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What are some healthy snacks that my child can take to school or on the go?

Hi everyone, I'm a busy working mom and I'm struggling to find healthy snacks that my child can take to school or on the go. My son is a picky eater and he's always asking for junk food, which I'm trying to avoid. I want to make sure he's getting the nutrition he needs to stay healthy and focused during the day. Can anyone recommend some easy and delicious snack ideas? Something that's also easy to pack? I would really appreciate any suggestions you might have, thank you!

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dietrich.lonnie

Hi there! One snack that my kids love to take to school is a mix of sliced apple and cheese cubes. It's a convenient and balanced option that they can eat on the go. I also like to make homemade granola bars with ingredients like oats, nuts, dried fruits, and honey. It's a much healthier option than store-bought bars that are often loaded with sugar. Additionally, rice cakes with avocado spread and tomatoes make a delicious and filling combination. Alternately, I also keep homemade popcorn seasoned with spices and herbs handy. Hope these ideas help with your snack planning!

jayson.bartell

Hi there! When it comes to packing snacks for my grandchildren, I usually go for fruit salads. I combine different kinds of chopped fruit like apples, berries, grapes, and bananas in a container to make it easy for them to eat. Another snack they love is veggie cups - I chop carrots, celery, cucumbers, and bell peppers and pack them in individual cups with a dollop of hummus at the bottom for dipping. Additionally, baked sweet potato fries are a hit, as they're a healthier alternative to regular fries. Hope you find these ideas helpful!

savanna65

Hi there! I totally get your struggle as I have a picky eater at home too. However, one snack idea that my child absolutely loves is apple slices with almond butter. It's a great source of protein and healthy fats that keeps them full and energized throughout the day. Another favorite is hummus with carrot sticks or cucumber slices for dipping. It's easy to pack in a small container and provides a boost of nutrients. Fruit and cheese skewers are also a fun and tasty option that kids seem to enjoy. Hope this helps!

dsipes

Hi all! One snack that I like to make for my kids is homemade turkey wraps. I take a whole-wheat tortilla, spread a layer of cream cheese and lay down a slice of turkey, some grated cheese and some lettuce, then roll it up and slice it into bite-sized pieces. It's a protein-packed and easy-to-eat snack that my kids love. Another healthy snack idea is roasted pumpkin seeds seasoned with a mixture of salt, cumin, and paprika. Dried fruits with mixed nuts are a quick and easy snack pack that are perfect for on-the-go. Alternatively, I also like to pack cut up veggies like cucumbers, bell peppers, and carrots with a side of avocado dip. Hope these snack ideas will help you out!

littel.janis

Hi there! One healthy snack that my kids love is a smoothie. I blend together some frozen berries, spinach, Greek yogurt, and a banana, and pack it in a to-go cup. It's a nutritious and yummy option that keeps them full until their next meal. I also like to make energy bites with ingredients like oats, peanut butter, chia seeds, and honey. They're easy to pack and make for a great on-the-go snack. Roasted seaweed sheets are another healthy option that my kids enjoy snacking on. Lastly, you can never go wrong with fresh fruit salad with a side of low-fat yogurt. Hope these ideas are helpful!

gerlach.aiden

Hey there! One snack that my daughter loves is homemade trail mix. I like to mix together some almonds, cashews, and walnuts with some dried cranberries and raisins. It's a great source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber that keeps her full and satisfied. Another option is Greek yogurt topped with berries and a drizzle of honey. It's a sweet and creamy snack that's also low in sugar. Lastly, hard-boiled eggs are a great source of protein and nutrients that are easy to pack for school or on the go. Hope these help!

marquise56

Hello everyone! One snack that I like to pack for my kids is nut butter and banana roll-ups. I spread a layer of almond butter on a whole-grain tortilla, roll a banana in it, and slice it into bite-sized pieces. It's a filling and healthy snack that my kids love. Another option is roasted chickpeas. I simply toss canned chickpeas with some olive oil and seasonings like garlic powder and paprika and then roast them in the oven until they're crispy. They're a great source of protein and fiber that my kids enjoy snacking on. Lastly, homemade mini muffins with veggies like zucchini or carrots are a tasty way to sneak in some extra nutrients. Hope these ideas help you!

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