Feta, Avocado and Sun-Dried Tomato Snacks — Use ‘Em While Ya Got ‘Em!

30 Jan

I’m in a Use-It-Up frenzy at the moment; bought more fresh food than Leandro and I could consume during a week in which we were unexpectedly invited to dinner at other people’s houses and even if I could afford the waste, I have a really hard time throwing out food.

(For more on the food we throw away  visit Jonathan Bloom at Wasted Food; or the E.P.A. — where you’ll find out that Americans generate 34 million tons of food waste each year; or this NYTimes article from 2008 which says “As it turns out, Americans waste an astounding amount of food — an estimated 27 percent of the food available for consumption, according to a government study” ).

So, no real recipe today, but a serving suggestion of flavors and textures that worked well in a “scrappy” snack…horrid pun intended.

I took half an avocado left over from the previous day, some slices of feta that needed using up, and some sun-dried tomatoes in oil that have been lurking in my fridge. I just sliced fairly thin, laid them on woven wheat crackers and called it a light lunch.

It was delicious and satisfying and effectively utilized my natural resources! Pretty too, don’tcha think?


8 Responses to “Feta, Avocado and Sun-Dried Tomato Snacks — Use ‘Em While Ya Got ‘Em!”

  1. Great ideas – I struggle with the fact that I have too many condiments on hand from previous recipes, but you’re making me think that some of these would help boost some healthy snacks.

  2. Debra at 9:56 pm #

    I can’t wait to try this one!

  3. fairyhealthylife at 8:25 pm #

    Sun-dried tomatoes and feta are amazing together. I had that for lunch mixed with some pasta! Very versatile.

  4. I would roast the beets and bell peppers (with carrots and celery if I had – and I almost always do == and then make them into soup with some stock and onions and such…you got me on the vanilla yogurt, because I don’t like that, but would probably freeze it into pops or just have it for breakfast with fruit….if it were plain yogurt I’d swirl it into the soup!

  5. Ashley at 7:48 pm #

    Nice! Great suggestion, and I completely sympathize with being unable to throw away food. Now, what would you do to use up these: beets, bell peppers and vanilla yogurt?:)

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