January is traditionally the month when food media focuses on healthy food and (four-letter word alert!) diet. It's a predictable rut, but the reality is that a lot of people do indeed try to lighten up this month. But not all that lightening up has to be rice cakes and boiled cabbage — check out these appealing 100-calorie snacks from MyRecipes. They're doing a whole month of them! MyRecipes' month-long feature is focusing on 100-calorie snacks, revealing a new one each day. So far these little snacks and appetizers are pretty and filling, not to mention interesting. I especially like the two pictured above: Caramelized Onion-Cranberry-Cream Cheese Bites and Chevre and Mango Steak Bites.
Most of the snacks featured so far have been like these — rather sophisticated little bites that would also work, en masse, as a light lunch, or served at a cocktail party.