Snacks can be stressful. Whether you’re preparing to entertain your friends or just looking for a lighter bite, finding food that is small enough to grab with two fingers but filling enough that you won’t eat the entire batch in one sitting can seem impossible. Jeanine Donofrio of Love & Lemons shows us you can have the best of both worlds. Try one of these hands-on mini meals and eliminate snack stress for good.
These slightly sweet, dairy-free muffins are great for a light bite on the go. With flaxseed, wheat flour, mango, and coconut, this recipe gives you a healthy breakfast with a fruity twist.
Eager to change up your daily avocado toast routine? Swap the bread for a roasted slice of sweet potato (no, we didn’t say sweet potato toast) and top with citrus avocado salad for a tasty one-bite snack.
Sliders are a great option for entertaining, especially when the filling is this quick and easy chickpea salad that requires no cook time. Mix and match the recipe with different toppings and buns (pretzel, whole-wheat, multigrain).
Crostini are every host’s favorite trick to making a quick party appetizer seem fancy. Make with a homemade sunflower spread or save even more time by swapping in whipped ricotta for a light snack that’ll definitely impress your guests.
Get ready for game day with this vegan alternative to a cheesy dip. Your guests won’t believe it’s made from cashews, potatoes, carrots, and onions, and you don’t even have to tell them. The blogger serves it with Amy’s nacho snacks, but any chip or veggie sticks will do if you don’t have those on hand.
If you crave something sweet (who doesn’t?), try this no-bake carrot cake bite recipe made from five simple ingredients. This gluten-free snack can be an after-dinner treat, or throw it in your gym bag for a pre-workout burst of energy.
Eating pizza with your hands is a must (sorry, Trump), and these personalized mini pizzas make it easier than ever. Just add veggies and a spread of your choice to naan bread and throw it in the oven. In 20 minutes, pizza night is served.
No-bake bars = ultimate finger food. Made with almond butter and puffed brown rice cereal, these are basically a healthier, more chocolaty version of your childhood Rice Krispies treats.
Quesadillas are a fun way to involve your guests in the food-prep process. Whether you’re vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free, this recipe offers swaps for all dietary restrictions. Make them for a solo dinner and eat like a pizza or slice into small wedges so your friends can get in on the no-utensils fun too.