Sunday, April 20, 2008

A nice little Sunday snack

It's finally warming up in the city, so that means it's time for me to start watching my diet more and getting my lazy butt outside to walk on non-gym days. Today was the inaugural walk along the lake from Belmont to just south of Fullerton, and while my legs are sore, I still made decent time there and back.

But I did want to share my new favorite light weekend snack/meal. Usually dinner is my most complete meal so lunch and breakfast are traditionally quick, easy-to-make and go foods that I can eat on the bus (bad I know) or eat quickly between meetings at work. 

Anyhow, lately on the weekends I've really been enjoying what I call the "potpourri plate," which consists of: a wedge of Laughing Cow Light cheese (still creamy and with a nice taste, not what you might think of a "light" cheese) with table water crackers, Wheat Thins and hummus. My favorite hummus is Cedar Crest, which I get at Treasure Island or Whole Foods. While I'm still new to hummus tasting, I prefer this one's creamier texture, compared to Tribe, which is a bit "grainier" and Athenos which has an perplexing after taste (ironically it was named "Best Hummus" by Men's Health, who obviously haven't tried this brand).

Anyhow, below is a picture of my cute "potpourri plate" that I enjoyed while reading the Sunday Tribune today. Then usually after this I end up having some Girl Scout cookies, but I make the effort to have something healthier first :)

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

The first hummus I ever tasted was Athenos and it makes me gag at the thought of hummus. Maybe I should try another brand.

I love laughing cow cheese. Their garlic flavor is pretty yummy. Just enough so you feel like your eating something that's less-healthy. Does that make sense?

Now if you excuse me, I'm going to fix myself a plate of nachos. But no soda, because I'm trying to cut down. :)

Jenn said...

Gosh I wish I liked hummus. It's a texture thing. It tastes great and smells great, but the texture...eh not so much.

Arielle said...

The best hummus is Sabra, hands down. And I looooove laughing cow cheese! Except I always mess up and call it mad cow cheese, which is a pretty bad mistake to make.

~Angela~ said...

I just bought two kinds of hummus yesterday. Mmmmm...

Cass said...

have you ever had homemade hummus? mmmmm!

RebeccaC said...

As your self-appointed work mother, I feel its my responsibilty to insist that we add some additional color to the plate next time with a few fruits/veggies. No need to go crazy...I'd settle for some cucumber slices and a few tomatoes (both are fab with the hummus) and maybe some strawberries for the cheese ; )

not.a.diva said...

hi - i just tagged you...(sorry if you don't like tags!)

BTW, if I ate that I'd still be hungry! I wish my snacks looked that nutritious.

Liz said...

That oddly looks like the appetizer I threw together when you came over to help me pack. Except add carrots. ;)

dessertfiend said...

U Amerikans u probably think cambells makes soup.

lifeintheleftlane said...

I LOVE cow cheese! It's so amazing, especially if you put it on a toasted English muffin and top with slices of hard-boiled eggs. Sounds weird but it's so good!