If you want to see how to prepare easy snacks around the house or looking to buy some healthy snacks to-go, you have reached the right article! Below are some steps and recommendations for rejuvenating snacks!
Snacks At Home
- Make a Vegetable or Fruit Tray to Keep in Refrigerator
This snack is always available in your refrigerator and is refreshing on those hot days!
- Step 1: Pick a tray that can hold whatever vegetables or fruit you would like to put inside of your tray. Wash it if it is not clean.
- Step 2: Select the vegetables or fruit to put into your tray. The amount of each food depends on the size of your tray and also the amount you would like to put in.
- Step 3: If your vegetables need to be sliced or peeled, do so before putting them into your tray. This will make it easier for you to eat.
- Step 4: Load your vegetables/fruit on your tray. If you would like to include a dip, like hummus, pour a serving size into a small cup and make room for it in your tray. Feel free to be creative with how you make your tray. It does not have to look a certain way.
- Step 5: Once you have completed your tray and are ready to put into the refrigerator, either put a lid on top of your food or put some plastic wrap on top of it. Once it is covered well, then stick it into the freezer.
- Snack on it. When you are craving a snack, take out your tray and eat of it! If you have a large tray, you may want to take a small plate and load the food you want to onto it. It’s easy to eat from and you get servings of either fruit, vegetables, or both!
- Storage. Cover your container well before putting it back into the refrigerator. It will keep your food fresh as possible. Do not leave this tray for more than 5-7 days in the refrigerator. Check to make sure that your food is not spoiling or has mold on it.
- Keep a Fruit Basket
A fruit basket is a great idea if you love fruits and want to keep them in reach for a snack.
- Step 1: Take a fruit basket or bowl. Make sure it is clean and okay to use for food.
- Step 2: Load fruits like apples, bananas, oranges, etc. Do not cut up fruit as it may attract bugs.
- Step 3: Leave bowl on a kitchen counter or a place where you will see the fruit. You do not have to cover the bowl as long as you do not leave any of the fruit cut open.
- Grab it on the go. A fruit basket is awesome because if you are in a hurry to get somewhere or are starving for some good food, you can pick up a fruit from your bowl.
- Storage. Make sure to not let your fruit stand in your bowl for too long, as it may get rotten or attract bugs depending on the season. If you choose to make a fruit basket, prevent purchasing too many fruits that you cannot eat in about a span of a week.
Luckily, there are some portable snacks that you can buy at the store for home or keep for those on-the-go moments. Below, I have created a list of my favorite, nutritious, and delicious snacks that can be found at the grocery store.
- Chobani Yogurts. These yogurts contain great protein in them and fall into the dairy category (getting that calcium!). These yogurts have several flavors and variations and are a frequent of mine to keep in the refrigerator. Check out some yogurts the next time you go to the store for a great snack.
- Food Should Taste Good Chips. Food Should Taste Good is a brand that creates delicious chips that are gluten-free and kosher free! My favorite chips by this brand are made of quinoa and taste like real chips, except each serving contains real protein and less fat. You might want to check out these chips to have at home when you are craving a snack.
- Justin’s Almond or Peanut Butter Packets. Justin’s creates small, portable size packets of nut butters that you can take wherever and enjoy with an apple or another side. Each packet contains one serving size and are perfect for traveling!
These are only a select few of the thousands of other healthy and delicious snacks out there! A few tips to keep in mind when buying a good, sustainable snack:
- Check for some protein. Protein keeps you feeling fuller longer.
- Avoid trans fat. Trans fat is a type of fat that should be avoided because it causes blocked arteries and it used to give foods a longer shelf life.
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