Healthy Snack Boxes: Pairing Suggestions, Make Your Own

Oct 4 2019
The snack box is a great concept -- lots of variety, nice portion size, and so convenient! -- but store-bought options often have as many calories as a hefty meal. Take a cue from us and DIY. We’ve got six satisfying combos, plus tips to create your own!

Kiddie-Style Snack Box

Entire box: 221 calories, 3g total fat (<0.5g sat. fat), 264mg sodium, 43.5g carbs, 11g fiber, 23g sugars, 10g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
FreestyleSmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

⭑ half a PB&J sandwich (1 slice light bread, 2 tbsp. powdered peanut butter mixed with 1 1/2 tbsp. water, and 1 tbsp. low-sugar jam)
⭑ 1 cup baby carrots
⭑ 1/2 small apple, sliced and sprinkled with cinnamon

HG Tip: To keep those apple slices from browning, use a produce protector like Ball Fruit-Fresh. Gamechanger!

Lisa's Choice Snack Box

Entire box: 234 calories, 9.5g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 209mg sodium, 21g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 18g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
FreestyleSmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 4*

⭑ 2 string cheese rollups (split 1 stick of light string cheese in half lengthwise, and wrap each half in 1 slice of no-salt-added turkey breast)
⭑ 1 medium orange
⭑ 1 oz. pistachios in shells

Mediterranean Snack Box

Entire box: 234 calories, 7.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 184mg sodium, 12.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 29g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
FreestyleSmartPoints® value 2*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 2*

⭑ 3 oz. cooked skinless chicken breast
⭑ 1 cup sliced cucumber
⭑ 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes
⭑ 2 tbsp. hummus

HG Hummus Picks: Check out the unique offerings by Lantana: Sriracha Carrot, Sweet & Spicy Black Bean, and more.

Pepperoni Pizza Snack Box

Entire box: 144 calories, 7g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 601mg sodium, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, 12g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Freestyle SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

⭑ 1 stick of light string cheese
⭑ 1/2 oz. (about 8 pieces) turkey pepperoni
⭑ 1 cup sliced red bell pepper
⭑ 2 tbsp. black olives

Asian-Style Snack Box

Entire box: 236 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 220mg sodium, 21g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 28g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
FreestyleSmartPoints® value 1*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

⭑ 3 oz. cooked & chopped skinless chicken breast tossed with 1 tbsp. light sesame ginger dressing (optional: sprinkle with sesame seeds)
⭑ 1 cup sugar snap peas (raw or steamed & chilled)
⭑ 1 small Asian pear

Bagel-Inspired Snack Box

Entire box: 182 calories, 7g total fat (4g sat. fat), 641mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugars, 10g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 6*
FreestyleSmartPoints® value 5*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 5*

⭑ 3 melba toast crackers
⭑ 2 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese mixed with 1/4 tsp. everything bagel seasoning
⭑ 1 oz. smoked salmon with 300mg sodium or less per oz.
⭑ 1 cup sliced cucumber (optional: sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning)

HG FYI: Pack a knife to spread the cream cheese on your crackers!

Hungry for Your Own Special Snack Combo?

Mix and match any of the above foods, or pair them with these additional options…

⭑ hard-boiled eggs
⭑ your fresh fruit of choice (grapes, berries, etc.)
⭑ more fresh veggies (celery, jicama, etc.)
⭑ almonds or other nuts (100-calorie packs!)
⭑ freeze-dried fruit
⭑ jerky or meat sticks
⭑ crunchy bean snacks
⭑ fat-free Greek yogurt 

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