FullSizeRender-5Today is the first day of school for our kids!!! We have enjoyed the summer, but everyone (including the kids) are ready to go back to school and get into a routine.  Sophia starts Kindergarten, Isabella enters second grade, and Finley starts three day a week MDO next week.  Christa’s 5 kids start 12th, 9th, 8th, 7th, and MDO.  

FullSizeRender-3Today’s blog post was inspired by the fact that we just got back from a week long cruise where we ate and drank way too much!  We are hitting the diets hard and the kids need healthy snacks.  Since I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia, I have to eat every 2-3 hours a healthy snack or small meal.  Coming up with so many snacks has been a challenge, but I finally spent a few hours prepping and feel excited about what I made.

FullSizeRender-2While I was shopping at HEB the girls and I noticed the cute little snack packs that included fruit, veggies, cheese, and dips. The problem was that they ran $2.00-$3.00!!! I decided that I was going to make my own snack bags for the all family members.

Ingredients

Veggies (red bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, celery, mini carrots)

Fruit (grapes, apples, bananas)

Yogurt

Hummus

Light Ranch

Skinny Cow Light Swiss Cheese

Weight Watchers Jalapeño Cheese Sticks

Pretzels

Snack Packs

Nuts

Raisins

Sandwich Size Bags

Snack Pack Size Bags

FullSizeRender-4Assembly:

I cut up the fruit and vegetables and then set up an assembly line.  I wanted my snack packs to be around 100 calories each.  I used my Weight Watchers Scale to weigh the food for calorie counting.  I love that I was able to be creative.  Some bags have cheese and fruit, others have veggies, pretzels, etc.  I love variety and am excited that I have so many options.  I ended up making 20 snack bags, but have enough supplies to make more!

What is my all time favorite go to snack????FullSizeRenderRed bell pepper and hummus!!! My sister-in-law Ashlee introduced this to me a few years ago and it is so good! Plus my kids love this snack.  It is a win-win. 

My question for you, what is your favorite go to snack?

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