Snack/Lunch Tip: Getting Away from Crackers

Posted by Courtney on September 6th, 2012. Filed under: Food, Kids.

We have had to make some changes in our eating habits here… part of it is getting away from carbs. With three little kids, one of which is a constantly hungry boy, it has been challenging to say the least. Maybe you need to or want to do the same, here are some tips:

-Use CUCUMBERS in place of crackers: you can top or dip with peanut butter/sunflower dip, hummus, yogurt dip, tuna or salmon salad. They can also serve as a substitute for the cracker in crackers & cheese.

-Use LETTUCE instead of a tortilla. Avocado & cheese wrap. Turkey & Avocado/Cheese wrap. Bacon & Tomato wrap. Tuna Salad wrap.

-Use leftover QUINOA or PEARL BARLEY for cereal. Top with fruit, yogurt, & nuts. (still a carb but lower glycemic index and high in protein & fiber)

-Use leftover QUINOA or PEARL BARLEY as a salad. Top with roasted veggies, goat cheese, & a vinaigrette.

-Use PEANUT BUTTER or SUNFLOWER BUTTER or ALMOND BUTTER without the bread. Cut up celery, carrots, apples to let them dip in. Add some coconut and/or raisins or cranberries to make a fun second dip.


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