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Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:23

Denver Movers Healthy Snack Ideas for Moving Day

A moving day is a big event. There’s a lot to do in a short period. You may be tempted to slow your roll to the drive-thru for some convenient and, let’s admit, delicious fries and burgers. We won’t stop you. But there is that window of time between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner, where you’ll need a snack. Here are our Denver movers top picks to healthy snacking.

Denver Movers Snacks: Easy

These snack ideas only require a quick trip to the store.

  • Mixed nuts
  • Baby carrots
  • Yogurt
  • Hummus and pita chips
  • Fig bars
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Bananas
  • Apples

Denver Movers Snacks: Medium Difficulty

These snack ideas require a little preparation and packaging.

  • Sliced chicken and cheese sandwiches
  • Cottage cheese with cut pineapple chunks
  • Fruit bowl
  • Hard boiled eggs

Denver Movers Snacks: Hard

Okay, it’s not that hard, but these snack ideas are for more well-organized movers.

No Bake Granola Bars (10 Servings)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 cup unsalted almonds, loosely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 cup of dried fruit of your choosing

Directions

  • Set aside oats and almonds in a large mixing bowl.
  • Warm honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.
  • Transfer to an 8x8-inch baking dish and line with plastic wrap or parchment paper, so they lift out easily.
  • Press down firmly and pack the bars evenly with a glass cup until flattened.
  • Cover with parchment or plastic wrap and place fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove bars from pan and cut into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container.

Pasta salad with Italian dressing (4 Servings)

Ingredients

  • 3/8 (12 ounces) package tri-color rotini pasta
  • 1/8 red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • 1/4 pound Italian salami, finely diced
  • 1 (6 ounces) can sliced or whole black olives
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 fresh lemon

Directions:

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
  • Combine pasta, salami, onion, salad dressing, olives, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, and garlic in a large bowl. Squeeze fresh lemon and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cool overnight.

As your leading professional Denver movers, we recommend you store your snacks in a cooler to prevent melting and spoilage.

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