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2014/04/23

TMI Questions: Snack Time


I am kind of a snob when it comes to snacks.  Natural blue corn chips with homemade salsa is as casual as I go.

That said, I love appetizers.  If I am able to identify what is in them and they are not deep-fried, I’m so there.  
Bruschetta would be one of my faves.  Hummus or baba ganoush with pita is another.

I have also developed an affinity for those new Triscuits made with red beans or brown rice, though I don’t think they are healthy by any means.

But typical snacks, Doritos, Cheetos, and the like?  That’s not food. 

That’s building insulation.

If I want to eat something, I will cook something and eat real food.

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TMI Questions: Snack Time

Do you prefer salty or sweet?

Salty.

Sweet does nothing for me, unless it’s something my boyfriend does for me.  Then sweet is cool.

That wasn’t always the case.  In high school I used to drink Canada Dry’s Tahitian Treat and eat Mounds and Almond Joy candy bars like crazy.  Then in college I switched to Sunkist Orange, thinking it had vitamin C and smoking cigarettes.

Apparently I consumed enough to satiate me for a lifetime, because all sweets – including baked goods and the like, do nothing for me.

In a way, I’m grateful, because who needs all those empty calories?

What was your favorite snack as a kid?

Styrofoam.  Tin foil.

I had a weird sense of what was edible.  Not sure where it came from, though I do remember always being hungry.  That hunger continues to this day, as I have a strange relationship with food. 

For me, food is entertainment and an emotional balm.  That’s not healthy, because it leads to overeating.  Fortunately, I typically eat well, as in healthy, so when I do overeat, at least it’s not junk.

What is your favorite snack now?

Water
LaCroix Carbonated Water mixed with 100% fruit juice
Oatmeal
Bananas
Raisin Bran
Mashed Potatoes
100% Whole Fruit Smoothies
Nuts
Natural Peanut Butter
Bread

Healthy snacks are....?

Not as bad tasting as you think.  Nor are they as healthy as one would hope.

Our taste buds become used to Natural Flavors (which is code for chemically enhanced flavor modifiers – Google it – it will astound you), so when we do eat something truly ‘natural’ or ‘healthy’, we find it wanting.

Also keep in mind that most snacks marketed as healthy are anything but; it is simply a way to fool the consumer into feeling good about their purchase.

I try to focus on eating whole foods, or simple foods.  That eliminates a lot of stupid sugar and salt. 

Milk and what kind of cookies?

It’s very, very rare that a cookie will capture my attention.  I like macaroons, but not with milk.

My relationship with milk is fairly tentative.  I use it when cooking and when eating breakfast cereal, which is one of my favorite sources of fiber and favorite junk food.

Do you dunk?

Only basketballs.

How do you eat Oreos?
                         
With my mouth, if at all.

The cookie part of the Oreo reminds me of insulation.

That white stuff… sweet wall putty.

What is your favorite movie snack?

Water
Popcorn – if ‘buttered’, it must be real butter

Movie candy nauseates me.

Cake or pie?

Typically, neither.

If forced to, due to an occasion where it would be rude not to partake, I will scrape all the frosting off the cake.

If I must eat pie, I prefer simple fruit.  I do like pie crust. I hate chocolate silk pie and pies of that type.  They are gross, with candy bits and crap all over it.  Ugh.

Ready Whip or Cool Whip"

Neither.

I love whipped cream, as in naturally made whipped cream.  The rest?  That’s whipped oil or dairy that has been modified.  Blech.

Potato Chips or Pretzels or Cheetos?

Pretzels are acceptable, provided they are baked and without salt.

Potato chips are greasy and gross, filled with ‘natural flavors’ to make them addictive.

Cheetos do not qualify as food.   

Yeah, pretty much hate that stuff. 

Favorite kind of ice-cream - flavor and brand?

None.

Unnecessary dairy is something I avoid.  Ice cream is nice in theory, but most commercial brands are filled with gums, dyes, and crap that should not be consumed by anyone.

Most unusual food you eat as a snack?

Mashed potatoes?

I love pigging out on them.  They just need the tiniest bit of sea salt and some pepper.  A little butter and milk when mashing when possible.

By the way, I don’t eat tinfoil or Styrofoam anymore.


Somewhere along the way I lost my taste for it. 


















4 comments:

Blogerr Ba said...

Fantastic post, as always :-)

anne marie in philly said...

eclectic tastebuds you have.

SEAN (The Jeep Guy) said...

Now I understand why you have such a great body. You don't eat any processed foods, little salt and little sugar. You do eat meat, right?

Finally someone who actually has an unusual snack food.

whkattk said...

Gosh, I'm awful when it comes to snack food...or used to be. Everything but fresh pecans, walnuts, almonds, and a variety of fresh or dried fruits has gone to the wayside since I was put on steroids to minimize the weight gain caused by the meds.

Desert, give me ice cream - plain old chocolate. Or a nice tart apple pie - the more tart the better.

I'd have to say, I'd snack on any of the guys you've pictured, though!