Most people keep essentials in theirs bags, like keys, wallet and phone. When you’re a mom, there are also other things that become essentials, like wipes, bandaids and of course snacks, lots of snacks.
If you don’t, there is likely to be some sort of melt down or fuss to occur and possible a stop made to purchase a quick snack to curb that child’s insatiable hunger, even though they probably just ate lunch 15 minutes ago.
For some reason, kids are just starving when they are out of the house! To keep everyone’s sanity, it’s a good idea to have a few snacks with you when you leave. Here are 10 of our favourite snacks to take with us when were are out and about.
1. Granola Balls
My kids love granola balls. Not only are they tasty, they are portable, small and easy to eat on the go. Bonus, this recipe is so simple, no baking is required and they freeze really well.
2.. String Cheese
We always have a box of cheese string in our fridge. The kids can grab it themselves and it’s packed with protein.
3. Fruit slices and berries
Keep cut up fruit and berries in the fridge for an quick and easy hunger solution. Combine it with a cheese string for a well-balanced, filling snack.
4. Banana roll-ups
Sometimes you need a bigger snack. Banana roll-ups are perfect. They are easy to make, healthy and portable so you can eat them on-the-go.
5. Homemade cookies
Everyone loves cookies so make a big batch. Then keep half on hand for grab and go snacks and freeze the other half for future snack emergencies. These banana bread cookies are one of our favourites!
6. Mini muffins
We can’t forget mini muffins. They are the perfect size for kids and make great snacks when you are out and about.
7. Crispy rice bars
If your kids like crunchy snacks, these, crispy rice bars are great! They are simple to make and totally delicious.
8. Bite-sized veggies
Cut up and kid-sized vegetables are another great snack option to take with you when you’re out. Some of our favourites are carrots, celery, snap peas and cucumbers.
9. Trail mix
Get your kids to help you make this really easy trail mix. There are endless options for the ingredients and the it makes a great snack to for traveling.
10. Seaweed snacks
These are great for snack emergencies. I keep a few in the truck of the car for those days when I hear, “Mom, I’m hungry!” and for some reason, I don’t have any snacks in my purse! We usually buy these ones from Costco.
Keep a couple of these on hand in your bag when you are out with the kids to avoid any snack emergencies. That and a water bottle should give you smooth sailing.
Do you have any favourite snacks you like to take with you?