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Snacking when writing is serious business. Foods need to fuel creativity and feed the soul, as well as mind and body. I have to admit, my snacks often come in the liquid variety, as you will see with first two entries.
Without coffee, there is no writing. More than any food product, a mug of something warm and caffeinated usually sits by my computer urging me on.
When it’s too late for coffee, wine makes a good substitute. A glass of merlot relaxes me and helps put the stress of the work day behind me. It allows me to focus on what is really important — writing.
- Dark Chocolate
Besides the purported health benefits, a small piece of dark chocolate wakes the senses and reminds me there is more to the world than just what I see.
- Potato Chips
My sweet tooth satisfied, time to turn to something salty. I prefer plain potato chips, but I’ve been known to eat any type when in need of a snack. Salt and vinegar chips have a kick that reminds me of the diversity, not only in snack food, but in life.
- Frozen Cookie Dough
No one can resist this frozen delight even though the package clearly states do not eat without baking first. Writers have to be rebels once in a while.
- Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups
I eat the organic version and pretend I am being healthy, but who can resist the flavor combination.
- Ritz Crackers
Motivation is something authors always consider in their characters. I also consider it in my snack food cracker choice. Ritz crackers sound healthier than chips, so I feel less guilty when consuming. But who knows for sure. I’m not planning on reading the label anytime soon and finding out the truth.
- Trail Mix
See number 7. Trail mix sound healthy even if it contains M&Ms. Who really wants to know the truth about the calorie count?
- Yogurt Covered Raisins
Raisins and yogurt both have health benefits. Do those same health benefits exist in this candied form? I tell myself they do. Again, see number 7.
- Ice Cream
On a hot summer day, when I’m getting ready to settle down and write, there is nothing better than something cold and sweet to hype me up. Thank you sugar rush!