Kids Snacks: On The Go

Kids Snacks: On The Go

 Sandwiches

  • Nut butters [organic almond, peanut, sunflower] with sliced bananas
  • marinated tofu  with lettuce, tomato, sprouts, sliced pickles
  • Salmon or tuna salad mixed with veggies and mayonnaise
  • Small rice crackers filled with nut butters
  • Pancake sandwiches with jam or nut butters

 Sushi

add any of these, thinly sliced; carrots, cucumber, tofu, avocado, smoked salmon, asparagus

 Other Ideas for quick snacks

  • Ants on a log: nut butter with raisins or dried cranberries (fire ants!)
  •  Hard boiled eggs in shell
  •  Popcorn with nutritional yeast
  • Muffins or banana bread; these can be loaded with nuts and seeds, whole or ground, for a higher protein snack
  • Yogurt; buy in larger sizes and package in reusable containers for a more environmentally friendly option
  •  Apple sauce or other cooked fruit
  • Date treats; dates rolled in coconut [available in bulk food section at Co-op]
  • Veggies [carrot sticks, cucumber chunks, etc.] with hummus or other dips
  • Crackers, pita with humus or paté
  •  Trail mix [any variation of nuts, seeds and dried foods or buy already made in bulk]
  • Soup, pasta or bean dishes in a thermos [daycare workers say that large mouth stainless ones work best as they stay warm longer and the kids can actually reach down into them without making a mess]
  •  Fruit; cut up oranges [slices or “sunshines”], kiwis, berries [in season] apples [a little dash of lemon will keep them fresher], grapes, pineapples, bananas, melon, peaches, apricots, pomegranates
  • Dried fruit also [mango, raisins, papaya, apples, bananas] and fruit leathers
  • Strips of nori or nori cut into shapes with humus [can build into shapes, letters, etc.
  • Mini pizzas [try spelt pitas with non-dairy cheese for kids with food sensitivities]
  • Wraps of all kinds [tortillas, burritos]
  • Nitrate free beef, buffalo, or salmon jerky last well in lunches

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