You see, when I make food, I like to make it look pretty and take photos of it. Probably because I write a food blog or something, but there’s just something about devouring into a beautiful and colorful meal. And apparently it’s a thing. It’s called tactile eating and I’m a huge fan of it. So I figured I would snap some of my gorgeous easy snack ideas from this week and share them with you. Would that be alright? Cool, let’s do it.
Greek yogurt with blueberries, chia seeds, and honey
How to make it: 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tsp chia seeds, drizzle of honey
This is a classic easy snack idea, but worth a shout out. While you could buy a flavored yogurt at the store and call it good, you know how fun it is to make your own parfait at home. Recently I’ve been obsessed with all things chia, and find chia seeds to be the ultimate topping for yogurt.
Also, any type of berry will work in this yogurt. I had blueberries in the fridge, so that was my fruit of choice. But blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, or even slices of mandarin oranges could work.
How to make it: 1 cup loosely packed kale, 1/2 banana, 1/2 pear (cored), 1 tbsp nut butter of choice, 1 cup of your milk of choice
I’m pretty sure I’m going to share this recipe on the blog soon, but for now, here it is. This kale smoothie is absolutely killer, especially if you have it with 1 cup of original almond milk (yes, the sweetened one, you can buy it for just 60 calories a cup). My trick for thick smoothies? Freeze the fruit and the kale. I pre-freeze a bunch of packets with some reusable silicone bags and blend it up with peanut butter and almond milk.
How to make it: Carrots, olive oil, salt and pepper. Here’s the recipe.
I mean it’s not real fries, but honestly, it satisfies that salty craving you get in the late afternoon. It’s one of my favorite easy snack ideas to throw together. Dip it in any sauce you like, but I personally love to dip it in a sriracha aioli or dijon mustard.
Protein pancakes with berries
How to make it: 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 egg, 1/3 cup milk, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract. Blend, makes 8 pancakes, 2 servings, Serve with your berries of choice.
Okay, these technically aren’t a snack, but they’re a favorite and I couldn’t help but share. I mean, you really could have pancakes as a snack with some berries, that’s definitely the kind of energy I like to bring into my day. I recommend making 4 pancakes and saving the batter to make them the following day, but if that’s not possible, make them all to prep in advance. This recipe of mine was originally published on Eat This, Not That!, if you want the full recipe for later.
Toast with whipped cream cheese, blueberries and honey
I mean when you have a fresh loaf of sourdough bread, how could you not? While peanut butter on toast is a great snack, I like to jazz it up. I like using whipped cream cheese because it’s easier to spread, then top my toast with berries (again, I had blueberries) and a drizzle of honey. It’s great for anyone who has a love-love relationship with salty-sweet snacks, like moi.
Alrighty, hope you enjoyed this one. If you want more snackspiration, I’m always sharing my meals over on Instagram. So come join the party.
Photos edited with Bright Brunch in the Bright Brunch Lightroom Presets.