With a little over two weeks left until the “big exam,” I’m the girl I never thought I could be. I’m buying jarred pasta sauce, pre-cooked rice from prepared foods sections, and, yes, even frozen meals. All I can say is, thank goodness for Amy’s Organics. That said, being that I still have another 1/2 week of 3-4 hour lectures to listen to a day, snacking is a must — not so much for my physical or mental endurance, but for my emotional endurance as well. If it weren’t for snacks to look forward to, I’d have lost my sanity weeks ago. Here are a few of my recent favorites. They’re easy, simple and satisfying, and protein-carb balanced as well (mom taught me well).
Apples with yogurt-almond butter dip: Combine 1 part smooth, roasted almond butter with 2 parts Wildwood unsweetened plain soyogurt. Add in a few drops (I use about 7-10 for a 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup almond butter to yogurt ratio) liquid vanilla stevia to taste. Use as a dip for apples, pears, pretzels (if you can find GF!) or anything else you can think of!
Mini Mexican Pizzas: Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with corn tortillas. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until outsides are golden brown. Spread tortillas with canned refried black beans (I used Trader Joe’s with jalapeno), prepared pico de gallo or chunky salsa and a sprinkle of daiya vegan cheddar cheese. Return to oven and bake for another few minutes, until cheese is metly and outsides are crisp.