Soooo, I've finally, grudgingly, taken the plunge to go sugar-free for a month and see if it helps my litany of woes (currently: slow postpartum weight loss, psoriasis, general fatigue and occasional bouts of crippling depression). Plus, it just seems like the thing to do, and SIL keeps nagging me about it. :p
The thing is, I bake for at least two events a week - choir practice and Bible study. I don't have to provide food for either occasion, but I usually do. And I'm a good cook, if I do say so meself; and people look forward to my cakes and muffins and what-have-you. I could make them and just not eat them, but I don't want the temptation.
So, what could I make? I'm on a budget here, so buying crackers and fancy cheese isn't really an option, and I'd rather not do chips. Homemade stuff would be better. So far I've thought of:
-Cheese puffs (I have a recipe for these little savoury profiterole things - quite tasty)
-Veggies and dip - either hummus or a yoghurty one
-Homemade pita chips and dip
-Popcorn (too messy for Bible study, but OK for choir)
Aaaand that's about all I can think of. Devilled eggs seems too "food-y". Pesto's expensive (I do grow basil, but not right now). Sausage rolls or chipolatas... meh. For Bible study, it'd be better if it was a snack people could take and eat, not something that invited constant dipping or taking (like popcorn or veggies and dip) - just because of the seating arrangements, and potential mess.