If you're making healthy choices for your main meals, don't sabotage snacks with the vending machines or crackers and crap that's convenient!!! This is where sooooo many people blow it. So, because I love the number 5- heres 5 quick snack boxes for you to incorporate this week.
What’s in this snack: 2 hardboiled eggs. 4 oz. deli turkey, 1 oz cheese, 1 cup celery sticks with 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
21dfx friends: 1 green, 2 red, 1 blue, 3 tsp.
FRUITS & NUTS
What’s in this snack: ¾ cup plain 1% Greek yogurt mixed with 1 tsp. honey and ½ tsp. cinnamon, ½ cup strawberries, ½ cup nectarine or orange wedges, ½ cup green grapes, 12 raw almonds
21dfx containers: 1 red, 1 ½ purple, 1 blue
Easy Roast Beef PinwheelsWhat’s in this snack: ¼ cup goat cheese, 4 oz. sliced roast beef, ½ cup spinach rolled up in 1 6-inch whole wheat tortilla and sliced into pinwheels, ½ cup cherry tomatoes, 1 kiwi (or plum, or small tangerine)
21 dfx containers: 1 blue, 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow, 1 purple
Chips and Dips Snack BoxWhat’s in this snack: ½ cup baked corn tortilla chips, ¼ cup guacamole, ¼ cup pico de gallo, ¾ cup bell pepper sticks, ½ cup pineapple cubes
21 dfx containers: 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 green, ½ purple
No-Cook Snacks for the Sweet ToothWhat’s in this snack: 1 cup raspberries (or blueberries), 4 chocolate or plain Graham crackers (1 sheet), 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs mixed with 2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
21 dxf containers: 1 purple, 1 yellow, 1 blue, 3 tsp.
These snack box combos are great ideas for kids too!
Sadly, so many snacks targeted to kids are light on nutrition and heavy on sugar and artificial ingredients. You may look at these snack ideas and laugh: My kid would NEVER. That’s OK! I know it can be tough to please developing palettes. Use these snack boxes as templates to create your own snack ideas based on foods they do like. Swap kiwi for blueberries or apple slices, trade guacamole for hummus. If celery is a no-go, how about baby carrots? Some kids will only eat celery when it’s cut into very thin sticks-my girls eat almost anything if I slice super small bites for them, or carrots if they are sliced into circles. Whatever it takes. A little bit of peanut butter makes both better. xoxo Enjoy!