It is entirely possible to serve your family a “snacky meal” that is still nourishing. Here are some ideas!
During this busy holiday season, I think it’s especially fun to think of “Snacky Meal” ideas. There are programs and parties to attend, there are gifts to buy and to wrap, there are travel plans to make and big meals to prepare for. So feeding our families a quick meal of finger foods here and there is a great idea!
I also think it’s fine to think of these meals as actual meals. So what if you didn’t cook? Who doesn’t love a plate of fruit, cheese, meat, and crackers?
Did you read my friend Tasha’s post about a Dry Crust? We should take it to heart. A quick meal of popcorn and apples served with love tastes better than a gourmet meal served with stress.
Especially as we’re preparing for Christmas, I think we should recognize that we want our kids to remember the season as joyful, not stressful. If mom is stressed out with holiday preparations, our families won’t fall in love with the idea that Jesus is at the heart of Christmas.
Well, all that to say – in order to stay sane and happy at Christmastime, sometimes you just need to cut some cheese.
How to Serve a Snacky Meal That’s Still Nourishing
Who’s ready for a list of Snacky Meal ideas to serve your family on busy days? Here are some ideas I pull out from time to time to throw on the table, depending on what I have on hand:
- Summer Sausage
- Lunch Meat
- Leftover Ham
- Variety of cheese
- Carrot Sticks with Ranch or Hummus
- Celery and Peanut Butter
- Sweet Peppers
- Bread and Butter
- Peanut Butter Honey Toast
This list may not include roast beef and mashed potatoes, but these foods are fun, filling, and nourishing too.
What are your favorite snacky meals to put together at the last minute on a busy day?