When you’re feeling extra hungry and searching the kitchen for anything to quickly fill your belly it’s easy to give into the temptation of junk food. While junk food seems like an easy fix to resolve your hunger pangs, the problem is that those processed, sugary foods leave you feeling zapped of energy and hungry again in no time. Solve this dilemma by keeping healthy and delicious snacks ready to grab out of the freezer at a moment’s notice. Spend an afternoon cooking with an adult to fill your kitchen with these freezer friendly snacks!
- Ready To-Go Smoothies. Smoothies are a terrific way to pack a host of nutritious foods into a single glass. You can have a smoothie ready at a moment’s notice in one of two ways. First, you can prep ingredients and store them in individual baggies to toss into the blender. Secondly, you can go ahead and blend your smoothie, store it in re-sealable squeeze pouches, and defrost and stir when you’re ready for a smoothie.
- Egg Cups. Whisk together eggs, chopped veggies, chopped meat (optional), and shredded cheese. Bake in greased muffin tins at 400 degrees until firm. Defrost one whenever you need a protein filled snack or meal.
- Healthy Muffins. If you are after something sweet that will actually fill you up and give you energy, look no further than these blueberry oatmeal bars (http://www.healthylittlecooks.com/recipe/blueberry-oatmeal-bars/). Store in an airtight container for best results.
- Black Bean Quesadillas. Don’t beg your parents for a trip to the drive through when the craving for Mexican food hits, just reheat a whole grain that’s been filled with shredded cheese, black beans, and avocado. Heat in the toaster oven for optimal crispness.
- Fruit Juice Popsicles. Need a refreshing treat that’s fun to share with friends? Pour all natural fruit juice with no added sugars into popsicle molds and pop one out of the freezer anytime the craving strikes. Fruit puree also works very well for homemade popsicles!