Whenever January rolls around I find myself recommitting to a steady, healthy workout routine. Can anyone else relate to this? Yes? Good. With that in mind, we thought it'd be helpful to survey The Kitchn community and find out what people like to eat post-workout. What snacks, smoothies, or pick-me-ups do you rely on to replenish your body after an intense cardio session?
While there are quite a few movies on my list to see before the Oscars this year, a movie night in is often what these cold winter nights call for. And when curling up with a good flick, snacks are necessary. But store-bought packages or movie theater boxed treats are so often laden with preservatives and ingredients you can't pronounce, why not start thinking about homemade versions of your favorites to do at home?
Lately, I've gotten into the habit of making my own corn chips, a process that has proved to be deeply satisfying on so many levels. First, and most importantly, the end result is absolutely superior to the commercial brands in both taste and texture. I bake my chips with just the thinnest coating of oil, so the resulting chip bakes up satisfyingly crisp with a very slight chew and not at all greasy. The corn comes through strong and clear, not at all like the salt-lick flavor of most commercial chips. Here's a step-by-step guide to making these lighter, healthier chips at home.
With all the holiday hustle and bustle, hangry outbreaks are not uncommon this time of year, much to the chagrin of our significant others. Hangry happens suddenly, unexpectedly, and it won't go away until you do something about it. Fortunately, you can stave off the worst symptoms by making your own personal hangry kit to stash in your purse, messenger bag, or car.
Whether they are students, new parents, or friends with demanding jobs, you probably have a few loved ones who would appreciate the gift of healthy, homemade, energy-dense snacks that are easy to eat on the go. From a helpful step-by-step guide to making classic granola bars to a no-added-sugar, grain-free Larabar lookalike, these 6 recipes will have you well on your way to a big batch of high-energy snacks for gifting — or for keeping on hand to fuel you through the season ahead.
It's about to begin, the parade of sweet treats through your office, your holiday parties, and probably your very own kitchen. Consider this granola a much-needed savory break for you and anyone lucky enough to receive it from you as a gift. Savory curry granola?, you may be thinking. That's right: salty, crunchy, curry-spiked granola studded with toasted pecans and browned coconut chips. You don't need milk or yogurt to enjoy this granola -- it's good enough to eat plain by the handful, but if you're nice you'll make a double batch to give out as gifts as well.
It's that time of year again where we all pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to visit family and friends near and far. And if there's one thing we've learned: you can't rely on food in airports, train stations, and truck stops.
Sometimes two common ingredients or recipes are brought together in a delicious marriage and you wonder how it is you hadn't thought of it sooner. This was my exact reaction to Smitten Kitchen's crunchy, toasty, slightly sweet granola-crusted nuts.
Throwing a cocktail party this holiday season? Going to a potluck? Doing any kind of entertaining at all?! Yup, Salty Snacks is going to be a lifesaver. With clever ideas for everything from cheese straws to something simply (and temptingly) called "Deviled Bacon," we definitely won't be bringing the same dish twice to any parties this season.