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Seriously, how fun was this prompt? I had such a good time coming up with my list this week, and I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone else answered it, too.
1. Mint Tea
Caffeine tends to make me anxious, so I try to stick to caffeine-free beverages and foods as much as possible. Mint tea both smells and tastes nice.
2. Vegan Yogurt
I’m not vegan, but I eat a lot of products marketed to that demographic group due to my milk allergy. Non-dairy yogurts have gotten pretty good these past few years, so thank you to the vegan community for creating a demand for them. You’re awesome.
3. Salted Pistachios or Other Mixed Nuts
Nuts are such a satisfying snack.
4. Fresh Fruit
It’s hard to remember the last time I tried a new type of fruit and disliked it. Just about any sort of fruit is delicious to me.
I love crunchy vegetables like carrots, celery, radishes, or kohlrabi. It’s so satisfying to munch away at them, especially if I’m reading something a little frightening or atmospheric. Somehow having a plate of food to snack on makes me feel a bit less nervous in those circumstances.
6. Hard-boiled Eggs
I eat hard-boiled eggs with a little salt and pepper. They’re amazing. As soon as I pick up another bottle of hot sauce at the grocery store, I might try them that way next.
7. Cinnamon and Sugar Toast
This has been one of my favourite snacks since childhood. It’s even better if the toast is whole grain. My mom always bought healthy bread like that when I was growing up, so I developed a strong preference for it.
8. Grape Jolly Ranchers.
Will I eat other flavours of jolly ranchers? Absolutely, but the grape ones will always be my favourite. They are so delicious.
9. Almond Butter.
Honestly, any nut butter is appealing to me. it can be spread on toast, apple slices, celery, and so much more.
I totally expect to be the only Top Ten Tuesday blogger who mentions this snack this week, but I love sardines. They have such a unique taste, and I find them really filling. They’re also a good source of certain nutrients like calcium and Vitamin D that I need to make sure I consciously include in my diet due to my milk allergy .
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Celery! I looove celery. Green veg is my favourite veg – I had soup recently made with celery, broccoli, peas and green beans and it was delicious.
That sounds amazing.
So many healthy and delicious foods (although sardines and I don’t really gel haha) 😅I LOVE almond butter and omg cinnamon and sugar toast sounds so good?! I’ve never had that before but I’m definitely going to try it some time 🤤
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Heh, thanks. I know I’m in the minority with my enjoyment of sardines.
You should definitely try cinnamon and sugar toast sometime. I think you’d love it.
I love crunchy vegetables too, especially carrot or cucumber sticks!
Nice. Yeah, they’re so satisfying to munch on.
Your list is so much healthier than mine haha! I do love fresh fruit, too, especially in the summer!
Heh, thanks. And summer fruit is the best.
cinnamon and sugar toast looks so good. i’m really going to have to try that one day and I loveeee fresh fruit. craving apples rn.
I hope you do give it a try. It’s amazing.
And apples are awesome, too.
I never anticipated seeing sardines. How unique. My husband loves them, with me it’s a hard pass. I love cucumbers to snack on!
I know I’m pretty unique there, but glad to hear your husband also likes them. Cucumbers are a great snack, too.
Oooo, now I want some nuts, that sounds so good!
I hope you get to eat some soon.
Cinnamon sugar toast definitely takes me back! My mom used to make that for me on cold mornings. 🙂
Aww, that’s lovely. What a nice memory.
Everyone is so healthy with their fruits and here I am like nahhhh lol. Great list <3
LOL, indeed. Junk food is fun, too, though. And thanks.
Yum, cinnamon sugar toast! I love cinnamon sugar toast. (I prefer it on white bread so I can see how heavy I’m sprinkling on the cinnamon sugar.)
And I suspect you’re right about the sardines. I will be very surprised if I come across another mention of them this week.
That’s a good point. It is easier to see how much cinnamon and sugar you have if you use white bread.
Now I want some cinnamon sugar toast (we almost never have bread and I don’t even know where our toaster is). I can’t remember the last time I ate that.
I hope you get to eat it sometime soon. How long has your toaster been out of sight?
Years. We rarely ever used it. Maybe once or twice a year at most.
