Delicious Make-Ahead Snacks to Prep

Posted: August 16, 2021 1:44 pm

We all love snacking on something throughout the day whether it be chips or trail mix. Snacks have the ability to brighten up many gloomy days, morning, or even nights. If you’re looking for something a bit more than your typical go-to snacks, then consider preparing your own. The following are several delicious snacks you can make in large quantities.

Make Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits

Fruit parfaits are a healthy treat for anyone who absolutely loves fruits. You can add whatever fruits you like into your parfait. The Make Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits can be prepped in small mason jars or any small food prepping containers. The refreshing energy boost from these tasty mixed fruits will hold you throughout the day.

Recipe:

  • 6 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup certified gluten free old fashioned oats (raw)
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. milk, any kind
  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit and berries

Make Ahead Breakfast Bowls

The Make Ahead Breakfast Bowls make for a filling breakfast. However, with some portioning, you can surely enjoy this recipe as a snack! If you prefer heavier, heartier snacks to keep your hunger at bay, then this recipe is ideal. Containing soft potatoes, eggs, delicious cheese, and avocados, your stomach should keep quiet for some hours as you go about your day.

Recipe:

  • 2 lbs. yukon gold potatoes, chopped into 1″ cubes
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped into 1″ cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped into 1″ cubes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • homemade gluten-free seasoned salt and pepper
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 oz. freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • toppings: avocado, tortilla chips, salsa
  • 6 individual-sized tupperware or glass containers with lids

Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

The Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars are excellent for those needing a quick protein boost. If you’re a fan of the chocolate and peanut butter combo, then look no further. You might just think you’re eating a chocolate bar, except you get the added benefit of getting in some protein!

Recipe:

  • 1 1/4 cup creamy salted peanut butter
  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/3 cup chia, sesame, or flax seeds
  • 1/3-1/2 cup protein powder

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. cacao nibs

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Easy Coconut Matcha Energy Balls

Although these Coconut Matcha Energy Balls are small, they are packed with a boost of energy. And, it’s certainly a healthier, more filling option than your average energy drink. The matcha in this recipe is the source of its energy boosting qualities as the matcha is made from green tea leaves. If you’re familiar with green tea leaves, then you know that it is a natural source of caffeine. Other benefits of matcha include its high amount of antibiotics and several anti-inflammatory properties.

Recipe:

  • 2 cups medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tsp. matcha powder
  • 1 cup desiccated powder
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water

Energy balls with dried apricots and coconut.

Healthy No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites

If you love carrot cake, then the Healthy No-Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites is a recipe you must try! This snack will make you forget what time of day it is. It’s truly a dessert snack. However, you don’t have to worry about unnecessary amounts of sugar. This snack is made with ingredients containing natural sugars.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup raw carrots, shredded
  • 10 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • sprinkle of sea salt
  • optional: shredded coconut to cover
  • optional: plain Greek yogurt, creamy peanut butter (to serve)

No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites

Here’s another sweet, energy bite recipe to satiate your sweet tooth, sugar cravings. No-Bake Chocolate Cherry Energy Bites, much like the previous snack recipe, contains natural sweeteners such as dates, dried cherries, and dark chocolate chips. So, you can enjoy your snacks without the added guilt. In fact, you can enjoy as many as you’d like as the hemp and chia seeds offer a host of health benefits, both high in omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.

Recipe:

  • 5 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Optional toppings:

  • raw cacao powder
  • desiccated coconut

Chunky Monkey Trail Mix

Perhaps you want some variety in your snacking, trail mix is a great option. There are really no rules to creating tasty trail mix combos. You can regulate exactly how much sweetness and saltiness you want in your trail mix snack. Traditionally, trail mix has been a combination of ingredients like raisins, nuts, and seeds. However, you can add whatever dry ingredients you’d like to yours. If you’re not sure where to start, then try this tasty Chunky Monkey Trail Mix recipe.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup dried banana chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut strips
  • 3/4 cup dried pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup roasted salted cashews
  • 1 cup milk or dark chocolate peanuts
  • 1/2 cup yogurt covert dried cranberries

Chocolate & Banana Trail Mix

This recipe is a pretty simple one and super easy to prep! You can make a large bag of trail mix to last you all week. However, if you’re like most, you just might find yourself finishing up your bag within a few days. Feel free to add or remove some ingredients from this recipe to your liking.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup (3.5 oz.) each: walnuts, pecans, and cashews
  • 1 cup (3 oz.) each: banana chips and toasted coconut ribbons
  • 1/2 cup (2.5 oz.) each: raisins and chocolate chunks

Fruit Snack Pack

This snack is comprised of a variety of fresh fruit and trail mix. In fact, you could even combine the previous recipe with this Fruit Snack Pack or buy your trail mix separately.

Recipe:

  • 1/4 orange (sliced)
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 2 tbsp. trail mix
  • 1 Foster Farms Bold Bites Pouch

Vegetable Snack Pack

Much like the previous recipe, the Vegetable Snack Pack is essentially mixed variety veggies. Instead of trail mix, you’ll be using a deliciously, soft hummus to go with these fresh vegetables. Pick a hummus of your choice and feel free to add some of your favorite veggies.

Recipe:

  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 red bell pepper (seeded and sliced)
  • 1/3 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/3 cup English cucumber (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 2 tbsp. hummus
  • 1 Foster Farms Bold Bites Pouch

Protein Snack Pack

If you struggle to get in enough protein, snacking on the Protein Snack Pack will help you to easily achieve your recommended protein intake for the day. This snack is almost reminiscent of a Cobb Salad except in smaller portions. If that’s something you enjoy, then you will really like this snack pack.

Recipe:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1/4 cup cheese (chopped into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tbsp. hazelnuts
  • 1 Foster Farmer Bold Bites Pouch

Mini Peanut Chicken Rice and Cabbage Bowls

Here’s another filling recipe you can snack on. Portion appropriately and prep using smaller containers. The Mini Peanut Chicken and Cabbage Bowls are great for busy work days where you want something easy, quick, and filling to eat throughout the day. The Mini Peanut Chicken Rice and Cabbage Bowls can also be supplemented for your regular meals. If you’d like a lighter snack, mini Buddha bowls, a vegetarian meal, should be worth a try as well!

Recipe:

  • 3 cups leftover peanut chicken, warmed
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (or basmati or white rice), warmed
  • 2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1 cup snow peas, sliced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots

Peanut Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice (from about 1 lime)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

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