Stick To Whole FoodsOne of the tempting conveniences we are faced with on a daily basis when it comes to snacks and meals are: packaged foods. They are cheap, quick, and found just about everywhere. The problem with these foods is that as a way to be affordable and more filling, many of them include peanuts and a variety of other nuts. The easiest and most widely available alternatives are whole food based snacks - this includes sliced veggies and fruits. Pre-packaged containers of ready to eat produce are becoming more available, even in gas stations and corner convenience stores. One way to make whole food snacks more affordable is by dedicating 30-45 minutes at the beginning of the week to meal prep.
- Clean and chop all the carrots, sweet peppers, apples, oranges, celery, and cucumbers you would want to eat during the week.
- Use a simple mixture of lemon and water on the apples and any other produce that might brown.
- Portion them out in easy-to-open containers so family members can grab them when the urge hits.