So I've started bringing snacks to work for me. 95% of the time I make time to eat them at some point during the day - except last week, when I wasn't feeling so hot. My snacks usually consist of a protein and a carb - healthy and energy providing! I like yogurt with berries, apples with almond butter, airpopped popcorn with parmesean cheese......
Confession #2: I'm not a gourmand at all. When I see fancy schmancy appetizers I get scared. Caviar? I had it once, at a wedding. I spit it into a napkin. But one that's always intrigued me has been melon with proscuitto. Of course I've never ordered it/taken it off of a plate after that caviar incident...but it sounds like the perfect work snack - fruit and protein? So I bought a cantalope, so proscuitto, and spent yesterday wrapping. And the result? Well, let me tell you from experience - the melon:proscuitto ratio was a bit off. When you try this at home, make sure the proscuitto is sliced very thinly, because too much of it and you have a salty mess in your mouth....and nobody likes that!
My other work snack of the week? Marinated mushrooms. Yum! It breaks from my carb/protein cycle, but since its all veggies it's still a good little snackeroo!
Marinated Mushrooms1 lb mushrooms
1/2 onion, sliced
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp mustard
1 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
1 tsp parsley
Salt and Pepper
1) Steam mushrooms for 1 minute
2) In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients but mushroms. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for a couple minutes.
3) Pour dressing over mushrooms and refrigerate overnight.