Does anyone have any recipes for healthier sweet snacks? I love fruit but was told that I need to limit my carbs.
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U must try frozen grapes!!!
Oh my gosh, I can't get rid of it ;)
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Baked Banana Chips
1 large, firm regular banana, thinly sliced
1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice (NOT the kind from a carton)

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking

Place bananas into a small bowl and squeeze orange juice over top, very
gently tossing the banana slices enough to evenly coat with the orange

Lay banana slices flat on baking sheet, and bake for about an hour,
flipping over slices about half way through.

Note that the texture will be a bit chewy, and not quite crunchy like fried
banana chips.
They only store well if you freeze them, and then eat them semi frozen.
But if you just leave them out or in the fridge, they get really hard and chewy.
bake at 200 for 30 minutes then raise the temp to 375 for
40 minutes.

Beetroot Crisps
You can either bake or fry (it's a bit oily if deep-fried, so go for baking).
Slice the beetroot thinly, arrange the slices on a baking tray and bake
them under 180 degree celcius (on the middle or lower rack of the oven) for
about 10-15 minutes or until they are dry and crispy. You have to check
them from time to time just to make sure that they are not burnt (if they
come in different thinness) unless you use a mandolin!

Smoky Beet Chips
2 medium sized beets, scrubbed clean
4 egg whites
1 tsp. smoked paprika powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
Cooking spray*
Flake sea salt for finishing

Preheat your oven to 375. If you use convection preheat to
Thinly slice your beets and place them in a bowl of water. Rinse beets
until water runs clear and pat dry.
In a shallow dish, beat your egg whites, paprika and garlic together.
Take your beet slices that have been dried and one at a time, dip into the
egg white mixture and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Keep the
chips close together but do not overlap. Place into your oven on the lowest
After 10 minutes, spray the beets with your cooking spray. Increase your
oven's heat by 25 degrees (375 for convection; 400 for non-convection) and
continue to bake for an additional 15 minutes. Keep your eye on them and
remove from the oven when they turn a golden red-brown color.
Cooking times will vary based on your oven.
Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
Finish with flake sea salt.
For this recipe use a mandolin to evenly slice the beets. I would
imagine a food processor with the slicing attachment would work well or a
simple sharp knife too. It's important to slice them as close to the same
thinness as possible so the chips all cook evenly together.

Cajun Carrot Fries
8-10 large carrots, peeled and cut into thin slices, like "fries"
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper [optional]
salt and black pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 450°.
Grease and/or line a large cookie sheet.
Toss the sliced carrots with olive oil, cayenne pepper, salt and black
Arrange the fries in a single layer on your baking sheet and bake for 15
minutes, then flip the fries over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until
crisp. Serve warm.

Baked Plantain Chips
If you are unable to find green (unripe) plantains, use very green bananas
2 pounds plantains or green bananas, scored, peeled, and thinly sliced on
the diagonal
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Divide
plantains between two rimmed baking sheets. Toss with oil, then arrange in
a single layer on sheets. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden
and crisp, 30 to 35 minutes, rotating sheets and flipping plantains halfway
through. Drain plantains on paper towels.

To store, place cooled chips in an airtight container, up to 2 days.
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if you love the sound of the crunchy sound when you bite into a chip.here is something that will crunch that craving without you feeling guilty at the end. I use green apples cause I love the sour taste but it doesn't matter what kind. all you need is an apple a nice cinnamon and sugar. you cut the apple into thin slices place the slices on a non stick  sheet then sprinkle a little bit of sugar and lots of cinnamon if you want pop them in the oven for at least 5-10 minutes at 350 degreesand next thing you know you have apple chips.
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