In my family, we are snacky people. I’m always on the lookout for healthier snacking options, although the not so healthy happens too. It’s unfortunate for our waistlines that we love not so healthy snacks, but that’s the way it is. What I have learned about snacking healthier is the key is to be prepared, kind of like being in the Boy Scouts.
Baking from scratch isn’t always an option, for example, I can’t make bread or anything with yeast to save my life. It’s a sad, sad situation. I have tried and failed so many times that my husband actually asked me to stop trying. He could see my disappointment every time I pulled a flat loaf of bread out of the oven or bread maker. Today I thought I would share some easier, healthier snacking options, because sometimes that’s what we need.
First is the obvious, fresh fruits and vegetables. Prep every time you need a snack isn’t always an option, especially if you’re running out the door or chasing kids. What I like to do is take some extra time on grocery day to prepare for the week ahead. I make carrot and clearly sticks and put them in plastic containers and some is baggies so I can add them to lunches for my husband or grab them on the way out the door. I also prep whatever fruit I bought so I can easily grab it. This week it’s pineapple.
Sometimes you just want a treat to snack on. When that happens, Outshine Bars are the perfect option. Made with real fruit, vegetables or yogurt, Outshine Bars are made with simple, honest ingredients. There is a flavor for whatever mood strikes you. My personal favorite it Strawberry, but anything with coconut in it is always a winner in my book. Brighten up your snacking, and your day, with an Outshine Bar and your tastebuds will thank you so much. We’ve been snacking on them since I found them several years ago and love them. Just look at these sweet faces.
Sometimes your family, and you too, just want cookies or a cake. There is nothing wrong with this, in moderation. I try to make most of the baked treats we eat. By doing this, I can control the contents. I can cut the sugar, add in some flax seed and fruit, like unsweetened applesauce or smashed bananas. I also try to give some of what I make away or freeze some so we don’t gobble them all down in 2 days.
Another option to make your healthier snacking easier is when you make dinners that can easily be frozen, like vegetable soups or casseroles, make yourself a few extra servings, package them for easy reheating and freeze them. Then when you are running out of steam or you’re short on time, you can grab an easy snack instead of 10 cookies to get you through to the next meal.
Whatever your snacking needs, healthier snacking doesn’t have to be difficult. Be sure that you keep your refrigerator stocked with fresh foods and your freezer full of a selection of Outshine Bars. Click on the link to find out where to buy your Outshine Bars. You can follow Outshine Snacks on Instagram for some fun pictures to see all of their snacking options. How do you Snack Brighter?