Sometimes, despite all our efforts in meal planning, grocery shopping, and organizing our kitchens, we just don’t feel like cooking. In those moments, if we were super health-conscious, we might suggest some balanced and nutritious snacks. But today is not one of those days. So, loosen that button or swap your leggings for something more forgiving, because we’re about to indulge in some calorie-laden treats!
Club Sandwich with Maple Syrup, Banana, and Raw Cacao
Toast your bread slices and generously spread some maple syrup on them (warning: this gooey delight has caused many a dispute in relationships, so guard it carefully!). Arrange a sliced banana on top, lengthwise, and sprinkle delicately with raw cacao. It’s even better if it’s unsweetened, but if you opt for sweetened cacao, diabetes might just make an appearance: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… and there it is!
Hazelnut Puree, Dates, and Chocolate Chip Pancake
I know it sounds cliché, but I don’t care: dates are my favorite dried fruit. I have a weakness for the ones imported by Rapunzel—they’re firm, yet wonderfully tender, and not overly sweet. I also enjoy Medjool dates, and recently tried the Mazzafati variety, but no, I still prefer Rapunzel’s Deglet Nour. It’s the most well-known variety, although it’s often of poor quality when bought from supermarkets. Place these delightful dates inside a pancake, like a wrap, spread a thin layer of hazelnut puree, and sprinkle with chocolate chips for that extra crunch. This snack will bring you true tranquility.
Bovetti Chocolate Spread
This jar of Bovetti chocolate spread is incredibly, unbelievably delicious. For the first time in three years since I started making my own spread, I cheated on it—twice. It goes well with just a spoon, although using a slice of bread might add a touch of sophistication.
Considering its price, it’s best not to go overboard, but Nutechiotte—a blend of 30% palm oil, 30% refined sugar, 30% cow’s milk/a little hazelnut—can go hide somewhere far away. Nowadays, there are plenty of alternatives without palm oil, even in regular supermarkets.
Applesauce with Praline Topping
Take a bowl of applesauce and add a centimeter-thick layer of praline granules (Jean Hervé’s are perfect) or pecans.
Date Paste Toast with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips
A simple yet effective snack: spread date paste on a slice of bread and top it with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Yes, the spread is the date paste.
Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam Club Sandwich
Take a classic club sandwich and replace the butter with peanut butter and the usual filling with blackberry jam. Just like they do in America.
Buckwheat Flakes with Apple Chips
For those little cravings, a bowl of buckwheat flakes with apple chips, a drizzle of maple syrup, and some plant-based milk will fulfill your sweet desires just as effectively.
Of course, you can always have an apple as well.
Thank you for joining us on this journey. We hope you have a delightful day.