What are you doing with that bag of popcorn? Put it down! There are seven billion of us on Earth, with at least a guaranteed quarter opting to consume these explosive corn pieces during our movie marathons. No, no, put that apple down too. I know it’s healthy, but it’s just super boring. This is what we’ll be talking about: some revolutionary recipes and combinations that will turn snacking into an experience as good tasting and satisfying as a proper meal. With these 10 Delicious Snacking Alternatives, you’ll be able to quickly prepare something while on the verge of leaving the house to go to work, and trick yourself into thinking you actually had a proper meal. Sounds tempting? Then read on.
1. Cucumber And Chili Pappadums
I’ll admit that I’ve never heard of a pappadum before, but it turns out that it’s a highly popular type of dish in countries like India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. And used in this recipe, it makes for a really great snack. All you’ll be needing is some pappadums (obviously), some red chili, cucumber and coriander for an extra taste. Read the incredibly easy, two-step recipe here.
2. Herby Pretzel Popcorn
Remember that popcorn I told you to drop? Pick it up again and get it ready to become the main ingredient of this attractive recipe that will make you enjoy explosive corn like no other way before. By throwing in some pretzels and chicken seasoning, you’ll be able to taste the new era version of popcorn. You can read the one-step full recipe over here.
Oh, now you’re talking. Snacks are generally frowned upon as they are (unless we’re talking about snacking on something like grass of scraped chunks of wood), but when these snacks are also sweet, you might as well exile yourself from society forever. But if you have no problem with being a nutritional pariah, carry on and enjoy this mouth watering sweet paradise. Take an otherwise perfectly healthy packet of Vitta-Wheat bread crisps, then corrupt it with a bunch of Nutella, strawberries and bananas. Even though this snack takes five minutes and there is literally nothing more to it, here’s the recipe just in case you’re confused.
4. Microwave Brownie
This is one of those recipes that’s on the page of every Pinterest user and it’s become more invasive than all those “dermatologists hate her” ads at the sides of the page. I doubt it’s still one of the lesser known delights of the culinary world, but in case you didn’t know: hey, you can actually bake a brownie in a mug, by simply putting it in the microwave for one minute! As someone who’s tried this before, I can guarantee that it works and it’s surprisingly brownie-ish. You can read the recipe here and make it from scratch, or you can just take a run to the nearest store and buy an already made powder.
5. Avocado & Berry Powder Smoothie
Okay, I get it. Bread crisps rolled in Nutella and instant brownies aren’t exactly the healthiest and most figure flattering things you can eat, so how about a nice smoothie instead? All you need to do is basically make your average berry smoothie, then toss in some avocado to better its consistency and give it a creamier texture. First time smoothie makers, here’s the guide to your perfect avocado and berry delight.
6. Cheese And Kimchi Jaffle
Let’s go back into salty territory by offering you an interesting way to (literally) spice up your average toast. This one is a bit more… exotic, so before you go ahead and throw some kimchi in your cheese sandwich, you should make sure that you’re on board with the concept of pickled, fermented vegetables. If it’s a greenlight, then go ahead and read here about how to make a sandwich. Seriously. It’s a sandwich. Are you sure you need to read a recipe on that?
7. Ham And Egg Bread Tarts
Ham and eggs are the Adam and Eve of the breakfast menu: they’ve always been there, and their combo never fails to soothe our taste senses. I admit that this recipe is indeed lengthier than the previous ones, since it occupies roughly around one hour of your life. But, hey, the best things always require the most work, right? So, if you’re ready to try out something truly interesting and test out your culinary abilities, give this recipe a go and read about it here.
8. No-Bake Rawies
Back to sweets, are we? In case you’re not fond of using fire to prepare your meals, this is a great alternative to make a delicious desert that you can also snack on between meals or when crying over your ex. You’re going to need a bunch of specific ingredients, but fortunately preparing the actual thing doesn’t take more than ten minutes, as you can see here.
9. Dukah And Lemon Salt Kale Chips
Here’s your Vegetable 101: ever heard of kale? It’s a breed of cabbage, actually. And, believe it or not, you can make an excellent snack by combining it with very few and almost basic ingredients, like olive oil and a some almonds. If you like it, great! You can make from now on a real healthy and unique type of snack. And if not, you can at least brag to your friends that you got to eat cabbage chips. Head here for instructions on how to prepare this fun type of food.
10. Microwave Scrambled Eggs (+Smoked Salmon)
More microwaved instant food? Who knew?! The steps to the creation of this dish are basically lots of covering with lids and stirring, so it’s basic enough for anyone to remember. By laying the resulted scrambled eggs on top of an English muffin and some layers of smoked salmon, you can get something that’s closer to a proper breakfast than a simple snack. Here’s the guide to stirring and covering with lids.
I don’t know about you, but now I’m definitely hungry. I’m not going to go ahead and make any of the recipes above, though, since at core they’re still snacks, so I doubt they have the nutritional power to replace a full course meal, but these 10 Delicious Snacking Alternatives are definitely something to remember.