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Snacks of the 60’s

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Oftentimes I find myself spending way too much money on junk food and snacks at the grocery stores.  I wonder if subconsciously it’s because my grandmother didn’t buy a lot of snacks while we were growing up.  It’s funny because in her later years she always wanted candy or something sweet to eat after dinner or while watching TV.  I wonder if that also stemmed from her not having sweets as a child even though her father owned a candy store in Canton, North Carolina in the early 19oo’s.

apple pie McDonald’s Apple Pie and Peanuts Candy were her favorites. peanuts candy

My grandmother thought snacks should be fresh or dried fruit, stalks of celery and carrot sticks that was always in a large cup of  ice water on the top shelf of the refrigerator.  On rare occasions there would be a jar of Pimento Spread to dip the celery sticks in.

pimento cheese


Although, she may not have bought us a lot of  junk food, candy or sweets, that didn’t mean that we didn’t find a way to get some!

My sister Gloria and I would save our coins and when we had enough money we’d run up the hill and straight to the corner store for some of these unhealthy treats:

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pixi sticks candy cigs wax bott mary jane candy onion rings slim jims

I am now the same age that my grandmother was when she began raising us, and I finally appreciate a good piece of dried fruit or fiber stick!  It’s funny how some things that we are taught in our youth doesn’t make sense until we actually experience it later in life.

When shopping I also make sure to purchase fresh fruit including apples, bananas, and oranges as well as cheese and crackers but those Oreo Cookies and Ice Cream seem to get eaten first.

What were some of your favorite snacks growing up and what snack if any do you buy now?


Week of Whole Food Smoothies

I love smoothies and this week I decided to have one each day as a breakfast meal substitute.  I don’t use measurements, I just put in a few handfuls of greens, fruits, enough liquid for smooth blending and a dash or two of agave.

Monday – Blueberries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Kale, Agave

Tuesday – Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Spinach, Agave

Wednesday – Spinach, Kale, BlueBerries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Agave

Thursday – Spinach, BlueBerries, Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Truvia, Instant Coffee

Friday – Banana, Spinach, NonFat Vanilla Yogurt, Fresh Mint Leaves, Agave

Easy Breezy Summer Meal

Heeeeeelllllllloooooooo Summer!!!!!
Tonight’s easy breezy meal is Kraft Pasta Salad with tuna. This Is a good summer meal that is quick to prepare giving you more time after dinner to swim, walk or just relax. I used coupons when they were on sale at Food Lion paying less than $1.00 a box. I like adding fresh fruit which is a good compliment to the pasta.