Probably I mention that Cookies often comes back very late from work and unfortunately he doesn’t believe into eating before he goes so his last meal is very late. And since one of the rules in The Mullen Household is to eat at least one meal a day together I mostly wait with my meal until he comes back.
I know, you will probably say that we shouldn’t really eat that late, but… when I was consulting dietitian I was told, that it doesn’t matter when you eat, it matters what you eat. Though to not feel heavy before sleeping hold the rule to eat last meal 2h before you go to bed. She also told me to make sure the meal is not heavy, so no potatoes with gravy and fried meat…
This snack I put together one evening when I had quite a headache and I didn't want to spend too much time in the kitchen. It’s a fruit salad with some cream cheese. This idea can be used in many ways – as a light snack in the evening, as a dessert or easily even to be packed to work for lunch. Actually did that once and I was surprised how filing it was.
- oranges - 2
- apples - 2 hard
- pears - 2 hard
- bananas - 2
- low fat cream cheese - 200g
- milk - (if the cheese is too thick)
- brown sugar (optional) - 2 tsp
- vanilla essence - a drip
- dried cranberries or raisins - a handful
Peel what needs peeling 0_o. Cut into bite size pieces and combine in the bowl. Using a fork smash cream cheese with sugar and if too thick pour a little milk (I don’t give amount cos you should do it to your own liking). Stir in sugar and vanilla and make sure everything is mixed thoroughly. Divide fruits to prepared plates/bowls add cheese mix on top and sprinkle with cranberries or raisins.
Actually the ingredients are completely up to you ;-) Next time I’ll add some crunchy nuts to give a different texture to the meal. Enjoy healthy sweetness without feeling guilty to eat late :D
Until next time, take care of yourself and each other 0_o
P.S. Cookies thoughts: It was good for the time I ate it, and actually it was really light on my stomach, no nightmares (from eating at least... I had nightmares from OTHER THINGS though...) Magda Cooks... well, wait, she didn't ACTUALLY cook anything this time, so lets change it, Magda … hmmm, made it JUST RIGHT?