Make Ahead Snacks

September 25, 2023 | Jody Gatewood

snacks in bowls

This month has been all about snacks here on the blog. Snacks are also a must at my house to keep my 10-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son full between meals. My son often tells me we don’t have any good snacks in the house. Therefore, I’ve been thinking about how I can balance my desire for him to have a nutritious snack and his desire for something more fun than what I usually keep on hand.

A couple of Spend Smart. Eat Smart. recipes that I know will make us both happy are the Peanut Butter Banana Oat Bites and Energy Bites. I’ve made both of these before and they are a hit. Both of them have some protein, healthy fats, and fiber for a more filling snack but are also a fun snack with the chocolate chips. Since my kids, husband and I all like them, they are gone quickly. Therefore, I’m planning to make a double or triple batch of each to freeze so I can pull them out as needed. We talk a lot about making and freezing meals but you can also do it with snacks! What kind of snacks do you like to make ahead to have on hand?

Jody Gatewood

Jody Gatewood is a Registered Dietitian who enjoys spending time in the kitchen baking and preparing meals for her family. She does lots of meal planning to stay organized and feed her family nutritious meals.

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