Spiced Up Snacks: Create New Flavors for Boring Snack Foods

12/30/2014

When you face the mid-afternoon snack attack every day, snack time can get repetitive and boring. Turn up the spice and squash your cravings with new takes on traditional snacks. Reach for the spices and get started formulating family favorites with the help of Seasoning Blends from Mrs. Dash.

Popcorn: Popcorn is often the go to snack to satisfy cravings fast. Full of fiber, popcorn can be transformed into a savory treat with a little help from Mrs. Dash. For the spice lover in the family try adding Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend or Mrs. Dash Spicy Jalapeno Seasoning Blend to freshly popped popcorn. 

Roasted Nuts: Roasted nuts are a great snack that helps keep you going for the remainder of the day. Simply choose your favorite nuts, pair with a blend of spices that suits your tastes and voila! You have a great snack food that can last for days. For a sweet citrus taste, coat nuts with a small amount of honey and sprinkle with Mrs. Dash Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blend. Then pop in the oven for about 20 minutes and let exotic spices of the islands fill the air. Your taste buds will thank you.

Seasoned pretzels: Want to give the kids some afternoon snack fun? Let them create their very own pretzels. Place either soft or hard pretzels on a baking sheet and spritz with a light coating of water. Next have your little ones choose their favorite spices to sprinkle on top. Garlic lovers will enjoy Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, while Mrs. Dash Italian Medley Seasoning Blend is perfect for your inner Italian.

Roasted Chickpeas: Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans, are a filling snack that adds an energy boost when you need it most. Chickpeas should be drained and rinsed before being spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Coat the chickpeas with a small amount of olive oil and add your favorite seasonings. Chickpeas have an earthy flavor that pairs well with spices of the southwest. Sprinkle your chickpeas with Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend for a salt free, smoky taste. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown.

It’s easy to see that with a little ingenuity any snack food can be transformed into something new and inviting. If you’re bored with your snacks day in and day out, explore your spice rack and see what delicious creations you can make with simple ingredients.