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We don’t always have time to get creative in the kitchen with an elaborate recipe, or to try new flavor combinations, which is why this confinement period we are all going through presents a unique opportunity. As always, these snacks are original, made with natural ingredients, and super easy . I love them mid-morning, or mid-afternoon, when you get a little hungry and you need a quick and energetic snack; or when stress or anxiety makes you want to have a bite. They are also a good option to spend a little time cooking with the family, especially with the little ones who do not always have patience until the dish is ready. Do you have ten minutes? Each of these snacks won’t take longer than that.
Seed crackers: Small snack, Big energy
This recipe is one of my favorites for a healthy and quick snack. The preparation is easy and fun, and the seeds are a natural source of protein, fat and vitamins. They are an ideal option for people who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, and there are plenty of seeds to choose from. My weakness is chia , but in these crackers you can put the ones you like the most: flax, pumpkin, sesame, mustard etc … And they look great with some dried fruit , such as cashews or peanuts. Your kids will love to roll out the dough on the oven paper, and then cut it into irregular and super crispy crackers. It can be accompanied with cheese, a little butter, guacamole , or your favorite sauce.
Parmesan chips: cut, and baked!
Cheese lovers will fall in love with this recipe for Parmesan chips . Few snacks are so easy and tasty. The only trick is to find a way to slice the cheese that works best for you when it cooks in the oven. The one style that works best for me is in not very large squares, so they are crispy. They can be eaten alone, in the style of a bag of chips, or used to add a tasty touch to a plate of grilled vegetables. Also by way of toast with a portion of meat on top, or smoked salmon. And if you try them with another variety of cheese, tell us how they look!
Kale chips: Criminally unknown
This variety of cabbage is not common in most kitchens, but more and more people discover its many benefits. It is a very complete food , which can be used as any plant, and which provides protein, fiber, vitamins different, phosphorus, potassium … To make these healthy chips you’ll also need curly leafed kale, salt and olive oil; the oven will do the rest. The result will surprise you, just like its particular flavor. And, in addition to being a snack, they can also be used as a garnish for meat or fish. Remember that different textures make a dish much more attractive and pleasing to eat.
Beetroot and quinoa hummus: A perfect combination
I have left this humus for last because it can be the culmination of any of the snacks we have seen. It is perfect with toast or crackers, for chips, raw or grilled vegetables. And is a great alternative to chickpea hummus if you’re not a huge fan of legumes. Beetroot, in addition to vitamins, gives it a more than appetizing color; and quinoa is the ideal vegetable protein.
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