12 Hunger Squashing Snacks

  1. WARM TOASTED NUTS – Toss a combination of nuts – pecans, almonds, peanuts, cashes – with chili powder, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. Roast in a 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes, until warm and toasty.
  2. ANTS ON A LOG – Slather celery with smooth or chunky peanut butter. Dot with raisins.
  3. EDAMAME – Boil a few cups of frozen edamame until tender. Drain and toss with a light coasting of sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and kosher salt.
  4. TRAIL MIX – Make your own souped-up trail mix: Combine 1 cup almonds, walnuts, or cashews (or a mix of all three) with 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and 1 1/2 cups dried fruit: raisins, apricots, apples, prunes, and/or banana chips.
  5. HUMMUS – Spread the inside of a pita half with plenty of hummus and top with sliced tomato, onion, and lettuce.
  6. PEPPERS – Stuff cherry peppers or bottled Peppadew peppers with soft goat cheese or mini balls of fresh mozzarella.
  7. TURKEY ROLE – Lay a slice of Swiss cheese on a cutting board. Top with a slice of deli turkey and a spoonful of hummus or guacamole. Wrap like a jelly roll and eat.
  8. MOZZARELLA – Cut fresh mozzarella into 1/2-inch cubes. Skewer on toothpicks with pitted green olives and sundried tomatoes.
  9. SAVORY POPCORN – Pop a bag of popcorn. While it’s still hot, toss the popcorn with a half cup grated Parmesan and a good amount of chopped fresh rosemary.
  10. TUNA – Combine a can of tuna with your favorite salsa. Use Triscuits for scooping.
  11. SWEET POPCORN – Pop a bag of popcorn. While it’s still hot, toss with a tablespoon of melted butter, then 2 tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon.
  12. ELVIS SANDWICH – Spread a slice of toasted wheat bread with peanut butter and banana slices. Top with a drizzle of honey.
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About Chef Ro

I am executive chef of Barcellona Bites, a boutique catering and personal chef service in Folsom, CA. I am also a wife, mom of two college-aged daughters in the Pacific Northwest, yogi and animal lover. Please LIKE my facebook page for tasty recipes, helpful information and kitchen, cooking and lifestyle tips. www.facebook.com/barcellonabites
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