Tips For Easy Snacking On The Go

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Integrated Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

 

Our family seems to always be on the go. From guitar lessons to gymnastics to baseball games, I sometimes feel like I spend more time in my car than I do at my house. Because of this, we often end up grabbing snacks as we are running out the door. Over the years I’ve discovered ways to make snacking on the go easier for our busy family so I wanted to share those tips with you all!

The most important thing, in my opinion, is to have a variety of snacks for kids to pick from. Some of our favorites are cheddar crackers, grapes, string cheese, raisins, and sliced red peppers. Recently I discovered a new snack called TEDDY SOFT BAKED Filled Snacks that are a hit as well. Kids love them because of their cute teddy bear shape, cookie like taste and soft cake like texture and moms can feel good about giving their kids them because they contain no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and no artificial colors.

Another tip is to keep snacks in a place where kids can reach them. Having snacks within reach makes it easy for kids to help get ready to leave so it’s not all on mom or dad’s shoulders. While I’m grabbing my purse, phone and sunglasses, the kids are grabbing a snack and water bottle. It might seem like a small thing but it’s one less task I have to remember to do before I head out the door.

I also always keep a stash of shelf-stable snacks in the car or my purse. Having snacks with us means we are ready for a last minute trip to the park or sports practice. They are also great for days when running errands takes a bit longer than I planned. (Mom tip: keep soft snacks stored in a plastic container to avoid them becoming squished at the bottom of your purse.)

How do you make snacking on the go easier? I’d love to hear your tips!

You can find TEDDY SOFT BAKED Filled Snacks in the cracker/cookie aisle at your local Walmart. As a bonus, enter to win Walmart gift cards in the Nabisco Snacktime Sweepstakes below. (Please note: I-C will randomly select 14 winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes.) Good luck!

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Kid-Friendly Snack: Frozen Banana Pops With Toppings Bar

Yield:  8 Frozen Banana Pops

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas
  • 2 really ripe avocados
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Optional Toppings:

  • Crushed nuts of your choice
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Granola
  • Chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles

For frozen bananas:

Cut bananas in half and insert popsicle sticks into the flat end. Line on parchment covered baking sheet and freeze.

For chocolate avocado pudding:

Cut avocado in half and remove the seed. Scoop out the inside of the avocado into a food processor. Add the maple syrup and cocoa and continue to blend together until it’s all smooth.

Take frozen banana pop and roll in chocolate pudding, then roll in any or all of the toppings, if you like.

Tips:

The chocolate-avo pudding can be served on its own for dessert or snack.

Instead of chocolate pudding, you can also roll in strawberry flavored apple sauce then shredded coconut, OR almond butter then roll in finely minced dried fruit.

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This fun and healthy snack idea was provided by Peggy Kotsopoulos, Host of Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures on Veria Living.