It’s hard to say. I’ve obviously gotten so out of the habit of writing on this thing. And now I’m just trying to figure out where to pick back up. I feel highly motivated to talk about how the past year has been eye-opening and older-feeling and how I’m loving it but I pretty much did that here already. At this moment as I sit at my kitchen tablette with a first attempt at homemade cranberry sauce on the stove, I have nothing to complain about. Nothing bogging me down. I am content in this moment. It feels awesome, what can I say?
So I guess I’ll talk about all the things that have been going on in my kitchen lately.
> So, as you probably can tell, I’m a snacker. I have as many snacks in the day as meals… and sometimes more. Three of my favorite snacks are my cocoa-cereal-yogurt concoction, stove-popped popcorn w/nutritional yeast, and tortilla nut-butter roll-ups. I eat the yogurt concoction pretty much every day. The other two I eat maybe two-three times a week a piece. Recently I’ve been trying to find other snacks, so I’m sharing these with you with the hopes of getting some snack ideas in return. Cocoa-Cereal-Yogurt Concoction Ingredients: 1 cup plain yogurt 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1/2 pack stevia (I like purevia or stevia in the raw) dash of cinnamon 1/4 cup cereal (or 1/3 cup if I’m eating trader joe’s high fiber cereal) Directions: Spoon yogurt into desired eating container (bowl/cup). Add cocoa, stevia, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Add cereal. Mix well. EAT! Yields 1 serving
Stove-popped Popcorn Ingredients: 1/4 cup popcorn extra-virgin olive oil nutritional yeast sea salt Directions Put desired amount of oil in bottom of a 3 quart saucepan. Add 3 kernels to pan and heat over medium heat with the lid on. Once the first kernel pops, add the rest of the kernels and cover. Shake pan back and forth as the kernels are popping. Transfer popped kernels to bowl(s) and sprinkle with nutritional yeast and a dash of sea salt. (Other topping ideas: cinnamon w/stevia/sugar, parmesan cheese, just salt, salt & stevia/sugar) Yields 1-2 servings (1 serving for me)
stove-popped popcorn w/nutritional yeast
Tortilla & Nut-butter Roll-up
1 tortilla (I like Tumaro low carb multigrain)
2 tsp (I usually just estimate) nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower seed)
Directions: Roll tortilla in a paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds. Remove and spread the nut butter in a strip in the center of the tortilla. Roll tortilla up. EAT!
tortilla & nut-butter roll-up
What are some of your favorite, nutritious (or not) snacks?