The new year always brings a desire to get back to better habits, especially when it comes to the food we eat and snacking! This year I’m on a mission to get my kids eating a little bit better by making some easy changes. Finding healthy snacks for kids that are convenient is key to my success.
I just know it.
Spring baseball starts early this year and dance will be in full swing again in a few days. That means we need EASY snacks too. I’m a mom on a mission this year. Healthy snacks that are convenient and easy. I was happy that it wasn’t very hard to figure out a few that will be great to rotate through with the kids.
This post is sponsored by Keurig Dr Pepper but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
5 Easy Healthy Snacks for Kids
During the holidays, a lot of things slide especially when it comes to eating. There are so many goodies around and so we all indulge a bit. Although I’ve always felt like New Year’s Resolutions are hard to keep, deciding on simple goals and coming up with a plan seems to work for me as a busy mom.
So, this year it’s finding healthy snacks for the kids. So far I have five that have really hit the mark with my kids.
My kids both love yogurt. Now that they’re both old enough to handle the yogurts that come in the tube packaging, it’s like a parenting gift.
They work great in their lunches and as on-the-go snacks. Plus I can feel good about letting them enjoy their favorite yogurt flavors!
Both kids love when I put them in the freezer and then into their lunches for school. It turns their yogurt into what feels like a sweet treat to enjoy in the middle of their day!
Just like yogurt tubes have made my life easier, so have applesauce pouches! Mott’s® Applesauce pouches are a staple in our house these days. I put them in lunches, drop them in baseball and dance bags, and even have one in my purse.
Yes, even mom enjoys them!
They’re perfect any time of the day too. Grabbing breakfast on the way to the car to go to school? Check. Easy addition to school lunches? Check. After school snack? Check. After dinner snack? Check. Road trip snack? Check.
And the list goes on and on.
Mott’s has been a brand I could count on since the kids were younger and one I depend on as they get older. So this one was a given for us and not anything I had to add into our snack routine. It’s a classic.
Carrigan is also a huge fan of Mott’s 100% Juice pouches. It makes sense because she gets the juice she loves and I get the convenience I love!
I’ll be stocking up since our schedules are about to get busy again!
RAISINS AND DRIED FRUIT
Another convenient snack option that gives the kids a bit of sweet while being a healthier choice is raisins. My kids especially love yogurt covered raisins.
Sometimes I buy the bigger bags of raisins or other dried fruit and divide them into small snack bags, but I like being able to just buy the small boxes and have super easy snacks covered!
One of Carrigan’s favorite grab and go snacks is string cheese. I like knowing she has a snack that is rich in calcium and protein. The packaging makes them easy to take with us and there isn’t really any mess.
When I’m packing our insulated tote with snacks to take to the baseball field, I always drop in a few cheese sticks! We all enjoy them!
100 CALORIE SNACK PACKS
Sometimes the kids want crackers or cookies. Sometimes I just need to keep the peace around here. So I’ve found it very helpful to buy the small snack size zipper baggies and prepare servings that are about 100 calories ahead of time.
That way we can grab them in the mornings before we head to school or have them in my purse for whenever we need them. It’s a great way to turn almost any snack into a better choice by limiting the portion!
This year I’ll be focused on making sure we always have a lot of snack options available for the kids to keep them fueled up and ready to tackle the new year!
What are some of your favorite healthy snack ideas for your kids?