I enjoy the "small bites" plate as an occasional easy, fun meal. I admit that you have to have a well-developed sense of fun to call it that.
So that's what I had today as a late lunch.
Homemade, sorta sweet pickles; lightly salted pepitas; sharp cheddar; reduced-fat Wheat Thins; and the coup de grace, my Best-Ever Brownies.
Eating this is sheer, childlike fun. Use your fingers to eat the pepitas. Make bite-size, open-face cheese and pickle cracker sandwiches.
And then the final delight. The brownie. You don't have to include such an indulgent item on your small bites plate - it does sort of defeat the "eat lightly" purpose - but it's a nice ending. Very nice.
I'm sorry if the sight of it brings on severe chocolate cravings. Let me tell you there's a stick and a half of butter in these brownies. Maybe that will diminish its attraction for you.
I Enjoyed Every Bite Anyway!