It’s Meal Prep Thursday. You’ve seen Meal
Prep Breakfast, you’ve seen Meal Prep Lunch. What could be next? Meal Prep Snacks. You
thought I was going to say Dinners didn’t you? Unless of course you read the title of
the video, and then you would have known what it was! Let’s start with my portable veggie
dippers. I did share these dippers in a previous Meal Prep episode from a few months ago, but
I didn’t give any explanation in that episode. So I wanted a chance to talk about them here,
share some words because they are fun ones. For this recipe you will need Celery and/or
Carrots and/or any other in-dipping vegetables that you prefer, as well as your dippy’s.
I am sharing peanut butter and hummus. Start by placing a little bit of hummus in the bottom
of the mason jar. Then you can stick in some Celery and Carrots that have been cut to the
size of the jar. I am using eight ounce jars for this recipe,
and you guys are always commenting asking where I get my jars. I just get them either
online at Amazon but I actually think they’re cheaper at Target, and I will link both of
those in the Description box below. Seal it up and and save it for later. Repeat the same
process, but instead you’re going to put peanut butter in the bottom of the jar, and
then the Celery as your dipping sticks. Now we need to chat for a second because I was
also going to put Carrots into the peanut butter jar but my sister and Christian were
here filming with me and they both insisted that Carrots did not go with peanut butter.
I tried to fight them I said Carrots can go with peanut butter and they said no. So I
want to know what you think, can Carrots and peanut butter go together or do they not?
Comment below and let me know. They, they won me over, it was two against one so I only used Celery here but I really wanted to use the Carrots.
Next up is my trail mix. Now trail mix is one of those foods that can be deceivingly unhealthy, and it is so easy to make your own, so why not.
This baby is also from my Meal Prep ebook, so I am once again gifting this recipe to you,
and you can find way more recipes in that ebook, as well as many tips that will teach you,
to store food and Prep food efficiently and effectively. For this recipe you will need your favorite
trail mix ingredients. So I’ve got some nuts, almonds and peanuts, seeds of choice. I am using
pumpkin and sunflower, dried fruit of choice. I’ve got a mixture of blueberries, cranberries
and raisins. No sugar added if you can, and the star of this mix is – popcorn. Say what?
Yes popcorn is a perfectly healthy snack when it is not drenched in butter or salt or cheese.
It’s one of the few snacks out there that’s actually a whole grain, and it’s low calorie
for the serving size. So this is really going to add a lot of volume to our trail mix because
what’s the biggest bummer about trail mix usually, you only get to have a little handful.
So now you get to increase that serving size, and increase the deliciousness.
Thumbs up if that makes you excited. I also add in a few chocolate chips to my trail mix.
You could of course use dairy free for vegan, a pinch of cinnamon and salt. Add your ingredients
into a large mixing bowl and just mix them on up. Don’t be afraid to use your hands.
Then we are going to simply transfer into a jar or storage container to store it for
the week. You could of course also store this trail mix in individually portioned jars if
you’re worried you’re not going to be able to only take as much as a serving should be.
Alright lastly we’ve got my granola bar base or my granola with fruit on the bottom
yogurt. For this recipe you will need yoghurt, your favorite fruits and granola. Start by
filling your jars about halfway full with your fruit, and I am using again the eight ounce jars.
For the peaches I also like to add in a pinch of cinnamon because it just
makes a delicious combo. Next up we will add our yoghurt on top of our fruit.
Remember that you could always use a soy or dairy free yogurt if desired, and you can also use a flavored
vanilla or plain whatever kind of yoghurt you want. Then you can seal them up and refrigerate.
But wait what about the granola? I like to fill up my mini mason jars separately
with some low sugar or homemade granola. This way the granola doesn’t get soggy because
this is for Meal Prep for the week, am I right? We need these babies to last. When you’re
ready to eat you can dump the jar of fruit and yogurt into a bowl if your jar isn’t
big enough, and add your granola. The perfectly sweet and crunchy treat, comment below
and let me know which recipe you’re most excited to try, and remember you can always share
your healthy ideas in the comments below too. I love seeing them, I know everybody else
in the community love seeing them, and as usual a PDF download is available right here
or in the Description box below, for my mobile friends with all of these recipes and the grams, and my Meal Prep ebook can be found at
mindovermunch.com/ebooks. And if you make any of these recipes or any of my
recipes don’t forget to tag me on Twitter or Instagram. I’ll see you on Monday for a special throwback episode.
Throwback Monday, wait, you don’t want to miss it. Have a great weekend, do something fun or Prep some
delicious snacks and remember it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch.