For the April Monthly Morsel question, we asked you “What is your favorite afternoon snack?” There is a wide range of different things people like…see what our blogger friends had to say:
From Bethany Morford, This, That, and T’other
My favorite snack for anytime of the day, morning, noon, afternoon, or midnight, is a bowl of dry cereal with milk. When I was growing up as a missionary child in Ukraine, cold cereal was unavailable, so for breakfast, we had oatmeal, cream of wheat, pancakes, or french toast. On the rare occasions that we did have cereal, we were limited to one small bowl. (Of course in a family with six children, that pretty much finished the box!) So, now it is wonderful to be able to have this special treat anytime!
From Cal Orey, The Writing Gourmet
Ah, my fave afternoon snack? Well, I often swim around 1 p.m. So when I get home I’m famished. I love to turn to dark chocolate in a variety of forms, including a homemade chocolate muffin, scone, hot chocolate or simply a truffle (or two). Quality dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa content) is fab! Not only does it have nutrients and antioxidants, but it helps cut cravings for unhealthy snack food. Gee, it’s 1:30–time for a chocolatey snack to take me to Chocolate Heaven.
From Calista White, Each Day is a Gift
My favorite afternoon snack is nachos. I make them in my toaster oven. Here’s what you need:
Shredded Colby Jack cheese
Your favorite salsa
Put a layer of chips on a cookie sheet and sprinkle a good handful of cheese over the top. Toast it in the oven until the cheese gets good and melted. For my toaster oven, I just use the “toast” setting and put it in there for about five minutes. Remove and let cool slightly before dipping in the salsa and eating.
From Danica, Danica’s Daily
My FAVORITE snack is to pop some 94% Fat Free Butter Flavored …then, drizzle it with a little agave nectar and stir. You can also use air popped popcorn, just be sure to sprinkle a little sea salt on AFTER the agave nectar.
Tadah!!! Instant Healthy Kettle Korn ~ It’s salty, sweet and snack-a-licious!
From Samantha Gianulis, Apron Strings, Families Online Magazine
My life is over-scheduled, I live close to the Mexican border, and I look forward to my next meal before I have finished with my current repast. What this means is – I have a protein-filled quesadilla at 3:00 p.m. daily.
From Sabrina Persico, Sabby in Suburbia
Afternoons can be a little hectic here. My oldest gets home from school and my 3 year old wakes up from nap, all in one big collision. I try to make things simple, healthy and not too filling so that they’ll still want dinner at 5pm. Yes, we eat dinner at 5pm…call me crazy, but mama is a hungry hungry hippo by that time too. Normal afternoon snacks consist of apple slices, almonds (or other nuts), bananas, dried fruit (Craisins) or carrots. Sometimes, I give them a slice of toast with peanut butter or a small bowl of cheese crackers. This usually seems to please the little monkeys until dinner is served.
From Verla Struminski via our Facebook Fan Page
From Linda Hadley, via our Facebook Fan Page
Hot pretzels with mustard!
From Sheila Ewers, via our Facebook Fan Page
Bunch of fruit. Like a buffet of it.
From Mark J. Hrusovsky, via our Facebook Fan Page
From Virginia Dean, via our Facebook Fan Page
If I am home, antipasto, crackers and cheese etc.
Thanks to everyone for all the delicious responses!
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