Healthy Snack Food Basket


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…
  • Pretzels
  • Rice Cakes
  • Granola Bars

Perishable items:

  • Carrots  (optional: dip)
  • Low fat pitas with hummus
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Cheese sticks
  • Corn Chips and Salsa

TIPS:

  1. Prepare healthy snacks in advance, so you will have something available when you get hungry.
  2. Keep them with you always, so you won’t have the excuse of unavailability.
  3. 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:

<photo to come>

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