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15 super-easy and appetizing wrapped snacks to make and take

A tortilla with a fresh and delicate filling is the best snack for any home party or family picnic. That’s why we have made this list of the most delicious combinations of wrapped snacks, just for you.

1. Vegetable wrap
Finely chop a bell pepper, cucumber and tomato. Add a pressed clove of garlic, chopped greens (spring onion, dill, or basil) and feta cheese, sliced into cubes. Dress the filling with seed oil, add salt, and toss everything well.

2. Cream cheese wrap
Combine 180g of cream cheese (you can also use cottage cheese or ricotta) and 50g of sour cream. Add a chopped clove of garlic and slices of tomato. Mix everthing, then add dill and salt according to taste, and mix everything again.

3. Salmon wrap
Slice 100g of light-salted salmon into thin pieces. Combine it with cream cheese. Then spread the rest of the cheese over a tortilla, and lay on the filling, chopped lettuce, and greens.

4. Chicken wrap
Cut a chicken fillet into small pieces and fry in a skillet. Combine the chicken with finely chopped vegetables: a tuft of spring onion and parsley, two tomatoes, a cucumber, and two cloves of garlic. Sprinkle the filling with potato chips, then add four or five tablespoons of soy sauce, pepper according to taste (it should be spicy), seed oil, or sour cream.

5. Ham and cheese wrap
Cut 100g of ham. Grate or slice 100g of cheese. Lay the ham, cheese, chopped garlic and natural yogurt on a tortilla and wrap it. Done!

6. Mexican burrito
You will need 500g of stewed beef, two onions, 1/2 can of corn, one bell pepper, and two or three tomatoes. Add salt, black pepper, chili pepper, chopped greens, and grated cheddar cheese (about 200g) and mix everything. Wrap the filling in tortillas and enjoy this spicy dish!

7. Mushroom wrap
Fry 200g of mushrooms with oil. Hard boil three eggs and chop them. Combine the mushrooms with a finely chopped onion, eggs and 50g of cheese. Add 100ml of sour cream or cream cheese, and salt according to taste.

8. Meat mince wrap
Roast 300g of any meat mince together with a grated carrot, sliced onion and boiled broccoli. Add 50g of grated cheese, lettuce and two sliced tomatoes. Then press one or two cloves of garlic and mix in chopped greens and sour cream. Season the filling with salt and pepper.

9. Spicy chicken and vegetable filling
You will need two chicken fillets (boiled, roasted or fried), two tomatoes, one bell pepper, one onion, one red onion and 125g of grated mozzarella. Cut everything into small pieces and mix together. According to your taste, you can also add 50g of lettuce or salad greens, five tablespoons of olive oil, some fresh ground black pepper, ten stoneless olives and salt.

10. Salmon and cucumber wrap
Combine 180g of sliced salmon, 200g of cream cheese, one chopped cucumber and greens. Done!

11. Avocado and vegetable wrap
Cut 100g of avocado, tomatoes and bell peppers into large pieces. Add chopped greens and feta cheese.

12. Olive wrap
You will need 80g of stoneless olives, 100g of grated hard cheese, 1/2 tuft of parsley, a tablespoon of olive oil and lemon juice, 50g of any nuts and 100g of fried chicken slices. Mix everything and fill your tortillas with the filling.

13. Crab meat wrap
Finely chop 400g of crab meat. Add 150g of grated cheese, three hard-boiled eggs, 300g of sour cream or cream cheese, three cloves of garlic and chopped greens according to taste.

14. Korean-style carrot wrap
Mix together 200g of Korean-style spicy carrot and 100g of cream cheese.

15. Ricotta and honey wrap
Make a mixture of 80g of honey, 200g of ricotta (you can use cottage cheese or cream cheese) and 50g of nuts. Wrap the filling in tortillas. You can also pour some honey over the wraps.

Nine great tips to make drinking water taste better

We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. But many of us just don’t find drinking regular water all that enjoyable.

The steps are easy to follow in all the ‘recipes’: just chop up the ingredients, slightly squeeze them to get the juice out, put them in some water and leave it in the fridge. You’ll need about 34 US fl. oz (one liter) of water, and the amount of ingredients can vary depending on your preferences.

