Mediterranean Layer Dip with Toasted Pita Triangles

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100 calories | 1 cup garlic flavored hummus
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped mint
1-1/3 cups finely chopped, seeded cucumbers
1-1/3 cups finely chopped, seeded Roma tomatos
pinch salt
1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3 ounces reduced-fat feta cheese…

Cinnamon Sugar Easter Eggs and Rabbits

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61 calories | Be sure to buy eggroll wrappers—the ones that are bigger than wonton skins to make these triangles. These are an awesome treat for Easter since they’re simple and fun and so low in calories. Heck, they’re a tiny fraction of the calories you’d consume eating frosted holiday cookies.

Arby’s Curly Fries

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235 calories | When I was a kid, I would have eaten any food that was curly—curly fries, chocolate curls, curled carrots, even green onion curls and fusilli (spiral pasta). Maybe the appeal had something to do with the fact that I would have done anything for naturally curly hair. Perhaps I had curl envy and acted it…

Bearymelon “Cookies”

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22 calories | Let’s face it, kids (big and small) love cookies. By calling these adorable slices of watermelon “cookies” and decorating them a bit, your kids and their friends are a lot more likely to accept them as an after-school snack. Heck, it’s possible word will even get out that you’re the cool mom, dad, aunt…

Tiny Tacos

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202 calories | These miniaturized versions of tacos are one of my all-time favorite, kid-friendly snacks. When Frito-Lay introduced Baked! Scoops, I was so excited that I instantly went to work on creating dishes to fill these little morsels. I just find them so festive. When I conjured these tacos…

Party Chicken Kebabs

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160 calories | Every year, I go out on my friend Chris’s boat for the Fourth of July. He always says that he’ll supply the boat if I supply the food and the cute girls. No problem: It’s not like there’s ever a shortage of cute girls in L.A. or a shortage of food around me. I pack up tons of healthy appetizers…

Sweet Potato No-Skins

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141 calories | These “No-Skins” incorporate a very strategic use of salt. You season the top of the potato rounds so that when they’re flipped, the seasoning will be on the bottom—ensuring that your tongue hits the salt on the potato first! That way, you need less salt overall, and your tastebuds will still…