Saturday, February 18, 2012

Revised Food Pyramid

If I could choose what the food pyramid looked like, I would turn the following favorite snacks/foods into actual food groups.  This is based on how often I crave and/or consume them.

1.  Guacamole.  I have perfected homemade guac and made it once a week through the summer.  I still get the urge to make it through the winter, but it's more fun to buy the veggies at the farmer's market and get a better taste at that time of year.  I will post the recipe later.   Love it!

2.  Pirate's Booty popcorn.  I don't even remember when I first discovered this but I am fairly certain I bought a bag of it at Target when I saw it on sale and have been hooked on it since.  It is white cheddar which is my favorite flavor in itself for popcorn.  It is also the fluffy popcorn with no kernels.  If I have a bag in my pantry, it's gone within 2 days.  Last night, I discovered a huge bag at Sam's Club at a better price.  We will see how long that lasts!  I like that it's gluten free and no trans fat but it's still not the healthiest snack.  Especially when I eat 3 servings in a sitting!

3.  Laughing cow light swiss cheese wedges with Kashi Pita crackers (with sea salt).  Amazing duo!!  I have this for lunch almost every day as my carb/cheese/salt/crunch craving.  Super good!  I would rather have these than chips any day which works out great because it is much healthier.  I count out 11 crackers each time (1 serving) and eat them with the wedge.  Sooo good, gotta try it!

4.  Skippy Natural Super Chunk peanut butter with Quaker High Fiber brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal.  Make the oatmeal, then drop in 1 tablespoon of the p.b., and add in sliced banana.   Amazing!  Tastes like oatmeal cookie dough.  If someone could recommend a "healthier" peanut butter that tastes just as good and has the crunch peanuts in it, let me know please! I usually eat this oatmeal creation for breakfast 4 days a week.

5.  For the citrus crave, I like cuties.  Yum!  For some reason, they are super good right now!!  I usually eat 1 or 2 at lunch every day.  Also, Florida's Natural organic fruit nuggets are amazing!  Tastes like candy, low calorie, and so sweet and yummy!

Those are some of my favorite foods right now and they are always stocked in our kitchen!  What are some of your favorite go-to snacks that are a constant presence for you?

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