I'm so excited to be heading overseas soon to meet up with some wonderful celebrity bloggers and one of the gals I'll be visiting asked me what I like to eat during the day.
I've already covered the granola that I eat for breakfast, but I thought I'd share some of my quick lunch ideas that I enjoy while trying to keep off the creeping weight monster.
I must be part squirrel because I adore nuts and seeds. I keep roasted pumpkin & sunflower seeds and a litany of roasted nuts in my fridge. I don't buy them roasted, I buy them raw and roast them myself on a cookie sheet in the oven for about 10-15 minutes at 350 F. That ensures there is no added salt or oil. Roasting makes all the difference in the world to the taste, so don't skip this step. Just do what I do, roast a bunch of them at once and put them in sealed in baggies it the fridge. They will keep for months like that.
2 slices Ryvita toast/crackers multigrain
7 slices cucumber (have as much cucumber as you like, it has practically zero calories and no fat)
2 tbsp light cream cheese
2 tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp roasted sunflower seeds
Spread the cream cheese on the crackers and sprinkle with seeds and fresh ground pepper. I love fresh ground black pepper. I put it on everything. Did you know that black pepper improves digestion and helps promote intesinal health?
I kid you not.
If I'm still hungry after this I'd have a green apple which is an additional 52 calories.
I have a couple of other favourite lunches I make for myself all the time I'll share soon.
Would you eat/try this? Or do you think it is too much like bird food?