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Healthy Snack Ideas and Resources for Parents On The Go This Summer

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Maggie LaBarbera

Friday Finds to Nourish Your Day:  

It’s Friday and we are happy to share these resources and materials to help you promote a healthier fair experience to nourish the children in your lives!

So your going to the fair.  You think, I will bring some healthy snacks for kids!  But what are some great travel snacks.  I put together my list to share with you:

  • apple sauce cups
  • apple slices
  • carrot sticks
  • celery sticks with peanut or almond butter (add some reasons for a little sweet treat)
  • crackers and string cheese
  • cucumber or other veggie cut/sliced with some dip
  • edamame
  • fresh fruit
  • granola bars
  • low fat yogurt
  • low sugar cereal (great to put in a baggie)
  • mini muffins that are made with fruit and whole grains (you can find so many recipes!)
  • nuts
  • pretzel sticks
  • trail mix
  • whole grain pancakes.  Just make them ahead of time in small 3-4 inch size and pack them in a baggie.  My kids loved this

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