QUICKEST RECIPES FOR GRAB-AND-GO SNACK FOR BUSY DAYS

 Whether you are an office worker, who wants to chew something during the hard-working day, or a student, who discovers himself starving in the middle of the lessons, these quick and healthy snack recipes can be really helpful for you. They can be perfect for your busy days as you won’t spend too much time on the food preparation process.

These grab-and-go snacks can make you feel refreshed and energized. And you will be highly motivated to continue your working or learning day. They are delicious, healthy, and nutritious: this is what you actually need to go through a hard day.

 

APPLES STUFFED WITH ALMOND BUTTER

This can be a fascinating beginning for your working day. The recipe is quite simple, just cut the apples in two halves, and hollow out it. Then fill them with the two tablespoons of almond butter. Top your snack with some nuts or almonds.

 

ROASTED CHICKPEAS

It seems that chickpeas not only can be transformed into a beloved hummus but also can be roasted and served as a fabulous snack idea. Just place them in a large mixing bowl and season with your favorite spices. Then mix with your hands so that all the chickpeas can be coated. Arrange the seasoned chickpeas on a baking sheet and roast them for a couple of minutes until they become golden brown.

Then take out from the oven and enjoy. If you want to store the chickpeas for later eating, wait until they are completely cool, and keep in an airtight container. If you put the in a container still hot, they will get soggy, so be careful while storing them.

MOST DELICIOUS VEGAN TACOS

This 5-minute snack recipe will immediately become one of your favorites. It’s delicious, healthy, and is made in a short time: you don’t need to cook or roast something: all the preparing process is slicing and cutting.

The ingredients for this recipe include avocado slices, beans, onion, canned or grilled corn, tomatoes, and parsley. Some lemon juice and a drizzle of your favorite chili will make it more flavorful. And of course, you will need some tortillas to assemble the ingredients into them. You are free to add also your favorite spices, which you think can make the salads tastier.

What you need to do is to slice the avocados, chop the onions and parsley, and chop the cherry tomatoes into four parts. Then you should just assemble all the ingredients in the tacos and sprinkle the spices in the end. These taco salads are the best when eaten immediately after making them. But you can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

 

GREEK FETA DIP

I cannot skip this recipe – it’s fabulous. This dip is more delicious than any kind of hummus or dip bought from the store. And the recipe is quite simple: you just combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir them with a hand mixer and top the dip with some veggies.

The ingredient list for this recipe includes cream cheese, feta, Greek yogurt, some lemon zest, salt, some red pepper, and chopped dill. For the topping, you need chopped cucumber and tomatoes, some olive oil, and again chopped dill.

Just combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir with a hand mixer. Then place the dip in a serving bowl and top drizzling some olive oil, adding chopped veggies and dill. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, etc.

 

ZUCCHINI SUSHI

These zucchini sushi rolls are not only delicious and quick, but they also look fascinating and are really inviting. I always enjoy preparing them. The making process is really a fan.

The ingredients you need to prepare these sushi rolls are: some zucchinis, cucumbers, carrots, softened cream cheese, lime juice, Sriracha hot sauce, avocado, lump crab meat, and some toasted sesame seeds.

To prepare this awesome snack, first of all, slice the zucchinis using a kitchen peeler. Arrange these thin slices on a tray. Leave them there until you prepare the rest of the ingredients. The second part is making a mixture of cream cheese. So, take a mixing bowl and combine there 4 oz. of softened cream cheese, 1 teaspoon of sauce, and 1 teaspoon of lime juice. Mix them together so that all the ingredients are incorporated.

Slice also cucumber and carrot to get thin matchsticks from them, and dice avocados. Now, it’s high time to wrap the sushi. Take two thin layers of zucchini slices and start with spreading some cheese mixture on the top of the slice. Then put some meat, some matchsticks of cucumber and carrot. Add avocado slices and start wrapping. Place all the rolls in a serving tray and sprinkle some seeds before serving the snack.

They are also very convenient to take with you to the workplace or to school and enjoy during the breaks.

SWEET POTATO CHIPS

Potato chips can always be a crispy addition to every snack list. The most important thing you must do to get them as crunchy as possible is to slice very thin slices. For this purpose, you can use a mandolin, which will extra ease your work during the preparation process.

Here is the ingredient list required for making this fascinating snack: 2 sweet potatoes, vegetable oil, a tablespoon of cornstarch, and a couple of flavorful spices, including chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, mustard powder, salt, Freshly ground pepper. You will also need some sliced green onions and sour cream to serve with the chips.

So firstly, preheat the oven to 350° and place two wire racks on two large rimmed baking sheets. Slice the sweet potatoes with the mandolin or by hand into very thin slices. And coat them with vegetable oil.

The second part is making a spice mixture to coat the slices. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch and spices and mix them together. Add in the mixture potato slices and mix with hands. Make sure that the slices are evenly coated with the spices.

Arrange the slices on a wire rack in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes. Actually, the cooking time depends on the thinness of the potato slices. Be careful to not burn the potatoes. When they become dry and get a crunchy look, take out them from the oven and let them cool. They will become crispier during the cooling process.

Meanwhile, you can make the dip with cream sauce. Just fold some chopped green onions in the cream and serve with “sweet” and crispy chips.

 

HARD-BOILED EGGS

You may think that making hard-boiled eggs is quite simple, and there is nothing to explain how to boil them. But I have prepared some important tips which you can use to make them uniquely and get successful results.

Use old eggs: this tip seems a little bit strange. Why to use old ones – because they are peeled more easily. In this way, you won’t get worried about peeling also the white parts.

Boil them: yes, to get hard-boiled eggs, you should boil them, it’s obvious. But here is another way of doing it. Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with water. Use medium heat to make the water boil. When water starts boiling, turn off the heat, cover the pot with the lid, and set your timer. If you want soft-boiled eggs, wait for 7 minutes. If you want hard-boiled ones, set your timer for 11 minutes.

Shock the eggs: after waiting enough, take a bowl filled with icy water and place your eggs in it. Let them there for 3 minutes. Then you can peel and serve your eggs.

You can cut the eggs in two halves, season them with your favorite spices and enjoy, or you can take the peeled eggs with you to your workplace or pack for hikes and picnics.

 

AVOCADO TOASTS

These toasts are not simply covered with avocado and lemon juice mixture, but they are also topped with other ingredients. Together they make something wonderful and mouth-watering, which will make your day.

For making this snack, you need an avocado, lemon juice from half lemon, some salt, and ground black pepper. For topping the toasts, you need a cup of mozzarella balls, chopped cherry tomatoes, some sea salt, sliced basil leaves, and some balsamic glaze. And of course, you should get some bread slices for preparing the toast.

First of all, we should make the avocado spreading. For this purpose, in a mixing bowl, combine the avocado slices, add lemon juice, sprinkle salt and black pepper. Stir the ingredients with the fork until you get a creamy mixture. Toast the bread slices and spread avocado mixture on them.

Then top the toasts with mozzarella balls, add chopped cherry tomatoes, sprinkle sea salt, and garnish with sliced basil leaves. In the end, you should just drizzle the avocado toasts with some balsamic glaze.

 

I hope these easy and healthy snack ideas will be really helpful for you and will fill your tired mornings and afternoon with energy, freshness, and positivity. Just give them a try, and you will be convinced of how delicious and divine their tastes are. Enjoy them!