Healthy Kid Friendly Snacks For On-The-Go

                                    
Here are some ideas for transportable snacks that are not full of sugar, hydrogenated oils, trans fat or preservatives. My daughter also enjoys the organic fruit and veggie squeeze packs (Plum Organics, Happy Baby or Earth’s Best), but they are pricey, so here are some other options.

  1. Homemade sweet potato, beet, or parsnip chips: Directions: Heat oven to 425F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with coconut oil. Wash potatoes, beets or parsnips and cut into thin slices. Throw them into a bowl and lightly cover with olive oil. You can sprinkle the sweet potatoes with a little cinnamon. Place slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes for the sweet potatoes and beets and 10-15 minutes for the parsnips. Turn over and bake 5 more minutes or until lightly crispy. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.  
  2. Pirates Booty rice and corn veggie or cheddar puffs – vegan and gluten free
  3. Homemade oatmeal raisin and cranberry cookies – recipe here 
  4. Dried or Freeze-Dried Fruit – raisins, apricots, blueberries, cherries, strawberries (Fresh fruit is best, but dried or freeze-dried is easier for on the go). Just Tomatoes is a great brand.
  5. Sliced apples: Add a splash of lemon, so they don’t brown and a small container of peanut butter or almond butter for dipping
  6. Peas – freeze-dried or cold
  7. Edamame – you can buy roasted or in the shell, great finger food and an excellent source of protein. Seapoint Farms is a good brand.
  8. Yogurt Melts – much easier to carry than a container of yogurt. This is more like a treat for my daughter, but it is still a good source of calcium
  9. Homemade Lara Barsrecipe here or buy at your local grocery store
  10. Veggie Sticks - slice jicama, zucchini, cucumbers or carrots into sticks and pack a small container of hummus for dipping.
  11. Homemade banana and yogurt protein barsrecipe here

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