#TryItTuesday: Summer Snacking on the Go
Memorial Day has come and gone ... and now the summer fun has begun!
Like many, summer is definitely our season of "go." Being on the go and then adding the yummy treats of summer can make eating healthy a challenge.
Today, I’m going to share a few of our favorite healthy summer snacks on the go.
Simple Summer Time Saver: Snack Stations
A simple time saver we call “snack stations” has helped us stay on track with the crazy go-go-go nature of summer. This time-saver is great if you have little ones at home, and it's just as great for us empty-nesters.
In our home, we have three designated snack stations: our cupboard, refrigerator and freezer. Once a week, typically on Sunday, we’ll fill up our snack stations, so we are prepared for the busy work week.
We either purchase individual packages of these items, or if we purchase a multi-serving package, we’ll portion out and place in baggies or to-go containers.
Pantry Snack Station
- Dried fruit
- Dried jerky
- Popcorn or pretzels
- Whole grain crackers
- Peanut butter and crackers packages
- Nuts and seeds
- Granola or trail mix
- Snack bars
- Fruit bowl with apples and bananas
- 100 percent fruit juice boxes
Refrigerator Snack Station
- Cut up veggies, portioned in individual baggies: carrots, celery, cucumber, radishes
- Grape tomatoes
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cheese sticks
- Hummus or guacamole
- Berries, cherries, melons
- Deli meat slices
- Water bottles
Freezer Snack Station
- Frozen fruit
- Watermelon sorbet
- Frozen fruit such as berries and grapes
- Frozen Greek yogurt bars
- Whole fruit popsicles
Simple and Easy Trail Mixes
Mix dried cherries, dark chocolate chunks or chips, white chocolate chunks or chips and almonds.
Mix granola, cereal (flake, Cheerios), raisins and M&M’s
Mix coconut flakes, dried fruit, dark chocolate chunks or chips, and almonds.
When it comes to healthy eating on the go, our snack stations save us time and money!