I have been in a snacking rut lately. Same old same old. Plain Greek yogurt, a fresh peach, cinnamon, and a dash of brown sugar – delicious, by the way, but even delicious snacks get boring after a while.
Lying in bed this morning, inspiration hit! Pathetic, I know, that my first thoughts of the day are about what my snack will be. Nevertheless, I was quite pleased with my new creation. My ingredients: 3 slices from a large fresh garden tomato (from our garden), a slice of low-fat Swiss cheese, 4 thin slices of avocado, and about a tablespoon of hummus.
I layered them: tomato slice, 1/2 of the hummus, 2 avocado slices, 1/2 slice of cheese, tomato slice, the other 1/2 of the hummus, the remaining avocado and cheese, and the last tomato slice on top. I drizzled a little balsamic vinegar over it.
This turned out to be beautiful on the plate and a very nice blend of flavors. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made me think about mixing things up a bit. It’s just so easy to get into a habit; there’s no thinking required. Still, a particularly appetizing snack really does more than just “get the job done”!
On top of all that, my little creation delivers about 25% of my daily calcium needs, along with a good bit of healthy fat and disease-preventing phytonutrients. Looks delicious, doesn’t it?