3 Wholesome, Easy Snacks To Make This Back-to-School Season September 6, 2018
Calling all after-school snackers and 3pm office munchers! These easy snacks have your name written all over them.
Dinner may be our cup of tea, but we’re definitely not strangers to the world of snacks. From energy-boosting bites for long road trips, to kid friendly treats (LOTS of kid-friendly treats), snacks are aplenty in the HelloFresh test kitchen.
And with the back-to-school season right around the corner, now’s the time to add a few more easy snacks to your repertoire. This way, you’ll be well-equipped to bust ’em out whenever the craving strikes.
1. Rice cakes with ALLLLL the toppings
Crunchy rice cakes hover somewhere between toast and cracker. They’re light and airy, yet somehow still strong enough to weather the brunt of all smears, slathers, and dollops. As is the case with most toast-like snacks, you can’t go wrong with the toppings. But if it were up to us, we’d reach for these four combos every time.
1. Avocado Tower
Tried-and-true avocado never disappoints, especially when it comes with juicy cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.
Bonus points if you make it into an avocado rose!
2. Luscious Smoked Salmon
Cream cheese, smoked salmon, radishes, and chives is a quintessential brunch combo that doubles as an equally-as-delicious snack.
READ MORE: How to Serve Smoked Salmon 6 Ways
3. Nut Butter Goes Bananas
That feeling when the banana coins sink ever-so-slightly into the nut butter, with raspberries and pistachios resting effortlessly on top = perfection.
Feel free to use any nut or seed butter, including peanut, almond, cashew, or sunflower seed. Tahini would also be a great option!
4. Go Greek
Thick Greek yogurt and berries never go out of style. But when unsweetened cacao nibs join the party, the classic gets a major upgrade.
2. Cucumber radish salad
Cucumbers and radishes are two of the crispiest veggies around — and because of their heft and high water content, they make for the perfect lettuce-less salad for the transition months between late summer and early fall.
If you have a mandolin on hand, now would be the time to whip it out for even, thin slices. But if not, a sharp knife would work (just be careful!).
You’ll need about 4-5 radishes per cucumber. Organize the slices in a concentric circular pattern, then top with creamy goat cheese and scallion whites. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice, drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and dusting of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Sure, summer may be coming to a close — but that doesn’t mean the warm weather flavors are behind us just yet! Case in point: this colorful watermelon “pizza.” Get the recipe here.
Hungry for more easy snacks? Don’t you worry — we’ve got enough to last alllll school year long.