Category: Simple Inspirations

How to Roast Garlic

how to roast garlic
Our Featured Foodie, Savour the Senses, offers this easy method for roasting garlic in olive oil. Not only does it give you roasted garlic, but you’re left with garlic oil as well!

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Simple Super Bowl Recipes

Super Bowl Recipes

Super Bowl Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving. It is estimated that Americans will eat 14,500 tons of chips, 4,000 tons of popcorn, and 450 million individual wings! Here’s a list of simple recipes for this year’s Super Bowl party!

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100 Calorie Snack Ideas

With all of the fad diets out there, we thought we’d put together a list of food portions that are 100 calories or less! It’s all about going back to the basics of portion control and exercise. If you burn more calories than you consume you will lose weight. You’ll notice that there are snacks on the list that are not exactly diet friendly. Well, that’s because you can’t deprive yourself! If you allow yourself to indulge once per day with low cal snacks, you are more likely to succeed at losing or maintaining your weight.

Feel free to add your favorite 100 calorie portioned snack to the comment section below!


Snack Description and Quantities Calories
Baby Carrots 7-10 carrots w/ 1 tbsp. Italian dressing for dipping 100
Cucumber Salad 1 cup cucumber salad (see recipe) 100
Baked Potato 1 small potato 80
1/2 Baked Potato w/ 1 tbsp. lite sour cream and 1 chopped green onion 100
1/2 Baked Potato 2 tbsp. salsa, 1 tbsp. fat free sour cream 80
Steamed Edamame 45 soy beans, salt optional 100
Celery Sticks w/ Peanut Butter 1 large stalk of celery cut into sticks w/ 1 tbsp. peanut butter for dipping 100
Cucumber 1 medium cucumber 60
Red Bell Peppers 2 peppers, cut into strips 100
Veggies and Dip 1 cup mixed raw veggies, 2 tbsp. fat free Ranch 100
Green Bell Pepper w/ Hummus 1 green bell pepper, sliced w/ 3 tbsp. hummus 100
Black Olives 16 olives 100
Tomato Soup 1/2 cup 100
Black Beans 1/3 cup 90
Avocado Sushi Roll 4 pieces 100
Macaroni Salad 2 diced celery stalks, 2 tbsp. pre-cooked macaroni, 1/2 tbsp. Italian dressing,
1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning


Snack Description and Quantities Calories
Cantaloupe 1/2 of a cantaloupe 100
Grapes 30 grapes 100
Mango 1 cup 100
Banana 1 whole banana 80
Tangerines 2 tangerines or mandarin oranges 80
Kiwi 2 kiwis 100
Grapefruit 1 whole grapefruit 80
Apple 1 apple 80
Orange 1 orange 80
Cherries 1 cup 75
Applesauce 1/2 cup unsweetened 50
Strawberries 1 cup 50
Apple w/ Peanut Butter 1/2 an apple w/ 2 tsp. peanut butter 100
Pear 1 medium pear 100
Fruit Cocktail 1/2 cup, no sugar added 50
Peach or Nectarine 1 peach or nectarine 50
Plums 2 small plums 70
Raspberries 1/2 cup 40
Blueberries 1/2 cup 45
Watermelon 2 cups 100
Pineapple 1 cup 80
Boysenberries 1 cup 65
Blackberries 1 cup 60
Cranberries 1/2 cup, sweetened 100

Crackers and Chips

Snack Description and Quantities Calories
Ruffled Chips 10 chips 100
Triscuits 5 crackers 100
Mini Rice Cakes (Cheddar) 12 cakes 93
Pringles Light 14 chips 70


Snack Description and Quantities Calories
Grape Nuts 1/2 cup 100


Snack Description and Quantities Calories
Cottage Cheese 1/2 cup served with chives 90
Cottage Cheese w/ Diced Peaches cup 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese + no sugar added diced peaches cup 105
English Muffin w/ Laughing Cow Cheese 1/2 muffin w/ 1 wedge of cheese, cal. count is flavor dependent 90-100


Snack Description and Quantities Calories
Celery Sticks w/ Peanut Butter 1 large stalk of celery cut into sticks w/ 1 tbsp. peanut butter for dipping 100
Toast w/ Peanut Butter 1 slice white bread toasted w/ 1 1/2 tsp. peanut putter 100
Unsalted Peanuts 17 peanuts 100
Crab Meat (Leg) 2 legs 60-90
Lemon Pepper Tuna on Crackers 2oz. tuna sprinkled w/ lemon pepper on top of 2-3 crackers 100


Snack Description and Quantities Calories
Baby Ruth 2 mini sized bars 105
Recees Cup Miniatures 2 cups 88
Hershey’s Kisses 4 kisses 90
Oreos 2 cookies (prepackaged) 100
Twix Mini 2 bars 86
Plain M&M’s 29 100
Dark Chocolate M&M’s 28 101
Peanut M&M’s 9 99
Peanut Butter M&M’s 9 99
Almond M&M’s 6 102

Simple Recipes for Thanksgiving

Ahhh…Thanksgiving, the time of year when family unites for good times and says yes, you CAN have a third helping of dinner! Here’s a special collection of seasonal recipes for your Thanksgiving gathering!

Turkey [oven roasted]
Deep-fried Turkey
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin Fritters
Spiced Winter Squash Muffins
Simple Beef Stew
Pie Crust
Pumpkin Bread
Cinnamon Candied Almonds
Zucchini Eggplant Stew
Corn Chowder
Butternut Squash Soup

Pasta-Toss-Ins [Accessorize your Pasta!]

pastaPasta is a Simple Recipe staple! There’s just so much that you can do with it. Check out our list of traditional and innovative pasta sauces and pasta-toss-ins. see recipe