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7 Snacks for Your Lunch Routine

Posted on March 8th, 2023
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Written By Sam Henselijn

Snacks, If you’re in need of inspiration for healthy snacks for lunch, we’ve got you covered. These would all be great for school, work, picnics, play dates, or road trips. They’re also perfect for meal prepping. 

Packing healthy lunch snacks can be a time saving hack to help you stay on track while eating better. It’s all in the planning! Mix and match various foods and snack ideas to suit your taste and create a well balanced lunch that works for you!

Try these 7 snacks for your lunch routine 

  1. Hard-boiled eggs + seed crackers

This combination of hard-boiled eggs with seeded crackers is an easy, keto-friendly lunch option that is portable, filling, and tasty! Try making your own crackers using sunflower seeds! They’re not only delicious, but also provide important nutrients and minerals. Sunflower seeds are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and a good source of fiber too. 

*All you need to make healthy sunflower seed crackers is 1 cup of sunflower seeds, 3-5 tablespoons of cold water, and your favorite seasonings. Simply place the dry sunflower seeds in a high-speed blender until you have an ultra-fine flour. Mix water, a pinch of salt, and any spices you want. Refrigerate the dough for about 1-2 hours, then place it over an oiled piece of parchment paper and use a sharp knife wet with water to mark and shape your crackers. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden on the sides. 

  1. Plain Greek yogurt + dried fruit

No lunch is complete without a little sweet something. A small bowl of Greek yogurt paired with dried fruit will provide a good amount of protein and energy from the natural sugars to keep you going until dinner time. Our dried fruit medley contains whole dried strawberries, seedless raisins, juicy apricots, and exotic chunks of mango. This delicious combination is also rich in fiber, micronutrients and antioxidants that bring a wealth of health benefits.

  1. Spicy roasted pumpkin seeds 

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds are a great snack option to complement your lunch! They’re also great for movie night, a football game or road trip. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, magnesium, and different antioxidants. 

*Combine 1 cup pumpkin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1 tsp lime zest, and 1/2 ounce olive oil until seeds are coated well. Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375 F for about 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through. Let cool before serving and enjoy! 

  1. Snack Mix 

Let’s be honest: sometimes all you need is a quick and easy snack


to simply grab-and-go! Our Fiesta Mix ticks all the boxes. Made with savory wasabi soy seasoned cashews, wasabi peas, roasted salted almonds, redskin peanuts and Cajun cheddar sticks, it’s a wholesome, hearty, savory, and utterly addicting snack mix. Perfect to have on hand at all times of the day. 

  1. Cashew dip + crudités 

If you love hummus you’ll also love this cashew dip! A great addition to any lunch, it can be served with chips, crackers and raw veggies. Feel free to use it as a dressing, sauce, or as a sandwich spread as well. Cashews are super nutritious nuts with incredible health benefits. Apart from being zero cholesterol, they’re also rich in fiber, low in sugar, and full of heart-healthy fats.

*The recipe couldn’t be simpler. All you need is 1 cup of cashews, 1 lime (juiced), 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 small clove of garlic and your favorite seasonings. Add all the ingredients into a food processor, blend until you have a paste, then season to taste. 

  1. Stuffed dates 

Stuffed dates are exciting, healthy, and delicious. Plus, it couldn’t - Ginger, Crystalized Slices

be easier. These are great on the go! Jumbo medjool dates are ideal for this. Just pop the pit out, open it up, then simply fill it with whatever you choose, sweet or savory. A few ideas: pretzel nuggets and dark chocolate, peanut butter or almond butter, walnuts and unsweetened coconut flakes, goat cheese and crumbly bacon… Yum! 

  1. Almond butter + apple slices 

A food match made in heaven. Crisp apple slices paired with almond butter makes for a wonderful addition to any healthy lunch spread. It’s even better (and healthier) if you make your own almond butter, using whole nuts. Homemade is simply far superior to store-bought in this case! 

*It’s easy to make your own nut butter! You’ll need 1 pound of raw blanched almonds, a pinch of salt, and 2 tbsp of honey or maple syrup (optional). Just toast the almonds for about 10 min until fragrant and lightly golden. Transfer the nuts to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until creamy. You’ll need to pause to scrape down the sides a few times. This can take up to 20 minutes. Once smooth and creamy, you can blend in the salt and maple syrup or any add-ins you would like!

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