One thing I learned over the years is that you need to look at the labels on products that are advertised as low-fat. While they may lower the fat, the fat is often replaced with higher levels of sodium. So be mindful of this when trying to cut down on the fat. Some of us, like me have to be more careful of sodium levels and with fat. Fat in moderation can be tolerated; sodium not so much.
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The boxed frozen variety of Jalapeno Poppers and those that you get at restaurants are generally fried and loaded with sodium. When I make the filling I will use cheeses that are lower in salt and in fat but still have a good melting quality. And, instead of frying them, they will get baked.
My assortment of snacks will include small clear tumblers filled with affordable fruit and topped with a dressed up yogurt topping with some crunchy granola or crushed nuts. Easy enough to set on a side table while playing cards! Another healthier snack might be a whole wheat mini pita pocket filled with tuna (packed in water and drained) with some celery and onion and just enough mayonnaise to bind it together. Perhaps some celery boats filled with finely diced vegetables, herbs and just enough low sodium and low fat cream cheese to pull it all together. This replaces the average vegetable and dip platters where the cost can mount up quickly.