submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by ericbomb@lemmy.world to c/asklemmy@lemmy.world

When I want a little sweet treat I make smoothies.

My base is always frozen banana + milk + oats then do one of these:

Cinnamon + vanilla

Pumpkin + pumpkin spice+ brown sugar

Strawberries/blue berries

Cost like under a dollar to make a good cup and they are pretty filling.

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[-] Nemo@midwest.social 22 points 1 week ago

Popcorn with garlic powder, Parmesan, and black pepper.

35¢ of ingredients for a gourmet-feeling snack.

[-] ericbomb@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

Oooh great shout! Now remembering how crazy we would go with the little $20 popcorn machine my mom bought.

[-] FigMcLargeHuge@sh.itjust.works 8 points 1 week ago

And does it just stick? If so what's the trick? I pop my popcorn, and it must be some crazy salt resistant mutation. I have ground the salt up in a blender, bought the popcorn salt, etc and it's like the popcorn has some defense mechanism.

[-] ericbomb@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

I mean a small amount of oil usually helps.

[-] JetpackJackson@feddit.de 3 points 1 week ago
[-] FigMcLargeHuge@sh.itjust.works 3 points 1 week ago

I had no idea that existed. Thanks! I am going to order some.

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[-] Nemo@midwest.social 2 points 1 week ago

You're not using enough oil when you pop, or you're not seeing it soon enough after removing it from the heat.

[-] FigMcLargeHuge@sh.itjust.works 3 points 1 week ago

I am popping it in a microwave silicon popper. Does a great job popping, but I might have to go back to the oil method and a metal bowl. Thanks.

[-] rufus@discuss.tchncs.de 19 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Not sure if this counts as "little" because it has to go into the oven for 45mins... But it's assembled in under 5 minutes and you can get rid of your old bananas that already turned brown:

Banana bread

4 Bananas, 80ml (vegetable) oil, 80g sugar, 250g flour, 2tsp baking powder, 1tsp vanilla sugar, some chocolate (drops).

Smash the bananas, mix in all the other ingredients to a smooth dough. Find some chocolate from christmas that's still laying around in the house, crush it and mix it in.

Bake it at 170°C. Takes 40-50min in a loaf pan. Don't forget to grase the pan before or use baking parchment.

Doesn't need any fancy ingredients like milk or eggs. And you can pretty much wing it. You can also experiment, put some cinnamon or oat flakes in... And don't bake it too well, I think it's best when it's still a bit gooey and moist inside.

[-] HipsterTenZero@dormi.zone 18 points 1 week ago

just a straight up orange. I fucking love oranges

[-] khannie@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago

Huge orange fan also. Incredible fruit. Nom nom nom nom nom.

[-] safesyrup@lemmy.hogru.ch 6 points 1 week ago

When i have water to clean up after myself, i just eat it like an apple, fuck eating every slice individually lol

[-] HipsterTenZero@dormi.zone 3 points 1 week ago

unhinged but i get it

[-] lqdrchrd@lemmy.blahaj.zone 10 points 1 week ago

Banana milk! 1 ripe banana, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 tbsp maple syrup, a few drops of vanilla extract, blend and pour through a sieve over ice. So refreshing and very cheap.

[-] ericbomb@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

My banana bro!

[-] grasshopper_mouse@lemmy.world 10 points 1 week ago

Hint of Lime Tostitos and guacamole. I could eat an entire bag, which is why I rarely buy them.

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[-] j4k3@lemmy.world 9 points 1 week ago

Vegan chocolate chip cookie. I'm not vegan, but cutting dairy completely was a major daily health improvement. Tried it once for a few weeks and never went back.

[-] ericbomb@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago

Oh sick!

I always find joy in the fact that vegan community accidentally made a large infrastructure for people who need to cut out certain animal products.

Find that you can't eat eggs? Vegans know what replacements work for what purpose.

Milk disagree with you? They have choices!

Happy to hear that it made it easier to cut out dairy for your health!

[-] khannie@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

Brown soda bread made with buttermilk, still warm from the oven with butter and good cheddar. So comforting. It's like tasting my childhood again.

[-] geogle@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

You can't just lay that out there without giving us the deets on how to create it ourselves

[-] khannie@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

Here you go. :) Let me know if you give it a whirl!

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[-] notnotmike@programming.dev 6 points 1 week ago

Cheap popsicles. Relatively low calories (<100 depending on the brand), take a while to eat, and are extremely cheap.

