Snacks and Starters Recipes Directory
Looking for a yummy, healthy way to start your meals? Check out these snacks and starters for ideas for family dinners or a big party.
Hummus: Ingredients, Recipe, and Benefits
Can't get enough hummus? This tasty dip has a lot going for it, in terms of nutrition as well as taste. Find out how easy it is to make your own with a simple hummus recipe.
How to Fight the Late-Night Munchies
Boredom and tiredness can lead you to raid the pantry - and gain weight. WebMD explains why we might be snacking at night and how to avoid the late-night munchies.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 25 Super Snacks With 100 Calories or Less
Ice cream and quesadillas top a tasty photo gallery of diet snack ideas. They're quicker, cheaper, and less processed than many 100-calorie snack packs.
Slideshow: Low-Carb Snacks
We all snack. You can, even if you're on a low-carb diet. Get ideas about smart snacks that are low in carbohydrates.
Slideshow: Dress Up Your Food With Condiments
Ketchup or mustard? Wasabi or Sriracha? See what these and other popular condiments are made of and how much to use.
Easy and Light Cinnamon Rolls
Make your own cinnamon rolls without the guilt, thanks to this recipe that uses less-fat margarine and light cream cheese.
Red, White, & Blue Corn Chip Bites Recipe
Blue corn tortilla chips make this Mexican-style red-white-and-blue appetizer pretty, but any variety will work.
Mixed Berry-Almond Gratin Recipe
Fresh berries are topped with a rich custard and baked into a crusty dessert (or breakfast) gratin.
Lemon Cucumber Seltzer
Play up plain seltzer water with fresh cucumber and lemon slices for a refreshing beverage to enjoy outdoors.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Power Bars
Power up with these energizing no-bake peanut butter bars filled with marshmallows, low-fat granola, and ground flaxseed.
Lite (Liverless) Pate
Dark-meat chicken stands in for liver in this lightened-up version of pate.
This delicious guacamole recipe replaces high-calorie avocado with a stealth, low-calorie vegetable - zucchini.
Mediterranean Magic Popcorn
Transform plain microwave popcorn into a gourmet snack by adding olive oil, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
Toasted Pita Chips
Try this light, super scooper with your favorite dips.
Who doesn't love cheese balls for the holidays? This version is lower in calories and saturated fat, but still oh-so-tasty.
Peachy Mexican Salsa
This quick salsa is great in all sorts of dishes, from simple meats to multi-ingredient Mexican entrees.
Vegetarian Recipe: Caramelized Onion and White Bean Flatbread
Herbed mashed beans, sliced plum tomatoes, sweet caramelized onions, and some shredded Gouda top this tasty flatbread.
Quick bruschetta made with Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and drizzled with olive oil, is the life of the party.