If I don’t do a good job preparing at the beginning of the week, I find myself finishing Joy’s lunch and eating her snacks when I get hungry. “Frozen” graham crackers, leftover chicken nuggets, and apple sauce pouches don’t make for a well balanced adult diet. These healthy Snack Boxes seem to be the answer.
I can’t be the only one hell-bent on getting my daughter to eat something nutritious and then I completely forget about myself…
That’s why I have been working harder at snacking smarter and for me, that starts on Sunday. At the very least, I try to chop up some fruits and veggies, making them easier to grab by tossing them all in a healthy snack box.
I also try to keep a yogurt dip on hand to make those vegetables a little more exciting.
Honestly, I usually just pick one up at Trader Joe’s. They have some delicious options and can be a real timesaver.
If I have the time, I love to make a batch of my Creamy Jalapeño Feta Vegetable Dip.
My favorite thing to do though is assemble easy snack packs. Have you ever been to Starbucks and seen their little protein packs for $5? Well I can make a week worth of snack packs for less that $10. For me variety is everything; I want something sweet, something salty, a vegetable, and a fruit if possible.
Another perk of these snack packs is that you are putting just a little of a lot. It will prevent you from overindulging on any one item.
#1 Pistachios, snow peas and carrots w/ yogurt dip, pretzel thins, and a homemade granola bar.
#2 Fresh Fruit with greek yogurt, walnuts, and Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
#3 Chocolate covered pretzels, jalapeno cheese cubes, Applegate smoked turkey, snow peas and carrots w/ yogurt dip.
#4 Pretzel thins, jalapeno cheese cubes, smoked turkey, and apple slices w/ almond butter.
Here is a printable shopping list:
These were the snacks I packed last week. If this is something you would like to see more of, please let me know!
Our family applies the 80/20 rule when it comes to eating healthy so these boxes allow us to indulge when we want and not waste our treat on mindless snacking!
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