School is a hectic time for parents and children, and it’s easy to not prioritize living a healthy lifestyle during this busy time of year. Certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Sara Gerbracht, stopped by to show us how to incorporate easy and healthy snacks for the family.
For more recipes and wellness tips, check out Sara’s blog here.
Protein Mini Muffins – quick option for breakfast, or an after school snack
- 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder- the sweeter the better
- 1 cup oats
- 3 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large egg whites
- ¾ cup sugar free syrup
- 1 tsp extract of your choice
- ½ cup of dried fruit of your choice
- Instructions: Start by mixing all the dry ingredients, then begin adding the wet ingredients and mix well again. Once you have the ingredients mixed, lightly spray a muffin pan with an oil of your choice. Spoon about 1 Tbs of mix into each reservoir in your mini muffin pan. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees, remove and enjoy! Super easy snack but also a great breakfast option as well.
Protein Pop Tart – Great alternative to the sugar-filled pop-tarts you see at the store
- 1 small Ezekiel Sprouted Tortilla
- 4 Tbsp of PB2
- ½ scoop of protein powder – the sweeter the better
- 1 Tbsp water.
- Instructions: Mix PB2 and water in a small cup until it has a creamy consistency. Spread this mixture in the center circle of the tortilla. Sprinkle ½ scoop of your favorite protein powder on top (again, my kids enjoy LadyBoss LEAN), and fold in the corners. Cook the pop tart with the folds directly on the pan. Flip the pop tart once crisp to cook the other side.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cake Balls – these are great for making ahead of time & eating throughout the week, can also be added to lunches
- 1 cup of dry oats
- ⅔ cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
- ⅓ cup of honey (or agave nectar)
- ½ cup of white chocolate peanut butter (you can buy this at Walmart!)
- ½ cup of protein powder
- Vanilla stevia or extract
- Instructions: Mix everything together in a bowl. Use your hands to form small, bite-size balls. Lay the balls on a cooking sheet. Cover the sheet with a towel, and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
GRAB & GO ITEMS FOR LUNCHES:
These items are always available at your local grocery store, and are healthy, grab-and-go items to store in your kids lunches.
- Veggies & hummus – the more colors in their lunches, the better!
- Non-fat cheese sticks
Trail mix without nuts (to avoid high fats)