Recipe report: Satisfying snacks


The snacking trend, which has been accelerating throughout 2017, picks up even more speed around the holidays. Rushed, unpredictable schedules call for snacks that satisfy at any time of day, such as the six recipes here.

1. Pear Quesadillas with Brie

pear quesadilla

The Peasant & The Pear in San Ramon, Calif., gives quesadillas a healthy twist by adding fruit to the mix. Fresh pears are layered under Brie and mozzarella cheese in the tortilla, as well as incorporated into a chutney that’s served as an accompaniment.

Click here for the recipe.

2. Tilapia Sliders


Operators are downsizing entrees to create craveable, satisfying snacks. At fast casual Slapfish, chef Andrew Gruel transforms a grilled fish sandwich into a slider, served on a mini brioche bun with a bold housemade sauce. 

Click here for the recipe.

3. Shrimp Vindaloo Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs

Eggs have moved off the breakfast-only roster and into other menu parts. Here, hard-cooked eggs are deviled with Indian flavors with the addition of an authentic vindaloo sauce. The high-protein snack works as an afternoon pick-me-up or a zesty bar bite for later in the evening.

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4. Pumped-Up Bagels


Chef Greve of Senova Healthcare adds chickpea flour and pureed white beans to bagel dough to pump up the nutritive value. Dried peas and lentils, also known as “pulses,” are good sources of protein, B vitamins and several minerals. Suppliers of Indian ingredients should have chickpea flour if it’s not available from a broadliner.

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5. Mango and Yogurt Smoothie

mango yogurt smoothie

Smoothies, milkshakes and other beverages are growing as a snack option, especially in midmorning and midafternoon. This smoothie is geared to snackers looking for a healthier choice, with its blend of yogurt, fruit and honey.

Click here for the recipe.

6. Greek Nachos

greek nachos

Take nachos beyond their Mexican roots with this meaty Greek-inspired recipe. The snack consists of a ground lamb mixture seasoned with smoked paprika and fennel seeds that sits on a bed of pita chips dolloped with yogurt instead of sour cream.

Click here for the recipe.

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