Preggo Girl’s WIAW #3

Peas and Crayons

It’s gonna be a nice long work day today, so my WIAW this week has been relegated to just the snakage. Well, breakfast and snackage.

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola, Chia Seeds, and Bananas

Last week, after a very long hiatus we finally made it back out to Costco. In Korea, we had to go about once a month. This was mostly to do with the fact that we had a tiny refrigerator. But, probably more the reason, we had to carry that stuff home. Literally. On the bus. For about an hour. We would be pretty loaded down–each of us sporting a backpack and 1-2 Baggus. We do not miss that. Especially the summer trips in the middle of humidity hell. Imagine walking home with roughly 45 pounds strapped to you, through air that felt more like a warm swimming pool. Good times.

I digress. While we were at Costco this past week, we managed to snag a WHOLE CASE of this:

Snack #1

Dried, Salted Seaweed
What you may be thinking: Gross! Seaweed!

But you are wrong. This stuff is fan-freakin-tastic! Now, I don’t like sushi or “California” rolls. If you give me some kimpap, I will give it back to you. I don’t like my seaweed cooked or warmed. I like it dry, like the amazing and healthy snacks from the sea they’ve been packaged as. I discovered that I did in fact like seaweed while living in Korea. They give you the squares as a sort of appetizer in various restaurants. LOVE.

Lunch was BBQed turkey hot dogs with yellow mustard: boring, but delicious.

After proofing two readers for work, I made myself this mondo plate of yum:

Snack #2

Strawberries, Red Grapes, and Raw Almonds

On the dinner menu: More BBQ. Hamburgers this time. The joys of owning a grill are endless really.

**Question: What are you thoughts on frozen grapes? I’m thinking of freezing the rest of ours for use in future smoothies.**

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Cheetos

Chester really has nothing on the stuff they think of out here in Korea.

How many of you love or just tolerate a good bag of Cheetos? Do you like the puffy ones or the more dense and crunchy ones? Does it even matter? The cheese to finger ratio seems to be the same.

Here in Seoul, you’d be hard-pressed to find the cheesy greatness of the American version of Cheetos. Instead of plain ol’ cheese, you will find other savory flavors like BBQ Steak and Spicy Galbi (Korean marinated meat). These two flavors are actually put out by Cheetos (Frito-Lay).

Now, prepare yourselves. Korean snack-makers have also cornered the market on sweet flavored Cheetos, or rather, Cheeto-like puffs. I offer you two varieties: Chocolate and Banana.

Banana & Choco Cheeto
Not your typical Cheeto

“What?!” you exclaim. Yes, they make chocolate Cheetos and they make banana flavored Cheetos. They are amazing. I love them. I will miss them immensely when we move home.

The chocolate ones really remind me of Cocoa Puffs, only in Cheeto form. The flavor and hearty crunch with each bite is pretty dead on.

The banana ones are a lot sweeter, but only subtly. It’s really like they took the plain Cheeto and glazed it with a synthetic banana flavoring instead of dredging it in cheese powder. While that may sound horrible, if you are ever able to try them, I guarantee you will have a happy mouth.

As a side note, if you live in a high-humidity region and have these snacks exposed to the air for much longer than a half hour, the moisture in the air will affect the crunch factor.