Healthy Panini Recipes: Adding Variety to Your Old Boring Snacks

Everybody loves snacking.  Snacks give you enough energy to last an entire day of work.  However, you cannot deny the fact that you need to be careful with your choice of snack foods.  Women, who are very body-conscious, opt to follow a well-balanced diet to maintain their figure.  For this reason, choosing healthy, low fat snacks are a priority.  If you are confused about which food is right for your diet, give healthy, vegetarian panini a try. 

Panini are the best “healthy” comfort food for busy people.  They are simple to make and fun to eat.  You do not need to be a chef in order for you to make a mouth-watering panini.  Even kids can make their own cute little sandwich.  You do not need to go to the grocery store in order for you to come up with a tasty panino.  Ingredients can easily be found right in your refrigerator and cupboard.  Preparation time is only a few minutes.  It is also not messy to prepare a panini.  Unlike cooking a full meal, your kitchen will not look like a storm passed through it.  You only need simple kitchen utensils such as a knife, spoon, bowl, a chopping board and of course your panini press, griddle or grilling pan.

This is the safest snack to munch on if you are on a strict diet.  That is why people do not get tired of eating them everyday.  They are packed with sufficient nutrients that your body needs.  It is undeniable that vegetables and fruits are the healthiest ingredients in all recipes.  Your panini will be healthy and delicious if you use freshly-picked ones from your backyard or local market.  Apart from being nutritious, panini also add variety to your everyday menus.  You simply change your dressing or veggies and you can already have a different taste in your sandwich.

In preparing a healthy panini recipe, there is no need to shell out a big amount of money.  Unlike with other foods where you have to buy expensive ingredients.  In order to make healthy panini all you need are fresh vegetables, fruits and wheat bread.  You can add meat, chicken or fish to your panini for extra protein and flavor.  This will be an extra cost, however still a fraction of the cost of eating out and remember that panini are healthy.  Hence, you can still enjoy gobbling a delightful sandwich without ruining your budget.

Panini can easily be packed full of nutrients.  If you want your children to have a nutritious snack, you can just wrap up a panino for their lunch.  It doesn’t even have to be grilled.  It will still be packed full of nutrients and flavor.  They can easily be put inside their lunchbox.  Panini are also great to bring to the office.  This is a great alternative to eating out.  Panini are filling so you’ll be less likely to munch on junk food between your meals.  You can simply place inside a sandwich bag and slip it in your tote.  Certainly, you will have a great time gobbling your delicious panini during snack time.  Your coworkers will definitely be envious!

When you plan to make one for yourself, experiment with the ingredients.  Get some ideas from cookbooks or websites that offer panini recipes.  Try to be adventurous with your preparations.  Eventually, you can learn new and better combinations.  Always remember to use fresh vegetables and fruits for a more delightful taste.   Panini are also a great way to use leftovers.  Just add them to your fresh fruits and veggies!



Source by Sabrina Rocca