I'm currently working on a project that's taking up all my headspace (a tiny, limited space), so I decided to make this week's theme snacks. Posts will be about snack foods or they will be short, snack-sized posts. Depending on how my project goes, Snack Week could got on to Snack Fortnight or even Snack Month.
Anyway, let me open up my first snack for you, popcorn with olive oil. As a teen I worked the concession stand at a movie theater, where I snacked on the chemical-laden popcorn for hours at a time. I soon developed an aversion to all popcorn and it has taken me a good 20 years to get over it. Now I've finally returned to popcorn, but on my own terms.
We don't have a popper kettle corn never seems to work out for me, so I use Newman's Own organic plain popcorn. (It's not on their website, but I found it at a neighborhood grocery.) Any "butter flavored" microwave popcorn will still have artificial ingredients and I prefer to add my own fresh, melted butter and salt. It tastes so much better that way.
One evening we found ourselves out of butter so I tried olive oil. Delicious! Why hadn't I tried this before? The better the olive oil the tastier. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but it's true. Think of it as a high-low snack. Oh, and I do salt this popcorn as well.
Another snack favorite: Z Crackers. I've been looking for a whole-grain cracker with no sugar. When I'm in the mood for a savory snack I don't want ANY hint of sweetness. Just salty. These come in different flavors, all un-sweet, salty goodness.
Of course, I do try to snack on fruits and vegetables when I can exercise the discipline. I've been eating a blood orange almost every day since February. And thanks to Janet's suggestion, I'll sometimes have turnip slices with cheese or mustard.
What do you like to snack on?
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Posted by Adriana Velez at 2:45 PM