Snack: Monday, Jan. 3, 5 p.m.

Outrageous experiments in sensible eating.
Jan. 3 2011 4:59 PM

Snack: Monday, Jan. 3, 5 p.m.

A cucumber:

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That's right, a cucumber, eaten whole like an apple. Haven't had any vegetables today and stepped out to go to the supermarket by the office to get some food finally. For some reason I crave something crunchy in the afternoon.

Ellen Tarlin is a former Slate copy chief and writer of the "Clean Plate" blog. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston PhoenixBrooklyn Bridge, Bark, and  the RISK storytelling podcast. Follow her on Twitter.

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