Easy, low-calorie snack

January 12, 2016

low-cal-snackHey, I know. You’re dieting and you’re hungry. You want some flavor and you want some crunch. Oh, how well I know it.  You simply can not face another salad, though. You want something new. Snacky. Yes, something snacky. An easy, low-calorie snack.

So when a friend gave me some of these and told me how easy they were to make, well, I was IN. I was IN like FLYNN, as the old saying goes.  So easy.


Nasoya wonton or egg roll wraps (or any brand)
or cinnamon-sugar mix
or lemon pepper, seasoned pepper
or just about any seasoning you like
1.  Cut the wraps into narrow strips. If you use wonton wraps, they’ll be shorter than egg roll wraps. But taste the same.
2. Place on a baking tray one layer deep.
3. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Or a bit of cinnamon-sugar blend. Or lemon pepper.


  1.  Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes or until a little golden brown around the edges.
  2. Let cool a minute or two and crunch with impunity!  I’m told they are about 3 calories a strip. Just don’t go crazy with the sugar blend, if you use it.  Here’s the final product:


Now, some of you are lucky enough to be able to binge on actual snacks, like potato chips or pretzels. Maybe you even need to put on weight. I’m trying hard not to hate you.

So, I found something for you, too:

In the interests of fairness and equal time.

In the interests of fairness and equal time.

20 comments on “Easy, low-calorie snack
  1. Puneet Kumar says:

    I am feeling hungry. I need this 🙂

  2. Elena Peters says:

    3 calories??!!!! OMG! They look awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    And btw, I’m coming right out and saying it. If you need to gain weight, I loathe you. ( because hate isn’t strong enough)

  3. Andrea B. says:

    I would never have thought to use these wrappers for this! YUM!

  4. ryder ziebarth says:

    I LOVE this! thanks, Love, perpetually 15 lbs over and just cleared out all the cabinets.

  5. These do not seem at all time consuming to make and what a great snack. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  6. Barbara says:

    I have given up on dieting of any sort. I’m an ‘eat to live’ kinda girl more than a ‘live to eat’ until I go on a diet. The second I decide to diet all I can think of is food. It is totally counter productive so I’ve given it up. That said, I need to lose a little weight and should get out and walk more. Writing is really bad for the waistline…if I still had a waist.
    Those strips do look good, though.

  7. Laurie Oien says:

    I love crunchy snacks! I’m definitely going to try this!

  8. Laura Ehlers says:

    Yum! I bet you could also do garlic powder or cumin!!

  9. andrea says:

    i sadly need to lose weight too – however, I still like my sweets just like any other 50’ish woman…. 🙂

  10. I don’t seem to be attracted to low calorie snacks. Maybe this will be the one 🙂

  11. Robin Herman says:

    Only three calories and it’s not celery? THANKS

  12. Carolann says:

    They really look good! Much better than any other low calorie snack I’ve seen. I’ll have to try this it looks great!

  13. Elizabeth O. says:

    Lovely! Now why did I not think of this one! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  14. Liz Mays says:

    YES! This is a way to satisfy my need to crunch. I love this idea. YUMMY!

  15. MyTeenGuide says:

    I am also trying not to hate them. Lol. I can’t wait to try this low calorie snack.

  16. Jeanine says:

    Oh these look different. I’ve never tried anything like this but I think it would be a nice little change for a snack. I will have to give them a try.

  17. They really look good! I need to try this low calories snacks!!

  18. Hi Carol,
    You had me at 3 calories a strip! Thank you for sharing your yummy low calorie wonton strips at the Plant-Based Potluck Party! Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! I’m pinning and sharing! All the best, Deborah

  19. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty. I look forward to what you will share next week! We hope you’ll come back again next Thursday when we open our doors at 9:00 AM EST. Pinned, Yummed, Tweeted!

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