Cooking With Herbs and Spices: Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Snack Recipes

Cooking With Herbs and Spices: Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Snack Recipes

Eating low-calorie snacks not only nourishes and strengthens your body, but also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Here are 3 must-try herb and spice snack recipes that are only 400 calories or less:

Peppered Turkey Wraps

What you need:

  • 12 10-inch whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1/4kg. deli turkey, sliced
  • 1 lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried herbs
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Rub the turkey slices with dried herbs and black pepper. Put aside. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and ranch dressing and stir until combined. Coat each tortilla with cream cheese and a ranch dressing mix, then top with lettuce followed by slices of herbed turkey. Scatter the carrots and tomatoes over the turkey and roll the tortillas into wraps. Cut each wrap diagonally to make bite-sized pieces, then secure with a toothpick. Bake in preheated oven over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes or until tortillas are lightly browned. Serve immediately. Great for veggie chips or low-calorie nacho chips.

Herbs and Spices Pomegranate Salsa

What you need:

  • 1 pomegranate, peeled and skin removed
  • 1 1/2 bunches flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 bunches fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 sprigs fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 6 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 TBSP. olive oil
  • 2 TEA SPOONS. grated lime zest
  • Salt and ground white pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, combine the pomegranate, parsley, cilantro, mint, tomato, onion, serrano pepper, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, olive oil, and lime zest. Stir to combine the ingredients well. Season with salt and white pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve chilled.

Cheese herb tomato sandwich

What you need:

  • 1 whole grain bagel
  • 3/4 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 orange
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 TBSP. chopped fresh chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place cottage cheese in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer the cheese to a small bowl, then add the garlic and chives. Season with salt and pepper. Toast the bagel to your desired doneness, then cut in half. Spread one half of the bagel with creamy herb cottage cheese and top with tomato slices. Top with the other half of the bagel to make a sandwich. Serve or eat with orange slices.

Make a healthy snacking habit and start with these no-fuss, low-calorie snacks made with all-natural herbs and spices.

Thanks to Adrian T. Cheng


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