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Monday, February 06 2017

Enjoy a meal delivery with these festive finger foods and savory snacks, all just as tasty as the not-so-healthy traditional versions. These healthy snacks have fewer than 200 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving. We also considered sodium and gave bonus points for protein and fiber.


6 - ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/4 - cup crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese (1 ounce)
12 - dried apricots, finely chopped
5 - tablespoons finely chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 - teaspoon salt
1/2 - teaspoon finely snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, finely crushed

In a small bowl combine cream cheese and blue cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in apricots, 3 tablespoons of the walnuts, and salt. Shape mixture into 16 balls. In a small bowl mix 2 tablespoons of the walnuts and the rosemary. Roll balls to lightly cover with nut mixture.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare nuts as directed in Step 1. Loosely cover cooled nuts with foil. Store at room temperature for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts (Blue Cheese-Apricot Balls)
Per serving: 103 kcal cal., 8 g fat (3 g sat. fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsatured fat), 18 mg chol., 192 mg sodium, 4 g carb., 1 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 4 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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