Like most people we love to snack. Being a stay at mom has its downfalls, the kids are always eating so you usually are also. I try to prepare lots of vegetables and healthy snacks at the beginning of the week. Having everything cut up and placed in a clear container in the fridge makes things very easy to grab and go.
I love to place a platter of healthy food on the table if we are home the whole day. It may look like a ton but before the day is over the plate will be clear. We just ate a whole plate of fruits and vegetables without even knowing it. If we are headed out for the day to run errands I try to pack containers in a cooler to snack on. I am sure I am not the only one who gets hungry when aways from home. When hunger hits it helps to have a healthy snack before starvation hits and you become desperate enough to stop for some junk.
The platter below is just a sample of what we had on hand. Pick vegetables that your family loves or maybe a few new ones to try. Sliced apples or oranges are great. If we have some hummus, award-winning cottage cheese dip, or even a smear of peanut butter it makes it even more fun. Just watch how long the cottage cheese dip is out, ours doesn’t last long enough to spoil. I never thought kids or I would like hard-boiled eggs on their own, salt and pepper does wonders.
Some ideas for your platter:
- Hard Boiled Eggs, wedged
- Celery or Carrots
- Sweet Peppers or Green Peppers
- Apples or Oranges
- Cubes of Cheese
- Radish or Turnip