Easy Snack Ideas

Sometimes you want a simple snack that tastes good and doesn’t require too much time or ingredients. Well, here are 3 options you can choose from. Two are sweet and one is salty. And you can always make your own variation of each.

Peanut Butter & Granola Apples

peanut butter and granola apples

I recently saw this recipe in RedBook magazine and decided to give it a try. I have seen people eat peanut butter and apples before, but never with granola. I didn’t have any granola on hand so I use some rolled oats I bought at Target. All you have to do is slice an apple, spread peanut butter on one side, and cover with granola or oats. The oats I used had cocoa powder, nuts and seeds as well, but no sugar.

Cinnamon Apple Toast

Cinnamon Apple Toast

This is very easy and delicious. It is a great item for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Use a piece of whole-wheat bread and spread a little butter on it. Then add apple slices and a little sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon. Broil in toaster oven for about 4 minutes, keep an eye on it as everyone likes their toast cooked a little different.

Mini Pizzas

mini pizzas

When there is not much in the house to eat or I just feel like some pizza, I usually make these mini pizzas. It requires the same ingredients as a regular pizza except you use Arnolds Whole Wheat sandwich thins for the crust. There are other brands of sandwich thins, but I like Arnolds the best.

In the picture, one pizza has tomato sauce, garlic powder, mozzarella and swiss cheese and fresh basil. The second pizza has tomato sauce with cheddar cheese and corn beef. The only reason I used corn beef was because we had some leftover and that was the only meat I had around. It tasted pretty good. Of course you can easily substitute pepperoni.  I cooked mine in the toaster oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Make your pizza however you like. I usually like onions on mine.

Other snacks I like are mixed raw nuts, veggies and dip, cucumbers with tuna, and a small smoothie.

Do you have any favorite snack recipes? I would like to hear your unique creations, share them in the comment section below.

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About instillari

I look at life with a positive attitude and try to learn something new each day. I love so many things in life including but not limited to: -Spending quality time with family and friends -Animals (especially my poodle Teddy) -Swimming and relaxing outside -Watching my favorite shows and movies -Reading a good book or magazine -Writing and sharing my thoughts for discussion -Baking and trying new recipes -Inspiring and helping others. Plus so much more!

Posted on July 11, 2012, in Snacks and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hmmm, now I’m wondering how those apples would taste toasted in the oven.

  2. Great snack ideas – I particularly like the peanut butter apples. I think I might top them with plain or toasted nuts, instead of granola… but really, there would be a lot of options, wouldn’t there?

    • Nuts would work good too. I never really ever tried peanut butter with apples before and it was pretty good. I just tend to overdo it with the peanut butter since it is so good 😛

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