1. Lemon and strawberry

Chop half a lemon into wedges, add a cup of chopped strawberries. Squeeze the juice out of the ingredients. Add a sprig of rosemary (optional) and pour in some water.

2. Orange, lime and lemon

Put all the ingredients, sliced up, into a jar. Squeeze the juice out, add some mint, then add the water.

3. Mint and pineapples

You’ll need only a cup of chopped pineapple for this one. Squash all the chunks, add a sprig of mint, and pour in the water.

4. Raspberry and lime

Cut one lime into wedges or rounds, add half a cup of raspberries, and pour in the water.

5. Blackberry and sage

Slightly squeeze a handful of blackberries and a couple of sage leaves together and add in some water.

6. Orange, ginger, and pineapple

You will need half a lemon, half a cup of sliced pineapple, and a tablespoon of ground ginger. Add all the ingredients into a jar, squash them together and pour in the water.

7. Watermelon and rosemary

Take a cup of cubed watermelon and mash it. Add a sprig of rosemary that will instantly release its juice. Don’t mix the ingredients too much as you may risk getting your drink tasting too much of rosemary. Then pour in the water.

8. Cucumber and mint

Chop half of a cucumber into rounds, slice up a lime, add fresh mint leaves, and pour in some water.

9. Fruit ice

This is a perfect recipe for lazy people. If you want a glass of water that’s seriously tasty and do so in just a few seconds, you can prepare some ice cubes with slices of different fruit, berries or mint beforehand. That way you’ll be able to cool the water quickly and give it a nice taste at any moment.

10 awesome appetizers you can make just in 15 minutes

When you invite your friends over to your place, you want to delight them with something special. But let’s be honest, you’re probably not quite enthusiastic about making canapés for hours, are you?

1. Cherry tomatoes with cheese and cucumber

INGREDIENTS
24 cherry tomatoes
100 g of cream cheese
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1/2 medium-sized cucumber
1 tablespoon of chopped spring onion
2 tablespoons of chopped dill

PREPARATION
1. Peel the cucumber and cut into small cubes.

2. Cut off the tops of the tomatoes and carefully remove the flesh with a teaspoon. Place the tomatoes upside-down on paper towels to let the moisture drain.

3. Mix the cheese with mayonnaise and add the cucumber, spring onion and dill.

4. Fill the tomatoes with the filling and place in the fridge for a couple of minutes — this appetizer is more delicious when cooled.

2. Baked bell pepper rolls with cheese and oregano

INGREDIENTS
3 red bell peppers
200 g of cream cheese
A pinch of ground oregano
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt and pepper

PREPARATION
1. Divide the peppers into two. Remove the core and seeds.

2. Preheat the oven to 220°С. Sprinkle the peppers with oil and bake on the grill for ten to 15 minutes. The peel should be baked well.

3. Combine the cheese, oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.

4. Place the baked peppers in a large bowl and cover. Let them rest for ten minutes and then peel them.

5. Cut the peppers into strips. Put half of the filling on each strip, roll them, and fix with a toothpick.

3. Smoked turkey and cucumber rolls

INGREDIENTS
3 medium-sized cucumbers
1/4 cup of pesto sauce
6 slices of processed cheese
170 g of smoked turkey (you can also use chicken)
1 bell pepper
1/2 cup of spinach
Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION
1. Slice the cucumbers into 2 mm-slices. Drain them on paper towels.

2. Cut the cheese into strips.

3. Cut the turkey into cubes and the pepper into straws. Chop the spinach.

4. Spread 1 teaspoon of pesto over each slice of cucumber; lay the turkey, bell pepper and spinach on each slice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5. Make rolls, place them on toothpicks and serve immediately.

4. Salmon and cottage cheese rolls

INGREDIENTS
120 g of light-salted salmon
50 g of low-fat cottage cheese
100 g of cucumbers if desired
1 clove of garlic
10 g of Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper

PREPARATION
1. Mash the cottage cheese with a fork, add the mustard and mix well.

2. Chop the cucumber, crush the garlic with a knife and add them to the cheese filling. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.

3. Place 1 teaspoon of the filling on a salmon slice, make a roll and place in on a toothpick. Put in the fridge for several minutes or serve immediately.


