Today I will …
replace the snack bags with containers.
Ever noticed how much space candy, crisps and cookies take up in a grocery store? It’s unbelievable! I try to avoid those aisles most of the time, but every now and then I find myself wandering and drooling in one of those aisles. I look at the list of ingredients, hoping that those awesome cookies suddenly become healthy, without trans fat, weird chemical stuff or refined sugar.
Usually I end up being frustrated, with an empty car (hooray for that) but feeling like I really, really need some chocolate! Those healthy veggies and hummus suddenly seem less appealing. Without snacks, life just isn’t complete … 😉
Baking my own cakes and cookies seems to be the solution for this problem. After a couple ‘not so successful’ experiments I developed some easy recipes which are making us happy and are pretty healthy. The products aren’t as awesome as those cookies from the store, and they probably can be more healthy, but at least I know what’s in there and life should be a little bit fun, right?
We (humans in general, not only my husband & I) produce approximately 250 million tons of plastic each year, half of which is disposable.
My latest strategy is to bake a bunch of cupcakes and a cake every now and then, which I freeze in snack portions, so my husband and I daily have a ‘fresh’ snack. (We’re finally getting to the point of this blog … Bear with me … When it’s about food, I just get a bit enthousiastic.) I found some awesome snack bags; ideal to take to work, but it didn’t take me long to realise these bags aren’t the most environmental friendly thing to use. That’s why I started a quest to find the perfect size containers for our snacks. Luckily, the Dollarstore provides for every need and from now on we can fill up our freezer with our ‘almost perfectly healthy’ snacks!
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