If you’re feeling peckish at any time of the day, these snacks will hit the spot.

When it comes to our daily meals, “snack” is the magic word. The idea of a little treat we could enjoy and indulge in before our main meal just sounds very naughty and thrilling just to think about.

Although most of us are now doing social distancing, to #StayAtHome doesn’t mean that we have to starve ourselves from all the drool-inducing goodies. Of course, you can easily get your snacks delivered from restaurants, bars, and cafes (let’s support local!), but once in a while, you could also have a little fun and get creative in the kitchen when the snack craving strikes. Here, we’ve listed out snack recipes from YouTube to give you an idea of what to whip up at home as small bites. Of course, you could even turn them into the main highlight of the day.

17 Microwaveable Late-Night Snacks

For fuss-free cooks who have limited kitchen equipment, these microwaveable snacks are your lifesaver. They are a breeze to prepare and can be cooked using your all-time trusty kitchen gadget: the microwave. Mexican food lovers, by all means, opt for the 4-Minute BBQ Chicken Nachos. Meanwhile, cake connoisseurs can go for the easy-peasy Cookies and Cream Mug Cake that will easily satisfy your sweet tooth anytime.

Snacks In Under 10 Minutes

WFH but stuck in Zoom meetings all day? No fret, these recipes can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes. To all the snackers out there with limited time, try the 5-Minute Banana Chocolate French Toast to make sure you don’t skip breakfast, or go for the Finger Sandwiches which can easily be made using whatever you’ve got in the fridge. Treat it as a small bite before lunch or dinner, because hey, we all know hunger has no mercy.

Quick Vegan Snacks – High Energy & Protein

Let’s admit it: vegan snacks can be so overpriced. So why buy when you can easily recreate the homemade versions yourself? Avant-Garde Vegan (Gaz Oakley) is here to show that you can cook up high-energy, high-protein vegan snacks at home using wholesome ingredients to know exactly what goes into your food. You can also check out his YouTube Channel for more plant-based recipes which can simply be made at home using store-bought and pantry essentials.

Keto Snacks 5 Ways

Stay in, stay safe, and stay fit with these keto recipes for snacks that will keep you away from having a cheat day. They are hearty as well as fulfilling. The Strawberry Cream Cheese Bites are really nice when you need milky, sweet-sour treats, and the Low-carb Chips can be made ahead and stored up in your pantry for any chip-needing emergency.

4 Fun Quarantine-Friendly Snacks For Kids

For parents who are currently social-distancing with little ones, these snack recipes are an easy way to get your kids to engage in the kitchen – or just to take them away from the screens for a bit. The pancake is a good one to start with because a) everyone loves pancakes and b) kids can easily let their imagination run wild and create any pancake pattern they love. Really, you can’t go wrong.

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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.