Easy To-Go Snacks Between Meals

(left) quinoa mushroom strawberry salad
(right) sliced red bell pepper with edamame hummus

 

We all live really busy lives whether it be in school, at work, at home, or just with ourselves. I know that I personally get hungry every 2-3 hours and like to eat snacks in between my meals to boost my metabolism and to keep me going till my next meal. Therefore, I usually make a small container like such of two snacks (one midmorning and one afternoon) for the day and take it with me to-go. They are easy to make and easy to pack, and to make it even more tempting, they are delicious! You can even use the quinoa salad as a side dish to one of your meals. Feel free to top the quinoa salad with whatever add-ins you like from any of these food groups: fruit, nuts, vegetables.

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The Recipes

Yields 1 Serving of midmorning snack and 1 Serving afternoon snack

Red Bell Peppers w/ Edamame Hummus (Midmorning Snack):

1/2 large red bell pepper, sliced into strips

2 tbsp of edamame hummus (you can either buy this from Trader Joe’s or another supermarket or you can make it at home by simply blending about 1.5 cups of edamame shells with 1/4 cup of tahini sauce, 1/4 cup water, 3 tbsp lemon juice, and season with moderate amounts of olive oil, cumin, salt, and garlic depending on your personal taste)

Quinoa Salad (Afternoon Snack):

1/2 cup of cooked quinoa (to cook quinoa, use water just like you do to cook rice)

1 cup strawberries, sliced

3/4 cup cooked white mushrooms (I steamed my mushrooms but you can stir fry them in a little olive oil or sesame oil)


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