Healthy Bento Snack Boxes for On-The-Go! – Mind Over Munch

Hey Munchies! Welcome to the channel if you’re new, I'm Alyssia and I am so happy to have you here! Summer is around the corner and I have had a lot of requests recently, and in the past, for healthy snacks made for on-the-go situations A lot of people travel over summer and take car trips, so I thought this would be a good time to share some portable MUNCH-boxes! Hehe

For my munchies Almost like bistro boxes, but you can of course enjoy these any time of year! I have got 5 box combos coming your way, some have store-bought snack options and some are homemade recipes You’ll get a little bit of everything in these cute little packed boxes as healthy inspiration First up: Raw Energy Munch-Box! I’m starting with a pre-made nut butter pack—I love these! They’re convenient, pre-portioned packets of nut butter, which are MUCH easier to pack than a little jar or Tupperware of nut butter Great for on-the-go! I’m also adding rainbow baby carrots, celery sticks, sliced red apples, raisins, and salted caramel energy bites! For the energy bites, I simply add soaked dates, roasted cashews, tahini, vanilla extract, and salt to a food processor

Blend it up! Transfer to a bowl, and then stir in some rolled oats Refrigerate for a few minutes to firm up, and then use a cookie scoop to roll into balls! The tahini is a weird ingredient, but tahini and dates are a surprising combo that can mimic salted caramel flavor quite well So good! This box is great because I can add peanut butter to those veggies or the apples, raisins can go along with the apples and celery, AND I get fruit, veggies, AND fuel through healthy fats and carbs! Next up, a classic: Fruit, Cheese & Nut Munch-Box! For this box, I’m starting with a pre-portioned package of nuts This helps me significantly with portion control, of course, I could just save a few bucks and portion them out myself, too I’m also adding sliced green apples, Swiss cheese wedges—a classic combo— some DIY graham crackers, which I shared a few weeks ago in my DIY processed snacks video, I will link that in the description— and some homemade dried blueberries! Did you know dried fruit is SUPER easy to make? You can really use most types of fruit, but I chose blueberries

Simply add berries to a baking sheet with parchment and transfer to the oven preheated on LOW heat Mine went as low as 150 degrees Fahrenheit, and just let those sit overnight—12 to 14 hours Now, if your oven only goes to 200 or 250, that’s fine, it just may only need 6 to 8 hours You just want to check on them after about 6 to 8 hours, and keep checking until they’ve shriveled up and dried! Making my own is a win because store-bought dried fruit often has added sugar and it just isn’t necessary This box gives me healthy fats, protein, AND carbs, with a sweet treat to finish it off

My third box is the Brunch Munch-Box! I start with a mini whole-wheat bagel, and a bagel is not complete without cream cheese, but how about a dairy-free cashew cream cheese?! I’ve soaked raw cashews for a few hours in water, then I drain them add add to a food processor, along with nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor, lemon juice, salt, and apple cider vinegar Let it rip! Add water to adjust the consistency and pulse in some chives at the end The consistency is SO much like cream cheese it’s sort of scary, and it REALLY tastes delicious! Thumbs up for fun recipe swaps! I’m completing this box with some sliced cucumber, rolls of smoked salmon, and some green grapes This could almost be a mini meal! I hit healthy marks for all macronutrients, with delicious flavors that pair well If you’re enjoying these recipes and boxes, be sure to subscribe and hit the bell so you’re notified every week of new videos! The fourth box is the Cool n’ Crunch Munch-Box! It starts off with a nutritional bang: BROCCOLI! Raw broccoli is tough for me plain, so I’m also including a healthy ranch dip

I used my DIY ranch seasoning from my meal prep eBook If you’re looking for efficient and effective meal prep tips, you can check it out at mindovermunchcom/ebooks and use the code “SNACKBOX” for 10% off any eBook or package of your choice— this week only! My ranch seasoning combines dried parsley, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, onion flakes, dried chives, paprika, salt, and pepper I add that mixture to some Greek yogurt for a healthier ranch dip, and it’s SO good! You could also thin it out for a dressing with some water and lemon juice This box also had some red grapes, and roasted edamame

Now I have made roasted edamame before in a bento video, which I will link below, but Seapoint farms also has a delicious store-bought option It’s high in protein, crunchy, and REALLY tasty! I’m finishing this box off with a boiled egg We hit the mark on vegetables, fruit, protein, AND healthy fats! And not to mention a tasty combo! The last box of the day is the Skewers & Rolls Munch-Box! I start by skewering some cherry tomatoes and cheese cubes, because skewers are just more fun to eat! I add in some rolls of deli chicken, snap peas, and oat & seed crackers for crunch These crackers are pretty cool—I mix oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, poppy seeds, water, garlic powder and salt together in a bowl I let that sit to thicken and absorb the water

So what we’re essentially doing here is creating a chia egg to act as a binder, so we don’t need a real egg Once that’s thickened, we transfer it to a sheet of parchment and spread it out REALLY really thin, less than 1/8 of an inch thick I use another sheet of parchment to help spread it evenly Then we can bake it up for 15 to 20 minutes At that point, I flipped the entire cracker sheet over and scored it so that it would break up into pieces easier later on

Then I returned it to the oven so it would cook through evenly, and once cool, I could break it up into crackers SO crunchy and delicious! I’m also adding some freeze-dried apples to my box I got these from Trader Joe’s, and freeze-dried fruits are a nice choice because they generally don’t need any added sugar in the process You could of course use any other freeze-dried fruit that you prefer, too I’ve also added some hummus to dip the snap peas, skewers, and turkey rolls in! This box is SO satisfying in texture! We’ve got soft, crunchy, crispy, light, and rich flavors, and it’s well rounded and healthy

And those are my 5 on-the-go Munch-Boxes! Let me know what you would put in your snack box in the comments below! If you like these, check out my bento series, because I’ve got LOADS of healthy lunch and snack ideas in those videos, and there’s an ENTIRE series to give you loads of content I also have a Bento eBook with those recipes, and, again, the code “SNACKBOX” will work in that book, too, at mindovermunchcom/ebooks If you found this video helpful, I hope you’ll share it! I appreciate it so much And, remember, for more DIY snacks, check out my processed snacks video from a few weeks ago

I’ll see you next week, and remember, especially when it comes to snacking, it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch!