As many of you mamas know, being a stay-at-home caregiver can be one tough gig. Which is why it’s so important to make sure you are eating as much healthy food as possible so your body can function and be prepared for just about anything that comes your way. Especially because you never quite know what to expect when raising kids. So today, we are going to share our 5 favorite healthy snack ideas for all you busy moms out there to help keep your body working at super hero status.
5 Alternative Healthy Snack Ideas for Busy Moms
Love trail mix? This first healthy snack idea is one of our favorites, and super easy to make!
1) Homemade trail mix.
There are lots of recipes out there. Some take time and some take seconds. I opt for the one that takes seconds. And my current favorite is mixing any type of healthy cereal (cheerios, shredded wheat, chex, etc.) that I have on hand and mixing that in a bowl with things like nuts, dried fruit and even broken up Fiber One granola bars. Then dividing the mixture into snack bags and storing it for a quick snack on the go.
2) Fruit/Veggie sticks and peanut butter, hummus, or guacamole
This one is super easy. Simply pre-cut any fruit or veggie that pairs well with your choice of peanut butter, hummus, or guacamole. Store in the fridge and pull out when ready to eat with a tablespoon or two of your dip of choice.
3) Protein Bars
If your a busy mom, it can be hard to find the time to make your own homemade protein balls that you’ve most likely seen recipes for on Pinterest. Luckily, these days, there are a lot of good store bought options. So find a few that you like, stock up on them, and grab one when you are needing that extra boost to get you through the day.
4) Homemade smoothies.
This is great way to cram tons of healthy snack food into one serving. One of our favorite smoothie recipes is the following…
Green Smoothie with Chia Seeds
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup spinach leaves
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
5) Cheese sticks.
You can make your own from a block of cheese or you can buy some from your local grocery and/or health food store. And don’t worry, you don’t have to buy the same string cheese your kids eat (unless you like that stuff). Nowadays, you can buy a lot find a lot of “grown up” cheese stick options.
What healthy snacks do you like to eat? We’d love to know in the comments below!