Let’s Talk about Fruit

Yep, fruit. Fruit always sounds like a great snack idea in theory, doesn’t it? I mean, it’s not necessarily part of everyone’s diet, even though it should be. I’ve often found myself thinking at night about what I’ll bring to munch on during breaks at work the next day, and so often I decide that an apple or a handful of grapes would be a good idea. And I’m not wrong!

On days that I actually get up early-enough and am organized-enough to create some semblance of a lunch to bring, I do make an effort to throw in some fruit, and you know what, I feel good when I open my bag at work and see a banana, and I feel good after I’ve eaten it. I feel energized and uplifted, stronger than the best tow truck Hamilton ON has available, as if the fruit has done some good not only for my body, but for my spirit.

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What to Bring?

Okay, here it is, the age-old discussion: what do I bring? You’ve been invited to a friend’s house to hang out, and you ask if you can bring anything. They respond with, “nah, not really, maybe a bag of chips or something.” A bag of chips or something. That’s hardly helpful.

I mean, yes, if you show up with a bag of chips to a casual gathering, no one will be sad; no one will say “ugh, chips are the worst.” Because no one says that, because chips. And no one’s going to be expecting you to show up with wedding catering level apps here. But what if you want to step it up from a bag of chips? Below I’ve compiled some suggestions about what kind of snack you should bring where. (Please note that these are just my own suggestions, and there is absolutely no empirical evidence to back any of this up.)  Continue reading What to Bring?

Pinterest Problems

I feel like I need to talk to someone about the struggles of browsing Pinterest for snack ideas, and because no one I talk to has any interest in listening to my seriously first world problems, I figured I’d just write about it and you guys can read it at your leisure (or not, but I’m going to write it anyway). So obviously Pinterest is great, not only as a tool of procrastination, for which I use it quite frequently, but also for browsing geeky fandom stuff, finding hilarious memes to send to my sister, and, of course,  to browse recipes.

Sometimes I go on Pinterest looking for a specific type of snack recipe (I’ve made some wicked good cookies from recipes I’ve found on Pinterest), but other times I’m just scrolling innocently and come upon the most beautiful-looking snack recipe that I would absolutely destroy if I ever were to try it. We’ve all been there, right? We see, like, little Santas that can (apparently) be made from little more than whipped cream and a strawberry (see right … still not convinced those are real).

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It’s a Question of Proximity

So here I am, sitting on my couch under two blankets, computer on my lap writing creative content for a friend’s internet marketing agency with a cup of tea on the little table beside me. I opened at my other job this morning, and after a long day at work, I’m finally snuggled in safe at home.

This is my happy place. The only thing missing is, as you probably guessed, a delicious snack. But here’s the problem. As one of my many New Years’ resolutions (some more attainable than others), I’ve decided I’m going to try to cut out a little bit of sugar from my daily routine. Certainly not all sugar, bless me, let’s not be crazy, but some.

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