Good Eats: 6 Busy Girl Snacks

Today, I’m going to give you the tools so that you can customize your very own snacks in a snap (yes, you!). Whether you have a sweet tooth or a savory craving, whipping up one of these healthy bites will help to get you through a long and busy week ahead.

Without further ado, here is my recipe chart for creating the perfect grab-and-go snack…

The best thing about these snacks is that you can create six completely different options with the ingredients pictured above. This will ensure that your groceries won’t go to waste, and your healthy snacks will keep your taste buds interested all weekend long. Each snack is low calorie and a great source of protein from hummus, peanut butter, or light cheese. Just add the toppings and you have a flavorful mid-day treat.

Here is a breakdown of the snacks and serving sizes:

Carrots and Celery with Hummus:

  • 3 small carrots
  • 3 small celery sticks
  • ¼ cup regular hummus
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Celery with Peanut Butter and Raisins:

  • 6 small celery sticks
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 handful raisins

Apples with Peanut Butter and Raisins:

  • 5 apple slices
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 handful raisins

Apples with Cheese and Grapes:

  • 5 small apple slices
  • 3 slices of light cheese (try Swiss cheese, goat cheese, or light cheddar)
  • 8 grapes

Crackers with Cheese and Grapes:

  • 7 water crackers or 5 whole wheat crackers
  • 3 slices of light cheese (try Swiss cheese, goat cheese, or light cheddar)
  • 8 grapes

Crackers with Tuna Salad and Cucumbers:

  • 7 water crackers or 5 whole wheat crackers
  • 1 scoop of low-mayo tuna salad (we like to mix dill, light mayo and a little mustard to make ours)
  • 5 cucumber slices

You can make each snack by combining the base ingredients with the second ingredient, then adding the toppings. Simple as that. My favorite option is the apples with peanut butter and raisins, but you’ll have to try them all to decide on which one you like best.

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