WIAW #16 Is Snacking Substantially Sensible or Senseless?
Go ahead, try to say this title five times fast! It's not only a tongue twister, but a brain buster too.
What do you think? Can snacking in large amounts still be sensible, or is just senseless?
Like most answers, it depends. Snacking on a copious amount of cheese crackers and a Big Gulp is just senseless, but a lot of carrots, celery, and most other produce it totally sensible! So, if you snack substantially, is it on sensible or senseless food?
I happen to love snacking on vast amounts of fresh, unpackaged produce, and consider myself quite the sensible snacker. I try to keep a healthy rotation of eating what's currently in season, and right now I’ve been snacking on crisp baby bok choy. The sturdy, wide leaves provide enough room to fill with delectable delights like cottage cheese, homemade bean dip, or maybe even peanut butter...hmmmm.
Rhubarb is another fun food that’s in season, and while it's usually made into some sugar laden baked crisp, I simply steam the stalks and eat plain. Does this make me crazy? No, I’m plenty crazy for other reasons, this just adds to it. But seriously, plain rhubarb is good eats; try some mixed into a salad with other veggies for a tangy twist to treat your palate.
For sweet and sensible snacking, I’ve been making big batches one of my Healthy Dessert Dips with soaked beans, greens, protein powder, and purees. This week I used aduki beans which are easier to digest (Kelley appreciates that part), and made enough to last through the week. Unless I get uber hungry! : )
Don't let the look deceive you, this almost peanut butter thick dip tastes like vanilla peanut butter. Hey, they need that flavor...PB Crave, are you listening?
So, get to snacking sensibly and substantially (on healthy whole foods!) and enjoy your week! Now let’s delve into What I Ate Wednesday!
I keep forgetting to say it, but I’d like to thank Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for making Wednesday’s so fun and interesting. Not to mention tasty too!
[B]Zilks Foods Jalapeno and Cilantro Hummus with beans and veggies; PB Crave peanut butter and Plain 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt on a sweet potato; French press coffee with cinnamon, clove and splash of skim milk.
[S1] PB Crave Choco Choco and homemade Strawberry-Rhubarb Chia Jam sandwich on homemade PB Banana Protein Bread; plain green tea with stevia
[L] Chilled Millet, Aduki Bean, and Salmon Veggie Salad; dehydrated okra; baby bok choi; Ak-mak Crackers
[S2] Jay Robb Chocolate Egg White Protein Drink and dry roasted soy nuts
The nice folks at Jay Robb sent me several flavors to review; I'm working on trying them all and will post my review soon. So far...YUM!
[D] Giant salad with steamed rhubarb, veggies, and homemade salsa with lots of cilantro for dressing; kale omelette; another PB Crave and Chia Jam sandwich; Plain Greek yogurt mixed with my green healthy aduki bean dessert dip
Another good day of eats for another great What I Ate Wednesday.
Hope you all have a great day, and don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a variety pack of luscious PB Crave peanut butter here.
Q: Is it hard for you to choose healthier foods that aren’t packaged or have very few ingredients? Or do you prefer these foods anyway and it’s not a hard choice at all?
Luckily, I enjoy all fresh produce and have no problem choosing most types over anything that comes in a box or bag.