- The snack has to be nuts or seeds.
- They have to be unsalted, raw, and in the shell.
- I have to try to crack each nut without the use of a mechanical device first.
Obviously the last one won't work with Brazil nuts, almonds, and pecans (I consider a mallet to be a mechanical device). Walnuts are difficult but do-able. Pistachios, sunflower and melon seeds are easy. I am allergic to hazel nuts. Cashews would require too much in the way of protective gear. Peanuts aren't nuts (I just won't let me get away with anything).
By doing this I can be assured that I am getting exercise and slowing down my food intake.
I'm also finding a perverse pleasure in getting the walnuts to crack properly just using my hands.
Dinner tonight was a new (smaller) pot of lentil soup, this time using red lentils and spicing it with curry. Starch was in the form of quartered small potatoes.