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Spicy Snack Recipes for Moms
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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
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
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.