As a family constantly on-the-go with work, school, extracurricular activities and errands, it feels like we’re always running somewhere. While we are going places, it never fails that my kids will be hungry and want a snack.
In the early days of motherhood this caught me off-guard and I suspected snack requests were a way for my daughter to con me into going to a fast-food restaurant. Through the years I’ve learned to be ready for their requests with nutritious snacks that will fill their tummies and keep us going in whatever direction we need to go next.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Celery is a terrific source of vitamin K and a good source form vitamin B, copper, vitamin C, vitamin A and more. It’s low on the glycemic index so it’s not going to impact the blood sugar like a snack with sugar. This makes it a good snack for the kids and for you. 🙂
One of the easiest snacks to bring with you is cereal. Put it in a baggie (plastic or reusable) or a to-go cup and you have a take-along snack that’s great for all occasions. Most cereals now have extra vitamins and minerals included so if you don’t pick one that’s full of sugar you end up with a mostly nutritious treat.
Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Snack Packs
Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Snack Packs are great if you want to bring yogurt plus a little, nibbly snack along with you. They come pre-packaged making them convenient for you to throw in your diaper bag or purse and bring anywhere. Made with USDA certified organic yogurt, the packs are low in fat and contain various combinations including strawberry, chocolate and vanilla yogurt with cookies or pretzels. The yogurt is all low-fat and you don’t even need a spoon!
Another bonus is that the Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Snack Packs have 3 grams of protein. I have a problem getting my kids to eat any sort of protein so I always appreciate it when I can find it in yogurt.
The newest flavors include Strawberry Yogurt and Chocolate Chip Cookies and Vanilla Yogurt and Chocolate Cookies. Find them today at Target, Walmart, Meijer and more.
And don’t just think of these for on-the-go. These are also a great and easy snack at home too.
Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the United States and contain fiber antioxidants and potassium. They also come pre-packaged by Mother Nature, so they are extremely easy to take along with you.
These are great because like bananas they come pre-packaged. If it’s citrus season you can also find the small, kid-sized oranges that are easy to peel and then eat without too much of a mess.
If you’re looking for a vegetable to take on the go, carrots are one of the most popular for kids. They’re easy to peel and then pop in your diaper bag for the day and the best part is that – unlike some other vegetables and fruits – they won’t begin to wilt or turn funny colors.
Apple slices but…
Speaking of turning funny colors, kids love apple slices, but they can be one of the more challenging snacks to pack. If you want to bring these with you make sure you put them in a little lemon juice and water bath first.
Sugar snap pea pods
If you want to bring a green vegetable along for the kids then sugar snap peas are another easy one to grab, wash and go. These are one green vegetable that should also stay fresh and crisp for you. These are sweet and high in vitamin C.
Squeeze Pouches – Fruit, Vegetable or Yogurt
Squeeze pouches are one of the best ways to bring vegetables, fruit and yogurt along with you today. Stonyfield makes yogurt squeeze pouches filled with their non-GMO and USDA certified yogurt. They include fruit and vegetable flavors in case you have to squeeze in any vegetables without your kids knowing.
Sliced strawberries are another fresh fruit I like to bring along with us. It is easy to pack them in a small container or two and then eat them in the car or even on a green patch of grass in the park.
Dried fruit is an easy take along since it won’t go bad on you. It’s sweet and an easy treat anytime.
If your children will eat these, almonds are a great option for a snack that you can take when you’re on the move. They contain healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E.
If you want more of a filling take-along snack, pretzels are a good carby choice. Most kids love this in some form – either twists or sticks – and they will stay fresh for you as long as you keep them sealed.
Trail mix is a great way to bring a variety of treats along from sweet to savory. You an make it yourself and include dried fruit, nuts, pretzels and more. You can buy it pre-made or make it yourself. Just make sure your children like everything that goes into it if you decide to make it.
Granola or Granola Bars
Granola is another great snack that can be filling and can include some of the other items on this list like dried fruit and almonds or other nuts. It’s easy to make at home with ingredients you like so you don’t even need to buy it from the store. This is a great recipe for homemade granola bars.
Stonyfield makes a delicious organic string cheese that has 7 grams of protein per serving and 0 sugars! My son loves string cheese, so this snack is always a top choice for us. The only thing is that you need to keep it chilled. We have a smaller bag cooler that we bring with us for cold snacks or a lunch box will work for a few hours too.
Remembered the fruit roll-ups of your childhood? Well, not there are fruit leather products on the market that are better for your children than the ones we ate. There’s plenty of organic and natural brands out there that use natural products in them, and you can even make your own!
My kids love this as a snack and it’s a fun one to bring with. They’re always delighted to have it. My only issue is that it’s not as filling as some of the others on the list like the yogurt products or other card items.
I separated these out from the dried fruit because I feel like raisins are in a class all their own. They are a favorite childhood snack of mine and something my kids – especially my daughter – now love.
What other snacks would you include on this list?
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Yum, I like your list. I have most of these in the house. My kids are always hungry, so there’s always something easy for them to grab.
I am always looking for snack ideas and you have some great ones here. I will have to stock up.
Now this is what I need! We travel a lot and I am sick of all the sugar! I am going to grab a few of these before our next trip!
Oh i forgot about snap peas! I need to get some for my kids and see if they’ll like them. Those yogurts look AMAZING, though, and i know my kids would devour them. lol i’d have to be stern on limiting it to one each (I could see them wanting more). Great list!
As parents or in some cases, grand parents, we want to give our kids a healthy snack for when they come home from school, or to pack for a day at the park. These all fit that criteria! Now, if only the weather will cooperate!
