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Do you have trouble filling up or feeding your teenagers?  These Healthy Snacks will fill them up.

If you have teenage boys, you know they have bottomless pits for stomachs.  It can be tough to fill them up, especially with healthy snacks.

Do you have trouble filling up your teenagers? It can be tough to fill them up, especially with healthy snacks.  These Healthy Snacks will fill them up.

Do you have trouble filling up your teenagers? It can be tough to fill them up, especially with healthy snacks.  These Healthy Snacks will fill them up.

Do you have trouble filling up your teenagers? It can be tough to fill them up, especially with healthy snacks.  These Healthy Snacks will fill them up.

Tips to Filling Up Teenagers with Healthy Snack

I have found the best way to fill up all of my children, even my teenage boys, is to keep sandwiches made and ready to grab and go in the refrigerator.   I started making a tub full of sandwiches every 2 to 3 days when my son started playing baseball.  He needed to grab a healthier snack or meal before and after games.  Sandwiches are full of protein and ideal for growing teenagers. After school or baseball practice, he always wants a sandwich.

Have Ready To Grab and Go Sandwiches 

This post is filled with ready to grab and go.  We have used them many times for a quick bite to eat in between ball games.  When you have 2 to 5-ball games a weekend, or more when he was playing traveling ball, sandwiches come in very handy.  I have noticed when I have a tub full of sandwiches; someone is always grabbing one for breakfast, lunch, or snack.  They get eaten extremely fast.  

Keep A Tub Full Of Sandwiches

On busy weeks, I usually have to refill the tub every couple of days.  If you are looking for a way to fill up your child who has a bottomless pit for a stomach, try to fill your refrigerator with ready-made sandwiches.  So, they can just grab one and eat.

Cold Sandwich Ideas

Some of our favorite cold sandwiches include Egg Salad, Ham Salad, Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, Roll Ups, ham and cheese, turkey and cheese, and even Peanut Butter & Jelly.   I fill the bucket with a variety of kinds of sandwiches.  To make them a little different each time I prepare them, I use a variety of bread including pita pockets, tortillas, sourdough, rolls, Hawaiian bread, and much more.  I will be posting some of our favorite cold sandwich recipes this week.



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  1. Great idea! I have 3 grandsons playing sports and they get way too much fast food in between and after games. Your recipes sound delicious! Shared on our facebook page tonight. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. Have a great weekend.

  2. And I have enjoyed your chicken salad sandwiches between ball games ! Thanks for this great idea:) Why didn’t I think of this before!??!

    • Lisa,

      Thanks so much for your kind words and supporting my blog. We truly love these chicken salad sandwiches. I hope you will try them one day.

      Blessings and have a Super Sunday!
      Diane Roark

  3. Hi Diane,
    What a great idea. All of my kids are grown ups…but I have grands that visit on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Trish,

      I am glad you like my sandwich tub. It really helps fill my teens up. I truly appreciate you supporting my blog and leaving me a comment.

      Blessings Always,
      Diane Roark

    • Carrie,

      I have fixed a tub of sandwiches for years. It really helps me fill up my kids, especially my boys. If I do not have a tub of sandwiches, my family always says we have nothing to eat in the house. It is like they cannot see all the other food.

      Thanks for all your support!
      Diane Roark

  4. Great idea Diane and one I have never thought of. I will have to remember this one for when my Grandsons get a little older and make a large tub on the weekend at Grandmas. I know they will appreciate it and maybe I won’t hear every 10 minutes they have nothing to eat! Thanks for sharing.

    • Shari,

      I love having a tub of sandwiches already made in the frig. It truly keeps everyone from saying they have nothing to eat even if the frig is full of food. Anyway, it really helps!
      Thanks so much for all your support!

  5. I have girls, as you know, but still will have to remember this trick now as they get older. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend now!! 🙂

  6. Wonderful idea! I too have teenage boys who both play HS baseball and they are always hungry. As a single-mom who works full-time, it seems like ALL my free time is spent IN THE KITCHEN (or at baseball games, of course). I’m going shopping right now for a new tub big enough for at least a dozen sandwiches. Thanks so much for sharing this simple, but very useful tip.

    • Stacey,
      I cannot imagine being a single mom and working plus having to cook all the time to fill up teenagers. You definitely have several full time jobs. I fill up my large tub at least once or twice a week. I use a very large old cake holder that I turn upside down. It has always worked well. I am so glad you found I am trying hard to focus on more easy recipes that the entire family will enjoy. With school starting and sports, we all could use easy recipes. I hope you will consider following my blog for future updates. I am a Southern Food & Travel blogger & a Christian. I blog about RECIPES, RESTAURANT REVIEWS, FAITH, FAMILY, TRAVEL EXPERIENCES & GIVEAWAYS. Visit again anytime!

      I am currently giving away a great cookbook. You may want to enter for a chance to win it at:

      Diane Roark

  7. Hey would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a reasonable price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

    • Thank you for visiting my blog. I use HOST Gator. I not sure it is my web host that is so fast. I believe it has a lot to do with the Thesis Theme. I switched over to the theme this year and I truly enjoy it. Blessings, Diane Roark


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