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Simple, healthy snacking

By May 8, 2012 October 17th, 2015 Healthy Eating

One of my friends shared that she uses a “snack bin” to hold prepped, healthy snacks that her family can eat on-the-go.

(An amazing and simple idea, right?)

I’ve been using a bin in our refrigerator and it’s amazing how many fruits and vegetables I eat when they’re prepped ahead of time.  I can grab one (or two or three) when I’m headed out the door.  And my 2-year-old can help herself whenever she’s hungry.

The snack bin is a big WIN for the whole family.  Spend 10 minutes over the weekend prepping snacks, and I’m good to go for the rest of the week!

Healthy snacks for on-the-go

Here’s what we’re snacking on this week:

  • String cheese
  • Baby carrots
  • Strawberries
  • Red grapes
  • Trail mix (Yes, I realize this is only semi-healthy.)
  • Apples

I use this tip from Food Lush to keep my berries fresh for days: Rinse berries in a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar) and 10 parts water.  You can’t taste the vinegar at all and it will keep your berries from getting moldy so quickly.

Other fun snack ideas:

If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can prep a bin for your pantry too.


PS For more recipes and healthy eating ideas, you can find me on Pinterest @kellymcnelis.

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Sarah

Awesome tip about keeping the berries fresh–I just bought huge containers this weekend @ Costco so this will definitely help!

Jacquie
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Yum! I'm so doing this.

monica
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monica

what a good tip! i will definitely use it. i hate when berries go bad after just a day or two. 🙁

Leslie
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What a great idea! I need to do this one the weekend so I’ll make healthy choices during the week at work. I found your post on Pinterest, where I ma a new follower. Have a great Saturday!

Meg
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Meg

do you ever notice that things kept in a plastic baggie end up having a weird taste after a day or two? That would be my only hesitation. I used to do that with pretzels or other snacks including nuts and quit storing them that way b/c they had a funny flavor.

Ashley
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I hate that! It always happen so quickly too! I thought I was just crazy… Glad someone else understands!!

Eva
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Eva

YES! I totally agree! I haven’t found an alternative though, unless I use a regular container…

Ashley
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Ashley

I use small glass containers! I hate that plastic taste.

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Amber
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Amber

do you store all of this in your fridge? How long does everything tend to last, if it hasn’t been eaten already?