5 Healthy Snacks With 3 Ingredients or Less


Sesame Chicken Snack

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This fast snack is one of my all-time favorites.

Combine 1 1/2 cups halved sugar snap peas, 3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast, and 1 tbsp. low-fat sesame ginger dressing in a medium bowl. Toss to coat. (170 calories, 2.5g fat) 

Tip: If you aren’t a fan of raw snap peas, try this: Place in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water, and microwave for 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Drain excess liquid, and let cool, about 15 minutes.


Mushroom Quesadilla

3-Ingredient Snacks: Mushroom Quesadilla
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Mad about Mexican food? You’ll love this cheesy quesadilla. It has all the taste without all the fatty calories.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir 1 cup finely chopped portabella mushrooms until softened, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and add two wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese, breaking them into pieces. Thoroughly mix. (Season with garlic powder and black pepper, if you like.) 

Lay a medium-large high-fiber tortilla (with about 110 calories or less) flat; spread one half with the mushroom-cheese mixture. Fold the other half over, and press gently to seal. If needed, clean skillet. Re-spray and return to medium-high heat. Cook quesadilla until crispy, about 2 minutes per side. Slice into wedges and eat! (203 calories, 5.5g fat)


Avocado Tomato Crisps

3-Ingredient Snacks: Avocado Tomato Crisps
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Take avocado to the next level with the addition of sun-dried tomatoes.

In a small bowl, mix 1 1/2 oz. mashed avocado (about 3 tbsp.) with a dash each of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. (Remember, seasonings don't count as a main ingredient.)

Spread mixture onto two large crispbread crackers with 80 calories or less each. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. chopped bagged sun-dried tomatoes. (254 calories, 7.5g fat)

Tip: If you can’t find the sun-dried tomatoes in a bag, get the kind packed in oil. Then, pat dry with paper towels to get as much of the oil off the tomatoes as possible. 


Pizza-Stuffed Mushrooms

3-Ingredient Snacks: PIzza-Stuffed Mushrooms
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Need a pizza fix? Coming right up.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Place 6 medium baby bella mushrooms (stems removed and reserved) on the sheet, rounded sides down. Bake until tender, 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, season 2 tbsp. canned crushed tomatoes with garlic powder, dried basil, and onion powder. Finely chop half of the mushroom stems, and stir into tomatoes. Finely chop 1 piece Mini Babybel Light cheese. 

Blot away excess moisture from mushroom caps. Evenly distribute sauce mixture among the caps and sprinkle with chopped cheese. Bake until hot and cheese has melted, about 3 minutes. (87 calories, 3g fat)


Tuna Melt Bites

3-Ingredient Snacks: Tuna Melt Bites
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Low in calories and delicious.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 15 frozen mini fillo shells (like the kind by Athens) on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool.  

Meanwhile, place 3 wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds, or until softened. Stir until smooth. Add a 5-oz. can of albacore tuna (packed in water, drained and flaked) and a dash each salt and pepper. Mix well. Distribute mixture among the shells (about 1/2 tbsp. each). (5 shells: 143 calories, 5g fat)

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