The Snacker

April 13, 2012

Sometimes Snacking Trumps Cooking

By: Laura Fuentes
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Photo provided by Laura Fuentes
Sometimes, it seems easier to throw an assortment of “snacks” in our bags than to make our own.  Let’s face it. You're busy and don’t always have time to cook or bake.

These Snacker boxes are one of my most popular after-school and post- workout snacks.  Think of this as your convenient healthy snack bento.  The only thing you have to actually assemble is the crackers; but believe me when I tell you that the 60 seconds you are going to spend doing this is well worth it.  You get to control the quality and freshness of the ingredients—a must in my book.

The Snacker
Courtesy of MOMables™’ Recipe Stash


  • 1-2 TB peanut butter (or non-nut butter)
  • 1 TB preserves
  • 8-12 Whole-wheat round crackers of choice
  • 4-6 oz yogurt
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh veggies


Spread peanut butter and preserves on crackers.  Close into a cracker sandwich.
Serve yogurt in a sealable container or thermos.
Serve with fresh fruit, veggies & treat of choice.

* Laura Fuentes is the Chief MOM at MOMables™.  A wife, mother of 3 and a lunch enthusiast who insists on healthy, wholesome food for her family. 
On her personal blog, Super Glue Mom, she writes about motherhood, green living, deadlines and keeping her cool, even when her kids super-glued her hair.  She’s also a food contributor to numerous sites, and helps parents overcome the difficulties of cooking for picky eaters.


1) Suzanne Metcalf said:
Yum Yum Dishes are a great way to carry snacks on the go - and, they're earth and kid friendly!
2 years, 3 months ago
2) Traci Matuszak said:
THis is the BEST thing i ever do for my 2 yrs old daughter when i am so busy with my 2 month old daughter. She love it and eat the whole thing
2 years, 2 months ago

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