Given that I’m about to bask in the glow of So You Think You Can Dance for the next two hours (OH HAPPY FLIPPING DAY) it’s a given that I am going to need a snack. Maybe several.

Now if I had my choice I’d me shoving Air Heads, Cheetos and Oreos down my gullet and breakneck speed.

But then I’d be kinda big. And unhealthy. And probably kinda sick. Not to mention I’d most likely poop funny colors.

So I have to choose wisely. Way more wisely than Air Heads, Cheetos and Oreos.

Which leads me to my list of of favorite snackish type things (and the moosh’s, gah I hate to share sometimes.).

  • Avocado, cut into chunks with a wee bit of salsa and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Dip what you wish. Or just eat it straight out of the bowl. Whatever.
  • Fritos (scoops) dipped into (4% large curd) cottage cheese. Did you snarl your nose? Dude, if you only knew.
  • Cold pineapple(fresh only), a bit of milk (2%), some ice and a splash of vanilla. Blend the daylights out of it and OH BABY.
  • Edamame (soybeans, I prefer shelled). Steamed, brought to room temperature and lightly salted.
  • Ham (deli sliced) wrapped (Vlasic please) dill pickles. Okay, so sodium overload. But it’s only occasional.
  • Artichokes. Steamed. With a little mayo to dip. My sister and I used to battle over the heart.
  • Finally, popcorn and orange juice. But not just any popcorn. Only Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn is allowed in my house and I prefer it to be either Old Fashioned Butter or their new Buttery Garlic stuff (loooove). And yes, orange juice. Like peas and carrots. My dad and sister subscribe to the popcorn orange juice school of thought also.

After a very stressful day on the popcorn aisle when I was unable to find Old Fashioned Butter, (seriously, when they stop making something you so dearly love and are impassioned to? STRESSFUL.) I swore to never love again.

Turns out I was just at the wrong store. Old Fashioned Butter is alive and well. And on sale at Marsh. *phew*

Orville heard of my loyalty and offered up a couple of sweet gift packs of popcorn for me to give away. Want one? You know you do. I got one, well, I already ate it all, but I got one.

So here goes. Leave a comment, tell me you’re favorite snack or what popcorn you are loyal to. Let’s just say if it’s not Orville Redenbacher’s Old Fashioned Butter you don’t know what you’re talking about. (However I should give credit to the Buttery Garlic stuff, it comes in mini bags, Old Fashioned doesn’t.) I can’t sit on the couch for longer than an hour without popcorn. Seriously. Love.

Okay, contest. comment, tell me your favorite snack, your family’s favorite snack. A snack that holds a special place in your heart. I’ll pick two comments at random on Monday May 26th. Which means you have until Sunday May 25th at midnight EST to enter. And which also means you need to leave me a valid email address (no one else will see it but me.).

Good luck. I’m going to go pop some popcorn, I told myself I couldn’t have any until after I wrote this post.

Oops, forgot to hit publish. Heh.


  1. Its been years since I’ve had this but — Nacho cheese doritos dipped in peanut butter. Sounds gross? Yeah, it probably is but it was the snack of choice during my college partying days…

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  2. If it’s edible and doesn’t have onions, I pretty much love it.

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  3. I have totally given up microwave popcorn (so don’t enter me in the contest) in favor of real popcorn, done in a pan on the stove with oil. SO. MUCH. BETTER. I used to love movie theater popcorn, but after I got accustomed to making it on the stove, I went to the theater and got popcorn and it tasted fake.

    Popcorn’s healthy, you know. Whole grain. And when you do it on the stove you control the salt and butter content.

    Try it!! Thank me later.

    Amy @

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  4. My favorite, favorite, favorite popcorn is Kettle Corn in the mini bags. Yum! And luckily nobody else likes it I so eat it all!

    Edamame is frequently had in my house. I will admit last week I had edamame and macaroni for dinner. Is that weird?

    And on your pickle snack… try spreading cream cheese on a patted dry slice of ham and then rolling it around a whole pickle. Let it chill in the fridge then slice into pickle chips. Yum!

