As a chef, my standards can be high. As any episode of a cooking show will teach you, the goal is to achieve balance:
Texture – Should include both crunchy and creamy
Taste – Should include both sweet and savory (aka salty)
Temperature – Ideally, you get a dish that marries something warm with something cold.
Even with these standards, though, you don’t need fancy food. Or food that requires a lot of time and fuss.
Just because you only have 5 minutes to eat, doesn’t mean you need to compromise flavor.
Here are 4 snack ideas that promise flavor in less than 5 minutes:
Almond Butter and “Curr-ANTS on a Log” Celery Sticks: Cold celery, dried zante currants, room temperature almond butter
Avocado Banana Rye Toasts: Warm toasted Rye Bread, Sliced avocado, cool slice (or mashed) banana)
Peanut Butter Apple English Muffin: Warm toasted Sprouted English Muffin, natural roasted peanut butter, cold sliced apple
Jicama Hummus Chips: Cold Jicama “chips”, room temperature roasted red pepper hummus, sliced cucumber or red pepper garnish
PBJ Oat Bites:
Quick, Healthy Energy-Packed Snacking
About the Author:
Chef Katie Simmons
Katie is a Personal Chef based in Chicago. She specializes in creating delicious, healthy recipes for those with special dietary concerns like gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, and low-residue. Outside of the kitchen, she is a Fitness Instructor for Equinox, with over 13 years experience in the fitness industry, and a blogger for Kuli Kuli Foods. For fun, she loves to travel, with her most recent travel involving 10 days of hiking in the Patagonia of Argentina and Chile.