My Favorite Movie Time Snack

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Back when I was in college I worked at a pizza/pasta restaurant at the to go counter.  We had a super large jar of gourmet lollipops.  One night while I was on my way to the movies (heck if I can remember who I was going with, I think it was a date??) I purchased a lollipop on my way out the door.  I went to the movie and started to enjoy my candy, when before I knew it, the movie was practically over and I was still enjoying it!  I had hit upon the perfect movie snack!  It doesn’t have a ton of calories, and it will last you through most of the movie.  

If you are like me, mindless eating can really get in the way of your weight loss goals.  Whenever I’m working on the computer (which is A LOT) I CRAVE anything!  I just need to start eating!  I really like to snack on chips/cinnamon bears/swedish fish anything I can eat without thinking about it.  Switching to a sucker really helps my problem.  The only ones that will really do the job are the “gourmet suckers”.  If you try and use a like a Tootsie Pop you will end up like Mr. Owl and it will last about 3 licks!

Do you have a good mindless snack?

Recipe of the Week

Garden Muffins

1/2 Cup Milk
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Large Eggs, beaten
2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Dried Dll
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Shredded Zucchini
3/4 Cup Shredded Carrot

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease 12 muffin cups. Combine milk, oil and eggs in small bowl and beat well.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, dill and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in carrots and zucchini.
Dived batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake muffins until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.

About the author

Sarah Kimmel

Sarah Kimmel originally created Organized Mom as a way to promote her software program to help busy moms get organized. The software never went anywhere, but the blog took off! While she still writes occasionally for Organized Mom, you can find her writing at Family Tech more frequently. She is also currently works doing IT Services in Utah at Protek Support


  • I learned a several years ago that my preferred snack at that time – tootsie rolls – was a stress reliever; it was the chewing! (and the sugar of course).

    Now I eat a big bowl of air-popped popcorn with olive oil and salt (and sometimes pepper – yum) and I get my stress out with crunching. I usually eat this in the late afternoon with a piece of fruit or a fizzy water. Just a little bit of oil and salt make me think I’m having something fattening LOL.

    Ann at One Bag Nations last blog post..Check it Out – I’m Swimming with the Sharks!

  • Sarah, just wanted to check to see if there was a reason you have stopped or don’t always make your recipes downloadable into DHP?? I realize that when LaurieAnn posts hers might not be in a compabable form but wanted to see if this was random or should I stop anticpating new downloads?? Keep em coming, I am practising mad kitchen skills I don’t have!!!

  • OK OK… you found me out! I’ve been SUPER lazy!!! I have been planning on going back and fixing my Thursday posts, I guess I’ll do that this afternoon! Thanks for the kick in the pants Kristie!

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