Snacks

Eats: Protein-Packed Lunch- Meatless Monday 006

Protein Packed LunchLike I mentioned on the Open-faced egg sandwich post, I don't want to feature solely Meatless Monday dinner options. I want to show variety when it comes to the meals that you're eating, and this would be a perfect lunch for your Meatless Monday or would even be good as a snack. 

A cup of grapes, a tablespoon of peanut butter, a whole wheat tortilla, a boiled egg, and a few cubes of cheese kept me full for a good 2 or 3 hours. 

XO Panda

Amanda ❤

Eats: Mexican-Style Corn

If you've grown up in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, then you'll know EXACTLY what these are. There's no other way around it. It's simply, 'elote'. (corn, in Spanish) but there is a particular way that it's prepared that makes this a great little snack. Even though a majority of you might find it kind of gross, it's hugely popular, and I'm a big fan of it. 

Elote

1. Boil an ear of corn until done.  2. Spread mayonnaise all over the corn. 3. Cover with grated parmesan cheese 4. (if you can find it) add Velveeta Squeeze cheese. If you like spicy food, go ahead and add some chili powder and presto! 

Super easy, surprisingly good. I didn't add the cheese because  I couldn't find any in my area, and I was seriously thinking about asking the elotero man, where he got his at. If you're not sure about making it yourself, you can usually get one from these guys. Seriously, if you think I'm kidding, I'm really not. This is probably one of my favorite snacks of all time. 

XO Panda

Amanda ❤

Eats: How To Cut A Pineapple

I know it's almost Christmas, but thanks to the fine folks in Costa Rica, one can still attain a pineapple. And maybe you're using one for one of your Christmas recipes, but I learned that there is apparently a way of cutting those pineapples. 

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1. Making sure to keep the top of the pineapple intact, cut vertically and horizontally. 

2. Your pineapple will be cut into wedges, so if you only need to use half of the pineapple, keeping the top on will keep it from drying out. 

3. Cut off the skin of the pineapple making sure that there are no eyes left in the flesh of the fruit. 

4. Turn the pineapple over and you'll see that the wedge comes to a point. Cut length-wise. When this is cut it'll look like a long triangle. 

5. Cut into slices and arrange. 

 

XO Panda

Amanda ❤

Eats: Total College Food: Chili Fritos

Chili-Fritos

This is a SUPER easy "meal" to put together. It's TOTAL college food. Everybody knows what college food is. C'mon, we've all had ramen for a week straight, or two. 
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All you need is one bag of Flaming Hot Fritos, one can of Chili, and cheese is optional. Makes two servings. Perfect for you and your dorm roomie, and it's done in five minutes! BAM! 
Amanda ❤

Eats: Fresh Pineapple and Shredded Coconut

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The temperature came back up to it's normal 70s-80s self this week and I decided a little fruity tropical snack was in order. And thanks to our friends in the southern hemisphere, coconuts and pineapples are still readily available in SoCal. 
Take one pineapple and cut off the top and bottom. Slice down the middle and then remove the skin from the sides. Cut into cubes. (I cut each half into thirds close to the core, then sliced the middle section lengthwise to remove the core.)  Take half of a fresh coconut and grate it over the pineapple. I used a regular cheese grater. Add 1/4 teaspoon sugar and chill in the refridgerator. 
Special instructions to eat this like a Mexican: When you're ready to eat it, add chile lime powder like there's no tomorrow. :) 
Enjoy! 
XO Panda
Amanda ❤

Eats: Fresh Fig in Pineapple Juice

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While Autumn has shown it's face in most of the United States, SoCal is still in Summer mode. 100 degrees on the coast this past Monday. So I wanted something refreshing to eat the other day. This is where this nice, SUPER SIMPLE, little snack comes into play. 
Take 6 figs and peel, making sure not to mash them up. Cut in half, or quarters. Add fresh pineapple juice, add a little sugar, about half a teaspoon, and chill in the refrigerator. 
Presto! It's really delicious too! 
Xo Panda
Amanda ❤

Eats: Cucumber Dill Dressing for Sliced Tomatoes

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Hey guys! 
Sorry today's recipe is a little late. I just finished a 9-day work week and felt like sleeping in a little today, but nonetheless, here it is! 
*To 1/2 cup thick commercial sour cream, add 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, a little grated onion, 1/4 cup chopped cucumber, 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried dill, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve on sliced tomatoes. Serves 2. 
Enjoy! 
XO, Panda
Amanda ❤

Eats: Cucumber with Chamoy/ Pepino con Chamoy

My family is a bunch of snackers. We pick on little things here and there so when my cousin brought this little snack into my aunt's room a couple of days after getting to my grandma's house, a few of us couldn't help but resist. 

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For this snack all you essentially need is three things. 

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Take half a cucumber (my cousin would have to use a whole cucumber since this snack was usually for three people) peel it and cut into slices. Take the key lime and squeeze the juice out of one half. 

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Put into a bowl and add the Chamoy. This is the brand that I got out here. You can usually find these in the condiments section of a hispanic market or in the ethnic foods section of regular grocery stores. I suggest going to a hispanic market simply because there's more probability that you'll find it there as opposed to going to a regular grocery store. 

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Grab a fork, or do like we did and make it a finger food, and enjoy. (Warning: If you DO decide to make it a finger food, your fingers will turn red). It's surprisingly filling and super quick to make, about 5 minutes for washing, peeling, cutting and prepping everything. 

Let me know if you try it and how you liked it! 

Amanda ❤