This has recently become one of my favorite go-to snacks. I purchased lox last week at a gourmet market here in Manhattan and decided to give ‘em a whirl…turns out they’re delicious and pack a healthy dose of heart-friendly Omega 3′s!
I enjoy this snack with my Tofutti Dairy-Free Cream Cheese, lemon flavored hummus or a dollop of Greek yogurt. However, if you are not lactose intolerant (as I am)…opt for a low fat ricotta cheese or cottage cheese instead. Each of these options pack a nice dose of protein and a serving of dairy! Furthermore, the addition of the dried cherries add a nice sweet punch to each bite, again feel free to experiment and try dried cranberries, dried pears or golden raisins. It’s amazing how switching one simple ingredient can alter the taste of this healthy and easy to prepare go-to snack.
- Tofutti (Dairy Free) Cream Cheese, Hummus or Plain Greek Yogurt
- Your Choice: Bran Crackers, Whole Grain Toast, Gluten-Free Pita Wedges
- Dried Cherries
- Fresh Dill
- Top each cracker/toast/pita with a dollop of Greek yogurt or cream cheese, followed by a slice of lox.
- Sprinkle with dried cherries and fresh dill.