Add Some International Flavor to Your Snacks

 

If you want some more variety with your snacks, you can sample many edibles that are inspired by international cuisine. In addition to being tasty, many of these snacks have excellent nutritional value and can help keep you full in between meals. Try any of these four international snacks, and you’ll surely become a fan.

Chicken Taquitos

These popular Mexican appetizers can satisfy your craving for spiciness. Pick up a package of mini flour tortilla shells from your local grocery store and use them to roll chicken, cheese and tomato fillings. If you want even more spice in your fillings, try adding some garlic, peppers and chili powder. You can then dip your taquitos in salsa or guacamole for a tasty snack.

Hamantaschen

A favorite snack option among the Jewish community during the Purim holiday, these sweet edibles consist of triangular pastry pockets that are filled with chocolate, cherries or other yummy fillings. You may be able to find these snacks in certain kosher bakeries that are in your area. You can also try making your own by following some of the easy recipes that are found online.

Wasabi Peanuts

These delectable Asian snacks are made with wasabi, which is a Japanese horseradish that has a flavor that’s similar to hot mustard. Wasabi peanuts also feature ingredients like turmeric, soya oil and sugar to give them even more flavor. Best of all, these snacks are only 140 calories per serving and contain no cholesterol or trans fats.

Russian Tea Cakes

Commonly eaten during the Christmas holiday season, Russian tea cakes are sugary bite-sized snacks that are easy to make. With just some all-purpose flour, confectioners’ sugar and butter, you can prepare these treats in your own kitchen. Adding chopped walnuts is optional. It’s best to eat these snacks over a plate or sink to avoid leaving a powdery mess.

You can expand your snacking horizon and broaden your appreciation for international cuisine by trying any of these delicious snacks. Whether you choose to make them yourself or buy them in a shop or restaurant, you can enjoy these treats whenever you have a snack craving.