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IN THE KITCHEN with Fareway: Grab-n-Go Snacks

Whitney Hemmer shows us what works best Tuesday, September 1st.

ANKENY, Iowa — Grab -n- Go Snacks 

 -Fresh fruits and vegetables

 -Cheese cubes or sticks

 -Peanut butter bites

 -Hard boiled eggs

 -Crackers 

      Whole grain as first ingredient

      At least 2 grams of fiber

      >180 mg sodium per serving

      Always check the serving size

-Yogurt

      Same fat percentages as milk (whole, low fat, nonfat)

      Contains natural sugar, called lactose, which makes up for about 10 grams of sugar

      Choose a variety with around 5 grams of protein

-Snack Pairings

Pairing a carbohydrate with a protein gives you energy (from the carbohydrate) and keeps you full (with protein), so you get the most out of every snack. An easy way to make sure you’re balancing your snacks? Include at least two food groups!