Looking for some Easy Healthy Meal Prep Snack Ideas? Here are 4 meal prep snack recipes for work, school, or home! Healthy snacks for both adults and kids.
Healthy Meal Prep Snacks
There are two types of people that I know, people who don’t snack and will eat at set times, and then there are people like myself, who will snack all day every day if given the option!
I love having healthy meal prep snacks on hand because if I don’t, I’d end up with 3 bags of chips from the vending machine at work. This may or may not have happened more than once as it’s $1.50 per bag at the vending machines at work LOL.
Anyways, these meal prepped snacks are perfect for both adults heading to work or class or kiddos going to school. They’re great well as to have in your fridge so your kiddos know they can always grab bento box of approved snacks to munch on during the day.
Benefits of Meal Prepping Snacks
Portion Control: Like I said, I’d snack all day every day if I could! So meal prepping snacks is a great way to make sure I don’t end up over snacking – once I’ve eaten everything in my bento box, I’m done.
I’m also one of those people where if I open a bag of crisps or nuts, I’ll mindless eat all of it without even noticing. Things like nuts are very calorie-dense and can be easy to overeat so this makes sure I don’t end up eating all of nuts at once.
Less Stress: Having snacks meal prepped available makes it less stressful when I’m hangry and looking for food! Plus I remember when I was a kid and would yell “mooooom, I’m hungryyyy” it would have probably been less annoying to my mom if I could have just grabbed a box of healthy meal prepped snacks from the fridge.
Plus if you are heading somewhere further than usual (ie a drive to the airport), the prepped snack boxes means you don’t have to rely on figuring out where to find food.
Less Waste: More than once I’ve found some pack of cheese in the back of the fridge that I’ve forgotten about after I’ve bought it. Meal prepping snacks out in advance means you’ll be less than likely to have to toss forgotten expired items.
Saving Money: Before I meal prepped snacks, I would just buy whatever snacks I felt like and end up with a ton of snacks at home. This is similar to having less waste as I’ve bought a zillion apples once only to have realized I bought cheese, crackers, more fruit, and more cheese as well. I would have bought less if I had gone in with a list of snacks that I wanted to meal prep!
What You’ll Need For These Snack Meal Prep Ideas
I use airtight containers to store my snack meal preps. This makes them last longer and is more environmentally friendly than using multiple plastic bags. Here’s what I use:
- round glass meal prep container
- rectangular meal prep container
- two compartment container
- three compartment container
Healthy Snacking Ideas
- pepperoni sticks
- cheese wedges
- pretzel crisps or crackers of your choice
- edamame beans
- pistachio, roasted & unsalted
- shelled edamame beans
- cheese wedge
Healthy Meal Prep Snack Ideas
Snack Box 1
- 1 cucumber sliced
- 1 handful baby carrots
- 2 pepperoni sticks cut up
- 1-2 cheese wedges
Snack Box 2
- 1 cup grapes
- 1 handful pretzel crisps
- 1 handful diced cheese
Snack Box 3
- 227 grams edamame pods
- 1/2 cup pistachios
Snack Box 4
- 1/4 cup shelled edamame
- 1 handful baby carrots
- 1 cheese wedge
- 1 cup grapes
- Cook the edamame as directed on the box.
- In individual meal prep containers, put together each snack box and store in the fridge for up to a week.
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RESOURCES AND TIPS FOR MEAL PREPPING
- How To Cook Chicken Breasts Perfectly
- What Is An Instant Pot
- Tips To Help You Meal Prep For The Week Successfully
- Tips for Meal Prepping on a Budget
- 7 Freezer Friendly Chicken Marinades
- 5 Freezer Friendly Marinades
- Meal Prep: Learning the Basics E-Book