What some absolutely amazing snacks! I love cheese and I could 100% get behind granola bags – they are always so delicious as well.
These are all so healthy and so smart to snack like this. My son loves yogurt so those Stonyfield snacks are perfect.
These are really good snacks for children. I like to give mine carrot sticks when I can. the cookie snack packs seem like a good idea too I know they’d love those.
Well, you’ve definitely proven snacks don’t have to be complicated. And you don’t have to sacrifice nutrients for taste and texture!
I keep almost all of these in the house for myself and the kids. We all love snacking so it might as well be healthy.
These are great suggestions. IF my kids had their choice it would be a lot of sugar and processed food.
I always kept fresh fruit and vegetables cut up and ready to grab and enjoy. I made muffins, energy balls and bars that were healthy and better for a snack.
These are all great suggestions! I’ve never seen the yogurt packs before. I’ll have to pick those up next time I’m at the store.
It’s all about having those easy grab-and-go options!
I love on the go snacks that are healthy options for kids. Thanks for sharing some new ideas, they will surely be great when I have my niece over.
This is a great list of on the go snacks for kids. So many healthy and tasty options here!
Forget the kids! These snacks are great for just about anyone. We travel a lot and are always looking for new snacks to take with. Thanks for the suggestions.
My kiddos love these yogurt snacks! Their favorite is the vanilla yogurt with the chocolate cookies.
So many great snack ideas! I haven’t seen these little snack packs yet but they looks and sound delicious !
Trail mix. I used to make trail mix with all the leftover cereals, nuts, candies, snack crackers… that brings back so many memories!
Trail mix and popcorn have been are go-to’s lately…I’m all about healthy snacks whenever I can find them!
These are all great options. My kids really love Stonyfield Organics!
These are awesome!! Kids will surely love all these!
My kid loves snacking all the time. I am always looking for new ideas and products!
I need to be better about making a snack area for my kiddo so he can grab his own snacks! This looks delicious.
Orange slices and almonds have always been one of our go to snack. I never thought about bringing yogurt that’s a good idea too!
The yogurt snack packs seem so delicious and definitely a snack my toddler would appreciate. He’s quite the picky eater but he consistently loves yogurt.
I have to make sure to purchase these snack packs for my kiddos. I’m sure they’re going to love them.
Such a great list. We love snacking over here, but my son can be picky. That said, how I wish he’d snack on celery.
My niece loves snacking like me. Happy to know these food that she can eat, healthier option for her.
These are all snacks I enjoy as well. I’m goinf to have to try those yogurt bites.
This is a great seleciton of on the go snacks for all the kidds. We have on the go snacks ready all the time as we are all over the suburbs all day long
I love all of these ideas! I’ve been looking for more ideas to stock our diaper bag with.
So many great choices for healthy snacks! I like to keep the Nature Valley almond butter sandwich bars in my bag. The kids love them and so do I!
These are all great. My grandson loves pitted dates and seaweed snacks. Yes, seaweed. They are salty and greasy so for him they are like potato chips, only they are really healthy.
Such healthy and good .tasting ideas for our kids who are growing and have big appetites. I will try and prepare a few of these for my son to take to school.
So many great options for snacks on the go! Thank you for this!
I am always looking for healthy snacks for the kids. Great suggestions!
Those are even great ideas, for us BIG kids!! 🙂 Love it!
the best on-the-go snacks are the ones that are easy to carry and clean off the car. 🙂 Love these snack ideas for kids.
I love these yogurt pouches! My kids do too! Eating healthy and wholesome can be fun for kids with snacks like these.
My boys love these pouch yogurts. They do make great on the go snacks if my boys dont eat them all.
All great suggestions. I struggle with finding healthy snack options and I love this list.
Great suggestions! I am always packing snacks for my son every morning to make sure he has something to grab after school.
Keeping them healthy at a young age is very important. So many snacks are loaded with sugars.
These are really great snack ideas! Thank you!
My kids will go crazy over these snacks! They are healthy and delicious!
This is a great list of grab and go snacks. As a busy mom of 5, there have been many seasons of life where grab and go snacks were a must or my youngest kids would have never made it to our late dinners without meltdowns.
I saved this for a quick memory jog before we go on field trips! Such healthy snack ideas here!
Amazing ideas! My kids are constantly snacking.
Those snack packs look perfect! They would be good for taking to work as well, I will have to keep an eye out for these the next time I am at the store.
So many yummy and healthy snacks for when you’re on the go. I know i’d keep all of these in my purse or car for when I get hungry.
I mean, these are great ideas for adults too!
Great ideas! We’re all about finger foods or anything that comes in a pouch for on-the go!
My daughter loves to eat a lot of snacks. I ran out of options. These are greats ideas.
Great ideas! I’m definitely going to try and find the Stonyfield pouches – I think my boys would love those!
We are always on the go, and I struggle with finding things to take with us when we are on the road. These are so helpful to add to my list!
I use all of these snack ideas. My daughter likes raw carrots thankfully! I need to try celery even though I dont like it.
Love all these snack ideas! Most of these are definitely found in our snack lunch box to eat on the go. Love the idea of the fruit leathers!
These are great snacks for the whole family! I’m so lucky that my kids aren’t picky eaters. It makes snack time easy (and healthy).
So many healthy snacking options. My son loves to snack. Thanks for this list!
My kids love bananas and oranges. They’re our go to.
Your list couldn’t have come at a better time! We are moving to another state in 2 weeks and I was trying to figure out what to get for snacks so we aren’t stopping every hour. Great list!