I was talking to my sister online last night, and we were talking about her new food plan. Due to some recent health issues, she has decided to make a food-related lifestyle change. She has decided to switch to a diet that consists mostly of fruit, vegetables, nuts, (both raw and cooked, to my understanding) and other natural/organic type stuff. Limiting or eliminating processed foods and meats/fish.
*So begins the challenge*
Of course, being the self-centered jerk that I am, my ears perk up when I hear about food-related anything. In a somewhat redeeming fashion though, I started talking about myself (lol) and we circled back around to my molecular gastronomy stuff and how it can help her make some good snacks for herself. We started talking about gummy snacks, and I think that’s something I can pull off.. then I started to broaden the conversation to other stuff she’s been eating lately.
Apparently, she kind of fell off the wagon a bit due to the fact that eating all this organic, natural stuff can be really cost prohibitive. Being that I live in the land of bulk bin organics and the year round farmers market, I thought..
HEY I COULD MAKE SOME STUFF AND SHIP IT!
I thought about baked kale chips, granola bars, gummy worm type things, hard candies.
I am looking for some more out of the box snack foods .. I’m not talking dried fruit type stuff.. but combos of the above diet items that would be tasty.
Thoughts? Ideas? 😀
Perhaps banana chips? Spelt popcorn? There’s Deb at Terrified Taste buds who has a lovely recipe for these! So thoughtful & kind that you are going to make wholesome snacks for your sis and the suggestions sound fantastic 😉
I don’t know if I’ve been there (Terrified Taste Buds) but now I’m super interested. Good idea on both of those things!
Check out some backpacking food recipes… great, flavorful recipes for making things like bean chili, pea soup, etc. that can then be dehydrated and rehydrated for a gourmet meal on the trail… or in your case, making it easier to ship for you and store for your sister. Of course you can tweak the recipes for ingredients and flavor, but they provide a good start.