I often choose ingredients that have protein- nuts, seeds, nut and seed butters and even lentils. I am a fan of recipes that I can keep frozen so that I can pop them into lunches, or grab and go for activities.
Another favourite of mine is homous and veggies. I also like corn thins with nut and seed butters on them. I find I often go to a home-mixed trail mix too. This way you can vary what's in the mix and control how many sugary/salty ingredients you use. Adding cereal, pretzels, dried chickpeas, chocolate or carob chips, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, seaweed pieces, little fruit bar pieces are all things I have used - to name a few.
A final go-to snack I use is guacamole and tortilla chips. Quick, easy and delicious- need I say more? Crackers and smoked tofu are another not overly messy snack that's quick to throw together.
Do you have go to snacks that you use?
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