Yummy, Homemade, & Filling Snacks for My Lunchbox?

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Q: I find it hard to put together a lunch that is filling enough to stave off hunger for the whole day. I also don't eat a huge breakfast, so I end up hungry for a snack shortly before or shortly after lunch. Aside from bringing along some fruit or yogurt, which I already do, what suggestions can you give for homemade, yummy, filling (and vegetarian) snacks I can take with me to supplement my lunches?

Sent by Arielle

Editor: Arielle, while it is great to have a snack in the morning and afternoon (it will keep your energy up) we also wonder if you might want to think about eating a more substantial breakfast and lunch. Perhaps start cooking a big pot of beans at the beginning of the week? Beans in your lunch will help keep you full longer; they are high in both protein and fiber.

Having said that, here are lots of lunch snack ideas!

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Food On the Go: Granola Bars and Other Quick Snacks
Snack On The Go: Veggies Stored In Dip

Readers, any fresh suggestions for Arielle?

Related: Afternoon Snack: Why Not a Deviled Egg?

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.