Lotus Root Chips

Sprinkled with salt and pepper, these lotus root chips are crispy and delicious. It’s an Asian inspired snack that’s both healthy and easy to make.

 Lotus Root Chips | Cooking with a Wallflower

Last week, my best friend and I went to a dumpling restaurant because we’re both obsessed with Shanghai dumplings, the ones with the soup in the center. While I was browsing through the menu, I noticed that they offered lotus root chips as an appetizer. I didn’t order them, but all of a sudden, I had this craving for them. I know. Odd, right? How can you crave something you’ve never had before? But I did.

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Mini Frozen Strawberry Peach Yogurt Cups

Creamy honey yogurt filled with diced sweet strawberries and peaches, a refreshing little treat for a hot summer day. Simple to make with just three ingredients, these mini yogurt cups are guilt free and delicious snacks for the entire family to enjoy. Mini Frozen Strawberry Peach Yogurt Cups | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Creamy shredded chicken with sweet dried cranberries, crunchy celery, and chopped pecan in every bite. Simple to make and healthy, this tasty chicken salad can be a quick afternoon snack or meal.

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Cooking with a Wallflower

Yup! That’s right! I have another quick and easy recipe for you! And if you’re on a gluten free diet, this will be totally perfect for you too =)

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Frozen Greek Yogurt Blueberry Cups

Blueberries frozen in Greek yogurt with the slightest hint of honey, this mini snack is both guilt-free and delicious. Very easy to make, this frozen snack is perfect for staving off midday cravings. 

Frozen Greek Yogurt Blueberry Cups | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts that I’m not a fan of Greek yogurt, though I must acknowledge that they are good for you because it’s packed with protein and calcium. But now I’ve learned how to make Greek yogurt more likeable! At least, for me. Why don’t I like them? It’s too thick and tart. So my remedy for that? It’s the first part of this recipe. Mixing in milk and honey, Greek yogurt tastes soo much better. To me, at least.

That’s if I just wanted to eat Greek yogurt. But now that I’ve discovered I can make Frozen Greek Yogurt Blueberry Cups, I’m so sure I’ll be eating Greek yogurt a lot more.

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Strawberry Banana Muffins

Moist muffins filled with fresh strawberries and bananas in every bite. Slightly sweet and very moist, these muffins are healthy and great for breakfast.

Strawberry Banana Muffins | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love the combination of strawberries and banana. I hope you do too because this is one of the best muffin recipes ever. These muffins taste like the classic banana nut muffins, without the nuts, but with the added taste of fresh strawberries. Very moist, these muffins are perfect whether you eat them warm and fresh from the oven or cold from the day before. This recipe is quick and easy, with just several ingredients, most of which you probably have at home already. What better way to use ripe bananas? Or ripe strawberries?

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Corn and Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Mini sweet peppers stuffed with corn, cheese, and tomato sauce. Each bite is cheesy and slightly sweet, perfect as a snack between meals or as a side to any dish.

Corn and Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers | Cooking with a Wallflower

These mini sweet peppers are so delicious; it’s hard to resist after just one.  Stuffed to the brim with corn and cheese, each bite is so satisfying. These peppers taste just a little bit like pizza. Or at least, that’s what my sisters told me when they tried it. With just 5 ingredients, this recipe is so easy to make and definitely worth the wait. It can easily be doubled and tripled too for more guests.

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Avocado Smoothie

Slightly sweetened with condensed milk, this avocado smoothie tastes delicious and creamy. The richness of this smoothie will keep you full for a long time, a perfect afternoon snack to keep away the need to munch. Quick and easy, this smoothie takes less than 10 minutes to prep and make.

Avocado Smoothie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Most people use avocadoes in salads, burgers, crepes, eggs benedicts, and so much more. Its rich and creamy texture is a great compliment to many foods. I love avocado in my foods.

But my favorite way of eating avocadoes? Smashed avocadoes or an avocado smoothie. If you have no idea what they are, you’re in for a treat!

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Topped with Fresh Bananas and Granola

Strawberries and banana blended with peanut butter and Australian yogurt for a delicious creamy smoothie. Topped with slices of fresh bananas and granola, this smoothie is healthy and quick and easy to make, a perfect breakfast for anyone on the go.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Topped with Fresh Bananas and Granola | Cooking with a Wallflower

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Topped with Fresh Bananas and Granola | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you ever had Jamba Juice’s Chunky Strawberry Topper? Then you know how delicious it is. Strawberries and bananas blended together with peanut butter and yogurt topped with granola and fresh banana. It’s so addictive. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty pricy. So I decided I wanted to try my hand at recreating that blend of fruits, yogurt and peanut butter. This is the result.

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Spicy Garlic Mozzarella Breadsticks

Melted mozzarella cheese and warm creamy garlic sauce over breadsticks, a perfect side to almost any dish.

Spicy Garlic Mozzarella Breadsticks | Cooking with a Wallflower

I know, I know, these breadsticks look a little plain in the photos. But believe me, they are soo tasty. Creamy white garlic sauce and melted mozzarella cheese on bread? What could be a better comfort food? These breadsticks are super easy to make and they’re perfect as snacks or as a side to many dishes.

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No Bake Baked Apples

Warm cinnamon-y apples filled to the top with oats and walnuts, tasting like apple pie but without the crust. Quick and easy, healthy, and delicious, a perfect snack to chase away late afternoon hunger. 

No Bake Baked Apples | Cooking with a Wallflower

Whenever it hits mid to late afternoon, I start to get a little hungry. It’s too late for a small meal since it’s close to dinner time, but I’m not sure I can wait that long. A no bake baked apple is exactly the type of snack I’m looking for. It doesn’t take long to make, and there’s not much of a mess either. It’s sweet and cinnamon-y like apple pie yet still healthy. I originally saw a recipe for a no bake baked apple on a cooking show called The Chew. The recipe was called Daphne Oz’s Dorm Room Apple Snack.  But I didn’t have all the ingredients needed to make that exact recipe. So I improvised and created my own.

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