I have to tell you guys, I have been without a stove for almost two weeks now. The day before we left on vacation to Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park I was roasting the sweet potatoes for my Sweet & Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe (thankfully it was at the very end of the roasting) when suddenly my oven threw me two strange errors.
After much troubleshooting and a little help from my dad (thanks Dad!) we realized that it was going to cost hundreds of dollars to fix my 15 year old oven. It was time to put the old girl to rest permanently. It was then that I came to the sudden realization that I use my oven a lot. A LOT. I knew I did, but it wasn’t until I didn’t have it, that I realized how much I relied on it!
My new oven is ordered and will be installed soon, however I had to put a handful of recipes I had planned on making for the blog on hold, and I’ve been searching for meals and snacks I can make that don’t require the use of an oven. I’m pleased to say that out of that brainstorming I’ve come up with some really fun, easy and healthy recipes, one of which are these Prosciutto & Cucumber Snack Bites!
I’ve always been the snackie type, and with football season upon us my snack cravings seem to increase. I love watching football and eating good food, but I’m trying to be conscientious of what I’m snacking on (and eating). We leave for Asheville, NC in 4 weeks and have pledged to be healthy until then (but we’ll never give up our wine and beer!).
These snack bites are easy, fun, and if you find yourself mindlessly snacking on them, there’s no need to feel guilty at all!
The cottage cheese is a fun base on the cracker; to be honest, I love ‘dipping’ my crackers in cottage cheese, and I love adding fresh diced up veggies to my cottage cheese, so this snack was sort of a no-brainer.
I had prosciutto leftover from my charcuterie board and I’m so glad I decided to use it, as it brought a nice salty flavor to the snack bites. If you don’t have prosciutto at home you can sub ham or turkey, or even make it vegetarian-based by eliminating the meat altogether.
Serves 1 bite
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 12 crackers (I used 'Roasted Red Pepper & Red Bean Triscuits)
- 12 slices of cucumber
- 12 slices of grape or cherry tomatoes
- 3/4 c. low fat cottage cheese
- 6 slices prosciutto
- Roll up each slice of prosciutto, making each slice about 1" thick. Cut in half and repeat for all 6 slices until you have a total of 12 halves.
- To assemble, smear a small layer of cottage cheese onto the cracker, a slice of prosciutto, a slice of cucumber and a slice of tomato.
- Repeat for the remaining 11 crackers. Enjoy!