Whether you are feeding hungry kids after school or scratching the itch of a late-night craving, having some great snacks handy in your kitchen is a luxury both kids and adults alike don’t like to be without.
Snacking is a great way to fill the void in between meals and satisfy a craving, but unfortunately, snacks aren’t always the healthiest recipes and food choices. Greasy chips and sugar-filled treats don’t necessarily bring those healthy vitamins and nutrients your body needs to the table, and too much regular snacking on these kinds of foods can seriously add up when it comes to weight gain.
But, did you know that beans can be your snack-time savior? Randall Beans can be the foundation for bean snack recipes that aren’t just simple to make but can be made ahead of time so they are ready to eat whenever the craving hits and are packed with protein, making them a healthier snack choice.
Whether your kids are returning to school or e-learning, you’re working from home on an empty stomach, or just want something you can grab for those midnight snacks, make some of these bean snack recipes to help satisfy you and your family.
Roasted chickpeas are one of the ultimate midday snacks to enjoy on a long day! They offer that crispy and flavorful crunch that you normally seek out with a bag of greasy potato chips, but these beans are packed with protein and baked, never seeing a fryer, to maintain all their healthy goodness. Plus, if you doctor them up with some delicious toppings, they can pack even more flavorful than any old bag of chips. Our recipe shows you how to ensure you have the crispiest, crunchiest roasted chickpeas and shows you three different styles they can be prepared: sweet, savory, and zesty!
Bean dip is a great alternative to cheese dip. Using white beans as a base for the dip lets you use less cheese without sacrificing a thick-bodied dip. But at the same time, white beans do such a great job of working with other flavors that you won’t feel like you’re missing out on cheese! This bean dip recipe pulls out all the big flavors of jalapeno poppers and puts them in every bite of this simple dip that is great with chips or veggies. Even better, it warms up in the oven easy for snacking now and later.
Cowboy caviar is a great snack-sized spin on a bold bean salad. Randall Beans Ultimate 4-Bean mix combined with chunky veggies and a zesty cilantro dressing makes a perfect vegetarian-friendly and healthy snacking option that is great for making in large portions and snacking on throughout the week. The simple veggies this recipe uses is helpful for spontaneous cravings since you may already have many of these ingredients on hand and won’t require a trip to the store.
These snacks are a great double-threat: perfect for snack time or game time! These bite-sized taco pizzas are great to prepare ahead and freeze so they are ready to toss in the oven and serve whenever you need. These bean-filled cups seem small but they pack big flavors of a fully-loaded taco in each cup. If you want to make the recipe leaner or vegetarian-friendly, you can always swap the beef for extra beans or you can try chopping up chicken in place of the beef.
This recipe from Home Cooking Memories for these fantastic meatless southwestern egg rolls with black beans is a great veggie-filled snack recipe for fulfilling those late-night cravings. Working with egg roll wrapping can be a little tricky since if you don’t do it right you run the risk of it all coming undone while they fry. A great trick is to wet the edges with a little bit of water before you start wrapping, which will create a stronger adhesive that will keep it wrapped while it cooks. This recipe is great for making a bunch at once and then storing the uncooked wraps in the refrigerator for later on in the week.
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