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March 18, 2009

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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and despite being perfectly stuffed, i had to have dessert so i enjoyed a lovely lemonade girl scout cookie.

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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?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2009 12:14 am

    Sometimes I grocery shop with a plan, but I usually see what is on special. But really, I eat the same thing over and over again. Haha! So, not much really in terms of deciding.

    Anyways, love your tasty snacking eats. Hello kitty! ❤

  2. March 19, 2009 1:16 am

    I love snacky days like that, and I think it’s fine if it’s controlled like yours.
    In a perfect world I have a meal plan for the week and shop on Sundays but that hasn’t been happening in recent weeks. I usually try to think a day or two ahead with dinner.

  3. March 19, 2009 1:17 am

    OMG GIVE ME SOME OF THAT TOFU, BEFORE I STEAL SOME! Absolutely yummy!

  4. March 19, 2009 6:29 am

    The tofu looks amazing. I don’t really have many ideas for cooking tofu, so I’ll add this to my “ways to cook list” 😀

  5. March 19, 2009 8:01 am

    DEFINITELY stock up on the hummus!!

  6. March 19, 2009 8:16 am

    Good tip about leaving the tofu in the oven to dehydrate after cooking – I’ll have to try that.

    I generally grocery shop with meal plans in mind, although I almost always leave the store with more items than are on my list 😉

  7. innascribbles permalink
    March 19, 2009 8:19 am

    I definitely never have a plan even though everyone says its good to. i like to go with what im craving and never know what that will be until at least the morning of. BUT when i see recipes i want to try i buy ingredients for them (at least ingredients that wont go bad for a while) so i have them on hand for when i want to give it a whirl!

    that tofu looks AMAZING. how did you make your salad dressing? ps- SOOOOOO excited for saturday!

  8. March 19, 2009 11:54 am

    I don’t know which way of eating I prefer either…I tend to get on kicks…Right now I’m leaning a little more towards meals, but the other day was all snacks…there’s pros and cons to both I suppose…

    NAOmni

  9. March 19, 2009 2:31 pm

    mmmm, that tofu looks perfect!!

    i used to plan out every meal, but i gave up when i started coming across so much free food at work! it’s kind of fun that i always have to think on my feet to make something out of surprise ingredients now 🙂

  10. March 19, 2009 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the tip about leaving tofu in the oven!

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