I had an awesome weekend. A good friend came in town for Saturday and Sunday morning and then I headed to the pool Sunday afternoon. [side note: blogging about that tomorrow. preview: I proposed to a man in the pool.]
I absolutely love the snack attack feeling that occurs post-pool time. I recall a day when that snack session *might* have involved oreos [guilty pleasure], but in my current Get Fit lifestyle, I wanted something substantial, protein-y, but delicious.
Enter Mama’s pimento cheese. It’s easy and relatively healthy.
- 1 (10 oz) package sharp Cracker Barrel cheese [I get the low-fat version.]
- 1/2 cup of mayo [again, low fat. And that new stuff with canola/olive oil makes this healthy heart happy. Or make your own, which I’m sure my friend LoraLynn does.]
- 1/2 tsp of yellow mustard
- 1 (4 oz) jar of diced pimentos with oil
Then you just shred the cheese, mix everybody else in and then booyah, you’ve got yourself pimento cheese.
[Which, by the way, I didn’t ask my mom’s permission before disclosing this recipe, so if she’s ever at your house and says, “Wow, this pimento cheese is to die for!” and in her mind thinking, ‘because it tastes just like my recipe,’ don’t tell her you got the recipe from my blog. And I won’t tell your mom that you like my mom’s pimento cheese recipe better than hers. Deal?]
AND. I was thrilled because in my pantry was Stacy’s Pita Chips. I heart these puppies, big time. And my post pool snack attack became a snack sanctuary with some pimento cheese spread across a pita chip.
I can have 10 chips for 130 calories, and with the pimento cheese and an apple, that was my dinner, about 400 cals.
Happy, happy girl.
Not to mention, I had proposed in the pool, so I was already feeling good. Now a healthy snack to boot? WHAT KIND OF AMAZING LIFE IS THIS?
I’m not engaged, by the way. But I do love Stacy’s Pita Chips and I have to wonder if Stacy is a man and if he is, will he marry me? Because I think I could do well leading a life where I am constantly surrounded by pita chips.
Am I right or am I right?
I’m rambling. Forgive me.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE healthy dip recipes, so if you have one, will you send it to me? Or leave a link in the comments to your blog where you posted about a delicious dip? Also, I don’t like hummus. So don’t push your hummus agenda on me. 🙂
[By the way, I’ll proudly tell you that I received free product samples and that my post is eligible for a gift card via random drawing by One2One Network because I wrote about Stacy’s. I also might be eligible for a restraining order if Stacy is a single male because I want to marry the pita chip man.]