I get asked pretty often what our meals and snacks look like these days so I thought this would be a fun post. Lately, I have been really trying to make an effort to keep healthier snack foods on hand (mainly for my own sake so I don’t binge on tortilla chips the second I get Grayson to sleep). A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
Also – and this is another post in and of itself – Grayson is quite the eater now! The kid eats practically everything and has solid meals three times a day (I am also still breastfeeding). Keeping cut up healthy food ready makes his meals and snacks a lot easier. That way I don’t have a kid in a high chair wailing at me while I chop up fruit or defrost soup.
So, the above photo is a pretty good representation as to the “snack” foods that our in our fridge on a weekly basis. We’ve been doing Blue Apron for the past few weeks, which is a wonderful service that delivers all the ingredients you need + recipes for three meals a week. Again, that’s another post in and of itself but we just love it. What I’m trying to get at is that lately I’ve just been hitting up Trader Joe’s on Monday afternoons to get “filler” foods since our meals are taken care of. It’s been great!
Grayson loves when the Blue Apron shipment comes on Tuesdays! Boxes and paper are his favorite. 😉
Back to the first photo – every week, I have been roasting a couple sweet potatoes and keeping the chunks on hand for quick snacks for Grayson and myself. He loves roasted sweet potatoes and they keep well in the fridge for a few days.
Peas are great, except Grayson is kind of over them now. I hand him peas and he’s all like “okay what next?”.
Blueberries are Grayson’s favorite food! He could eat all blueberries all day. I love them, too, so we’ve been keeping stock of them.
Diced mango is yummy and on sale right now at Whole Foods. I love those champagne mangoes – so sweet and delicious! Grayson goes crazy for it.
Roast chickpeas are a yummy snack that I like. I don’t give these roast chickpeas to Grayson since they are sort of hard (he loves regular cooked chickpeas).
Chopped up pineapple for us to snack on in the afternoons is always great. This one wasn’t as sweet as I had hoped though.
What you don’t see, but what we always also have in terms of snacks, are hard boiled eggs, avocado, cheese and yogurt. Every week I hard boil a few eggs to keep on hand because I love them. Grayson likes the yolks the best, which is awesome since that’s the healthiest part! We both love avocado, cheese and plain yogurt. It makes it so easy when everything is right there, already prepped so I can just reach in, grab and feed fast!
I’ve also been buying roast chicken already prepped from Trader Joe’s, along with these Ezekiel wraps (not from TJs) and my favorite eggplant hummus. This is mainly for my lunch, but Grayson loves little bits of roast chicken and hummus as well! I always just make sure to chop up the chicken in really small pieces for him.
Lastly, I’ve been trying to make one healthy snack a week during naptime. Last week it was Gina’s brownie batter protein bites and this week it’s Emily’s sunbutter energy bites (made instead with almond butter). I snack on these and send them to work with Adam. Our appetites have really ramped up in the past two weeks due to our workouts!
That’s all for now – what are your favorite snacks to keep on hand?