Yeah I’m guessing you’ll be the only person mentioning sardines too. I do like nuts; they’re good when you’re hungry but it’s not time for dinner yet.
Heh, for sure.
And nuts are a great snack to tide you over until dinner time.
Lydia, we are so similar! Caffeine also makes me nervous, hence me having peppermint and camomile tea on my list. I am also lactose intolerant, so I often opt for the dairy free options which are more prevalent now with the rise in veganism. I also love sardines! 😀
That is so cool!
And yay to finally hearing from someone else who loves sardines. 😀
I too have a milk allergy and I do enjoy a good Vegan Yogurt every now and again. Off subject, but whats your favorite brand? A hard boiled egg sounds so good right now, love your list!!
It’s interesting that we share that in common.
I don’t know if your area has all of the same brands that Toronto does, but I hope you’ll be able to find something from this list.
Daiya is good if you like really sweet yogurt. (I treat it as a sort of dessert!) It doesn’t have calcium in it.
Silk Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is good, although sometimes I have trouble finding it. It does have calcium in it.
Yoso is what I buy most often because it offers unsweetened almond yogurt. It does have calcium in it which is awesome.
If you ever find a good vegan yogurt, I’d sure like to hear about it, too.
Grape Jolly Ranchers are my favorite too. Unique list!
That’s awesome. And thanks.
My husband has a dairy intolerance so we sometimes have soya yoghurts in the house, oh and those alpro chocolate dessert pots!
Cool. Yeah, there are a ton of non-dairy yogurts out there these days. It’s wonderful.
Aplro chocolate dessert pots are delicious. I’d half-forgotten about them, so thanks for the reminder.
I haven’t had cinnamon and sugar toast in a long time. So yummy!
I hope you get to indulge in it again soon.
I found some oat milk yogurts a few weeks ago and they’re pretty good. And Chobani makes Greek yogurts (I don’t think they’re dairy free though) with nut butters on the bottom. So, swirl some into some plain non-dairy yogurt!
That is a fantastic idea. I’m going to try it after my next shopping trip. Thanks!
I was surprised by how good it was, hope you love it!
Lots of yummy stuff here! Sardines–they’re ok, but maybe once per decade, lol
I will happily keep the sardine industry afloat. 😂
And thanks. Your post was great, too.
Haha, I’ve been reading a lot of TTT posts today, and you’re the first blogger who eats sardines while reading! I snack on mixed nuts. And carrots and hummus.
Heh, I’m unique in that regard.
Carrots and hummus are such a great combination of flavours/textures.
Grape jolly ranchers are very solid, but my all-time faves are the watermelon ones!
The watermelon ones are delicious, too!
Now I totally want cinnamon toast. There’s something I find comforting about it, probably because it takes me back to childhood.
I hope you indulge in it soon. It’s every bit as good as it was in childhood in my opinion.
Mint tea is great either hot or cold.
Totally agreed there. It’s so versatile.
Ooh I’ve never heard of kohlrabi before. Looks interesting! Great list Lydia :)))
It sort of has a mildly hot flavour like radishes do. I sure think it’s good and hope you get to try it someday.
Now that’s a variety!
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Cinnamon and sugar toast sounds delicious! I love crunchy vegetables and pistachios. Great choices!
Thank you. I’m glad you agree.
Second on the hard-boiled eggs and cinnamon toast! So yummy!
Oh my gosh I love jolly ranchers! Any variety really but grape is definitely awesome. 🙂 I like mixed nuts a lot too.
That’s pretty cool, Greg. It sounds like we have similar tastes.
Cinnamon sugar toast! And almond butter!
And I’ve honestly never had a sardine. For some reason I’m not so interested in those but I’d love to try anchovies.
Fun list Lydia.
Thank you. I’ve never tried an anchovy, but they do sound good.
Jolly Ranchers! My childhood! I haven’t had one for years. I love them but they kill my teeth lol Love this list!
Heh, thank you. Jolly ranchers definitely aren’t easy on your teeth, but they do taste good.
I forgot, I was going to mention fruit too! Specifically raspberries, since those are my favourite. They’d definitely be on my “not while reading” list though, since I’d worry about staining the pages.
