more snack action
i enjoyed snacking my way through dinner so much last night, that i did it again today. i ate everything in approximately two hour increments…
first i started with a carrot and pita chips to scrape up the last of my hummus. note to self: buy more hummus ASAP!
next, i had a stonyfield farm oikos organic greek yogurt. i bought a couple flavors to try out with the free coupons that kristina so kindly sent me.
this cup was the honey flavor which had a nice thick layer of delicious organic honey on the bottom. i tried the first bite of yogurt plain which was perfectly tart and creamy- as a good greek yogurt should be! i then gave it a good stir to mix up the honey, and enjoyed it with some sliced strawberries and pecan granola. i liked the taste of honey in each bite and the oikos yogurt was a bit thicker than the fat free chobani that i usually get which is always a good thing.
i don’t know if it was the extra 10% 🙂 but the oikos kept me full forever, i almost thought i was done for the night. i had some tofu marinating though and wanted to bake it while i had the oven on for tom’s dinner. i had a nibble to taste, and it was so good that i had to eat it in fear that it wouldn’t be as wonderful the next day.
this was a little more than half a block of tofu that i pressed whole, cut into cubes and then marinated in a chinese chicken salad dressing that i made a while back. i baked the tofu at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, giving them a flip halfway through. after i turned off the oven, i sprinkled with sesame seeds and left the tofu in the oven for about 15-20 minutes more. leaving the tofu in the oven after it’s turned off dehydrates them a bit and gets the texture really chewy.
i’m glad i finally tried marinating tofu, and remembered to cut it into thick cubes this time. they didn’t have any tofu at the whole foods salad bar last time i was there (the horror) so i’ve been craving it! so happy it turned out well!
and despite being perfectly stuffed, i had to have dessert so i enjoyed a lovely lemonade girl scout cookie.
snacking my way through dinner is kind of fun, but i also like eating a big meal and feeling nice and full at the end, so i may start switching off between the two styles of eating. i think i’ve been eating like this for the past two days because despite having stocked up on groceries, i didn’t plan any meals before shopping. so whenever i open the fridge, other than seeing sandwich or salad fixings, i’ve been drawing a blank as to what to make for dinner. oh well, i’ll have to plan better next time. how do you decide what to make for dinner? do you grocery shop with a plan, or just pick whatever sounds good that day?