Busy is one word that definitely describes our days around here and we’re all working on making better snack choices. Making butterfly snack bags together is one of the ways we make healthy snacks fun for the whole family!
While I work to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I depend on a lot on snacks and I’ve teamed up with California Almonds to share a few of my tips for taking my favorite snacks on the go with me!
If you’re looking for an easy snack that travel well and can help you maintain your energy and keep up with your kids, almonds might be the perfect solution for you this summer!
Butterfly Snack Bags & Almonds for Mom
During the school year, you can find us on the go all the time. We seem to always be at the baseball field, dance studio, or at a birthday party. I also spend a lot of time in the car rider line during the school year too. Mom needs her snacks in all of those situations and making good choices can be challenging if I’m not prepared.
Now that the kids are getting older, summers are just as busy. Whether we’re traveling, hanging out at the pool, playing at the playground, or hanging out with friends, I find myself still depending on snacks that are easy to take on the go!
That’s how almonds first came into my life as one of the healthy snack options I’ve come to depend on. My busy life and my desire to make better food choices.
I’m a snacker by nature.
Almonds are a great snack for busy parents that need the energy to enjoy busy days with their kids. I love them because they have great taste and are easy to take with me, no matter where I’m headed.
They have protein, fiber and healthy which makes them a great snack option and helps me avoid other things I might want to munch on when we’re hanging by the pool or even when we head out to the movies!
I can snack and crunch while sticking to my goals and they help keep me feeling full in between meals. For a snacker like me, they’re a great option and one of the most convenient options too!
I get nutrition without having to do a lot of planning! Almonds keep my snack options simple!
Convenience is a huge factor in my busy life. Almonds fit into this with ease.
They can go with me, no matter what we have planned for the day. I usually put them in snack size baggies and put them in my purse or slip on in my pocket. They’re the easiest way to take my almonds with me, no matter where we go.
The bags are also perfect for encouraging my kids to make better snack choices by making it more fun! They love making butterfly snack bags and helping fill them with their favorite snacks.
Materials for Butterfly Snack Bags
- snack size bag
- 1 clothespin
- 2 googly eyes
- 1 pipe cleaner
You’ll need a bag, clothespin, eyes, and a pipe cleaner for each bag you want to make. Once you’ve made your butterfly clips for the snack bags, you can reuse them again and again! Just fill the bag, clip and go!
How to Make a Butterfly Clothespin Snack Bag
1. Color your clothespin with markers and decorate to personalize.
2. Glue two small googly eyes onto the clothespin and let dry.
3. Fill the bag with a healthy snack, leaving space in the middle of the of the bag. Get out as much air as you can and then seal the bag.
4. Pinch the middle of the bag and then clip the clothespin onto the pinched part.
5. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and then fold in half. Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner, if desired.
6. Slip the pipe cleaner into the top of the clothespin.
Enjoy your butterfly snacks together!
If you’re looking for an easy snack idea that can help you stay on track with your eating goals even when you’re in the thick of summer fun with your kids, almonds are a great solution!
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