Hunger-Squashing Snacks

Hunger-Squashing Snack #1

Warm toasted nuts: Toss a combination of nuts - pecans, almonds, peanuts, cashes - with chili powder, black pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. Roast in a 400 degree F oven for 10 minutes, until warm and toasty.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #2

Ants on a Log: Slather celery with smooth or chunky peanut butter. Dot with raisins.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #3

Boil a few cups of frozen edamame until tender. Drain and toss with a light coasting of sesame oil, red pepper flakes, and kosher salt.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #4

Make your own souped-up trail mix: Combine 1 cup almonds, walnuts, or cashews (or a mix of all three) with 1/2 cup sunflower seeds and 1 1/2 cups dried fruit: raisins, apricots, apples, prunes, and/or banana chips.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #5

Spread the inside of a pita half with plenty of hummus and top with sliced tomato, onion, and lettuce.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #6

Stuff cherry peppers or bottled Peppadew peppers with soft goat cheese or mini balls of fresh mozzarella.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #7

Lay a slice of swiss cheese on a cutting board. Top with a slice of deli turkey and a spoonful of hummus or guacamole. Wrap like a jelly roll and eat.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #8

Cut fresh mozzarella into 1/2-inch cubes. Skewer on toothpicks with pitted green olives and sundried tomatoes.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #9

Pop a bag of popcorn. While it's still hot, toss the popcorn with a half cup grated Parmesan and a good amount of chopped fresh rosemary.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #10

Combine a can of tuna with your favorite salsa. Use Triscuits for scooping.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #11

Pop a bag of popcorn. While it's still hot, toss with a tablespoon of melted butter, then 2 tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon.

Hunger-Squashing Snack #12

Pave a slice of toasted wheat bread with peanut butter and banana slices. Top with a drizzel of honey.

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