If you make your own you can drive the price and Calories even lower and drive the flavor way up.

Side note: I just learned "popsicle" is the brand name and not a term for the food. Kind of like saying Kleenex instead of tissue. I had no idea, I've just always called them popsicles.

[-] otp@sh.itjust.works 6 points 1 week ago

The British were right with their Ice Lollies!

[-] ericbomb@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Hah crazy how often brands pull this off and we don't even notice.

But yeah popsicles are good! I now have good memories of making popsicles with like lemonade and strawberries in them in ice cube trays.

I should make some ice cube popsicles...

[-] BrianTheeBiscuiteer@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

The skinny chocolate fudge pops usually hit the spot for me.

[-] franklin@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

I've been enjoying these Skyr frozen yogurt pops that have only 90 calories and 7g of sugar but they're still about a dollar each which I feel is a little expensive.

[-] notnotmike@programming.dev 4 points 1 week ago

Definitely make your own, if you can stomach the time. You can buy molds online for a cheap initial investment, then just water down some fruit juice.

You can also use real fruit if you don't mind a chunkier texture and own a food processor already.

[-] franklin@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

You have mecurious now if I could do the same thing with my own skyr and xanthum gum... I might have to do some experimenting.

[-] NineMileTower@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago
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[-] korny@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

I've been making Alton Brown's seedy date bars. Not too much prep, and quick to snag and enjoy! Maybe 170 calories per bar

[-] ericbomb@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

Ooh those look good! Just fruit and seeds. Looks better than the stupid granola bars that are mostly sugar.

[-] Ceedoestrees@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

Chopped, frozen strawberries in milk. Sometimes with maple syrup. Cream if I'm feeling rich.

[-] alquicksilver@lemmy.world 5 points 1 week ago

This is a weird one, but hear me out. Undiluted cold brew coffee mixed with chocolate meal replacement powder and milk. The powder and milk make it really foamy when mixed and it tastes so good; it would probably also be amazing blended with ice.

I don't tend to eat until later in the day so this has the added benefit of making me feel less guilty for forgetting to eat.

Also, frozen pudding cups are yummy.

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[-] Stalinwolf@lemmy.ca 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Raw mushrooms dipped in Hidden Valley are pretty good.. I love how they pop lightly when your teeth pass through them. You also can't go wrong with a peanut butter and banana sandwich..

I have a copycat recipe for Taco Bells quesadilla sauce that is dirt cheap to make. I've probably made 30 liters of it in my lifetime. Smear that on a mini flour tortilla with some Great Value grilled chicken strips (no doubt made with tortured chickens to keep the price low) and a bit of shredded cheese (cheddar and monteray jack) and you've got one hell of a tasty quesadilla to fry up.

Here's the recipe for the sauce. Let me know if you get around to making it. Would love to know what you think.

1 cup mayo (I use Helman's 1/2 fat)

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp pickled jalapeno juice (from Old El Paso pickled jalapeños)

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

A dash of salt

And how ever many diced pickled jalapeños you see fit

[-] otp@sh.itjust.works 4 points 1 week ago

Instant oats + brown sugar or maple syrup + seeds and/or nuts

kinder bueno icecream perhaps?

[-] Kallioapina@lemm.ee 3 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Vanilla yogurt with crisp rye bread / tack crumbled into it, with bilberries (forest blueberry). The sour crunchy tack, vanilla and the sweet berries compliment each other nicely.

Edit: oh and the bilberries must come straight from the freezer, thats crucial.

[-] ericbomb@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

Oh yes! Yogurt with some crunch and fruit is just SOOO good, and you can get a like $4 tub of yogurt that lets you eat some every day for a week.

[-] vickyW@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

It's either chocolate milk shake or chocolate cake which is relatively cheap near my place 60 for ms and 15-30 rs for cake. But if I feel I need more I get a waffle with white + normal chocolate.

[-] Kayday@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

Adding a splash of heavy cream to my cereal.

[-] cordlesslamp@lemmy.today 3 points 1 week ago

Fancy coffee.

[-] BonesOfTheMoon@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

Real popcorn popped in a pot with olive oil and sea salt. Dead easy and cheap.

[-] ShadowCatEXE@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

Toast with butter and brown sugar. Super cheap, super good, and basically ingredients almost every household has.

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