesan Corn RecipeJamie Oliver's Delicious Cheesy Corn
8   May 25, 2010

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.... read more

Cucumber Orange WaterWhen It Heats Up Try This Simple Zero Calorie Drink
16   May 20, 2010

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. read more

Soft Boiled EggElegant, Easy, and Eggilicious
15   May 18, 2010

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.... read more

RhubarbTry Rhubarb - In Season Now and Super Yummy
5   May 10, 2010

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.... read more

Olive TapenadeOlive Tapenade from Clean Food Cookbook
4   May 4, 2010

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!... read more

Asparagus Muffin BitesEat Asparagus for Breakfast from Eat Real Good
9   April 30, 2010

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.... read more

Chocolate SmoothieA Chocolate Shake With Only 116 Cals
23   April 26, 2010

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.... read more

Homemade Microwave PopcornDIY Microwave Popcorn: Healthy, Yummy, and CHEAP
27   April 22, 2010

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.... read more

Banana QuesadillaBanana Quesadilla: A Delicious After-Exercise Snack
21   April 21, 2010

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.... read more

Hot Wings From The Skinny ChefHot "Wings" From The Skinny Chef: Recipe and Book Giveaway
47   April 20, 2010

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.... read more

Stuffed MushroomsStuff It! (I'm Talking About Mushrooms, Of Course)
10   April 16, 2010

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.... read more

SmokeratoesSmokeratoes: A Fabulous New Snack
9   April 14, 2010

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.... read more

ArtichokeDo NOT Be Afraid of This Vegetable - In Season NOW and Yummy!
17   April 7, 2010

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.... read more

Angeled EggsChange Your Deviled Eggs into Angeled Eggs (Low Cal Recipe)
13   April 6, 2010

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!... read more

Crab DipCelebrating Easter? Wow Your Family with This Luxurious Low Cal Dip
29   March 29, 2010

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?... read more

Lavash ChipsHealthy Lavash Chips from Danica's Daily
3   March 25, 2010

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. read more

Overnight OatmealBetter and Faster than A Bowl of Cold Cereal
17   March 22, 2010

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.... read more

Spring Break SnacksPut Your Kids To Work
4   March 19, 2010

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.... read more

Sweet Potato FriesReplace French Fries with This Easy and Healthy Snack
27   March 15, 2010

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.... read more

Mini Egg FrittatasHow To Incorporate Veggies in Your Breakfast
8   March 11, 2010

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

crab salad Feeling Crabby? Try This Cure
3   March 8, 2010

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.... read more

DIY CerealDIY Cereal For A Healthy Snack
12   March 5, 2010

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.... read more

Roasted Cauliflower Turn Cauliflower into YUMMYflower
22   March 1, 2010

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.... read more

DIY CrackersDIY Crackers from Sagan
4   February 28, 2010

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

Overnight Pancakes Streamline Your Morning in One Step
7   February 25, 2010

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!... read more

Tomato Sauce Poached EggsBeyond Hard Boiled Eggs
11   February 22, 2010

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 :)... read more

Apple StrudelEasy Apple Strudel from A Fit And Spicy Life
4   February 19, 2010

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.... read more

GuacamoleFastest, Easiest, and Tastiest Guacamole
7   February 16, 2010

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.... read more

Flourless chocolate cakeIf You are Going to Eat Just One Treat for Valentine's - Make It This One
5   February 9, 2010

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!... read more

Healthy Party Snacks for Couch PotatoesHealthy Party Snacks for Couch Potatoes
February 3, 2010

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).... read more

Hot Artichoke DipSneak Healthy Dip into Your Super Bowl Party
6   February 1, 2010

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?)... read more

No Bake Brownie BallsHave a Healthy Brownie! (a Mere 77 Calories)
8   January 25, 2010

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.... read more

Homemade Chicken SoupComfort Food without the Uncomfortable Guilt
2   January 20, 2010

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

No Bake Nut Butter Oatmeal CookieNo-Bake, Nut Butter, Oatmeal Cookie
19   January 19, 2010

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.... read more

Cheese PuffsA Puffy and Cheesy Snack of Deliciousness
December 30, 2009

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

Mini Mini PizzasThe Tiniest (and Yummiest) Pizzas on The Planet
18   December 28, 2009

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.... read more

Veggie ShotsHow To Make A Healthy and Glamorous Snack
6   December 22, 2009

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.... read more

Toasted Tomato and CheeseHow to Eat More Vegetables
2   November 4, 2009

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

Yogurt DipA Dip that Won't Kill You
11   November 2, 2009

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.... read more

English Muffin PizzaQuick and Healthy Pizza
20   October 26, 2009

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.... read more

Dark Chocolate StrawberriesTreat Yourself When Shopping in the Mall
2   October 6, 2009

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

Fruit SaladImagine Being On Vacation
1   September 24, 2009

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.... read more

Homemade GranolaHealthy Homemade Granola
2   August 3, 2009

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.... read more

Energy Bar RecipeEnergy Bar Recipe
20   July 6, 2009

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?... read more

Ants on a LogFun for kids to make and eat (adults too!)
2   June 18, 2009

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

Cheese and CrackersCheese and Crackers
2   June 15, 2009

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

Homemade Banana BreadHomemade Banana Bread
5   April 24, 2009

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... read more

Hard Boiled Egg77 calories packed with nutrition
3   March 5, 2009

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.... read more