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Alright guys, I'm looking for some new ideas for snacks to have around the house. I hate just buying boxes/bags of whatever and relying on that. We do a lot of fresh fruits, nuts, and homemade granola/nut bars right now. I also keep things like apple sauce and raisins or dried cranberries for easy snacks for the kids.

I'm looking to add some variety. Any ideas and recipes that are hits with your family?
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I saw a couple recipes today for cinnamon spiced banana chips that look good. Anyone tried something similar?


The homemade version:
4 medium ripe bananas (or 3 large)
3 tablespoons orange juice (or juice from 1 large lemon)
Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 200F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel the bananas and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Dip each slice into the orange/lemon juice and place on the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake for 3 to 4 hours, or until your chips are dry and slightly brown, making sure to flip your chips halfway through. Remove from the oven, and once cool, chips can be stored in an airtight container.



The semi-homemade version is supposedly crunchier:
3 tbl spoons coconut oil
1 tbl cinnamon
3 cups unsweetened banana chips
Optional: 2 tbl maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 350F. Melt together the coconut oil and cinnamon. Add the unsweetened banana chips to a bowl and pour over the coconut oil mixture. Stir to make sure that all the unsweetened banana chips are evenly coated. Spread the coated banana chips out on a parchment lined baking tray in a single layer. Bake for about 8 minutes, then remove the baking tray from the oven. Place on a rack to cool before eating. Store in an airtight container.
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If dips count, I found an awesome guacamole recipe
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I enjoy dips, guacamole, salsas, hummus, pimento cheese lol.... pretty much any food. Share away!
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Margarita Guacamole

3 avocados, mashed
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup of sweet corn
fresh cilantro, to taste, chopped
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1-3 tablespoons tequila
salt, to taste

Mash the avocados to the consistency that you like, then add the ingredients and mix.
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Margarita Guacamole

3 avocados, mashed
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup of sweet corn
fresh cilantro, to taste, chopped
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1-3 tablespoons tequila
salt, to taste

Mash the avocados to the consistency that you like, then add the ingredients and mix.
I love guac and margaritas, don't know why I've never thought to combine them before. Never tried corn in here either. Thanks for the idea!
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No problem, there's also a chicken quesadilla recipe that goes with it that I've been meaning to post. Yeah, the corn I had in guac one time at a restaurant and really liked it. So I always add it when I make it now.
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Good thread. I like the banana chip recipe. I'll try to make some of those plantain chips and post them up. The coconut flour pancakes are a winner at my house. I'll post up the recipe when I get a chance. I've also got a weird muffin recipe that the girls like too.
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Do your kids like kale chips?
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Margarita Guacamole

3 avocados, mashed
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup of sweet corn
fresh cilantro, to taste, chopped
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1-3 tablespoons tequila
salt, to taste

Mash the avocados to the consistency that you like, then add the ingredients and mix.
That looks good. Will need to try that when I get back from Fl.
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Man.... yalls idea of snacks and mine are way different! !!!
I lean more towards the peanut butter and butter and jelly sanich..... yes... that's heavily buttered bread with PB&J slapped on there.... skinny boy snack!!!
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Do your kids like kale chips?
Honestly, I haven't tried them yet. I need to. Damn I wish my kitchen was done! Lol


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Man.... yalls idea of snacks and mine are way different! !!!
I lean more towards the peanut butter and butter and jelly sanich..... yes... that's heavily buttered bread with PB&J slapped on there.... skinny boy snack!!!
PB&J is my usual breakfast, hold the butter though.
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Looking for some ideas for crunchy snacks, preferably savory. Anybody?
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Looking for some ideas for crunchy snacks, preferably savory. Anybody?
You could start chewing your nails?
Not much help here though. My wife makes some awesome fried bannanas but they are only good for awhile.
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You could start chewing your nails?
Not much help here though. My wife makes some awesome fried bannanas but they are only good for awhile.
I gave that one up years ago, lol. I do like fried bananas/plantains, just never make them. I usually only think about them when I'm traveling out of country and see them around. My son got on a pretzel kick for a few months, so I'm burnt out on them and don't buy a lot of chips other than tortilla chips.


Just thought about it, but every time I go to Bass Pro they have a little section that sells fudge and toasted, spiced nuts. They always smell so good, but I never get them. Been thinking about trying to make them at home.
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I like to keep my snacks simple.

Step 1: Buy 5lb tub of peanut butter

Step 2: Find a spoon

Step 3: Consume.



Side note, after about half the tub you will have to switch to a long metal spoon or cut off the top of the tub.



My wife does make these badass spiced ritz crackers. I eat them like potato chips.
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I like to keep my snacks simple.

