Make Your Own Snack Station

Gearing up for school invites getting back into after-school snack routines.  Instead of opening the refrigerator looking for a snack and thinking “there’s nothing to eat in here”, Hy-Vee Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will share an easy way to create healthy snacks at home with an idea for your refrigerator that the whole family will love.
Benefits of creating your own snack station:
  • Help your family make healthier choices with the foods they eat
  • By planning out your snacks for the week, you are saving money
  • A snack station can help you with your weight goals
How to get started
  • Purchase an inexpensive sink tub or see through container
  • If desired, decorate the sides of the tub
  • Load it with snacks for the week
Snacks to put into your station
  • From the produce aisle:
    • Apples
    • Banana
    • Grapes
    • Snap Peas
    • Carrot Chips
  • From the dairy aisle:
    • String cheese
    • Yogurt
    • Cheese cubes
  • Dippers:
    • Peanut butter
    • Hummus
    • Ranch dressing
    • Salsa
    • Spreadable cheese
  • Crunchies:
    • Veggie Sticks
    • Apple Sticks
    • Beanitos Chips 
    • Trail Mix
    • Crackers (Triscuits)
  • Soft-serve:
    • Canned fruit like mandarin oranges, applesauce, pineapple
    • Thinly sliced deli turkey or ham
Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the leading nutrition professional organization in the country.