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February 20, 2013

Homemade Vegetarian Snacks: 5 Simple Recipes

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Forget what you’ve heard: being a vegetarian doesn’t mean giving up on delicious treats and snacks, it just means being innovative for the sake of your body! To prove our point, here are simple recipes for five awesome vegetarian snacks:

1. Cheese and Crackers

Sure, it’s such a common snack that it’s hardly worth mentioning at all, but one should never underestimate the sheer simplicity and deliciousness of good old fashioned cheese and crackers. With more varieties of each component available than any one of us could possibly eat, it’s easy to take things from simple to extraordinary, and adding a vegetable into the mix is a fun and healthy way to spice things up!

Recipe: Place one piece of cheese on one cracker and enjoy.

2. Bread and Dip

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In you’re particularly hungry, the heaviness of bread and dip may be just what you need. Anything from crackers to homemade white bread will do here, and you can improvise with the dip of your choice – preferably a healthy one!

Recipe: Dip your bread of choice into your dip of choice and enjoy.

3. Apple Sandwich

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It may sound a little crazy at first glance, but apple sandwiches are wonderful if prepared just so! If the idea sounds a bit bland to you, consider adding peanut butter to the mix.

Recipe: Spread almond butter onto two pieces of bread, covering with thin to medium-thick slices of apple. Peanut butter is optional – and delicious!

4. Chocolate Apples

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Sticking with the apple theme for a moment, imagine a yummy green apple covered in melted chocolate and coated with crunchy peanuts. Sounds good, right? Thankfully, it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare!

Recipe: Melt a small amount of chocolate chips in the microwave, and have a freshly washed whole green apple ready for the beep! Pour the melted chocolate gently over the apple, then add peanuts to the outside for an extra crunch.

5. Homemade Potato Chips

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Instead of indulging in the fattening store-bought variety, just a bit of work in the kitchen will provide you with a full plate of homemade potato chips.

Recipe: Thinly slice a potato, lightly dashing your finished slices with salt and pepper. With your oven at medium heat, place your chips in for about 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned. For added flavor, you can also consider adding a unique flare to the chips during baking, such as a few drops of vinegar, or the crushed spice of your choice!

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  1. How Starting Your Day With Veggie Smoothies : Vegetarian Meals on 01.14.2014 at 10:31 pm | permalink
  2. [...] When 12 o’clock roles around and your stomach begins to grumble, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A delicious pizza or possibly some macaroni and cheese are the usual culprits. But wait? What about vegetables? And so your vegetables are put off till the next meal and then the next day until sooner or later it’s been days since you’ve had a good hearty vegetable-filled day of meals. Moreover you begin to feel the troubles of having not eaten vegetables for so long. You begin to feel more tired, groggier, and tenser. [...]

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