Kid’s Snack Packs To Go are perfect for healthy snacking wherever you’re headed. Quick to prepare and filled with real foods, making your own snacks to go lessens the need for unhealthy processed foods. Snacks are an important meal in a kid’s day, make sure they have substance!
Kids are Always on the GO!
Kid’s Snack Packs are perfect anytime I pack the kids up for an outing. With young kids, we can be on the go a lot! So relying on processed foods for all their outings just isn’t enough. Trips to the park, the beach or the library can run into lunchtime. So, I pack snacks that can be lunch if necessary. We call them snack packs, and in general they are just a mix of what’s in the fridge, but are substantial and hearty to keep hungry kids going strong!
Don’t forget to pack enough for yourself! I often do a banana or a couple little cutie oranges with a granola bar, freezer muffin, or a few healthy freezer cookies for a quick snack. If we are going to be gone awhile on a hot day, I put it all in a little cooler. If not I just throw them in my bag, along with a few emergency granola bars. And don’t forget a water bottle for everyone, including mom (coffee too!).
Snack packs can replace most of the prepackaged processed food found in the snack aisle. They are a far healthier option for active kids than packages of cheez its, goldfish, or fruit snacks. A few processed foods on the side is ok, but the idea is to keep them on the side, not front and center.
Any small containers will do, and I’ve found my kid’s like the idea of having their own little snack pack. Start with fruits and veggies! Try carrot sticks, cucumber, frozen peas, berries, grapes, melon, pears, oranges, or dried fruit. Pack things you know they like, with something extra you hope they might try. Next add some healthy fats! Try cheese (sliced, cubes or cheese curds) or beef sticks. Leftover plain pasta is an easy addition. Whenever I make a short pasta for dinner, I scoop out a little plain before adding it to the sauce, to add to snacks for the next couple days. You can also do a separate container of dry ingredients with things like nuts, seeds, pretzels, cereal, raisins, or granola, kind of a quick homemade trail mix!
The recipe below is not really a recipe but rather a list of ideas, try different things and see what works for your kids!
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Kid’s Snack Packs To Go
- Fruits and Veggies!! Try carrot sticks, cucumber, broccoli, frozen peas, berries, grapes, melon, pears, oranges, or dried fruit.
- Beef Sticks and Cheese curds or slices
- Pasta Whenever I make pasta for dinner (a short pasta like penne, bowtie, rotini, etc.) I pull out a half cup or so before adding it to the sauce, and keep it in the fridge all week to add to a snack pack
- Nuts, Seeds, Dried Fruit, Granola, Cheerios or Chex, Pretzels (I put these in a separate container)—kind of a quick trail mix!
- Peanut Butter and Banana (or jelly) sandwich
- Healthy Cookies or Muffins or Protein Bites I like to make batches of these, freeze and just pack them frozen, they thaw enough to eat.