Friday, August 12, 2011
Simple Healthy Snacks for Busy Mommas
Here are a few of my “one handed” snack favorites.
(Some take a bit more prep-work than others, so choose what works best for you. If you have help available at times, hand them this list! If you have a chance, make a big batch ahead of time & stash it in the fridge.)
Hard-Boiled Eggs + a bit of Sea Salt (If you have an extra moment, you can mix them into egg salad.)
Homemade Fruit and/or Nut Snack Bars (Here's my favorite recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/playgroup-granola-bars/detail.aspx), I like to add extra things to it, but it is a great base recipe. I stash a couple bars in car compartments or diaper bags.
Homemade Trail Mix, with nutrient-dense nuts, dried fruit, coconut, & a bit of good dark chocolate or a savory-seasoned mixture (Buy ingredients in bulk for best cost economy; your toddler will be glad to help pour into a mixing bowl for you.)
Smoothies - Frozen berries (I will be writing a post soon on an easy way to freeze berries) or pre-diced fruit pieces are easiest, so you don’t have to chop up anything; just pour ingredients into a blender.
Natural Jerky - Dehydrate your own or purchase from your favorite local farm or meat market.
Cheese Slices/Cubes - You don’t have to buy special cheese stick packages; a regular block of mozzarella will tear into pieces just the same.
Prepared Sandwich - Prepare a sandwich or two ahead of time, cut it into quarters, and then just grab a piece from the fridge when you need a small bite to eat.
Toast + Avocado + a bit of Sea Salt (Scoop out with a spoon)
Baked Yam + a sprinkle of Walnuts, Butter, & Sea Salt or Raw Honey - For simplicity, bake it whole in a baking dish or crockpot. (Or make baked sweet potato fries. Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-baked-sweet-potato-fries/detail.aspx)
Cottage Cheese - Eat plain or stir in some fresh berries. (A mere 1/2 cup contains a whopping 14 grams of protein, plus good probiotics!)
What are your favorite healthy snacks?
Posted by Bushnell Family at 12:13 PM