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Spicy Snack Recipes for Moms

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Spicy Snack Recipes for Moms

Turn up the heat with these hot, yummy snack ideas

Research shows that eating hot peppers with capsaicin, like jalapeño and cayenne, can boost your calorie burn for a few hours. These snacks all have the compound.

TAKE A DIP

Smoky chili melds with sweet-and-sour key lime in this 15-calorie-a-serving salsa. Yum! Frontera Mango Key Lime Salsa; $4.50 for 16 oz

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CRAZY MARY

There are two servings of veggies in each bottle of this jazzed juice. Great over ice — or in a Bloody mary. Spicy Hot V8; $1.69 for 12 oz

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CURLS WITH A KICK

In the words of a teary-eyed editor: “Oh, baby, it burns — in a good way.” Michael Season’s Baked Hot Chili Cheese Curls; $2.99 per bag

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FIRED UP

Often, flavored nuts are overloaded with salt and sugar. These dry-roasted cashews have a piquant punch, a citrusy tang, and that’s it. Chili Lime Yumnuts; $5.25 per bag

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FOUR-ALARM TREAT

Oh sure, they look innocent, but beware: The habanero powder hidden in these soft, sweet, chewy treats gives them a powerful punch. As in, you’ll-think-your-head’s-melting-off kinda powerful. Cowgirl Chocolates Buckin’ Hot Habanero Caramels; $19 per half pound

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TOP PICK

They’re a low-calorie, low-fat snack with a cult following: crunchy, garlicky dills with a generous splash of Louisiana’s famous fiery sauce. Tabasco Spicy Dill With Garlic Pickles; $3.50 per jar

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SUGAR ‘N’ SPICE

Dip fruit into this thai-inspired mix: In a small bowl, combine about one third of a cup of sugar, a big pinch of salt, and about two teaspoons of chili powder. It gives a wonderful depth to mango, watermelon, and, especially, pineapple.

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