Cute Five Minute Snacks!

in Appetizers, Breakfast, Snacks

Let’s talk snacks!

You know how all those diets say “eat four-five small meals a day.”  Umm…I can’t cook that often. I have a job. I like to see my friends. I don’t have a dishwasher. I have to curl my hair. These are all reasons why I can’t cook five times a day. Sorry, diets.

BUT I do love snacks, especially ones that take five minutes to put together.

WARNING: I have no idea if theses are “healthy,” but I do know they taste good, and are sorta healthy. Or at least I think so.

The first one is Avocado on Toast. Super easy and delicious.

All you’ll need is a half of an avocado, bread lightly toasted, a little crushed red pepper, salt and pepper, dash of olive oil and a squirt of lemon.  Done.  Delicious.

Second awesome snack of the day.  Perfectly boiled egg on a buttered whole wheat english muffin topped with a little salt and pepper. Easy! Fast! Cute!

This is my favorite. I love protein shakes, but I also love my morning coffee. This is hybrid of the two.

I present to you: Coffee Banana Protein Shake.

Some cooled coffee, scoop of whey protein powder, couple ice cubes, dash of vanilla extract and a half of a banana. That simple!

This isn’t a snack, but more of a way to force myself to drink more water. We all need to do this, right?

Just some filtered water with the latest winter citrus: sliced meyer lemon and a tangelo. And cucumber for some added freshness. It’s like the water you get at a spa.

What are you snacking on?

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina January 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

All of these are awesome ideas! I like snacking on a “mini pizza” these days. English muffin, tomato sauce, olives, and parmesan in the toaster oven. Mmmm.

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carri January 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I’m so glad to have found your blog. I did a post about what a snacky person I am a few days ago and I’m so glad to have new ideas now!!

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Adrianna January 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

yay, thanks for being here!

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Alison January 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Very timely post…trying to drop some lbs in the new year and ALREADY bored with my healthy snack ideas. Thanks!

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Gabrielle January 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Cinnamon Graham Crackers topped with cream cheese is my latest snack obsession!

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Jessica January 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

what an amazing idea! i’m so copying you.

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Adrianna January 6, 2011 at 9:16 am

whoa! i like.

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MollyL January 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Nice snack ideas. I have girls who are young and still get pm after school snacks, so apples with peanut butter are a fave now. I love the Trader Joes snack mixes, but don’t get them all the time. I’d love to make my own trail mix or granola with yogurt. I like a handful of pistascios. I love a boiled egg so I am going to try that one and the avocado on toast. I love avocado and only one of my daughters and myself like it. Thanks for posting your snack ideas.

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Jess January 5, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Great ideas. I love the avocado toast idea – looks delish. The water idea is nice too. I totally need to drink more water, maybe this will entice me.

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Joanne January 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Ooo I love the water idea and I am the WORST at remembering/wanting to drink it. I’m supposed to be hydrating this week to run a half marathon this weekend and I’m failing miserably at it.

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Blog is the New Black January 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I LOVE the idea of ‘cado on toast- wonderful!

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Kori January 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Great snack ideas… love the avocado on toast and the boiled egg one! You make them look so cute too :) My favorite snack is apple slices with peanut butter, but I’m always looking for new ideas, so thank you!

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Anita January 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm

This spread called Olivada on toast…it’s basically pesto made with canned black olives instead of basil, and walnuts instead of pine nuts. Spread, eat, repeat. Great post idea, I’ll be checking back again for other people’s suggestions!

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Adrianna January 6, 2011 at 9:17 am

ahhh yes ive had that. super delish!

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Elle January 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I’m into plain, low-fat Greek yogurt with healthy trail mix and honey swirled in. Protein power! :)

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bonnie January 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Hachiya persimmon (the kind that has to be soft & squishy) scooped out & mixed into plain organic yoghurt. No sugar needed! Love the water tip!

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Marcella January 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Yumm!! I love all of these ideas! My go-to “healthy-ish” snack is sliced granny smith apples smeared with chunky peanut butter. I am also a fan of the slice of toast with peanut butter, bananas, and honey :)

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Adrianna January 6, 2011 at 9:17 am

oooo…toast with pb and bananas is my fav!

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Jane January 6, 2011 at 6:58 am

Can someone tell me how to cook a perfectly boiled egg? I never seem to do it right!

