Saturday, August 22, 2015
In my search for healthy crunchy things to snack on, I came across freeze-dried veggies and fruit. I ordered a variety of them a few days ago, and today my package arrived. In it were freeze-dried corn (yum), peas (odd), carrots (yuck), spinach (really weird), mango (yum), pineapple (yum and odd), and bananas (weird).
The texture for most is crunchy but airy and kind of marshmallow-melty. The flavors are quite true since there is no added sugar or flavoring. And part of the oddness comes from the crunchiness turning into sticky-pastiness in my mouth after being munched on for a bit.
I think I will be polishing off the fruit and the corn and peas as snacks. The carrots and spinach, I'll have to use by hiding in omelettes and soups; I can't really tolerate them on their own.
The hub and kid laughed at me today. I joked that this is how astronauts eat, and made them try some - and then laughed at some of the faces they made. The hub might toss some of the fruit into his evening yogurt, but otherwise I'm not going to need to worry about sharing my new space-age snacks!