Prepping healthy snacks for the week can make it easier to just grab and go! Healthy snacking is a great way to increase your daily vegetable and fruit consumption. Plus, processed snacks may be high in added sugars, sodium and trans fat, and may not provide a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
To prep your snacks, cut up large vegetables and fruits, like apples, celery and bell peppers, into snack sizes and put them in small containers or snack baggies in the fridge. Snacks that are already snack sized, like baby carrots, grapes and berries, can go in containers without much prep. Dips, like hummus and peanut butter, can be put into small plastic containers as well.
Healthier snack ideas:
- Bell peppers and carrots with hummus
- Pear slices with sharp cheddar cheese
- Apples with peanut butter
- Air-popped popcorn
- Mixed berries with non-fat yogurt or cottage cheese
As always, remember to read the nutrition label to select snacks that are the best for your health. Learn how to read nutrition labels on our Reading Nutrition Facts Labels guide.