With exam time just around the corner and lots of school field trips coming up, preparing snacks in advance will help your student choose healthy snacks. The key to smart snacking is having foods prepared for times when you and your family are on the go! Having snack items easily accessible and ready to grab while you’re going out the door is important. These snack ideas also make great “Grab and Go” breakfasts for our Kids Eat Smart Clubs!
Here are a few items you should always have on hand to pack a lunch or snack on the go:
- Cut and washed fruits and veggies
- Yogurt Tubes
- Cheese Strings
- 100% Juice packs
- Homemade Trail Mix
Try this delicious recipe as your homemade trail mix:
- Whole grain cereal
- Cranberries & raisins
- Almonds (ensuring no nut allergies)
It is great to snack on dry or with added milk.
Recipe and image adapted from http://www.fitbie.com/slideshow/15-healthy-grab-and-go-snacks
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.