There’s no doubt that a little humidity can make you lose your appetite. When you’re finally hungry enough to eat, the last thing you want is something hot.
It was a little humid out today, maybe the first day we felt any humidity since the start of the warmer weather. Working outside and in the barn all day made for a hot one and even though it’s going to get way hotter, we just weren’t ready for it and it hit us like a ton of bricks.
When we need a quick cool snack we like pre-cooked and refrigerated sweet potatoes. They’re super easy to cook in the oven and they keep in the fridge for a week or more after being cooked.
You can just quickly salt them and eat them or go the next step which we did for our snack tonight. It took about two minutes to prepare and was delicious and nutritious.
Here’s our super simple recipe. This is a easy snack for adults and kids but could make a little appetizer for a dinner party with friends too.
What you’ll need:
4 precooked sweet potatoes (wash, prick them with a fork, wrap them in foil, and bake in the oven until soft)
1 cup walnut halves and pieces
4 Tbs dark honey (buckwheat honey is delicious!)
2 tsp kosher salt (or 3 tsp sea salt)
A few handfuls of chopped arugula or other favorite micro greens
What you’ll do:
Once the sweet potatoes have been cooked and cooled, cut them in half lengthwise and salt them. Place the walnuts on top and drizzle with the honey. The greens on top provide some color and a little bitterness to that sweet and salty.
Sometimes the simpler the better. We love quick and easy recipes like this one around here especially with our three girls! If you don’t have honey or don’t like it, you can always substitute with delicious New York State Maple Syrup.