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  5. We are cheese and cracker people. If it’s cheddar, the sharper the better. But we love the fancy stuff, too.

    We also are big popcorn-in-front-of-the-movie folks. Orange juice sounds PERFECT to go with it. I can’t believe I haven’t thought of that before.

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  6. love popcorn too. but true snack of choice during “so you think you can dance”….

    1. I totally second the ham/pickle thing, but I slather cream cheese around my pickle first.

    2. yogurt, frozen mango, and some fresh granola. What a sweet treat!

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  7. Pour the little round tostitos on a plate & cover with shredded cheese ~ pop in the microwave just long enough to melt it & then plop a spoonful of sour cream on the side. YUM! Hubs & I do this for our movie nights & then curl up in bed & fight over the cheesy cheesy bites.

    During pregnancy I COVET peanut butter ice cream w/ cold strawberries & a drizzle of chocolate syrup. What? I’m pregnant & it tastes GOOOOOOD. And it doesn’t hurt my throat on it’s second showing.

    Tostitos will destroy your esophogus when they re-appear. At least that’s what it feels like to me anyway. I’m off tostitos for the next 7 months.

    BTW – Pour-Over-Cheddar-style Popcorn ~ ROCKS. You gotta try it!!

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  8. I knew my husband loved me when he let me eat his artichoke heart (hey, this is NOT dirty!)! Love those!

    I love popcorn, too, and now I put some it a paper sack and microwave it. So much cleaner, easier! Then decorate it, salt, garlic, buttery topping, cheese, whateva!

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  9. My ultimate favorite snack is any of my homemade cookies. I make the best cookies, in my opinion! Lunch meat, cream cheese and pickles are yummy too. I was introduced to it at my wedding reception, love at first taste. I also like small curd cottage cheese and canned pineapple with the juice. Sliced apples dipped into peanut butter. Baked tortilla chips dipped into a mixture of sour cream and salsa or cream cheese and salsa. Thanks for this post, I have been needing to eat healthier snacks. I have had a dozen or two many of my cookies.:)

  10. You know what popcorn was awesome? Whatever brand it was that briefly came out with Corn on the Cob flavor. I LOVED it. It really tasted like roasted corn on the cob. Sadly, I have not seen it in years, and fear that I was the only one who loved it.

    My other favorite snack is Ritz crackers. Plain. It’s so boring, and I could sit down and eat an entire sleeve in one sitting.

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  11. My husband I love Uncle Willie’s Kettle Corn, it’s half the price of other popcorn and super good! I hadn’t seen it till I moved to Tennessee, and we can’t get enough of it.

    For a special treat, I’ll make caramel popcorn from scratch with melted butter, brown sugar and light corn syrup. Pour over plain popcorn in a brown paper bag and shake it up, delicious!!

    Love your blog!

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  12. Oh my stars, it is ALL about the Old Fashioned Butter. I’m a big buttered popcorn fan and my husband notsomuch, but this stuff is a great compromise that we both love. I just about can’t tolerate any other flavor, such is my passion.

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  13. i didn’t know there was anyone else in the world who ate artichokes ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. So at my house, our guilty snack is chocolate ice cream with Jif peanut butter spooned in. Yeah, you can get fatter just thinking of it….

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  15. Avacado slices with a bit of salt? Heaven! Also, Wheat Thins with cottage cheese. Or anything with melted cheese on top.

    My evil indulgence? Pretzels & Nutella. I have to limit my Nutella consumption to a couple times a year, or it could be the death of me.

    Should I be embarrassed that I didn’t know what edamame was?

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  16. mmm i love kettle corn…

    2 of my favorite snacks:

    mix blue belle homemade vanilla with orange juice…SO good!

    mcdonald’s french fries dipped in their vanilla ice cream. YUM!

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  17. Orville’s on cottage cheese, not just any, it has to be Breakstones 4%. Good, weird but good! If we are out of popcorn, pretzels will be in a pinch. Seriously.

