A Reader's Digest "articlet" says that cheese is a great food (in small portions) because it lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL. Now I don't feel so guilty about my snacking habits. Well, at least not so guilty about all of them. I know we are advised to snack on carrots and raw vegetables, but one of my secret stashes is in the deli drawer of my fridge. I love to nibble on bits of gorgonzola cheese when I'm in the kitchen.
Other favorite snacks include...
Dark chocolate. I prefer 70% cocoa (cacao if you're snobby) to 85%. My favorite is Lindt's Intense Pear dark chocolate. A bar of good-quality chocolate will last me about a month.
One of the women I visit teach introduced me to the idea of dipping potato chips in cottage cheese. Love it!
Hummus. My favorite is roasted red pepper. That snack doesn't usually last too long because I can spend all afternoon dipping pretzels as I go about my chores.
Smoked almonds. Once I start, I can't stop. Roasted pumpkin seeds are
also a good staple in the fall.
My new addition to the hidden snack stashes is the Ginger Cats Cookies
("for people") from Trader Joe's. My sister picked up a tub for me on their vacation this past week. Those of you who have a Trader Joe's within a reasonable (< two hours) driving distance, please don't take it for granted.
I would LOVE to shop there each week!
I typically save my snacks as a reward for myself when I've been good and finished my morning chores, which means they last a while. What favorite snacks do all of you have that I could consider adding to my hiding spots?