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On-the-Go Kiddie Snacks

Hi there! I have received several emails asking to show some on-the-go snacks. I have to admit, on-the-go snacks is something I need work on. In an ideal world, I prefer my kid’s eat each snack at the table, but the reality is we’re often running errands right in the middle of snack time. Β There are several things I like to keep on hand that I can grab in a hurry. Here are a few snacks I put together from a NatureBox I received and items lying around our kitchen.

Shopping List:

  • Whole-wheat fig bars (NatureBox)
  • dry roasted peanuts (or almonds)
  • Veggie Chips (NatureBox or Terra Original)
  • Popcorn kernels (I like to air pop and fill a large ziploc bag with popcorn for quick snacks)
  • yogurt covered raisins
  • slice almonds

Other items I like for on-the-go snacks:

  • snap peas
  • carrots
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • dried fruit (cherries, raisins, apricots, apple rings, pineapple rings, mango, etc..)
  • nuts (peanuts, almonds – only if not allergic)
  • air-popped popcorn
  • cheese sticks
  • babybel
  • granola bars (cascadian farm, health valley, annie’s)
  • Late July Organic Peanut Butter or Cheese crackers
  • small sandwiches

What I found works best for me is having a variety of foods that can easily be eaten out of the house (that aren’t messy). When grabbing a snack I always try to for a whole-grain, fruit, & or low-fat protein. The items listed above are some of M’s favorites.

What are your favorite on-the-go snacks?

p.s. my apologies for the lack of blog posts last week, was busy catching up with life πŸ™‚

p.p.s. stay tuned for a fun giveaway πŸ™‚


6 Responses

  1. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen said on April 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Love the sunshine chips idea — can you tell me where those are from or if you dried them yourself?

  2. Portable snacks are a must in my house too! We usually try to have a few high fiber options available as well as those rich in protein. I find that these are the most helpful when we want to satisfy hunger in between meal times.

  3. Estela - Weekly Bite said on April 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    The Sunshine Chips came from NatureBox. We love them!! They are also very similar to Terra Chips πŸ™‚

  4. a said on April 5, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I miss your posts

  5. Melanie @ Nutritious Eats said on April 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Seriously, this thing called “life” sure gets in the way of blogging! I always forget to make popcorn for snack to mix with other things. We usually just do it for movie nights. Thanks for the reminder!

  6. Weekly Bite said on April 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    a – that’s so sweet of you πŸ™‚ I hope to get back to regular posting soon πŸ™‚