sometimes i'm in the mood for a quick salty snack, but i can't think of anything to make! there's kale chips, but that takes much too long. i have salads with savory dressings and savory entrees and all, but lately i've been reminiscing of sweet potato fries (although i eat some cooked things, cooked oil is not a good idea) and chips and the like after watching my friends eat them all the time! what do you guys make when you need a fix?
you could toss nuts with a bit of oil and salt
i also really like nut cheeses
or you could make a quick roll with ani phyo's walnut meat (it's almonds, walnuts, cumin and a bit of salt) - very quick and easy to make and perfect for a salty craving
and you could always make a pile of sweet potato dehydrated chips when you have a weekend or something and store them for when you're craving them
- guacamole (lemon, onion, cilantro, salt, pepper, avocado) with carrot slices
- macadamia nuts with lemon juice, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, and maybe a little salt if the lemon doesn't give the fix (this really helped when I was first transitioning)
- carrot juiced with a little ginger
- lemon juice in water and maybe a little ginger
Strong flavors sometimes make me forget the need for salt, and lemon juice seems to fulfill a need. Also, salty translates to crunchy for me - it was often the case when I missed the beloved potato chips.
Broccoli slaw! With a "peanut" sauce. Buy a bag (or 4, because you WILL want more) of organic broccoli slaw from Trader Joes, then whirl up the dressing in the blender (I use sunflower seeds, nama shoyu/soy sauce/coconut aminos, maple syrup/agave, ginger, garlic and a touch of toasted sesame oil.) Pour over top, mix and indulge! It's got that salty/sweet/crunchy combo that I just adore! I have been going through bags and bags of this stuff every week now....
@fuzzywater: that sounds SO good, i'm totally going to try that asap! thanks!
@superfood2: i don't really have much salt but it never disturbs my digestive system as long as it's himalayan pink crystals or a good brand of sea salt. i eat most of those foods, but if a future desire for salt is ever physical rather than emotional/social i will refer to your list. thanks