Thursday, October 30, 2008

Healthy and Cheap Snacks

These are hard to break down for servings, so I'll just give a cost for the entire recipe.

Hummus, Josh-style ~ $1.75
2 tbsp. minced fresh garlic
2 15 oz cans of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed ($1.00)
1 packet ranch dressing mix ($0.75)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
pinch salt

Puree all ingredients together in blender or food processor. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour. Serve with pita and/or cut veggies.

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip ~ $1.50
1 cup peanut butter ($1.25)
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt ($0.25)

Warm peanut butter gently in microwave for 10-20 seconds, just until slightly softened. Stir in yogurt until completely blended. Serve with cut veggies or fruits.

Better than French Onion Dip ~ $1.50
1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt ($0.50)
1/4 cup ricotta cheese ($0.50)
1 packet French Onion Soup Mix ($0.50)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Dip veggies or chips!

Guiltless Bacon Cheese Munchies ~ $2.93
1 small celery heart, cut into 2 inch pieces ($1.50)
Lite cheddar cheese spread ($2.75 per tub, use about 1/4 of it for a cost of $0.68)
Bac-Os Bacon Chips ($3.00 per package, use about 1/4 of it for a cost of $0.75)

Warm cheese in microwave about 20 seconds. Spread cheese into hollow of celery, sprinkle with bacon bits. YUM! The Bac-Os bits are actually soy, but they taste so good!

Each of these recipes makes more than enough for 2 adults and a toddler, so the cost spreads out over a few different snack times!

1 comment:

Tami said...

Yummy! Thanks for posting! :)