Snack Trays

The concept of the snack tray is simple: a variety of small, tasty bites a new parent can consume quickly, without having to think about “what sounds good to eat”.

Foods to include are proteins, vegetables, healthy fats and some carbs.

Here’s a shopping list you can cut and paste for your next trip to the grocery store.

The Snack Tray

Shopping list: (example)

  • Carrots
  • Raisins
  • Mixed salted nuts
  • Organic peanut butter (high quality, no trans fats)
  • Dried apricots (or other dried fruit)
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Fresh fruit – apples, mandarins, bananas
  • Salami
  • Cheddar cheese or goat cheese
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Deviled eggs

Here are some recipes for items that can be added to a snack tray, or enjoyed on their own!

Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Crispy Treats
Nothing makes you grow up quickly like becoming a parent. These treats permit you to feel like a kid again. They are a snap to make and the peanut butter is so much better than the marshmallows found in packaged versions. (Almond or sunflower seed butter are fine substitutions.) Goji berries, raisins, or crunchy-sweet g pieces work great as add-ins.
Recipe from The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
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Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Crispy Treats
Frittata
For those who like egg dishes, this is a huge hit. It’s good for any meal or snack of the day and packs a nutritional punch. Feel free to experiment with the veggies and herbs a bit. The best thing about it is it’s a great way to get mom to eat her greens!
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Frittata
Esther's Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe makes a huge batch of darned healthy cookies. You will need really large mixing bowls to gather all the ingredients together. You can freeze the dough or the baked cookies, if you don’t eat them all in a few days. YEAH!!!!!
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Dairy Free Lactation Cookies
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Dairy-free lactation cookies
Dried Fruit Compote
This is so good on top of oatmeal for breakfast!
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