An homage to NerdInTheBrain’s very clever Adventure Snack series… DataTater proudly presents what is probably the first and last in our series of Snacks That Make People Feel Sorry For Me.
Today: steamed-in-the-bag green beans.
That’s all, just steamed in the microwave, torn open, dumped on a paper plate, and NOMNOMNOM’d.
I enjoy them very much, and it’s a healthy crunchy snack (as long as you don’t nuke them all the way to oblivion), and yet people walk by my desk at work and say, in an almost offended tone of voice: ‘are you eating green beans?‘ Like it’s the end of the world.
I’ll have them know that green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are full of protein and provide iron, along with two important B-complex vitamins: riboflavin, and thiamin. And, for those who love charts: 700g of green beans have 217 calories, as compared to 3,700 calories in the same 700g of Cheetos.
Go ahead, feel sorry for me as you dive face-first into that caramel cocoa pumpkin-spice frosted cheesecake fondue platter!
I don’t want to give the impression that I’m AGAINST Cheetos. I LOVE me some Cheetos – the desiccated-finger-looking ones, not those puffy things. I eat them only on special occasions, though, and then with chopsticks to prevent the dreaded Orange Crusted Finger syndrome.