  18. I know a LOT of people who insist on OJ with their popcorn!

    I actually eat popcorn almost every day. I get the 100 calorie bags of the fat free kind (butter, of course…just a lot less fat). I used to buy Act II, though. Because they were the only mini bags at wally world. But now, I actually have Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop Mini bags.

    Also – pretzels. I have an unhealthy love for pretzels.

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  19. My fav popcorn is Kettle Corn. Tim thinks it’s the worst thing EVER.

    But we have two snacks in our house that we really love: 1) seafood/shrimp surprise dip and 2) a cream cheese bean dip thingy. Mmmmmmm

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  20. I can’t tell you how long I’ve been counting down the weeeeeeks until So You Think You Can Dance came back on! It’s BY FAR the best show out there….especially in summer.

    On to my snacks… our family loves ice cream. We’re totally ice cream people. But I will not allow an ice cream with a hardened chocolate in it in my house (ie: It’s gotta be oreo and not chocolate chip)…cookie dough is the one exception to the rule.

    You have to try my popcorn, though. A bag of popcorn (even butterless would work if you’re being healthy) sprinkled with fresh lime juice and….wait for it…hot sauce. YUMMY!

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  21. Popcorn has always been one of my favorite snacks – even back in the dark ages before we had a microwave and you had to buy the OR popcorn kernels in the glass (not a fun mess when you drop THAT one!!) jar and use a pot on the stove or a popcorn popper. The best was when mom would pop the popcorn, then put it in a big paper bag and pour melted butter and lots of salt on it. NUMMY!!

    I will admit, I used to love to take a spoonful (JIF only, please) of peanut butter and eat that for a snack. Not an option any more – my daughter has a severe peanut allergy so we do not even have it in the house. My withdrawal when we found out about it and I had to give it up was brutal…good thing she is worth it =)

  22. Anything dipped in hummus, rotel and velveta melted together with frito scoops.

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  23. Tuna mixed up with a little mayo and spread on Ritz, and heavily peppered. And also fresh snow peas, but not at the same time.

  24. We are trying to loose some serious weight around our house, so right now we love chocolate type protein bars – boring I know.

    If lifestyle choices were in the scenario, then I would pick a plethora of chocolate, you know rolos, m&m’s, kisses, etc. with popcorn thrown in for good measure.

    Now I have to go and eat a protein bar before I go and raid the pantry!

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  25. did someone say snacks? I LOVE snacks!
    Some of my favorite:
    watermelon with salt (just try it and then try and tell me it’s not amazing)


    chips and salsa

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  26. cottage cheese, a smidge of salsa scooped with baked lays.

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  27. oh, i’m drooling here.

    my family is all about the ice cream. unfortunately, no one agrees on the flavor. makes the freezer a little … uh … overcrowded!

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  28. MLocker says:

    WOO HOO for snackies!!!

    Julio’s chips (made in San Angelo, TX- tortilla chips with seasoned salt) with homeade salsa.

    Hummus and toasted pita bread.

    Queso and chips.

    Good thing I don’t have ANY of this at home…I’d eat it ALL right now!

  29. Memphislis says:

    Mini pretzels and ice cold milk. While reading in the bathtub.

  30. My favorite snacks tend to go in phases… sometimes its as weird as chips + ice cream, other times its oranges (as in 2+ at a time) or green beans (raw, the kind you snap). When I’m in one of my phases thats pretty much all I’ll eat for a snack… drives my family crazy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  31. CHEESE CURLS/BALLS. I have an addiction. (Also? I think we’re snack twins. I love each and everything on your list, and avocados are my desert island food.)

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  32. Crumble up some feta cheese, add some chopped up olives and top with a little Italian salad dressing.
    You can spread i on bread, eat it straight up or use it for dipping just about anything (including your fingers.)

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  33. mmmm…snacks… I just discovered a new one: a slice of good sourdough bread, toasted, and then spread with home-made chocolate buttercream icing. Only home-made. With real, good, bitter cocoa powder and everything. The only problem with this snack is that it makes you want to eat 10 more slices.

