This makes for a great gift!
We picked up a few small baskets (smaller than 12×12) at thrift store for less than $1.99;
a bag of shredded paper and basket wrap from Dollar Tree for less than $2; and
curly ribbon from Dollar Tree for a $1 or better yet, make your own.
Thus far, we have about $5 in this basket.
Go to the store and chose healthy snacks such as:
- Dehydrated fruits such as apples, bananas, raisins, etc…
- Nuts ie… Walnuts, almonds, etc…
- Seeds ie…. sunflower seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, etc…
- Air popped popcorn
- Mini Muffins
- Non-sugar Coated Cereals ie… corn bran, chex, cherrios, mini wheats, etc…
- Rice Cakes
- Granola Bars
- Carrots (optional: dip)
- Low fat pitas with hummus
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Cheese sticks
- Corn Chips and Salsa
- Prepare healthy snacks in advance, so you will have something available when you get hungry.
- Keep them with you always, so you won’t have the excuse of unavailability.
- Make your healthy snacks tasty and interesting so they are replacing the choices of unhealthier counterparts.
For less than $20-$25, you can have a really nice “Healthy Snack Basket” for a neighbor, a friend, etc… Here is a photo of one that my daughter had made:
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