I don’t like to buy very many convenience foods. For the most part, they aren’t very healthy and some of them can be quite expensive. At the grocery store, I mostly shop the peripherals and steer clear of the junk aisles. I stock up on fresh produce, meats, grains, eggs, and dairy for the most part. Just because I don’t buy convenience food, doesn’t mean I don’t like convenient food, especially when I have a hungry toddler whining for snack. I’m not kidding you when I say my 3 year old could be the poster child for a Snickers Bar commercial. She turns into something that resembles an angry wild boar when she is hungry. I can’t blame her, she definitely inherited that trait from me. To combat these times of hunger, I like to keep healthy homemade snacks on hand… even better if they are snacks I can make ahead and freeze. Here are 5 super easy, freezable, and healthy snacks you can make ahead to help you reduce the number of convenience foods you buy. Enjoy!
Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Clusters
1/2 cup yogurt
2 tbsp. honey
Mix ingredients together in bowl. Spoon contents into a mini muffin tin. Freeze. Once frozen you can store in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.
Mini Pizzas (makes 12)
leftover marina or spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup of cheese
1/2 cup of your favorite toppings
Use a round dough cutter, or a can of canned goods to cut rounds from the tortillas. I can get four rounds from each tortilla. Place the tortilla in a regular sized muffin pan, spoon on marinara sauce, sprinkle with cheese and add your favorite topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and store in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Use microwave or toaster oven to reheat.
Muffin Pan Omelettes (makes 12)
1/4 cup of milk
1/3 cup shredded cheese
1/3 cup of filling of choice (I used mushrooms and tomatoes)
In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Stir in cheese and filling. Grease a regular sized muffin pan. Fill each cup 1/2 way with egg mixture. Bake at 350 for 16-17 minutes. Let cool and store in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Use microwave to reheat.
Mini Broccoli Bites (makes 12 mini bites)
2/3 cup broccoli, finely chopped
1 piece of loaf bread, cubed
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Mix ingredients in a bowl. Spoon into a greased mini muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool and store in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Use microwave or toaster oven to reheat.
Mini Blueberry Pancake Bites (makes 12 mini bites)
1/4 cup blueberries
Grease a mini muffin pan. Fill cups 1/2 way with pancake mix. Place 2 blueberries in each cup. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool and store in a Ziploc bag in the freezer. Use microwave to reaheat