Saturday, July 4, 2015

Super Simple Snacking

Crackers are awesome because you can can use them like mini sandwiches! Sure...add cheese, but think bigger, cheese and cucumber or ricotta with fruits & honey or make a cracker caprese with mozarrella, basil and tomato!! 


The goal is fueling your body with goodness and flavor! For this to be incredible and stand out from mindless chips and salsa, you need to have good ingredients...as with anything in cooking!

This a great way to snack during movies, visiting with friends or sitting on the balcony and watching the sunset--let everyone make a personal combo--or, make these bites ahead and take all the work out of it for them!

(Recipe credit & idea Be You Nutrition. Adapted from Instagram posts)

Super Simple Snacking

Equipment:
Sharp Knife
Cutting Board
Serving Platter

Ingredients:
Crispy, flavorful crackers, ie Ritz, Triscuits
Hard Cheeses, ie cheddar, feta, pepper jack
Soft Cheeses, ie ricotta, cream or goat cheese, fresh mozzarella 
Veggies, ie cucumber, tomatoes, avocados, sprouts
Deli meats, ie salami, proscuitto, pepperoni
Bacon
Condiments, ie aioli, pesto
Fruit preserves


Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Prep your options, ie slice veggies, cheeses

Crispy Cheese Cracker with Pepper Jack & Avocado

3. Continue assembling you bite-size masterpieces.


Cracked Pepper Triscuit with Manchego, Proscuitto & Dijon

4. Other combinations to try:

  • Roasted Red Peppers with Feta (Broiled)
  • Lettuce, Tomato and Bacon
  • Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil or Pesto
  • Cucumber and Cheddar
  • Goat Cheese with Fruit Preserves
  • Plain Triscuit with Cheddar, Granny Smith Apples
  • Brie & Honey