The Snack Thread

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  1. koukouvagia

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    What do you snack on? Are you a gourmet snacker or do you grab chips and crackers like mere mortals?

    I try to avoid snacking and drink green tea instead. But sometimes when I have to have something I'll grab apple slices slathered with nut butter, cauliflower dipped in roasted pine nut hummus, a hard boiled egg, sliced sopressata or prosciutto. In my carb- heavy past I would enjoy fresh bread slathered with soft cheese and a bit of fig jam, or bread and butter with radishes, or potato chips and even Cheetos! I miss the bread days but I had too many carboheadaches!
     
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  2. rocket

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    I feel like I should snack on gourmet food, but mostly I snack on junk food. Back in my carb free past I would snack on apples with peanut butter and cinnamon.
     
  3. ordo

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    Can this be considered a snack?

     
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

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    cheese, soprasatta, crackers with tapenade celery sticks and some red seedless grapes, yum!  (not pictured is a glass of wine)
     
  5. teamfat

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    This time of year a snack usually involves a slice of bread, a slice of tomato, and then some other things, like cheese, vinegars, herbs, charcuterie, ...

    mjb.
     
  6. koukouvagia

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    That is some snack!!!
     
  7. kaneohegirlinaz

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    very yummy early evening snack (we try to have four small meals a day)

    this type of 'snack plate' as DH calls it, is followed by a light supper usually
     
  8. chicagoterry

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    Seasonal fruit. Often with slightly sweetened yogurt with vanilla. Right now it's mostly peaches from the farmer's market. Or figs.

    Sometimes instead of yogurt I eat cheese with the fruit, especially in winter when the fruit is apples or pears or grapes.

    Or cheese with olives or cornichons. I used to enjoy the cheese with a baguette and sometimes a bit of dijon mustard, depending on the cheese but it's not as easy to stay thin as it used to be. With that in mind, I do eat less cheese than I used to as well.

    I've never really been a "snack food" eater.
     
  9. koukouvagia

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    Ahh, the way things were... I hate it!  I have to be careful with snacking because I can get carried away.  Nowadays I normally only eat 2 meals per day, a late breakfast and an early dinner. Sometimes a snack but I try to avoid it.
     
  10. siduri

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    My favorite is to open the refrigerator and find a cold left over roast meat (beef, pork, lamb, chicken) and to slice a piece off of it, and still standing sprinkle some salt on it and eat it there at the counter.  It's one of the most satisfying things to have for me.  Next down the line is a piece of cheese.  I actually particularly love american cheese sliced at the counter - a luxury i can't ever get here - good as italian cheeses are, i do love this large slice of american cheese on my tongue.  But here i'll take a piece of parmigiano or a cheese called "camoscio d'oro" (a less intense brie) and just slice and eat, as is or with some saltines, or alternating with slices of pear.  Or some sliced Leerdammer which they do have in supermarkets. 

    I used to prefer sweet snacks, now i'm drawn to salty protein. 

    I also like buttered zweibacks dipped in tea with milk (good, dark black tea with plenty of milk and some sugar) or a slice of american type bread toasted and buttered and also dipped. 

    In the states, a thomas english muffin buttered and with strawberry jam. 

    Since i bring my "lunch" to work and eat it in ten minute intervals between appointments, it's all really just a series of snacks, so when i can i have cut up pineapple,or cut up watermelon, pieces of cheese with crackers or pear, a pot of cottage cheese with salt and pepper and raisins and sunflower seeds in it, a slice of soft american style bread spread with peanut butter and a bit of honey, folded over, a container of tomatoes, salt pepper oil and a piece of nice artisan bread to dunk in the juice, a piece of leftover roast when i have it).. 

    Of course, i love potato chips.  i try not to buy them. 

    Many black teas with sugar and plenty of milk.  I only like unbroken orange pekoe (ceylon) tea, since i can let it steep longer and it gets strong without the tannic feel to it. 
     
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  11. ordo

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    Usual snack (after walking 4 miles to tame the guilt).

     
  12. kaneohegirlinaz

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    Miss KK, you don't find that this is slowing down your metabolism? 
     
  13. koukouvagia

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    Not at all, I don't believe it's possible to slow down one's metabolism like that.  I have discovered that IF (intermittent fasting) helps me lose weight, enjoy my meals more, alleviate hunger and feel completely satisfied.  I used to eat small meals during the day and that kept me so hungry all the time and worrying about eating and what I was allowed to eat next and when on earth would I be able to eat again, it was a nightmare and kept me feeling like I was constantly dieting.  With IF I don't feel like I'm on a diet at all.  If you want more info on this please pm me.
     
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    Epic Brewing Mid Mountain Mild.  A forgotten style, quite a tasty beer.  And with tomatoes right out of the garden, bread right out of the oven and some fresh pickle, a perfect summer snack!

    mjb.
     
  15. koukouvagia

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    Mmmmm that looks yummy, and the bacon perfectly cooked - I don't like it crispy
     
  16. ordo

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    Boiled potatoes. EVOO. Spanish pimentón. A light snack to taste simplicity.

     
  17. koukouvagia

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    The way to my heart is through potatoes!  Those look awesome ordo!

    I've been snacking on yogurt more and more lately, my Mother sent me a really nice thyme honey and so a cup of yogurt with a nice spoonful = heaven... ok maybe more than one spoonful lol.

     
  18. nicko

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    KouKou I new that was Greek honey the minute I looked at it. The dark rich color is unmistakable. Do you make your own yogurt?
     
  19. koukouvagia

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    Nah, I love Fage Total!
     
  20. french fries

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    Man I love that stuff too, with a bit of local honey - or with cucumber, bit of garlic, mint, lemon and salt!!
     
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