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lemon crumb seeds

Most snack cakes tend to have big flavors to appeal to fast-food palates. But the gang at Kellogg’s must have realized that some of us also like a touch of refinement in our discretionary calories.

Their Nutri Grain Lemon Crumb Cake with Poppy Seeds is a lovely addition to the snack food aisle; a light taste of lemon is paired with a hint of poppy seed for a relatively sophisticated, grown-up delight. The cake itself is sweet and crumbly, the kind of thing that will keep you busy searching for crumbs.

A 7-ounce package (five individually wrapped cakes) costs about $3.69 at grocery stores.

Lemon crumb seeds

Christopher Testani for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Simon Andrews.

Trout is an ideal weeknight dinner because its thin fillets cook in minutes. All it really needs is some butter and lemon, but an herb-panko mixture adds freshness and crunch. The breadcrumb mixture is inspired by za’atar, a spice blend that includes sesame seeds, dried herbs and tart-citrusy sumac. Using fresh thyme and oregano instead of dried herbs, and lemon zest in place of dried sumac yields a brighter final dish. If you want to use dried za’atar, swap in 3 tablespoons of the blend for the first four ingredients. Serve the fish alongside rice, a green salad, boiled potatoes or braised chickpeas. The fish roasts in about the same time as string beans, broccolini or snap peas would, so you can also roast vegetables on a second baking sheet while the fish cooks.

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