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My Snacky Dinner

Recently, I got home from an exercise class and needed a quick meal. I’d cooked a full dinner the night before. I was pms-y and grumpy and just wanted something easy, so I got resourceful and ended up with a very quick, satisfying dinner.

I had a few ingredients in my fridge that needed to get eaten or they would go bad. I had intended to make brownies for a party that call for soy yogurt and tofu cream, but I couldn’t find the Sunspire grain sweetened chocolate chips I needed, so I was stuck with the soy yogurt (made by Whole Soy) and tofu cream cheese (made by Follow Your Heart). I also had a loaf of raisin bread from a friend who didn’t want to throw it away and a container of eggplant dip from Dean & Deluca. The eggplant dip wasn’t too exciting on its own, but it was going to go bad if I didn’t eat it, so…here’s what I did:

I toasted the raisin bread and spread it with cream cheese. Then, I spread the eggplant dip on top of the cream cheese raisin toast and made an open-face sandwich. It was delicious! For dessert, I had a childhood favorite of mine, yogurt with raisins. An easy, delicious snack, and I used up the ingredients I had on hand!

Side note: we need to bring Sunspire’s grain sweetened chocolate chips back!! What happened to them? Let’s start a campaign to bring them back!

Side note #2: I have yet to find a soy yogurt that is unsweetened or sweetened with brown rice syrup. Every soy yogurt I find is sweetened with agave, cane juice, or something else that isn’t superhero. If anyone knows of an unsweetened soy yogurt, please tell me in the comments below!

Side note #3: This is not superhero, but it was delicious! And crazy.

What snacky meals have you thrown together recently?

 

Photo source: treehouse1977, Charles Haynes, followyourheart.com

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  • Sarah Labrum Speier

    Sounds legit. Will have to make something like that one of these days. I love snacky dinners.

  • Julia

    Love the new website!

    I haven’t found soy yogurt made without sugar in Whole Foods or other health food stores, but Organic Avenue here in New York City has a coconut yogurt sweetened with coconut sugar which is delicious. It’s pricey as far as yogurts, but I will splurge on it once in a while.

  • Megan

    i thought soy was highly inflammatory? what about dairy free coconut yogurt by so delicious? :)

  • Merissa Bua

    Alicia, I make my own homemade yogurt and load it up with probiotics. This stays well in the fridge for a few days.

    1 package of Exotic Superfoods raw coconut meat(they have this at Whole Foods in the frozen section. Their coconut water also rocks.)
    1/2 cup of Inner-Eco Probiotic Kefir
    Juice from 1 lime
    2 TBS brown rice syrup( or desired amount, I like mine sweet)
    2 kiwis (or any other desired fruit…also delicious plain without any fruit)

    Throw all ingredients in a high powered blender. Let yogurt stand at room temperature for 2-3 hours to activate the probiotics, then refrigerate.