Sometimes when we’re hungry for a snack, we reach for a treat because it’s the most convenient solution. Treats are indulgent foods that provide mostly sugar, fat and salt, such as chocolate bars, pastries, chips, etc. With simple panning, you can carry healthy homemade snacks when you’re on the go.
Below are some easy, tasty ideas!
• Trail Mix – Make your own mix from almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, raisins, roasted chickpeas or other favorite fruit and nuts.
• Wrap it up – Spread nut butter on a whole-grain pita or tortilla, add a whole banana, and wrap it.
• Popcorn – This whole-grain food is surprisingly healthy! Pop your own and avoid those packages that contain lots of butter and salt.
• Fruits and vegetables – Toss some carrot sticks, grapes, red pepper or apple slices in a sealed container for an easy snack on the run.
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