Dining & Wine

3 Pantry Snacks To Make Now

February 29, 2024

WFH and famished? Here are three quick-and-easy afternoon snacks you can make with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.  —Vita Daily

Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich


  1. Bread slices (white, whole wheat, or your preference)
  2. Peanut butter
  3. Banana


  1. Take two slices of bread.
  2. Spread a layer of peanut butter on one or both slices, depending on your preference.
  3. Slice a banana into thin rounds.
  4. Arrange the banana slices evenly on the peanut butter-covered bread.
  5. Place the second slice of bread on top to make a sandwich.
  6. Press the sandwich gently to help it stick together.
  7. Optionally, you can toast the sandwich in a toaster or on a pan for a warm and crispier texture.

This snack is not only delicious but also provides a good balance of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and natural sugars from the banana.

Hummus and Veggie Plate


  1. Hummus (store-bought or homemade)
  2. Carrot sticks
  3. Cucumber slices
  4. Cherry tomatoes
  5. Celery sticks
  6. Pretzels or crackers (optional)


  1. Take a plate and scoop a generous portion of hummus onto the center.
  2. Arrange carrot sticks, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, and celery sticks around the hummus.
  3. If you have pretzels or crackers, you can also place them on the plate for added crunch.
  4. Use the veggies or pretzels/crackers to scoop up the hummus and enjoy.

This snack is not only tasty but also offers a good combination of fiber, vitamins, and protein from the hummus.

Greek Yogurt Parfait


  1. Greek yogurt (plain or flavored, depending on preference)
  2. Granola
  3. Honey or maple syrup
  4. Fresh fruits (such as berries, sliced bananas, or chopped apples)


  1. Take a glass or bowl.
  2. Spoon a layer of Greek yogurt into the bottom.
  3. Add a layer of granola on top of the yogurt.
  4. Drizzle a bit of honey or maple syrup over the granola.
  5. Add a layer of fresh fruits.
  6. Repeat the layers until you reach the top of the glass or bowl.
  7. Finish with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup and a sprinkle of granola on top.

This snack is not only delicious but also provides a good balance of protein, fiber, and natural sweetness. It’s a versatile option where you can customize the ingredients based on what you have in your pantry or fridge.


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