snacks.

I LOVE snacks… and I rely on them quite frequently to get me through my hectic schedule.
But, snacking is dangerous territory when it comes to pre-packaged foods; between the potential trans-fat, high sodium and high-fructose corn syrup content…. snacking can lead to an incredibly unhealthy part of your day. So, since I’m such a big snacker, I have come up with some of these easy, and healthy snack ideas:

My go-to snacks (for school, teacher training, and just around the house) are:

– cherry heirloom tomatoes, a wedge of laughing cow cheese, and some Raincoast Crips crackers

– an apple and a packet of Justin’s nut butter

– Plain Fage or Voskos greek yogurt with walnuts and/or blueberries

zucchini muffins (but use whole wheat flour, not all purpose!) or banana-flax muffins (the recipe is towards the end of the post) or fruit muffins. all of these are great to make ahead of time and freeze, you can take one out of the freezer and put it in your lunch/snack bag and by the time you want to eat it it has defrosted

– homemade hummus and pita chips.

– a kale, spinach, mango, banana and coconut water smoothie

homemade trail mix

– a Think Thin bar and a GT’s Kombucha drink

– a banana and a 365 Cereal Bar (from Whole Foods)

between a few Mason Jars, a few Weck Jars, and insulated lunch bag or one of these (which I have and love) and a few reusable ice packs– you can take any of the above snacks with you to work, school, road trips, etc.
AND, especially if you use reusable silverware and a reusable napkin; there is no waste and its much cheaper and healthier than pre-packaged foods.

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