Easy Snacks

I love snacking. It’s my favorite. I would rather snack than eat a meal. But eating with family is very important for building relationships, and the research on kids abstaining from drugs when engaged in family dinner several nights a week is compelling.

But alas, I love weird snacky combinations. Often I just want a (somewhat) healthier way to eat something I probably shouldn’t eat in the first place. Here are a few:

  • Graham cracker with almond butter, sesame seeds, and cinnamon. Heat in microwave for 30-40 seconds until gooey.
  • For a sweeter version, try a graham cracker with almond butter and 4 chocolate chips on top, melted in the microwave.
  • Pita or English muffin with a spoonful of tomato sauce and a sprinkle of your favorite shredded cheese. Goat cheese works great for those who cannot have dairy.
  • A few Triscuits on a plate, sprinkled with shredded cheddar, and topped with cottage cheese. Microwave for a minute until gooey. You need a fork for this one.
  • Plain Greek yogurt with some mashed banana (or any fruit you have on hand) and some Stevia. Crush up 1/2 of a graham cracker and stir it in. You can also add a little dab of pumpkin or apple butter if you have it.
  • Homemade pumpkin muffins. I eat these literally every day for breakfast with Trader Joe’s almond butter ( I am clearly obsessed with this product) and cinnamon. Recipe is included on separate entry. These are not very sweet, but very moist and fluffy, so perfect for breakfast or snack with a nut butter.
  • Of course apples, bananas, grapes, peppers, carrots, are always great snacks. But you don’t need my creativity to tell you that. 🙂