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3 No-Cook Skewers for Healthy Portable Snacks

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Buh-bye chips and dip! These three no-cook skewer snacks are the perfect thing to bring with you to the beach, on a picnic, or to the office.

The key to getting these right: Aim for simple, colorful, and convenient. From there, the ingredient combination possibilities are endless. If you're heading to the park for some chill blanket time with friends, bring the rosé (or better yet, rosé-soaked gummy bears) and a bunch of different skewers to please everyone in your crew. Gluten-free? Check. Whole30? No prob. With a little creativity, it's amazing to see what you can come up with. To get you started, here are three yummy, no-cook skewer snacks.

Makes: 3 skewers each

The Classic PB&B Skewer (Vegan)

Ingredients

  • 3 wooden skewers (approximately 8 inches)
  • 2 slices whole-grain bread
  • 1/2 medium banana, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons nut or seed butter of choice
  • 1 cup small strawberries, stems removed

Directions
1. Spread nut or seed butter over each slice of whole-grain bread. Add sliced banana to one side and cover with other slice.
2. Cut into thirds vertically, then slice horizontally so you are left with 6 mini sandwiches pieces.
3. Take skewers and place a strawberry on the end, followed by one mini sandwich. Repeat pattern and add one additional strawberry on the end.
4. Refrigerate or place in a cooler or insulated bag with an ice pack until ready to eat.

Protein-Packed Skewers (Whole30, Gluten-Free)

Ingredients

  • 3 wooden skewers (approximately 8 inches)
  • 6 ounces low sodium, nitrate/nitrite-free deli meat (turkey or chicken)
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions
1. Cut deli meat into 1/2-inch squares to make 6 even stacks
2. Slice avocado half into thirds, then in half, yielding 6 chunks.
3. Begin assembly of skewers by placing a cherry tomato on the end, followed by 1/2 ounce of protein and 1 chunk of avocado. Repeat.
4. Portion 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar into a small container to use as a dip.
5. Refrigerate or place in a cooler or insulated bag with an ice pack until ready to eat.

Mediterranean Hummus Skewers (Vegetarian)

Ingredients

  • 3 wooden skewers (approximately 8 inches)
  • 1 whole-grain pita, cut into 12 small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons hummus of choice
  • 1/3 small cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, cut into halves

Directions

1. Layer 1 1/2 teaspoons of hummus between two slices of pita. Repeat to make 6 mini pita sandwiches.
2. Slice cucumber in half, then cut each strip into thirds, yielding 6 cucumber chunks. Slice mushrooms in half lengthwise.
3. Begin assembly of skewers by placing a tomato on the end. Gently push hummus sandwich through the skewer. Finish with 1/2 sliced mushroom and a cucumber piece. Repeat.
4. Refrigerate or place in a cooler or insulated bag with an ice pack until ready to eat.

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