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  34. We love pita chips and avocado (when it is perfectly ripe we scoop it right out of the shell) or pita chips and hummus (trade joe’s mediterranean is the BEST!). We also love Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn, but only the yellow air pop variety…. I have my parents old school popper from the 80’s where the butter melts in the lid while it pops. mmmmmmnnnnnn

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  35. Chips and salsa are a family favorite. My husband loves cheese con queso and prefers pico de gallo but I’ll eat any salsa. Even little Hailey digs her some tortilla chips. Oh and avocado with salt – yum-o.
    Fun contest!!!

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  36. pringles cheezums, baby. ohh yeah!

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  37. I love popcorn popped with minimarshmallows and crushed peppermint candies! My mom used to make it all the time – she learned the recipe from a bakery that made it for weddings. You need one of those wirlypop stove top popper things – but it is delicious!

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  38. PS: I copied your contest idea on my blog. Take a look.

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  39. I love pretzel chips with Philly cream cheese. Oh and movie popcorn with nestle crunch bits. Sweet and salty, so yum.

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  40. I like cottage cheese with pineapple chunks in it. or popcorn. Love popcorn.

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  41. Heather Hall says:

    HMMM, I LOve chococlate dipped pretzels… sooooo tasty, with a little bit of DinoSOURS on the. A fami9ly favorite is extra buttery orvill redenbachers, popcorn with a homemade shirly temple on the side (and some chocolate of course my a fruit n nut chocolate) hmmm, i am hungry!

  42. I’m a cheetos+ reese’s peanut butter cups+Dr Pepper kinda girl when I’m snacking.

    When it comes to popcorn, butter with a little bit of salt please ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  43. Nori. Mme L and I both loooove just to tear a sheet of nori up with our teeth. But your mention of fresh pineapple got me drooling. Note to self: pick up a pineapple at the store tomorrow.

    (Been a long time…missed you.)

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  44. My all time favorite snack is Ruffles original potato chips with “shrimp dip” (made with a bar of cream cheese, a can of condensed cream of shrimp soup, some garlic salt, some worsteshire (sp) sauce, and a bit of lemon juice) SO GOOD!!! I could eat the whole bowl of dip. It’s so tasty and special we only ever ate/eat it on general conference weekend. YUMM-EE!!

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  45. My favorite popcorn is the kind my dad made—a little hot oil at the bottom of the pan, popcorn kernels, shake, shake, shake until popped and sprinkle with salt. No butter, ever! I remember thinking butter was kind of weird on popcorn.

    He’s gone now but I still love that kind of popcorn. And with my oldest allergic to milk, we end up buying the hardest-to-find kind of microwave popcorn: oil, salt, no butter.

    Oh, and I like green lollipops dipped in milk. Pinkie swear.

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  46. pancakes

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  47. Orville Orville he’s our man!
    From Indiana, Valpo land
    Love the caramel, butter too
    Kettle Corn’s my fave, yahoo

    Didn’t know about the garlic buttah, must make a trip to the store.

    Orville was a Purdue grad too which is tops in my book.

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  48. I love your new header! I’m behind on visiting all my favorite blogs, so this is my first visit in a few days or more.

    Loved your list of favorite snacks. I have a long list of favs too, but lately I can’t eat much of them because of my lapband restriction.

    I normally love raw veggies with ranch dip, garlic/parmesean/sundried tomato crackers, fruit smoothies, melted cheese on wheat thins, popcorn (I’m a popcorn whore, I’ll eat almost any kind) and sour cream and onion pringles (bad, I know).

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  49. How fun!

    I really like the Orville Redenbacher Smart pop Kettle Corn. It’s sweet and salty, and not too greasy.

  50. I think I’m #100! Oooh!

    My current favorite snack is Turtle Chex Mix. Yum.

    And SYTYCD? Love it! Missed this weeks opened since I was camping with my students. But last year, I took my daughter to see the tour when it came around. It was a lot of fun.

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