Quick and Easy Snack Ideas

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5 minute snack ideas

Here are five snack ideas that you can whip up in 5 minutes or less. All of these are easy to customize to meet your personal taste preferences. Collecting recipes for quick and easy snack ideas is always something I’m looking to do. There is nothing worse than being hungry for a snack and not having any options available to you so you have to settle for something uninteresting.

1. 5 Minute Hash Brown Breakfast Bowl

Hash brown breakfast bowl

5 Minute Hash Brown Breakfast Bowl

4.57 from 39 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, free, under 10 ingredients, under 500 calories
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 237kcal
A quick breakfast bowl made in the microwave from frozen hash browns, egg whites, greek yogurt and cheese. Add peppers and onions for extra flavor.
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup (120 g) egg whites ⁣
  • 1 ½ cups (100 g) frozen shredded hash browns ⁣
  • ¼ cup (50 g) plain non fat Greek yogurt ⁣
  • 1 tbsp (10 g) cheddar cheese⁣
  • 1 tsp (2 g) Green onions ⁣
  • 1 tsp (5 g) crunchy chili garlic oil optional
  • seasoned salt to taste

Instructions

  • Add the frozen hash browns and eggs to a bowl. Microwave in 1 minute intervals and stir until eggs have cooked. ⁣
  • Add in the yogurt, salt, pepper and stir. Add the cheese and microwave an additional 30 seconds or until the cheese has melted⁣.
  • Top with green onions⁣, chili garlic oil (optional) and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.1g | Protein: 22.4g | Fat: 6.1g | Fiber: 1.6g

2. Smashed Avocado and Bean Rice Cakes

Smashed Avocado and Bean Rice Cakes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 rice cakes
Calories: 108kcal
Avocado and white beans smashed together into a guacamole like substance that is used to top a rice cake and finished with everything bagel seasoning
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium (100 g) avocado
  • ½ cup (100 g) canned white beans
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp (10 g) lemon juice
  • 4 (36 g) rice cakes
  • 1 tsp (4 g) everything bagel seasoning

Instructions

For the Rice Cakes

  • Add the avocado and beans to a bowl. Smash with a fork to reach a smooth consistency.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  • Top your rice cakes with ¼ of the mixture. Any excess can be refrigerated and saved for later.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.8g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 2.7g

3. Meat, Egg, & Cheese Ques

meat, egg, and cheese quesadilla

Meat, Egg, and Cheese Ques

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, free
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 ques
Calories: 331kcal
A quick and easy snack or breakfast option that can be completed in under 5 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 4 slices (44 g) chicken breast deli meat
  • 2 thin slices (20 g) cheddar cheese
  • 1 8 inch (49 g) tortilla gluten free if needed

Instructions

For the Ques

  • Crack your egg into a bowl and scramble.
  • In an 8 inch skillet over medium low to medium heat, spray a bit of oil and add in your egg. Twirl the pan to cover the bottom with the egg.
  • Before the egg sets, place the tortilla on top and press down.
  • Flip the tortilla to the other side and add your meat and cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and brown on both sides.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 1.7g

4. Apple Slices with Greek Yogurt and Granola

Apple slices with Greek yogurt and granola in a bowl.

Apple Slices with Greek Yogurt and Granola

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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, free, gluten free, snack, under 10 ingredients, under 500 calories, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 379kcal
This is one of my go to snacks. It is quick, easy, and has a decent amount of protein for a snack from the Greek yogurt. I use splenda for my sweetener, you can use whatever you like.
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium (200 g) apple
  • ¾ cup (150 g) plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp (14 g) honey
  • cup (30 g) granola

Instructions

For the Apple

  • Wash and cut the apple into slices.
  • Mix the honey into the Greek yogurt and plate with the apple.
  • Add the granola to the bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 19.5g | Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 6.4g

5. Strawberry Limeade Sorbet

strawberry limeade sorbet in a small dish

Strawberry Limeade Sorbet

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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: free, gluten free, under 10 ingredients
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 214.8kcal
Strawberry Limeade Sorbet made using a food processor and only 4 ingredients.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (280 g) frozen strawberries
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) lime juice

Instructions

For the Sorbet

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 214.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.1g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 9.4mg | Potassium: 547.2mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 40.9g | Vitamin A: 41.1IU | Vitamin C: 169.1mg | Calcium: 97.3mg | Iron: 1.2mg