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4 healthy spring snack box ideas

Picture this: You're standing in front of your pantry, completely stuck on what to snack on (pretzels? chips? dried fruit? popcorn?), but instead of having to make a snap decision, you can open the fridge and enjoy a healthy, tasty snack box that's already made. (Hello, deliciousness!)

Meal prepping has been all over TikTok and is a super easy way to guarantee meals and snacks for days of enjoyment. Grab your bento boxes! Whether you've got a squad picnic planned, are enjoying time in the sunshine or just need a pick-me-up, these sweet treats make the perf companion to the warm temps and spring vibes.

Yogurt snack bowl


If you're craving an acai bowl but want an easier alternative (and minus the acai base), try a parfait-inspired snack box. Choose your favorite fruits like bananas, strawberries or mangoes along with your granola of choice. (Chai spiced? Cinnamon? All A+ picks.)

Of course, don't forget your yogurt! You can also opt for other flavors rather than plain vanilla or Greek to spice things up. 

Pro tip: You can choose to mix your ingredients together or just snack on them separately.

Salty 'n' sweet


Salty snacks + sweet treats = the perf recipe for a mid-day pick-me-up. Opt for snacks like pretzels, M&M's and trail mix in your box. (Pro tip: Spring-colored M&M's totally elevate this snack to match the szn vibes.)

For an even sweeter treat, include apple slices and some caramel sauce for dipping: an ode to the caramel apples from fall that we're def missing rn.

Fruity and fresh


A healthy snack *and* an IG-worthy recipe? Yes, pls! Try creating rainbow fruit skewers using a variety of your fave fruits on toothpicks or skewers. (Did we mention that strawberries, apricots and pineapple are all in season rn?)

For additional treats, you can include a granola bar of choice and a salty snack like crackers to go with your vibrant fruit delicacy.

Mini charcuterie


Making a full charcuterie board can be totally time consuming, so why not take all the yummy ingredients and include them in a box? Add in your fave cheese, deli meats and crackers to perfect your tiny, easy-to-make charcuterie board (and totally reminding us of the Lunchables we all used to love).

A perfect pair for this box? Your fave picnic blanket + lying in the grass. All the outdoor spring picnic vibes in one.

Tag us on IG with your snack box creations! @girlslifemag

Looking for more recipe inspo? Check these out:
🍓 The beginner's guide to meal prepping
🍓 5 tasty bakes to get you in the mood for spring
🍓 How to make an Insta-worthy coffee at home

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Slider image: @dishedbyrachel


by Sophie LaBella | 4/27/2024