Between school, extracurricular activities, and assorted lessons and practice sessions, it’s a wonder that your family uses your house for anything but sleeping! But a fast-paced life is hardly an excuse for neglecting snack time; you just need to make sure your family’s food options are in line with your busy and fast-paced lifestyle.
Here are 8 clever ways to make snacks fun, portable, and as modern as your everyday lives.
Tales Of A Kitchen
Getting your workout on and looking for a great post-fitness treat? Simply slice a medium-sized apple into three and layer in generous portions of almond butter (mixed with raisins and honey) for a unique and yummy
snack that’s sure to provide you with post-workout energy!
Cooking With My Kid
Eating pumpkin isn’t just for Halloween! Serve up a tasty — and healthy
— snack by roasting the seeds coated with ingredients such as cinnamon, cumin and ginger. Now there’s a great reason to eat pumpkin year-round!
For the hikers in your family, serve up trail mix
with a clever twist! Mix in a cup of your favourite Goldfish® crackers with dried fruit bits, roasted peanuts, and white chocolate pieces for some fast energy on the go when hitting the trails.
A House In The Hills
Now, you might not think that mango and popcorn go together, but they totally do
. Satisfy all the sweet teeth in the house by combining maple syrup with popcorn, nuts and mango in a bowl. Mix it up, roll into balls, pop into oven and enjoy!
Meet your new snack food favourite: tofu sticks
! Get your soy-based protein on by slicing baked tofu into strips and serving with a side of your choice of veggies and dipping sauce. Perfect for an on the go snack!
Oh My Veggies
For those seeking a spicier take on their veggies, how about curried carrot chips
? Equal parts healthy and flavourful, baking carrot strips in the oven with some sweet curry powder and olive oil for 10-12 minutes creates a portable and clever treat that elevates your snacking game and is sure to invite discussion when you’re seen chowing down on them at work!
Cookie Monster Cooking
Like pita? Like Greek salad? Why not eat both
in one convenient package? Grab a pita pocket and, in addition to traditional hummus, stuff that pocket chock full of fresh spinach, cucumber, feta cheese and tomatoes for a filling and nutritious snack on the run — no utensils required!
The “normal” way of making Ants on a Log — adding peanut and raisins on top of celery sticks — is so 1950s! Modernize this classic snack with cream cheese and the dried fruit of your choosing (cranberries, cherries, or even grapes) and enjoy your contemporary take
on an all-time favourite!
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