Step 1: Buy 5lb tub of peanut butter

Step 2: Find a spoon

Step 3: Consume.



Side note, after about half the tub you will have to switch to a long metal spoon or cut off the top of the tub.



My wife does make these badass spiced ritz crackers. I eat them like potato chips.
I love peanut butter. PB &J for breakfast a couple days a week or plop a big old glob (or two) on a plate with apple slices.


I like the sounds of the crackers.... any chance on her sharing the recipe?
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1 stick(s) butter

1 package(s) ranch dressing mix

1/4 cup(s) grated parmesean

1 tablespoon(s) red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder

1 boxes) Ritz crackers

toss box of Ritz crackers with all 5 ingredients

Bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes
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1 stick(s) butter

1 package(s) ranch dressing mix

1/4 cup(s) grated parmesean

1 tablespoon(s) red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder

1 boxes) Ritz crackers

toss box of Ritz crackers with all 5 ingredients

Bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes
Sounds awesome..... Stupid low carb diet... Ugh
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1 stick(s) butter

1 package(s) ranch dressing mix

1/4 cup(s) grated parmesean

1 tablespoon(s) red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder

1 boxes) Ritz crackers

toss box of Ritz crackers with all 5 ingredients

Bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes
Thanks for sharing, sounds great! Glad I don't have a problem with carbs
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I bout made myself sick one night eating them. I took a pound of 80/20 pork sausage with extra sage, mashed it out paper thin and cooked it on the grill lightly. Cut it into 2"x2" squares. Put that and some good quality cheese on those crackers. I ate them while refinishing my stainless steel hood guard and watching John wick. By the time the movie was over the guard was mirror finished and I had foundered myself.
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1 stick(s) butter

1 package(s) ranch dressing mix

1/4 cup(s) grated parmesean

1 tablespoon(s) red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder

1 boxes) Ritz crackers

toss box of Ritz crackers with all 5 ingredients

Bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes
Finally made these. Awesome stuff! Also did a batch of oyster crackers like this and served them with seafood bisque, brought it to a whole other level!
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Made some fruit/nut/granola bars today. Getting ready to have a little time on my hands for a week or two and looking forward to cooking and trying out some new recipes.

Any more suggestions?



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Looks good Frank! We've made granola bars before and the girls loved them.

I've always wanted to try pemican. Not sure how the girls would react to it. I figured I could make it more palatable with dried berries.

Biltong (South African style jerky) is another one I want to make. My wife works with a bunch of South African guys and they swear by the stuff. Have you ever had it?

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This time of year my snacks consist of deer jerky/snack sticks, and there's always a log of venison summer sausage in the fridge until we run out.
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Looks good Frank! We've made granola bars before and the girls loved them.

I've always wanted to try pemican. Not sure how the girls would react to it. I figured I could make it more palatable with dried berries.

Biltong (South African style jerky) is another one I want to make. My wife works with a bunch of South African guys and they swear by the stuff. Have you ever had it?

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I've never tried it, but now you've got me me curious. Might have to see what I can find locally... There's a large immigrant population so the international markets are fairly well stocked.
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You ever get to use that awesome kitchen? Im hoping....fingers crossed...be a shame....
No sir, never even got to light the stove. I could really use the double ovens this time of year! I'm hoping the replacement appreciates it as much as I was hoping to... although she hasn't mentioned a word.
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This time of year my snacks consist of deer jerky/snack sticks, and there's always a log of venison summer sausage in the fridge until we run out.
This is the first year in many that I haven't had venison in the freezer. I was just looking at my sausage making equipment a few days ago thinking I need to make some summer sausage.

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Replacement eh? Hmmm....some people stumble into everything dont they?

Where the hell did you wind up going?

I moved about 20 miles down the road...for convenience.

Trying to scrape the $$$ together to buy 6 acres to build on.
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I've never tried it, but now you've got me me curious. Might have to see what I can find locally... There's a large immigrant population so the international markets are fairly well stocked.

No sir, never even got to light the stove. I could really use the double ovens this time of year! I'm hoping the replacement appreciates it as much as I was hoping to... although she hasn't mentioned a word.

This is the first year in many that I haven't had venison in the freezer. I was just looking at my sausage making equipment a few days ago thinking I need to make some summer sausage.

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That blows that you didn't get to cook at least one meal in that kitchen. I pray that you eventually find someone that truly appreciates you one day. The grass is always greener on the other side. Lol!

I will try to hook you up with some biltong from one of the guys at Margie's work.
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Jalapeno popper dip!!
That sounds yummy, definitely in my wheelhouse. The screenshot is blurry when I click on it on my phone, any chance you'd put up a link or the recipe if you know a good, proven one?

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