Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Let's Get To Know One Another: Go-To Snack

A lot of you were quite positive about my new series idea, Let's Get To Know One Another. Hooray! I'm not really surprised because you readers are always sweet and supportive and encouraging. I'm so thankful for that. The best part of these posts is learning about you. I write so much about me and I think it's fun to actively invite you to tell me about yourselves.

Anyway, next up in the series--what is your go-to snack? I'm the kind of girl who needs to eat something every few hours or else I will become very hungry and cranky. In fact I recently learned an adorable new word (I think it's British? Betsy, help me!) for meals taken at non-meal hours: elevenses. Perfect, right? Who isn't starving for lunch already by 11?

My food cravings come and go in waves which means that my go-to snack changes every so often. Last year around this time I would have said homemade olive tapenade and crackers. But these days it's tart, juicy, chewy, dried cherries.

My mom was the one who first got me hooked on these. They are totally like candy to us and I think I could probably eat them all day long. Here are my favorite ways to munch on these beauties.

Plain, on their own, by the handful.

Alongside a pile of pita chips and a dollop of hummus (the sweet/tangy, garlicky/creamy, and crunchy/salty combination is just so delicious to me).

On top of a bowl of greek yogurt with a sprinkle of ground flax seed.

With raw almonds and dark chocolate chunks.

Ok, now it's your turn! It's time for your elevenses and the kitchen is stocked--what do you grab?


  1. Elevenses!! Dried cherries sound perfect, funny I've never come across them before (maybe in an obscure granola recipe). My own go-to snacks change all the time too but right now I really love... apples. Just good ol' apples, in all colours and flavours.
    Here's an interesting thing I learned though, the seeds are totally edible! I actually eat every part of an apple, besides the stem, and prefer it that way! The textures are great :) Really, try it with a juicy apple with a softer core, you might love it (or hate it)!

  2. Apples are my husband's favorite snack! He eats them with peanut butter. Good for you for eating seeds and all! I've never done that but maybe I'll try it next time!

  3. Katie @ Loverly SheApril 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering now! All those things sound great. Breastfeeding = being hungry ALL the time! haha. If I’m running low on snacky things I often find myself with a jar of peanut butter and a spoon!

  4. For some reason I always forget about peanut butter as a snack! It's definitely a classic though, and full of healthy fats. Yum :)

  5. haha I know that word - and concept, really, because it's more than just a word - from Tolkein and AA Milne, both of whom were British, so I guess it must have come from there! The hobbits and Winnie the Pooh were huge fans of elevenses :)

    I love a mix of roasted almonds and raisins - perfect to tide me over until lunch!


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