Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Reality Yogi: This is Not a Vegan Kale Snack

Yep, I eat non-kale foods quite often.

In fact, I eat DAIRY. And MEAT. And lots of vegetables and fruits and grains and many other things.
So I present to you a really quick, non-vegan, non-kale snack that is still on the up and up nutritionally.

Puppodums with Simple Spiced Yogurt Dip

Have you ever had that really annoying, slightly less than 1/8 cup of yogurt left in the container? It's not quite enough to enjoy with berries, almonds and honey, but it's just too much to toss? I have the solution. It's a lovely mid-afternoon snack that won't blow your diet!

1) Grab a couple of microwavable puppodums from the cupboard. Spray both sides with cooking spray and place on a paper towel, folding the other half of the paper towel over them. Microwave for 30-60 seconds. Don't burn them - the puff up fast!

(What? You don't keep microwavable puppodums on hand? Well, you need to start. You can get them at Whole Foods (and probably other places) and they are a fantastic supplement to your favorite Indian curry dish. But what I ACTUALLY keep them on hand for are SNACKS. They are especially great night-time snacks when you really don't want to consume a lot of calories but get the munchies in a bad way. Each big ol' circle of crispy goodness only has 40 little calories, 7 carbs, 3.5 grams of protein and zero fat! Crunch, crunch!)

2) While your puppodums microwave, grab your yogurt. I tend to make this when I only have a little bit left and I can just mix the dip up in the container. No dirty dishes! Thow in a little bit of: salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, paprika. (You can play with the ratios. I literally do a little sprinkle of this, a dash of that, no measurements.) Mix.

3) Dip your crispy, crunchy, delicious puppodums into your spicy, rich yogurt dip. ENJOY!

Om Shanti! Happy eating!
The Reality Yogi

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