After working from home for a while, it’s easy for you and the family to get into a snacking rut and nosh on the same go-tos. A satisfying snack packs in flavor, diverse textures, and good fat, protein and fiber that will keep you going from conference call to home schooling and back again.
With raisins topping a celery boat filled with peanut butter, this is a well-loved classic for a reason. It’s super simple and satisfying. Jamielyn Nye from I Heart Naptime provides some suggestions to inspire you with add-ons like goldfish-shaped crackers, mini chocolate chips or blueberries.
Fruit, peanut butter and yogurt—done! All that’s needed is to take fruit you have on hand, thread it on wooden skewers or toothpicks and mix up peanut butter, yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup or honey and a dash of cinnamon for dipping. Peanut butter and yogurt are protein powerhouses so this snack will satisfy.
Granola bars are one of the ultimate snack foods and this version includes oats, crispy rice cereal and dried fruit for snack satisfaction without having to turn on the oven.
A crispy chocolate coating complements the creamy frozen banana and slightly salty peanut butter drizzle for this irresistible mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Bring the sense of a hiking adventure home by making this sweet and spicy trail mix. Crunchy peanuts and whole wheat squares cereal mix with a dash of cayenne and cinnamon that’s sure to take your taste buds on an adventure.
Muffins aren’t just for breakfast and they can be made ahead and frozen so they’re ready to go when needed. Peanut butter, apple and oats combine for an in-between meal munch that delivers lots of flavor plus 8 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 11 grams of fat.
Enjoying a smoothie with a straw is a great way to keep hunger at bay hands-free! This version blends peanut butter, banana, yogurt and milk for an easy way to get 15 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.
Missing the pastries from your favorite coffee shop or café? Make your own version at home, like this peanut butter banana bread, to enjoy as a snack or treat while you’re working remotely.
Swap your usual hummus or ranch dip for this versatile and savory peanut butter dipping sauce. Thai-inspired, it adds a kick to baby carrots, celery sticks, grape tomatoes and other dippable veggies.
Bonus! 10. No Bake Monster Cookie Balls
Cookies for a satisfying snack? When they’re packed with nutritious peanut butter and whole-grain oats, sure!