Heads up: I received free product samples of Brazi Bites (yum).
Each week after Church we have light snacks, coffee, tea, and lemonade. The drinks are replenished throughout the afternoon by volunteers and I wonder if anyone else personally struggles with the idea of scooping out a mix of bright pink powder that magically turns into pink lemonade. The kids seem to enjoy it so the mixing goes on.
Light snacks are provided by the whim of whomever. The occasional mega-pack of pretzels, chips, and cheetos snuggle in next to that crazy pink lemonade. Some weeks it is obvious someone went on a baking spree as the countertops fill up with bite-size treats that encourages more pots of coffee. A dose of protein like string cheese will pop in, here and there, and cause me to mentally breath a sigh a relief for all those little kids hyped up on pink lemonade and treats.
I love light snack time.
While I don’t have that sweet tooth everyone brags about, I am constantly on the lookout for appetizers that are simple, delicious, and can please a wide variety of folks.
On the savory side.
Last week I brought to Church a platter of Brazi Bites and filled them with a impromptu mixed up spread of cream cheese, shredded cheddar, and Sriracha hot sauce for just for the right amount of kick. They were gobbled up so fast that I mistakenly thought they were not put out.
I should have made more.
Brazi Bites are a new gluten-free cheese bread snack hitting freezer shelves in places like Whole Foods and Sprouts in Little Rock (the rest of us can use this link to find where to buy them, here) and are recreated to reflect a national snacking treasure from Brazil. The ingredient list impresses me because it is short and too the point. They keep it real with no preservatives, no sugar, and no artificial anything. In a word, they are addictive and I personally plan on stocking up the next time I take a trip to Whole Foods in Tulsa.
They are incredibly tasty.
These little puffs of goodness come frozen so you can always keep them fresh and ready. Available in three flavors (my favorite is the original) and after a short trip in the oven, they are ready to go.
Whether after Church, after school, or in the afternoon when friends drop by, let’s always be prepared. Together we can elevate that powdery pink lemonade with unordinary snack companions. All it takes is a wee bit of planning and creativity. Having a healthy snack option waiting for you in the freezer is an excellent back-up plan.
Snack time is calling.
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.