After polling The Kitchn editors about their snacking habits, I've realized that snacking is a pretty personal experience. Turns out we run the gamut. So when an afternoon craving hits, this is what The Kitchn editors reach for.
Geraldine, Managing Editor
"Any kind of nuts, but especially almonds. I prefer them roasted and slightly salted, but I’ll also eat them raw, and for a special treat, I love Marcona almonds."
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Lauren Kodiak, Production Editor
"I'm kinda boring! I eat the same snack every day: apple (peeled, because I hate apple peels), slices of cheddar, and pistachios."
Ariel Knutson, Engagement Editor
"Does coffee count? I'm honestly not a big snacker, but when I do snack, I grab some fresh fruit, a piece of dark chocolate, or some cheese to nibble on. I also really, really love white cheddar cheese popcorn."
Read More: The White Cheddar Popcorn Taste Test
Kaitlin Flannery, Social Media Manager
"I love brie and crackers! It’s a rich and satisfying snack; kinda like an indulgent reward for the morning’s work, I think. Also, it’s an excuse to eat cheese! Otherwise, a square of dark chocolate. Sometimes I just want something sweet."
Deliciously Cheesy Snacks to Munch On
Hali Ramdene, Food Editor
"If I'm feeling fancy, my snack of choice is half an avocado drizzled with honey and topped with lime juice, salt, and red chile flakes. And yes, I eat it with a spoon!"
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Christine Gallary, Food Editor at Large
"Popcorn drizzled with a little bit of melted butter and a lot of cheddar cheese powder I discovered in the bulk section of my favorite grocery store. (You can also order it online from King Arthur!)"
Sheela Prakash, Assistant Food Editor
"I am sadly not much of a snacker and also pretty boring when I do snack. But it's usually hummus (Whole Foods Roasted Garlic & Chive) and whatever crackers are in the pantry — it's usually a fight between pretzel chips (Joe, my fiancé's, choice) and multigrain pita crackers/chips (my choice).
Homemade Hummus Ideas to Snack on
Anjali Praserton, Editor at Large
"I can’t remember exactly how I got back into brown rice cakes after their 1980s diet food heyday, but now I always keep a bag of them in the cupboard and usually snack on them topped with almond butter and banana slices, or smashed avocado and cottage cheese (my second-favorite 1980s diet food)."
Read More: Raw Avocado Lime Mousse on Rice Cakes
Kelli Foster, Assistant Editor
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