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Adrianna January 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

Yes! Hi Jane. There are a few ways to do it but this is the way I do it:

Place eggs in a saucepan and fill with cold tap water, covering the eggs completely. Place over high heat and when it comes to a boil, take it off the heat and cover it for 8 minutes. Perfect eggs (minus the gross black/green ring) every time!

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Jane January 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

Awesome thanks so much!! I’m doing this tonight. Stamped it.

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Kelly January 6, 2011 at 7:17 am

wow, I was just looking for a way to make something with avocado and toast! Thanks!! Delicious!!

<3 Kelly

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whitney January 6, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’m snacking { endlessly } on whole grain english muffins slathered in natural peanut butter with a drizzle of honey. Peanut butter and honey were made for each other!

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Adrianna January 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

agreed!

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laura January 6, 2011 at 8:24 am

Have to add (because I love it so!)- try buttering a piece of(bakery multigrain type) bread, slicing a clove of garlic in half and then rubbing the garlic (sliced side down)all over the bread. Add sliced avocado on top and enjoy! It’s AMAZING!

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Adrianna January 6, 2011 at 9:20 am

love that tip!

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tina January 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

awww what a great post to kick off the new year. i love avocado toast! i’m currently snacking on sweet potato chips/fries with any kind of yummy dip and toasty bread smeared with tomatoes. yum yum yum-o

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Nicole January 6, 2011 at 9:36 am

Great snack ideas! I never tried crushed red pepper on avocado on toast and now I must try. If I’m in the mood for a sweet snack, I like chopping up an apple, sprinkle it generously with good cinnamon, add any nuts I have lying around and maybe a few chocolate chips. And pretzels dipped in Nutella, but I can’t even pretend that’s healthy!

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Jenna January 6, 2011 at 9:44 am

Your snacks look great–especially the avocado on toast. There is pretty much no moment in my life in which I wouldn’t kill for an avocado. They are just that delicious. =)
My go-to snacks are: a bowl of stove-popped popcorn. A handful of cereal. A plate of sliced apple and cheddar. Truth be told, I should probably snack more during the day so that I don’t gorge on dinner . . .

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cute kitty punk January 6, 2011 at 11:09 am

i like those snack ideas. one of my favorite sort-of healthy snacks is celery sticks with cashew butter (that really good expensive cashew butter that is only 100% cashews) it’s a protein booster – and healthy “fat”. Also, really like rice crackers with a slice of Gouda cheese. yum.

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laura @ a little barefoot January 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

i’ll take one of each, please!

lately out of sheer laziness i’ve been snacking on nuts and dried fruit. time to step it up with some more fun ideas. i love these.

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chloe January 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Avocado on toast idea- GENIUS. It’s so yummy, like green butter. Sometimes i don’t even bother slicing (or when i force the avocado out into mush) just mash on top of toast with salt, pepper and lime- nomnomnomnom. And scrambled eggs on toast is a pretty yummy lazy snack too.

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JK @ Serenitylivingstores January 6, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Coffee Banana Protein Shake ? It makes you really full. right ?!

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Dana January 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Hurray for snacking. I am so pro-snack it drives some people crazy. A couple of slices of tomato on a toasted english muffin with pepper and salt are great too!

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Robo Stir January 7, 2011 at 7:35 am

What a great list of 5-minute snacks. The avocado on toast looks wonderful.

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Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant! January 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

I hear you adriana, I mean really WHO has the time to make 5 meals a day?! certainly not me. And give me an avocado on wheat anyday. healthy fats are so d-lish!

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Taylor January 7, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’m right there with ya…my pants are feeling a little snug from the holidays. I’m all about healthy snacks right now! Now if only I could quit my nightly cookie habit…

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Shauna January 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I had to use up an avocado today, so onto toast it went. Yum! Thanks for the tip about adding pepper flakes.

For the coffee protein shake, try using frozen banana for a creamier, more intense flavour.

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Acacia January 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

I love these ideas! They all look delicious.

Another way I like to eat avocado is with garlic powder on it. So good!

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katieclaireskitchen January 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

LOVE the coffee banana protein shake. I have a protein shake every day and am getting a bit sick of the powder and milk combo. What a great alternative!

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the tourist review June 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

i love your blog!

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flomi November 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

this is rubbish get some stuff for kids on here!!!!!!
like CAKE AND CRISPS AND COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rebecca@A Dusting of Sugar January 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

So glad I came across your blog. I’m so hungry right now and I want nothing more than wheat toast with goat cheese and sliced avocado and fresh ground pepper. Sigh.

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