Snacking is bad for you. I’m sorry, but what? No it’s not. Snacking is a great way to tide you over until your next meal! It’s a great way to satisfy our hunger when our bodies are telling us we need energy but it’s not quite time for lunch or dinner.
I like to prepare little snack boxes that can serve as a quick on-the-go lunch or can be broken up throughout the work or school day for little snacks here and there when I start to feel those hunger pangs.
For a while, we sold them as one of our prepared meals as a “Protein Box” and will still make them on occasion at our cafe. The idea is that they have a few higher protein options, a fruit, vegetable, and a grain/carbohydrate of some kind. The protein options help to keep you full while everything is easily snackable or easy to eat on-the-go.
Proteins: Hardboiled eggs. Deli meat slices. Nuts. Seeds. Roasted Chickpea Poppers. Hummus.
Fruits: Apples. Oranges. Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.). Stone fruits (plums, pears, nectarines). Bananas.
Vegetables: Carrots. Bell peppers. Broccoli. Cauliflower. Cherry tomatoes. Celery. Radishes.
Grains: Pretzels. Crackers. Cereal. Granola. Whole grain tortilla chips. Whole grain baguette slices.