Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tomato Brie Snack

So I don't know about you, but I sometimes find that it's hard to think of interesting snacks that are quick, healthy and preservative free.... The North American granola bar and low fat yogurt so do not make the cut for me.... In fact, even good, real yogurt is not my favourite to bring with me wherever I'm at... So I'm on the hunt for some interesting snacks. The checklist? Not too high in overall calories, some fat is ok though; it must have protein as my blood sugar gets a little testy otherwise; as fake-food-free as possible, and overall just good.

Pretty much every school I go to has a toaster oven in it, so I decided to combine two things I really like: tomatoes and brie. Not to mention my fridge is slightly overstocked with more cheese than I know what to do with at the moment...Not such a horrible problem to have!

I suppose you could just eat this at room temp if you didn't want to bother heating it up. And here's what I came up with I just put it in the toaster oven on 400 or so, and waited a couple of minutes. Drizzled on some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and black pepper, just 'cause.... Here's what I came up with:

You may think that I'm a nut and that I'm totally off on this being calorie frendly... I've gotta say, as a former Weight Watcher member, I can count calories in my sleep. I used maybe slightly more than an once of cheese, and a half a teaspoon of really good quality olive oil. This is certainly not more calories than one of those over-process, less than extraordinary granola bars. And for my taste, I'd pick this option any day. I've gotta say, this one was lusciously gooey and delicious. Remember, eat real food, practice moderation, eat slowly!

I'd love to hear what interesting snack options you guys have been coming up with lately, please do chime in, I'm looking forward to hearing some interesting ideas!

Have a great day!

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  1. hey! i'm following from gfc... i see my face. :) thanks for stopping by. glad i came back... LOVE me some brie.

  2. Thanks for sharing this easy & tasty snack,will give it a try...
    I am your new follower,& would like if you join with Midweek Fiesta

  3. Hi Kim,
    I just love brie and this treat looks awesome, we would just love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. This looks delicious! I totally agree about not wasting calories on the overprocessed granola bars. Not worth it!