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Easy snack recipe!

Posted on February 10, 2010 by in cheese

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Show me an easy snack recipe and I am always eager to try it. For those days when you lack inspiration and oompf for the kitchen, these recipes are ideal. If this easy snack recipe requires very little prep work and no time in front of the stove, I am even more tempted to try it.

Easy snacks can be as simple as a toasted cheese sandwich, or it can be as elaborate as a decadent chicken liver pate. In summer we prefer something lite and cold such as Mini Caprese Salads  or Ham and Watercress Wraps, but in winter even if it is snackfood, it needs to be warm and comforting, such as Beer-battered Onion rings or Quesidillas.
Snacking is good for you! Yeah, right, I hear you say!!! Well let me say that in a different way, if you rely on pre-made and packaged snacks, you are heading for trouble. The fat and sugar content of those snacks are definitely not good for you, not to mention the amount of colorants and preservatives. If however, you make your own snacks, using fresh ingredients and limit the the amount of frying, eating 6 smaller meals a day is far better for you than 3 huge meals.
The following snack recipe I found on Food24 and it is a competition run by Natreen(a sugar replacement).  This was right up my alley because my hubby found out last week that he has a slight sugar problem and that we have to reduce the amount of sugar he uses. This cream cheese bagel, requires almost no time to assemble and all I had to do was to take a photo of my finished meal and I stand a chance of winning Carol Boyes products to the value of R3000.
The recipes is quite simple and hubs said: ” this must be one of the nicest sandwiches I had in a long time!”

So here is my (hopefully winning) version of …

Brunch Bagels



1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
125g low fat cottage cheese
1.5tsp medium curry powder
about 1 tsp Natreen Liquid
2 Tbs chives, chopped


Cut half of the pineapple into small dices and mix with cottage cheese, curry powder, a few drops of Natreen (sweeten to taste)
and a tablespoon of diced chives. Season with salt and pepper.

Cut two bagels in half, spread the cheese mixture onto the half bagels, add the remaining pineapple on top and sprinkle
with one teaspoon of diced chives each.

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14 Responses to “Easy snack recipe!”

  1. Junglefrog 10 February 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    That is a very tasty little bagel Nina! I love the addition of pineapple to this!

  2. Koek! 10 February 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    what an interesting combination… Will certainly give it a try next time I have pineapple and cottage cheese in the fridge.

  3. My Carolina Kitchen 10 February 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Nina, these are beautiful and so versatile. You could use almost any filling.
    Happy Valentines Day.

  4. ♥peachkins♥ 10 February 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Pineapples in bagels..I ought to try this!

  5. Pam 10 February 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    They look delicious and so pretty too.

  6. That Girl 10 February 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Cottage cheese is just about one of my favorite things to put on a bagel!

  7. Helene 10 February 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    What a great idea to use pineapples in this gorgeous sandwich.

  8. Ben 10 February 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    I love the easy snack recipes, specially this time of the year when it is too cold to do anything around the kitchen, hehe.

    Those bagels look delicious 🙂

  9. eliza 11 February 2010 at 1:11 am #

    hmmm…looks so good, I can't help it since I'm hungry right now 🙂

  10. Sook 11 February 2010 at 2:04 am #

    I love that word "brunch" 🙂 Would like to try this one morning.

  11. Bellini Valli 11 February 2010 at 4:17 pm #

    Sounds delicious Nina!!!!

  12. Jan 11 February 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Def a winner! Looks amazing.

  13. Rose&Thorn 15 February 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    I am always up for a bagel – I work across the road from New York Bagel, who make the best bagels in town. Won't be long before this is served on my side.


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