6 Snacks for the On-The-Go Parent!

By Allen Haynes

Healthy snacks are so important for keeping Mommy and Daddy going. Good snacks provide vitamins and nutrients vital to keeping you ready to go at a moment’s notice when your little ones have recitals and soccer games. Here are six great snacks to keep your motor running.

1. Fruit

Fruit is the perfect snack. It’s easily portable and is chock-full of vitamins. Great on-the-go fruits include bananas and apple slices. Add a spoonful of natural peanut butter for an extra protein kick.

2. Greek yogurt and granola

“It’s quick, filling and super healthy,” says Katie Horton, mother of one. Yogurt is full of minerals and proteins, but make sure to avoid varieties with too much artificial coloring and flavor.

3. Pretzels

Pretzels are baked in most cases, not fried, and easy to portion out. They’re also made with nutrient-rich flour. Count out the equivalent of a portion and put it in a travel-ready snack container.

4. String cheese and almonds

Who doesn’t love string cheese? These two together provide protein and a serving of dairy in one sitting and create a nice palate balance.

5. Carrot sticks

Having a to-go container full of baby carrots is a great snack. Melanie Ostovic, mother of two, likes them as a pre-dinner snack because it doesn’t ruin her appetite and allows her to sneak some extra veggies into her system.

6. Dry cereal

Most cereals are fortified with extra vitamins and minerals. Make sure whichever cereal you choose has at least three to five grams of fiber per serving.