Do you find yourself opening the refrigerator five times a day hoping that something delicious will suddenly appear? Are you a fan of snacking while mellowing out in front of Netflix or fuelling yourself between meals?
Don’t let the bad rap of snacking get you down. Snacks are actually important for your health and diet. Great news, right?
So, to celebrate food, here is a guide to a bunch of easy snacks to make at home so that you’re always satisfied.
Easy-to-Make Snacks Without Cooking
Who wants to get out the frying pan every time they feel like a nibble? No way — that’s not what the snack life is about. So check out these simple easy-to-make snacks without cooking for a quick and delicious fix.
Bean Puree Dip and Veggies
If you’re looking for a snack that’s going to provide you with your 5-a-day veggies, then this is the one for you.
Throw a can of cannellini beans in the blender with a tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup almond meal, and a few cloves of garlic. There you have a delicious white bean puree.
Simply dip your favorite cut-up veggies into the pureed deliciousness. Carrot and cucumber are especially delicious. You might want to serve it with a few crackers too.
Lime, Coconut, and Cranberry Balls
If your sweet tooth is craving a yummy snack, try these easy no-cook balls. You’ll throw a cup of cranberries into the food processor to chop them up finely.
Add a cup of almond meal, a cup of desiccated coconut, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and 1 teaspoon of lime zest to the chopped cranberries. Process the mixture until it all comes together.
Roll the mixture into balls and dust with extra coconut.
Easy Snacks to Bake
Do you love whipping out your mixing bowl and apron and making some delicious baked goods? Well, here you’ll find some amazing easy-to-make snacks that you’ll bake. Check them out!
Thyme-Sea Salt Crackers
Simple, crispy, and more-ish these crackers are the perfect snack for your next dinner party or Netflix binge session. You’ll only need a couple of key ingredients other than flour and water.
For extra deliciousness, use this extra virgin olive oil, high-quality sea salt, and fresh thyme.
These little balls of protein are nutritious and delicious! It’s a light snack that’s healthy and filling. Great for any occasion — even just the midnight munchies in bed.
You can roast the chickpeas with just salt, or get creative. A chili-lime flavoring is particularly tasty. Remove the loose skins from the chickpeas before roasting them for around 45 minutes — they should be super crunchy.
Whisk together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons of cumin, and a pinch of sea salt with a tablespoon of lime juice and lime zest.
Once the chickpeas have cooled a little bit, drizzle the chili-lime mixture and shake to coat. Get creative with different dressings every time you make these.
An Easy-to-Make Snack in 5 Minutes
Snacking is all about having something on hand whenever you get a little bit peckish. Ideal snacks should be quick to make and delicious to eat. That’s exactly what you’ll find with this homemade snack.
Microwave Mac N Cheese
This may be the most dangerous snack recipe to date. A 5-minute mac and cheese — how will you find a reason not to eat it every day?
You’ll fill a mug up with 1/2 cup of macaroni and 120ml water and pop it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Take it out and stir, add 3 tablespoons of milk, chuck a whole lot of shredded cheese on top (at least 1/4 cup), and salt and pepper.
Pop it back into the microwave for another 30 seconds, stir, and enjoy!
Easy-to-Make Snacks with Little Ingredients
Are you one of those people that has a bare fridge and nearly-empty food shelves? No worries! Snack food doesn’t need to be complicated, all you need are a couple of amazing ingredients. Just look at these tasty treats.
Simple Chocolate Brownies
Who doesn’t love gooey and moist chocolate brownies? Well, what’s even better than delicious brownies are brownies that only need three ingredients. Scour your pantry for two eggs, a cup of Nutella, and half a cup of flour, and voila!
This simple brownie recipe only takes 15 minutes to bake and you could always get a bit more creative if you find some other ingredients lying around.
Nuts are one of the best snack foods. They’re tasty, packed with protein, and easy to shovel down when you’re hungry. But why not get a little fancy and do things differently?
You only need three ingredients to make candied nuts that you won’t be able to get enough of. Choose the nut of your choice (or whatever you have on hand), granulated sugar, and butter. An optional fourth ingredient to jazz it up is cinnamon.
Simply add everything to a saucepan and stir constantly until melted. Once the nuts are properly coated, let them cool completely before eating.
Which of These Easy Snacks to Make at Home Are Your Favorite?
Yummy! There are so many tasty, simple, and easy snacks to make at home that you’ll never be ‘hungry’ again. Whether you’re looking for a three-ingredient munchy or healthy crowd-pleaser, you can take your pick from these incredible snacks. Which one will you make first?
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