March 15, 2023

Survival Snacks for Spring Break

General, Healthy Living, Leg / Vein Health, Nutrition

For some of us, spring break is quickly approaching. Whether you plan to stay home or hit the road for a warmer destination, having snacks on hand may be the key to surviving the weeklong break with loved ones. These delicious and healthy snack options just might be your favorite part of break!

Healthy Trail Mix

It’s hard to imagine a road trip without trail mix. Trail mix is easy to store and provides a good amount of nutrients in small servings. We’ve provided three recipe options below, so enjoy!


Omega Mix

1/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 cup walnuts

1/4 cup pepitas

2/3 cup dried cherries

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Monster Mix

1 cup peanuts

2/3 cup raisins

1/4 cup candy coated pieces like M&Ms

1/4 cup chocolate chips, dark, milk or white

Popcorn Trail Mix

1/2 cup cashews

1/2 cup almonds

2/3 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup popcorn

1/4 cup pepitas

For the full recipe, visit Eating Bird Food.

Turkey Roll Ups

While at the beach — or pool if you’re staying in Iowa — you can work up an appetite while swimming and sunbathing. Turkey roll ups are a tasty and healthy option for some needed fuel. Make sure you have enough to go around … these will go quick!


8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

8 (10-inch) flour tortillas

1/2 head romaine or green leaf lettuce, torn into 4-inch pieces

16 slices deli turkey

16 slices Havarti or Swiss cheese, halved

2 medium tomatoes halved and sliced

For the full recipe, visit Culinary Hill.

Peanut Butter Banana Roll Ups

Since we’re “on a roll” with roll ups, why not try some that are packed with peanut butter and bananas? The tortillas help them stay mess free, while the peanut butter and bananas will energize you for all spring break activities.


2 whole wheat tortillas

3 tablespoons peanut butter, crunchy or creamy both work

2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

2 bananas

For the full recipe, visit Real Housemoms.

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