10 Recipes for When You’re Craving a Snack, Munchy, or Quick Bite
Sometimes our snack cravings cannot be satisfied with prepackaged crackers or chips or granola bars. In these situations, our mouths demand something more: something fresh or familiar or homemade.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite easy-to-make snacks and quick bites. These plant-based recipes offer new versions of classic dishes, many of which are better for your body and overall health. Let baked apple donuts, cauliflower Buffalo bites, and polenta fries provide a temporary escape from the packaged, the frozen, and the processed.
This Monday, try experimenting with the snacks and bites below.
Everyone appreciates a freshly baked donut. Whip these up in 30 minutes or less.
Create a luxurious alternative to French fries with these simple yet elegant polenta fries. Buy premade polenta (or easily make your own with cornmeal), cut into fry-like sticks, toss with olive oil, fresh basil, salt, and pepper, and bake. All you need is your favorite marinara sauce, and you’re ready to start dipping.
For the Baked Polenta Basil Fries recipe, click here.
Quinoa Chili Fries
Chili fries are delicious, but they have a saucy reputation. Clean them up by swapping out meaty chili for a lighter, yet equally flavorful, blend of quinoa, poblano peppers, and beans.
This one requires a little bit of foresight: soak cashews the night before and then pop all the ingredients — cashews, garlic, lemon juice, jalapeños — into a food processor and blend till creamy. Transfer to a microwave dish, give a quick zap, and voila. Quicker prep tip: soak the cashews in a bowl of very hot water for 20 minutes and use high speed blender.
Flour, water, scallions, that’s all you need to make these take-out grade scallion pancakes. Blend together a dipping sauce by combining soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, a dash of honey or agave, and some red pepper flakes.
For the Three-Ingredient Scallion Pancakes recipe, click here.
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