It’s June, so theoretically it should be summer now, right? In reality, I’m still wearing my winter coat, and even put on my winter boots on Monday and Tuesday.
Let me get serious for a moment. Torrential rains have been flooding Central Europe in the past few days, including South Germany. Our families and friends are fine, but others are really struggling. Please send positive thoughts and prayers if you like.
Back to the food. The theme of the month is Sensible Snacking, definitely something I need to work on. Here’s what I ate last Saturday.
Nothing new here. I’m still loving those tiny local cucumbers. They’re so juicy, crunchy, and delicious, especially on top of my breakfast sandwiches.
An almost empty nut butter jar is always something to be happy about. Why? Because I get to make overnight oats in a jar! They don’t have to soak all night long, though, an hour or two is totally enough. This jar contained my favorite mix of oats, flax seeds, cocoa powder, cinnamon, dried cranberries, rice milk, a dash of maple syrup, and half a mashed banana.
This was a rather filling snack, perfect fuel for my planned trip to the grocery store.
Sometimes I just crave a huge bowl of salad, even if I haven’t seen the sun in days. On the side I had a few slices of toasted tomato ciabatta. After clearing that plate I went back for seconds. Yes, I can eat a lot of produce. #noshame
Last week I found a new-to-me product at our local Aldi – vegan fish fingers! They were surprisingly delicious! Their taste comes quite close to the original, as far as I can remember, minus the fishy part, of course. I won’t have those very often, but I think they are a great option whenever I’m hit by a random junk food craving.
One of my favorite savory snack options is a handful of those pretzel sticks. They are covered in sesame seeds instead of salt, so their sodium content is much lower. They also contain a lot less fat than most chips, and I don’t feel the urge to devour the entire package.
What’s your favorite savory snack?