Snacking Smart

Snacking is often where we make the biggest mistakes. We’re hungry, we need something quick, we need something to-go, and it usually ends up being a processed, pre-packaged nightmare. Even when we think we’re doing good (a granola bar for instance) we are usually grabbing something packed full of added sugar & corn syrup, other additives, and who knows what else!

So, I wanted to focus on cleaning up my snack options. I needed whole-food options that were portable, easy and…duh…delicious! I wanted to go back to the basics – take out the additives and add in the YUM!

Here’s what I’ve been snacking on…

Egg and Fruit

Hard boiled egg and fruit

Ants on a Log

Celery with peanut butter and raisins

Turkey and Cheese Roll

Turkey and cheese

Fruit and Nuts

Pistachios and strawberries

Fish and Fruit

Tilapia and 1/2 of a banana

Back to the basics. No muss, no fuss.

Snack Prep Refrigerate?
Meat and cheese roll  None No (for up to 4 hours)
Fruit/veggies and a nut butter Wash & chop fruit. Store in separate containers. Combine No
Fruit and nuts Wash & chop fruit No
Cheese and whole wheat crackers  None No (for up to 4 hours)
Veggies and yogurt based dip Store in separate containers. Combine Yes
Yogurt Bring utensil Yes
Meat/fish leftovers Pre-cook. Heat or eat cold No (for up to 4 hours), unopened canned/bagged tuna – no

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