The thing with having many food banned from you is settling for alternatives. Either they’re not as good or they’re mighty expensive. So I’m taking whatever life hacking skills I have together with tried and tested practices that I learned over the years.
I like my chips and nibbly stuff every now and then, so I had to think of something that’s healthier than the off the shelf cholesterol laden chips (which are actually yummy despite the unhealthiness) :D
Then I remember the trail mix I use to make when I was active in mountaineering. I normally gather all sorts of nuts, dried fruits and what-nots and mix ’em all up. (Since I usually make big batches, I have zip locked portions for my hike buddies and I remember that they even have the audacity to complain and request for additional of something they like or removal of something they don’t *rolls eyes*.) This time I bought some generic almonds which are good for lowering choles (preferably unsalted), raisins that I really like and frosted cereals (sans sugar with plain ones) and viola!
I also made another batch with banana chips instead of cereals. Other items can be included as well: other nuts such as peanuts, cashews, pistachio, walnuts, name it and put it; dried fruits (I saw papaya, mango and wintermelon in supermarkets), I also sometimes put sweet beans, green peas can be added too :)
So next time I have some munch cravings, I can easily grab these ;)