When trying to choose more healthy foods at mealtimes, snacking becomes synonymous with temptation. You ignore the snack aisle when grabbing groceries sure that the nutrition info on the packaging is not going to be to your liking. While alternatives like sliced fruit or veggies, a single-serve container of yogurt, homemade granola mixes, and more are great snacking options, there are some classic snacks you still crave. Check out these dairy recipes sure to offer a hearty, delicious snack.
“Snack” does not need to be a bad word. You can choose better-for-you options of your favorite snacks that don’t sacrifice taste or bring you guilt. Try these 5 snacks that you can share with family and friends without feeling too indulgent.
Mouth-watering Dairy Recipes for Shareable Eats
Sometimes we never grow out of that phase where we have to hide the vegetables we eat. With these Cheesy Broccoli Bites, eating broccoli never tasted so good! These delicious, healthy, and cheesy broccoli fritters double as the perfect kid-friendly recipe and crowd-pleasing appetizer. Serving 16, this recipe is so simple for a snack with so much flavor. Combine chopped cooked broccoli with breadcrumbs, eggs, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, bacon, sea salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Then portion out the mixture into 16 flattened balls and bake until they are golden brown.
This Buffalo Chicken Dip can use a rotisserie chicken from the store for a super-quick snacking option to feed a crowd. Serving 10, this tasty dip combines chicken and hot sauce with a cheesy mixture of cream cheese, Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, and blue cheese crumbles. Once baked, serve with chips or vegetables.
This is a crave-worthy Baked Mozzarella Sticks snack you will happily indulge in. These baked cheese sticks are a tasty low-fat alternative to the popular fried cheese appetizer often found on restaurant menus. Serving 6, this soon-to-be family favorite treat dips Mozzarella string cheese into beaten eggs and a baked mixture of Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs before baking. Serve with a bowl of warmed marinara sauce for dipping.
A light snack with lots of flavor, this Crimson and White Mediterranean Dip uses homemade hummus made by blending Greek yogurt with bell peppers, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, and spices. Serving 8, garnish with olives and crumbled feta cheese and pair with pita crackers for an evening of entertaining.
This Mambo Nacho Bowl can be served as a meal or snack. That is versatility you will want after you try these tasty and tangy nachos. Cook beef with chili powder, cumin, garlic, and kosher salt. Make a creamy cheese sauce that packs some heat thanks to the minced jalapeno. Then top tortilla chips with the beef mixture, be generous with the cheese sauce, and top with a homemade Mango-Cheese Pico de Gallo combining mango, pineapple, and apple with lime juice, cilantro, and queso fresco.