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December 2, 2008 Written by JP       [Font too small?]

Finger Foods Made Healthy

I don’t know about you but I love healthy “finger foods”. They’re simple to prepare. They’re easy to eat. Hardly any clean-up. You can make them as appetizers for a dinner party. As a snack for having around the house. You can even use them as a light lunch.

However you decide to use our beloved “finger foods”, try to make them healthy. Allow your whole body to enjoy them!

Finger Foods Made HealthyI’ll tell you a few of my favorites. And then, I’ll link you up with a recent New York Times article that offers some other yummy and healthful recipes.

1. Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado-Wedges - The title pretty much tells it all. Just slice up a ripe avocado and wrap each wedge with a thin piece of prosciutto. The combination of the creamy, delicate avocado and the rich, savory prosciutto is really something else.

2. Turkey and Tomato “Tacos” - You start by laying out some thin turkey slices (try to find a variety that doesn’t contain any nitrates). Then you add your sauce of choice to the middle of the turkey slices. You can use sour cream, hummus, blue cheese or ranch dressing … anything that you enjoy. Finally, you slice up a tomato (I like Roma Tomatoes best for this recipe) and carefully place the slices on top of your bed of sauce. Then, you simply fold the “taco” in half and enjoy.

3. Breakfast Bites - Sautee some thinly sliced pancetta (Italian bacon) in pan. I just use the type that they sell, pre-sliced, in health food stores – usually next to the natural salami and sliced cheeses. Then, after cooking the pancetta nice-and-crispy, place the slices on a paper towel to drain. Next, you simply make some scrambled eggs. Remember, the key to moist and fluffy scrambled eggs is cooking them “low and slow”. Don’t use high heat or else your eggs may turn out tough and gummy!

Now, all you have to do is spoon some of the scrambled eggs onto the pancetta rounds and you’re ready to serve your bite-sized breakfast. If you’d like, you can add interesting cheeses to your eggs as well. Or, you can grill some onions or shallots and put them on top of your eggs – as a delicious garnish.

Finally, for those of you that believe that breakfast simply isn’t breakfast without something sweet … you can toast some good-quality waffles, cut them into pieces, top with with a dab of maple syrup and fit them right beneath your pancetta/egg-scramble. Now that’s a breakfast bite! You won’t find that at McDonald’s!

For some other delicious options like: Prosciutto Rolls with Asparagus and Arugula, Smoked Salmon Rolls with Ricotta and Chives and Eggplant Feta Rolls … please check out this link:

The Minimalist Chef

I hope you try out some of these quick-and-easy creations. If you do, please let me know what you think. Hope to see you soon!

Be well!

JP

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2 Comments & Updates to “Healthy Snacks”

  1. Glenn Fernandes Says:

    I too love finger foods. Its very tasty and easy to make. Turkey and Tomato “Tacos” seems to be yummy.

  2. JP Says:

    Thanks, Glenn.

    I hope you enjoy these alternative “tacos”. :)

    Be well!

    JP

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