Snacks

Chickpea, Scallion, Tomato and Feta Salad

This is the kind of "salad" you just wish would magically appear in your fridge every few days, fresh and ready for you to pack in a little container to take for lunch with some crackers or to just be able to nibble on the instant you walk in the door at the end of the day, ravenous and ready to reach for the first thing that comes into contact with your hand, regardless if it's a bag of taco chips or cookies. It's so good and good for you too and I wish I could somehow stock all your fridges with it, but since I can't, I'm doing the next best thing and sharing it with all of you. Throw this together today--it truly takes only minutes and you can customize it by adding or subtracting extra veggies or spices that you like or have on hand, and make it entirely your own. The flavors and textures all blend so well together and it feels strangely decadent with the creaminess of the feta, but is entirely healthy and pretty inexpensive too. Barely a recipe but one that you absolutely need to have in your repertoire. Don't you wish you had a bowl of this all ready just waiting to be nibbled on right now?!! 

Chickpea, Scallion, Tomato and Feta Salad

Rice Pudding Snackin' Squares

Rice pudding in a snackable almost cakelike form? Will wonders never cease?!! Where have you been all my life? Guys, if rice pudding is one of your weaknesses, you are going to fall madly in love with this little riff on the classic comfort food!

Rice Pudding Snackin' Squares

Sweet, Salty, Seedy Granola

You know those people who can eat anything they want and never gain an ounce? The types that polish off a bowl of ice cream four out of seven days a week as a snack? I'm married to one of them! Seriously, my husband has the metabolism of an 18 year old boy! How is that fair?! He's also got a pretty busy and erratic work schedule that often leaves him with little time to stop and eat, so I'm always looking for ways to give him something healthy and easy to snack on. This Sweet, Salty, Seedy Granola is one of his new favorites and the joy with which he nibbles on it, almost makes up for the irrational resentment I feel at his being able to eat whatever the heck he wants! The universe is a cruel place sometimes!!

Sweet, Salty, Seedy Granola

No-Bake Coconut Caramel Pecan Chews

I know you're probably cookied and candied out by now, but on the off chance that you still need something to serve or bring to a New Year's shindig or just want a super easy and irresistible sweet little "something", these no-bake caramel treats are right up your alley. The truth is I made them last week and didn't get a chance to blog them and I can't in good conscience share them in the beginning of January when we're all starting our New Year's resolution diets and so this recipe will get lost like others I've held off of and who knows when it'll resurface so...please...indulge me. Make these now and enjoy them before the post-holiday partying guilt kicks in. Quick, you only have a couple of days left!!

No-Bake Coconut Caramel Pecan Chews