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Jul 31, 2009 02:26 AM

Desk Snacks

While tapping away at your computer and you look at the clock.... 2 hrs before lunch or 2 hrs after..and your stomach needs a wee snack! What are your favourite destop nibbles?
My favourites are Roasted Soya beans, homemade granola bars made with oats, lots of dried fruit and golden syrup, or dried fruit slices like apple or peaches.

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  1. Hmmmm, Fresh or dried fruit and berries , yogurt, cottage cheese, trail mix or nut packs, hummus with pita chips, veggies with low fat homemade dilly dip, tuna and crackers, arare, tortilla chips with homemade salsa . All very refreshing, Yum!

      1. I'm a big fan of those Sunsweet prunes with orange or cherry essence.

        I also always keep oatmeal and raisins in my desk if I feel like having something with my coffee in the morning.

        1. Gummi Bears, original Haribo. What is golden syrup?

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          1. re: BiscuitBoy

            My first thought was "you know, Lyle's" but that doesn't explain it. Here's how wiki describes golden syrup: Golden syrup is a pale treacle. It is a thick, amber-colored form of inverted sugar syrup, made in the process of refining sugar cane juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey, and is often used as a substitute for people who do not eat honey. It can also be used as a substitute for corn syrup.

            1. re: maplesugar

              I wonder if agave nectar is similar (to golden syrup).

              I'm glad to see this thread as I'd like some new desk snack options. Right now, I have a box of cinnamon honey grahams...and when that doesn't fit the need, I head for the vending machine for a bag of Smartfood. I really ought to get the snack-size packs of it at the store and bring my own.

              Thank god for Fridays--someone in the aisle next to me brought in still-warm bagels yesterday and I enjoyed a rosemary one with cream cheese. Yum!

              I keep saying I need to bring in my own fruit and veggies for snacking. I would like to make some hummus and bring it in with some of the tasty rosemary crostini I bought at Whole Foods.

              Edit: I like to drop the broken crostini into N.E. clam chowder at home. Waaaaaaay better than crackers!

              1. re: kattyeyes

                Mmmm, I love agave nectar. My sis introduced me to it last year.

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  I just discovered almond butter. I will be taking a little container of it to work to spread on my graham crackers. Yummmmmmmmmmy!

                  1. re: kattyeyes

                    Almond butter, yes!!!! It is my favorite!!! =)

              2. re: BiscuitBoy

                Its a sweet sticky syrup that can be used in place of honey. Has a flavor that I believe is richer than honey. I use it to make a lovely rich caramel sauce.

              3. i keep craisins, dried blueberries, no-sugar-added applesauce and convenience soups (Campbell's soup in hands).