That’s a good point. They can be a little messy if you eat them with your hand.
Ooh, I love cinnamon sugar toast. Great picks!
Thank you. Glad to hear you also like cinnamon sugar toast.
Grape Jolly Ranchers are good… but blue raspberry will always be my favorite! 😜
Heh, blue raspberry jolly ranchers are good, too.
What great healthy ideas. I’ve got to incorporate more of these.
And some validation for you: I’m afraid to eat sardines much for fear of their effect on my breath even after brushing…but I have tried them, after suspecting that they couldn’t be that much weirder than my beloved gross-looking smoked oysters, and they ARE really delicious!
And I’m very glad to hear that you tried sardines and liked them.
God I love almond butter, I really need to start buying it again.
I haven’t had cinnamon toast for years! My mom used to make “eggs in a hole” for me (fried egg inside a hole in toast), then sprinkle cinnamon on the little circle of bread. I think I’m going to make that today!
My family called that dish “egg bread.” It was a staple of our diet, especially right before the next grocery shopping trip. Yum!
And I hope you do get more almond butter sometime soon. It’s delicious.
Cinnamon toast! OMG I LOVE that, and I haven’t had it in ages and I can’t figure out why! And yes to fruit — right now, I am loving that grapes are appearing in the supermarket here at semi-decent prices!
Heh, I never would have guessed that so many other people loved cinnamon toast so much. It’s awesome.
And, yes, it’s quite nice to see lower prices for grapes at the grocery store. I’ve been eating them almost every day lately! Gotta enjoy grape season while it lasts.
Your list is so healthy!
It must be so refreshing eating fruit and veg while you read 🙂
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Thank you. I sure think it is, yes. 🙂
Cinnamon and sugar toast sounds like music to my ears – you’re making me crave it now! Definitely the highlight of your list for me!
Cool! I hope you get to indulge in it soon if you’d like to.
I’m impressed with how healthy your list is! I wish mine was! 😅 Almond butter is lovely and mint tea is so comforting! Great choices 💛
Thank you very much. I’ve been making some big changes to my diet recently.
And, yes, almond butter and mint tea are the best.
Man, this prompt is making me so hungry! I LOVE Pistachios. They were my grandmother’s favorite snack, and she’d keep some on hand for us. Oh my gosh, cinnamon and sugar toast! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who eats it. My husband thinks I’m weird, because nothing except butter or peanut butter should go on toast, according to him. But I always had this as a treat growing up, and I just love it so!
I find it pretty funny that your husband is weirded out by cinnamon sugar toast. It’s interesting to hear how family traditions can vary like that. 🙂
My husband grew up in a family that rarely used ketchup, so he gets weirded out when I put it on eggs or hotdogs. LOL.
Cinnamon toast I love! Cinnamon anything I love come to think of it… Cinnamon hot chocolate is an absolute favourite. 🙂
I have to admit that I’ve never tried vegan yoghurt… And nut butters/sardines are a no, lol.
Peppermint tea is good. When I’m reading, and things get tense, I swear I stress drink rather than stress eat (silver lining?) and there’s only so much black tea I can consume without seeing electricity so I switch to fruit and herb teas. 🙂
Ha! Black tea is delicious, but I hear you on not wanting to have too much caffeine. It makes you bounce off the walls after a while.
Cinnamon hot chocolate sounds amazing.
I love hard-boiled eggs! And nothing beats a delicious bowl of fresh fruit all cut up and mixed together. I am especially fond of raspberries and pears.
raspberries and pears are so yummy together.
Cinnamon and sugar toast sounds so good right now! And I always love mint tea.
I hope you get to treat yourself to both of those snacks soon. I think they go nicely together.
The only problem with eating sardines and reading I can think of is accidentally getting a little oil on the page! (I didn’t do this one because my reading snacks are very boring…a bit of cheese and lemon water, usually..)
That’s a good point. Nobody wants sardine oil on their book. 🙂
Fresh mint tea is the best <3 And mixed nuts are a great snack too.
I’m glad you enjoy those snacks, too!
Give me some Cinnamon and Sugar Toast, i usually eat that with butter when i am sick!
It’s the perfect treat for a sick day.