5. Bruschetta with sardines and cream cheese

INGREDIENTS
1 fresh baguette
1 can of sardines (it’s better to use fillets)
300 g of Mozzarella cheese
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of herbes de Provence or fresh greens

PREPARATION
1. Slice the baguette, grease the slices with olive oil and toast them in a skillet. Toast each side for 30 seconds.

2. Preheat the grill to 180 °С.

3. Drain the sardines and mash them with a fork. Slice the Mozzarella.

4. Put a cheese slice and 1-2 tablespoons of sardines on each slice of baguette.

5. Lay the bruschettas on a baking sheet and bake for 2 to 3 minutes until the cheese melts.

6. Garnish the bruschettas with herbes or greens.

6. Creamy cheese balls with tuna and dill

INGREDIENTS
180 g of canned tuna fillets
50 g of tomato paste
50 ml of heavy cream (33% or more)
80 g of Gruyère cheese (or use any other hard cheese you like)
4 boiled eggs
50 g of spring onion
1 tuft of dill
Salt and pepper

PREPARATION
1. Preheat the oven to 160 °С.

2. Chop the dill, spring onion and eggs. Grate the cheese using a fine grater.

3. Combine the tomato paste, eggs and cream. Add the grated cheese, spring onion and dill (but keep some for garnishing).

4. Place the mixture into small baking molds (the smaller they are, the sooner they will bake) and garnish with the dill.

5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Serve either hot or cooled. It’s delicious when served with cheese sauce.

7. Shrimp grilled on skewers

INGREDIENTS
450 g of shrimp
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of butter
3 cloves of garlic
Spring onion for serving
Salt
Bamboo skewers

PREPARATION
1. Preheat the grill to the highest temperature. If you don’t have a grill, use a skillet instead — there will be a little bit of a different flavor.

2. Put the shrimp on the skewers and grease them with olive oil using a sponge.

3. Grill each side for 2 minutes.

4. Crush the garlic with a knife and chop.

5. Chop the onion.

6. Melt the butter in a pan and add the garlic.

7. Before serving, pour the shrimp with the butter and garnish with the chopped onion.

8. Omelet rolls with mushrooms and spinach

INGREDIENTS
2 eggs
100 g of champignons (canned or pickled)
A handful of spinach
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

PREPARATION
1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl.

2. Cut the champignons into small cubes. Chop the spinach and add it to the champignons. Sprinkle them with salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar and toss together.
3. Heat up a pan with olive oil at high temperature. Put 2 tablespoons of eggs and spread them as you would a pancake. Fry until it’s done, but on only one side. Make omelet pancakes out of all the batter.

4. Place the filling on each omelet. Make rolls and put them on toothpicks.

9. Deep-fried avocado

INGREDIENTS
2 ripe avocados
100 g of breadcrumbs
2 eggs
Parsley
4 tablespoons of natural yogurt
7 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Black pepper, salt and sugar

PREPARATION
1. Peel the avocados and remove the seeds. Cut one and a half avocados into bars.

2. Combine the breadcrumbs, black pepper, salt and a little bit of sugar on a plate.

3. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk.

4. Heat up the oil in a pan for three minutes.

5. Coat each avocado bar in the breadcrumbs, then in the egg batter and in the crumbs again. Drop the bars into the oil immediately and fry on each side for a minute. The bars should be half-covered with oil. Dry the avocados on paper towels.

6. Make the sauce: chop the parsley and half an avocado. Add the yogurt and lemon juice. Whip everything using a blender.

7. Serve the sauce in a separate bowl. The avocados are the most delicate when hot.

10. Ham rolls with toasts

INGREDIENTS
4 slices of ham
100 g of cream cheese
80 g of pesto sauce
6 slices of wheat bread
1 clove of garlic
Some pieces of bell pepper (fresh or pickled)
1 tablespoon of cedar nuts
Some basil sprigs
1 teaspoon of olive oil
Salt and pepper

PREPARATION
1. Mix the cream cheese together with pesto. Spread the sauce over each slice of ham and sprinkle them with the chopped basil and cedar nuts.
2. Lay the pieces of bell pepper on the ham slices. Make tight rolls and place them in the freezer for a couple of minutes.

3. Toast the bread in the toaster or a skillet. Rub the garlic clove over the slices of bread and add a few drops of olive oil.

4. Take the rolls out of the freezer and cut into 2 cm-high pieces. Lay them on the toasts and garnish with basil.

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