healthy snacks for busy families!

October 5th, 2015


More often than not, I beat Chad home from work. Because I’m always starving the minute I walk in the door, I’ve come up with the following snacks that enable me to wait to eat until a normal, non-toddler dinner-time. They’re light enough that they don’t kill my appetite but take the edge off enough that I don’t kill my husband. (Hanger is real!)

Try Balanced Carbs!
Bread gets a bad “wrap” (yes, I went there!) but whole-grain bread is a terrific option for healthy snacking. I love to buy fresh bread from the grocery store and toast it, then spread some Alouette Le Petite Fromage on it, and top with a sliced cucumber. (Le Petite Fromage cheese come in four different flavors but I like the Cucumber & Dill version for this. All spreads are just 40 calories per serving!)

Portable and Nutrient-Packed
When I’m craving gummy bears in the afternoon, dried fruit can often get me my fix. Dried mango or apricots, for example, are equally sweet and chewy but without the sugar. (Assuming you buy the right brands – always check the label!) Fellow Texans, HEB’s in-house dried mango is my favorite!

Homemade Veggie Trays
Veggie trays in the pre-made food section always look good — but most of the time, they’re not as healthy as they appear! Ranch dip is totally delicious, but there are healthy swaps that taste just as good — I love adding hummus or a spreadable cheese! Instead of a pre-made tray, I pick up some baby carrots, bell peppers, or even celery. I love to pair cut veggies with Le Petite Fromage cheeses, and bon appetit!

Do you guys have a go-to snack that I need to add to my repertoire? Let me know in the comments!

This post was created in partnership with Alouette Cheese. As always, all opinions are my own!

Photo Credit: Kate Robinson



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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 pc501 // Oct 5, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Love the ideas. The herb cheese spreads are heavenly. Glad to have a new option that is a bit healthier.

    If you like cucumber and dill, try homemade tzatziki sauce. The Foodie Physician’s is great. Combo of greek yogurt, shredded cucumber, dill, garlic, salt, pepper Do it all in the food processor, and you’ve got a great spread or dip. Do use low-fat greek yogurt or a splash of olive oil–will keep you full longer and taste great. Thanks, Katy!

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  • 3 Astha // Oct 13, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Loved the ideas! Your baby is very cute. God bless 🙂

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