Help a health-conscious snacker bake!
June 21, 2009 8:28 AM Subscribe
Please suggest me some snacks, light or portable dishes that are both healthy and involve baking or cooking.
posted by schmoo to food & drink (10 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I love to cook. I especially love to cook recipes that involve lots of chopping, stiring, mixing, frying or baking. I don't like recipes that are just an assembly of ingredients, or which only take 2 minutes. I like to be in the kitchen! That said, I'm not looking to spend hours in the kitchen, so something that takes 3 days isn't really an option!
I cook a lot of meals like this in the evenings, but I'm looking for snacks that I can bake or cook. - Things that I can take to work in my lunchbox, snack on after work, or leave in the fridge and graze on for a few days.
However, I'm also pretty health-conscious and trying to, if not lose a few pounds, definately not put any on. This rules out the normal things that I think I would find fun cooking - cookies, cupcakes, muffins, quiche, samosas, breads, etc. That list seems biased towards sweet things, but savoury are just as welcome, if not more.
The kinds of things that I am looking for, and have experimented with already are: falafels (baked, not fried), healthy lo-cal dips (would welcome more of these!) and glazed nuts (not the most low-fat of snack but at least has health benefits). I would love any and all suggestions for things along these lines. I would also welcome low-calorie versions of the things that I don't bake - cookies, cakes, etc.
So - give me your recipes for low-fat, low-cal or just plain healthy snacks and light dishes which involve cooking or baking.
I have searched previous posts, and while there are many on health snack ideas, none that meet my particular criteria! Thanks in advance!