Considering how much I love cooking the sporadic aversion to step into the kitchen often stumps me. Taking the day off to break the monotony sounds tempting but isn’t the best alternative every time. Such lassitude leads one to develop unhealthy eating habits and resort comfort in easily available junk food. Quick snack recipes usually come in handy in these situations as they save time and energy and also gratify our cravings.
Quick snack recipes, whether homemade or store-bought, can be enjoyed any time during the day. You can have them for breakfast, make them an afternoon snack or use them as side dish with your main course. They are often fattening but you can alter recipes or make the right choices to cater to your fitness goals. You have such a plethora of variety to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice! 🙂
When I decided to change my lifestyle for better, snacking right was one of the first and foremost things I concentrated on. Two square meals aren’t enough to keep my metabolism high all day. Fruits and salads are a weight-watcher’s best friends but I’ll unabashedly accept that I’ve rounded them off as pure acquaintances. I derive pleasure from the bursting flavours in my mouth and don’t mind going an extra mile to achieve it.
The quick snack recipes I turn to for my untimely hunger pangs aren’t always boringly healthy as people around me say. It is amazing how much difference in taste a simple change of oil or an unusual condiment can make. I love to play around with flavours and surprise my taste buds with the interesting results. Snacks are a chef’s safe territory since a fiasco can also be designated a new name and sold. 😉 😀
I’m sharing few simple snacking hacks which you can follow or fine-tune as per your tastes and preferences.
You can grill, bake, air-fry or stir-fry vegetables even with a few drops of oil. Using sesame or mustard oil will impart a lovely distinct flavour to them. Leave them crunchy and don’t go overboard with spices to enjoy them best.
You always win with sandwiches. Everything from cheese to chocolate can be packed in between those two slices. Baked or raw, both versions have their distinct taste. Choose brown bread over white or bake one at home if you can. Indian bread recipes like bread pakoda and bread poha also are a great snack option.
As I said earlier, I’m not a fan of fruits. That said, one needs that daily dose of vitamins and other essential nutrients. I make chocolate sauce at home and store it in the refrigerator. A hearty sprinkling of this sauce over fruits makes them hard to resist. Throw in some ice-cream for good measure and you’re set! 🙂
Interestingly, main course food doesn’t need as much attention to detail as much as snacks do. They’re not accorded much time to impress or indulge either. Little surprise then that you can find loads of snack joints and packaged foods vying for your attention. Go ahead and treat yourself. Whatever rocks your boat, remember to keep it healthy though. 🙂
Do you like making snacks at home too? Which are your best and favourite recipes? I would like to know.
This post is written for #BlogchatterA2Z and #AtoZChallenge for April 2019