4 SNACK IDEAS FIT FOR A FOODIE

How does nutrition Expert and home chef Anne Assassi whip up a quick snack that delights her foodie palate?  Check out these 4 unique flavor combos that can be unleashed on a simple crispbread!

Wasa crispbreads are a rectangular canvas of rye cracker deliciousness that I love to snack on!  The fact that they are packed with fiber but low in calories makes them one of the best vessels to deliver scrumptious ingredients straight into your mouth. While perfect for snacking between meals, they are also a great way to unleash your creativity because you can load them up with whatever spreads, proteins, and/or fruit you have on hand. Here are a few of my favorite combinations!

THE MEDITERRANEAN

This is my go-to snack between meals because I usually have the ingredients on hand and it’s light enough that I don’t feel like I’m over-indulging. The tanginess of the hummus pairs well with the crispbread, and topping it all with fresh vegetables is perfect for adding a healthful touch.

Ingredients

  • Hummus
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Radish
  • Korean red pepper flakes

THE OMEGALICIOUS

Wasa with smoked salmon is my favorite savory creation. While the snack is super tasty and satisfying, it is also a great way to add additional Omega-3’s to my diet without having to cook up whole salmon fillets for dinner. I also like to play with this canvas by adding other types of preserved fish, like herring or sardines with mustard instead of cream cheese.

Ingredients

  • Whipped cream cheese
  • Smoked salmon
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Capers
  • Parsley

QUEEN BEE’S DELIGHT

Now for a sweet and fruity variation! I was inspired to make this creation with honey from my sister’s bee colony. Knowing that peanut butter pairs well with honey and apples, this canvas was perfected both tastefully and visually by adding a few blueberries and a dash of cinnamon as well.

Ingredients

  • Peanut butter
  • Apple slices
  • Blueberries
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey

THE SWEET PRESERVE

This Wasa crispbread is a play on the breakfast staple of toast with cream cheese and jam. Having homemade olallieberry jam on hand from my neighbor’s vine and gorgeous nasturtium flowers from my garden, this variation was a no-brainer. I find that it’s not only easier to make than its counterpart, but it’s also more delicious because the crispiness of the cracker really hits the spot.

Ingredients

  • Whipped Cream cheese
  • Olallieberry jam
  • Nasturtium flowers
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Anne Assassi, MS, RDN is a private practice dietitian and health coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lover of home-cooked culinary creations, Anne helps individuals discover the art of healthy eating as an enjoyable creative experience in our homes that allows us to be our healthiest selves. Connect with Anne to create your most inspired and healthiest kitchen!

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