Snacks are portions of food, usually smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals. They come in a variety of forms including packaged snack foods and other processed foods. Also the most important are items made from fresh ingredients at home.
Traditionally, they were prepared from ingredients commonly available in the home. The Dagwood sandwich was the result of a cartoon character’s desire for large snacks. This may possibly be the origin of the famous “Scooby Doo Treat”!!
Snack foods are typically designed to be portable, quick, and satisfying. Processed snack foods are designed to be less perishable, more durable, and more portable than prepared foods. Our recipes will help you make your own snacks that will keep you going until supper.
Beverages, such as coffee, are not generally considered snacks though they may be consumed with or in lieu of snack foods.
A snack eaten shortly before going to bed or during the night may be called a (mid)night snack.
“I accidently went shopping on an empty stomach and now I’m the proud owner of Aisle 5.”