Do you snack? if so on what??

Just a thought because i think we all snack now that we have quit the dreaded weed!!!! I have been surfing the net, not recommended by the way, that water aint half cold :o i came across this site about snacking !! see what you think?! :)

How To Make Your Own Snack Box

The basic idea with this snack box is that it is the first thing you reach for when you feel peckish between meals, rather than reaching for that leftover piece of cake in the fridge, or grabbing something from the vending machine at work.

Your box should be filled with foods which you can quickly fix for yourself, but they should be healthy and tasty, too.

As I was thinking about how to put this into practice, I was inspired by the idea of the Japanese lunch box, or the bento box.

It is basically a lunch box which is divided into different sections.

To make your own bento-style snack box you will need a plastic container with a lid, such as a lunch box. Smaller tubs with lids to fit inside your box.

Basically, you want everything to be held tightly inside your box, without touching each other, so that they don’t flavor one another, or get mixed up.

If you intend to take your snack box to work, for example, you will need to make sure everything is secure with lids or plastic wrap, etc., before you travel.

Snack Box Contents

In your snack box you may like to include a selection of items, such as:

§Fruit salad, whole fruits, or dried fruits

§Vegetable crudites such as carrots, celery, peppers, also baby tomatoes

§A healthy dip such as hummus or salsa

§Hard boiled eggs

§Hard cheese or cottage cheese

§Lean meats such as ham, chicken, or turkey

§A granola bar

§Natural yogurt

§Nuts and seeds

§Wholegrain crackers

§Dry wholegrain cereal

§A small amount of dark chocolate

Having a snack box in your fridge would also be a great way to help your kids to eat healthier, too.

Try filling one box with perishables which stay in the fridge, and one with non-perishables to stay on your countertop.

That way your children can quickly grab both boxes and fix themselves a healthy snack anytime.

What do you think of this idea… would it work to help you eat healthier snacks throughout the day? What would you put inside your snack box?

By the way i have got a recipe for the granola bar, it sounds a bit yummy :P :P if anybody would like it, i will post it later :)

Pete :)

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  • I was just wondering - all this talk about granola bars - where do you but them and what's in them?

  • Andi, i dont know whether you can buy them, but i have the recipe somewhere and i will blog it shortly :)

  • Healthy Granola Bar Recipe

    This recipe is very easy and fast to make, and what I really love is that it’s made in muffin cups, which means no fiddly cutting afterwards!

    Ingredients?

    1/2 cup whole nuts (your choice, but I like to use almonds)

    1 ½ cups dried fruits (for example cranberries, apricots and raisins)

    1 cup rolled oats

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Pinch cinnamon (add more if you like)

    1/4 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds

    1/2 cup nut butter

    2 bananas, mashed

    Method:

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

    In a food processor, coarsely chop the nuts and dried fruits. Add to a bowl, then mix in the oats, vanilla, cinnamon, and seeds.

    Mix the nut butter and bananas until a paste forms, then add this to the other ingredients, and mix well.

    Spoon into lightly greased muffin cups, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden.

    Makes about 18 bars.

  • *drools* Oooh Pete, sounds absolutely delish!!! Love the snack box idea xx

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