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Everyone has a go to snack that is healthy, maybe bumps on a log or ricecakes with natural peanut butter are your thing. Share your ideas and recipes in this Snack Attack Group! I'd love to feature your fabulous ideas in Snack Attack on FitSugar!

Lite'n It up Feature: Healthier Pizza Bagels

Posted By Fitness on Nov 7, 2007 at 10:15AM

Due to the frozen pizza recall last week, we've been forced to get our pizza fixes other ways. Being that most frozen pizzas are not healthy, the silver lining was that this was a good opportunity for all of us to rid our freezers of them anyway.

User steen, not willing to tempt fate by buying any more frozen pizzas, found a fabulous recipe for Power Pizza Bagels from Parenting.com that was too good not to share with everyone!

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Snack Attack: Mexican Pinwheels

Posted By Fitness on Aug 15, 2007 at 7:30AM

I am always looking for snacks that are tasty and easy and this recipe for Mexican Pinwheels from the American Diabetes Association is one that you can make ahead of time and bring for lunch at work:

Mexican Pinwheels
Serving Size: 1 tortilla roll, sliced into pinwheels
Total Servings: 1
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp canned fat-free refried beans
1 10-inch tortilla
2 Tbsp diced tomato
2 Tbsp drained cooked corn, cooled
1 Tbsp reduced-fat sharp cheddar (optional)
1/2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro (optional)
2 Tbsp mashed avocado
1 Tbsp fat-free sour cream
2 Tbsp salsa

Directions:
Spread the refried beans on the tortilla. Sprinkle tomato, corn, and if desired, cheese and cilantro onto refried beans. Mix avocado, sour cream, and salsa. Spread on top. Roll up, chill for at least 2 hours. Slice into 1-inch pinwheels.

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Snack Attack: Bag Your Own

Posted By Fitness on Feb 1, 2007 at 12:00PM

Usually in the Snack Attack Group, we share fab, quick and easy (and healthy) snack ideas. This is more of a concept than a recipe, but I thought it fits the group nonetheless. If you want more snack ideas, check out the group -- User suzanne has been posting some really delicious looking things in there.

You've all seen them in stores: Single serving snack packs, 100 calories snacks, etc. From chips to cookies to cereal, you can buy it in single serving, snack size. I'm all for this theory, but sometimes you are paying extra for something you can do just as easily on your own (which I am not all for). Buy some snack-size resealable plastic bags, and make your own single-serving packets by looking at the serving size on the label for calories. This way you can pick virtually anything you want but still get the ease of having pre-measured snacks. You'll save money and get to eat more of what you want. To go a step further, make your own trail mix.

I am sure one of you guys have a great snack idea for trail mix, so share it with everyone and post it in the Snack Attack Group. I may even choose to feature your snack in my next snacks post!