Grab and Go Snacks
Since kids are always going somewhere, it’s especially important to have some go-to grab-and-go snacks! Treats with minimal wrapping -- that are easy to eat and easy to prep -- make the best snacks. Here are ten of our favorites:
Granola Bars: These are an easy treat to always have on hand. Labels just need to be read closely to make sure too many sweeteners are not included, and to look for allergens. You can use this recipe to make granola bars at home.
Frozen Berries: Blueberries can be rinsed, washed and frozen, and then grabbed by the handful. You can also freeze them in individual containers which are great when you’re in a hurry.
Cheddar Crackers: Kids LOVE cheddar crackers. Look for minimally processed varieties that are made with whole grains and contain low sodium.
Trail Mix: This is a very customizable treat that can be purchased, or “made to order” and kept on hand.
Graham Crackers: Graham Crackers are good on their own, and topped with nut butters and chocolate chips for a S’more to go!
Flavored Popcorn: Tasty popcorn can definitely be bought at all kinds of stores, and it can also be easily made at home. Salty, sweet, spiced, or all of the above make a great combination!
Oatmeal Banana Cookies: These two ingredient cookies are sweet on their own, and lots of add-ins can add to their flavor as well.
Snack Pouches: Applesauce and other fruit sauces in a pouch are an easy treat to buy. And so is pudding in a pouch!
Hand Pie: Hand pies can be made in advance and kept in refrigerator or freezer. Fresh chopped fruit makes a great filling.
Pancakes: Leftover pancakes are easy for little hands to carry around. Whether filled with fruit, nuts or chocolate chips, they are like a cool soft cookie, and just as good! Rachel Teichman is the founder of OOGIAH, an online resource for Jewish families who are moving or traveling throughout the US. The site includes a blog full of creative ways for families to cook, craft and play together. Rachel has also edited the SF Bay Area family events calendar for Red Tricycle, along with writing about family-friendly restaurants. She is a mother of two, and she loves to bake scones! You can find out more about her here. PHOTO CREDIT: Image from Flikr
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