Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Snack Drawer -- Before

Among my friends at school, I have a reputation for having beautiful, healthy and appetizing lunches. It's all true. I like delicious food, and I try to make it look as good as it tastes. The only problem is, this has not extended to afternoon snacks.

It’s worse than it sounds. I don’t like the tasteless, prepackaged, preservative laden snack foods found at the grocery store. So, my snack drawer lies empty. But that doesn’t stop me from getting hungry and heading down to the break room to scavenge for tasteless, prepackaged, preservative laden doughnuts. I am ashamed.

To remedy this, I’ve decided to do a snack drawer overhaul. I am now on the hunt for beautiful, healthy and appetizing snacks that are also shelf stable. Do you have any ideas?

Total Cost: $5 a pound for dried apricots … it’s a start!


Janet said...

make your own trail mix - dried cranberries instead of raisins, etc. Also, it's not shelf stable, but you could make a batch of brownies (I've got a great recipe) and individually wrap and freeze them. If you take a couple to school at a time, they would stay good in your desk for a few days.

Beck.Holl said...

your favorite cereal?