Like most families, we’re one busy family. With 3 children, 2 busy parents, a dog and a leopard gecko, we are definitely a busy family. My family is committed to sitting down to eat dinner together each night, but I often find that we’re eating snacks on the run to appointments, to activities, to school; just plain on the run. Teaching my children to live a healthy lifestyle is important to me. One way that I nurture healthy habits in my children it to always provide wholesome snacks, even when we’re running out the door. To make it easy for my children (and for me), I always keep a busy family snack bag ready to go.
As a parent educator, I’m familiar with nutritional challenges that many children face. Recently, data has shown that less than 1% of children get the recommended amount of whole grains in their diet. I also know that protein is an essential nutrient for growing children. I’m always looking for ways to provide snacks that more nutritious with protein, fiber and whole grains.
I like to make sure that I have a snack bag filled with wholesome snacks (and napkins and wet wipes) ready to go. My children can quickly grab the bag and add a water bottle, cheese stick and piece of fruit. I keep both a larger family sized bag and an individual-sized bag ready to go all the time.
- 4 cups popped pop corn
- 3 cups Honey Maid Go Bites
- 1 1/2 cups almonds or walnuts
- 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries or fruit
- Mix ingredients together well. Store in an airtight container.
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