Snack and Lunch Ideas

Sometimes it gets hard to find a quick snack for the kids or new ideas for lunch, so I am going to share some of the things I do at home.  If any of these require a recipe I will post them on the recipe page.

  • Peanut, almond or cashew butter and pretzels (at Sam’s they have these flat pretzels with natural ingredients the kids love).
  • Ants on a log (celery, favorite nut butter and raisins)
  • Rice cakes (they come in lots of different flavors)
  • Banana chips
  • Dried mango (Trader Joe’s has the best dried mango)
  • Veggie chip and Apple straws
  • Nuts
  • Spiced or candied nuts (I will post a recipe)
  • Homemade chex mix
  • Organic figs (for all you Boonville people they have these at Walmart by the strawberries and they are amazing for holding back those hunger cravings)
  • Sweet potato fries (recipe to be posted)
  • Dark chocolate covered strawberries
  • Cut up vegetable and hummus, my girlfriend just told me she cuts up zucchini and yellow squash like chips, thanks Jill
  • Guacamole and tortilla chips
  • Layered bean dip
  • Baked savory chickpeas
  • lettuce wraps with peanut sauce
  • Nut butter and  bananas sandwiches
  • Strawberry, banana smoothies
  • Pita chips and salsa
  • Fruit leather ( you can buy this at health food stores or make it in a dehydrator with unsweetened applesauce on parchment paper)
  • Baked potato with broccoli and your favorite dressing
  • Trail mix with nuts, pretzels, dark chocolate, and dried fruits
  • Apples and your favorite nut butter

These are a few of my favorites, I would love to hear yours so please comment so we can share!

5 thoughts on “Snack and Lunch Ideas

  1. I pop my own popcorn. It makes a great snack. It will keep in a glass jar for a very long time (like… a month) without becoming stale. I use those big pickle jars, washed well, filled with crumpled newspaper and stored without the lid for a month or so. That pretty much eliminates the dill smell.

  2. Some things I’ve been taking are blueberries and strawberries (thanks Jody), and Uncle Ben’s makes a great single serving brown rice and vegetable cup with coconut oil. Its nice to have something warm in your belly sometimes and they are only a dollar a piece. And in the frozen section they have these great vegetable medleys that include cranberries and sugar snap pies. I bring a glass corning wear with a lid to microwave them in to stay BPA free :)

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