Fruit is yummy, colorful, and very easy to snack on. What’s your favorite fruit? Mine is probably a tie between peaches and watermelon. Or maybe raspberries and pineapple. Or pomegranates…yikes.
My roommate BB was not having a good weekend, and I wanted to bake something for her. We’d had brownies twice in the past week. I considered a cake, but didn’t know if the house we’re living in had cake pans. The house did, however, have a muffin tin.
Get your umbrellas. It’s a brainstorm, y’all!
I chopped apples and added them to the ingredients in my mom’s apple pie filling recipe: 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg, a bit of butter. They hung out on the stove while I rolled out store bought dough (lazy foodie alert), cut out circles, and situated them in the muffin tin. Then, I filled the dough cups with filling and made a quick lattice crust with the small amount of dough I had left. Popped those suckers in the oven at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes and presto!
They were total deliciousness. And only 125 calories each (I did the math)!
Who doesn’t like snacks? (Stupid people.) Snacks are great ways to bridge the gap between “that oatmeal was sooo filling” and “MUST EAT ALL OF THE LUNCH”. I
prefer pretend to eat snacks that are delicious and nutritious, just like my grandmother convinced me that all food is. I’ll take on the nutritious snackies first.
On the spectrum of delicious fruits, mangos should always appear first. But be warned: when ripe, they are juicy, easily bitten into, and sweet. When not-quite-ripe, they are hard, mildly crunchy, and still delicious enough to eat anyway. Did I mention they were delicious?
2. Laughing Cow cheese, of the Creamy Swiss variety
Let’s take the most tasty thing ever: cheese. And let’s remove most of the calories. But leave the taste! Then make it spreadable. What is the result? Laughing Cow cheese. You can eat it smeared on a cracker, awkwardly spread on last night’s ravioli, or just take bites out of it, like a boss.
Cuties are not just cartoons. They are small, delicious oranges that are often cheap and always yummylicious.
4. Frozen Yogurt
Froyo often blurs the line between “healthy” and “gluttonous”. If I get cheesecake bites, gummy bears, and chocolate syrup, this is not a healthy snack. If I get a smidge of tart yogurt and only top it with fruits, this is fairly healthy.
- Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, and butternut squash and apple soup at Ikea (heaven)
- half a Jersey Mike’s sandwich and a bowl of mango, pineapple, and cherries
Nom. I am a sucker for anything with cream cheese.
I spent alllll day in the kitchen today, baking these babies!
Apple cup-pies! They are so crispy and sooooo extemely delicious.
Cute and delicious.
In this Oklahoma heat, I’d pretty much murder some ice to make sorbet.