8 Super Easy Snack Ideas Anyone Can Put Together
Need a grab-and-go snack box for your afternoon slump or a stack of treats ready for your kids? The snack ideas here are perfect for every between-meals situation.
Maybe you want a li’l something for breakfast on the go. You might have a post-lunch, pre-dinner stretch that begs for a treat. (Here’s why you run out of energy mid-day.) Maybe it’s for the late-night cravings you want to satisfy.
When hunger hits—these clever snack box ideas will have you covered!
Crunch It Up
When you’re craving something crispy and crunchy, put together a snack box that blends your favorite nuts with dried cereal, and add some raisins or other dried fruit for a side of sweetness. Things like salted pistachios, macadamia nuts or sweet and spicy mixed nuts are great choices.
Power Through with Peanut Butter
Need a protein-packed boost that will stave off cravings until dinner? Box up these easy peanut butter granola pinwheels with green grapes and baby carrots for a tasty snack you—and your kids—will love.
Make Something for Your Love Bugs
Up the cuteness factor of a simple sandwich by cutting the bread in the shape of a circle and topping it with ladybug wings and eyes made from Swiss cheese and raisins. Bonus points for a baby ladybug crafted from Babybel cheese! Keep the sides—kiwi, tomato and cucumber slices—neatly organized with muffin cups.
Channel Your Inner Child
Sometimes you just want a childhood favorite like peanut butter and jelly. PB&J on a stick ramps up the fun with—you guessed it—skewers. Box ’em up with grapes and bananas. To keep the banana slices from browning, brush them with lemon juice.
Serve Chips and Salsa, Only Better
Open a bag of your favorite tortilla chips to eat with one of these 10 tasty salsas. Serve with a healthy side of brown rice and kale for a boost from nutrients like fiber, protein, manganese and folate.
Be the Apple of My Eye
Keep your snack box simple and nutritious with a variety of veggies and a delicious dip. Tomatoes, peppers, carrots and zucchini slices give you a range of textures and flavors to enjoy. With so many delicious dips to try, this snack can be slightly different every time.
Find the Flavors of Italy
Pack an easy, tasty box with a combination of cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, salami, olives and fresh basil plus red pepper tapenade and crusty Italian bread. (If you opened a nice bottle of Chianti with this one, we wouldn’t blame you.)