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• Spray a tortilla with butter spray, sprinkle with sugar substitute and cinnamon, then bake until crispy.

• Top an English muffin, pita pocket, or mini bagel with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and veggies. Bake.

• Stuff a whole-wheat pita pocket with cream cheese and chopped vegetables, herbs, and spices.

• Layer berries and yogurt or whipped topping in a parfait glass.

• Top a rice cake with whipped topping and fresh berries.

• Toast a high-fiber waffle until crisp, then cool, and cut in half. On one side, add a small portion of frozen yogurt and chopped fruit, then top with remaining waffle.

• Mix Chex cereal or popped popcorn with dried fruit, pretzel rounds, peanuts, and a limited amount of M&Ms or mini bittersweet morsels.

• Spray olive oil over popped popcorn, then toss with taco seasoning mix, garlic powder, or a small portion of Parmesan cheese.

• Place Goldfish crackers in a bowl. Dip celery sticks into softened cream cheese, then into the crackers to “catch” a fish.

Healthy tip: Use whole grain and reduced- or low-fat ingredients when possible.

Posted 12:00 am, September 2, 2013
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