Fresh vegetables are light foods that make healthy snacks. People can eat many vegetables, such as green beans and carrots, as is after washing. Others, such as squash or potatoes require cooking. Eat vegetable snacks with dips, seasonings and cheeses to give them more flavors or to make them more filling.
Fresh Vegetable Medley
A fresh vegetable snack can consist of an array of vegetables. Celery, cucumber and carrot sticks fit in a food storage bag for school, work or event snacks. Grape tomatoes, green beans and baby carrots do not need cutting. Their size allows for instant snacking. They also fit in a bag for easy transporting. Salad dressings and vegetable dips go well with fresh vegetable medley for those who do not like their vegetables plain.
Miniature Vegetable Sandwiches
Miniature vegetable sandwiches are appropriate for personal snacking or for party appetizers. They come on cocktail bread with fresh vegetables and sandwich dressing. They may contain cream cheese, mayonnaise or olive with seasoning for a dressing. Cold fresh vegetables, such as tomatoes, onions and cucumbers typically go inside these sandwiches or on top of one slice in an open sandwich.
Fresh Vegetables on Crostinis
Crostinis are small, thin pieces of bread that are crunchy, much like crackers. On top of the crostinis go cooked vegetables, such as onions, peppers, zucchinis and tomatoes. Place shredded cheese on top of the cooked vegetables. Once the cheese melts over the warm vegetables, these snacks are ready to eat.
Snack salads are smaller versions of meal salads. They contain lettuce, baby spinach or salad greens. Add more fresh vegetables, such as shredded carrots, cucumbers, onions and tomatoes in or on top of the salad. Toppings may include bleu cheese, shredded cheddar, croutons and bacon bits. Snack salads typically go with dressing or oil and vinegar.
Mixed Fresh Vegetables, Cheese and Crackers
Diced roasted red peppers, diced tomatoes, diced cucumbers, feta cheese and olive oil make the best cracker vegetable dip. Those who do not like feta cheese can substitute cubed cheddar cheese. Seasonings such as pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and sea salt add to the flavor of this snack dip. This dip should come with crisp crackers, so they do not break in the dip.
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