I was chomping on some really fresh leaves of romaine lettuce when I realized that those crispy green spears needed something. A flavor boost. I grabbed the almond butter and started slathering. Yup, this flavor combo totally works! And then I realized that romaine lettuce is kinda like a less stringy, less crunchy, more nutrient dense filled version of celery! So check this recipe out .. a few “Ants on a Leaf” Snack tips and variations too. Like a tropical leaf and Mexican fiesta leaf!..
Ants on a Leaf Snack
makes one leaf
1 large leaf of romaine lettuce (inner or outer leaves both work)
1 tsp fave nut or seed butter
1 tbsp raisins
Slather nut butter down center of the stem and add the raisins. Serve! You can also roll the softer leaves up around the core vein if you’d like.
TIPS! Change the flavors up..
* Use hummus in place of nut butter for a more savory taste. Squeeze some lemon over top too!
* Try chopped dates in place of raisins or use another variety of dried sweet fruit.
* Slather some nut butter and banana slices for a tropical leaf. Add some shredded coconut too!
* Make it a Mexican fiesta leaf by using warmed refried beans and some chunky salsa – or use some simple guacamole!
Those perky leaves of romaine are quite the versatile snack!
You can even try this Green Princess Plate using romaine, hummus and a perky green princess dressing. Recipe on Healthy Happy Life.
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