Choose low sugar and high fiber varieties. Besides eating them just the way they are, you can also crumble them on top of yogurt.
Celery With Nut Butter
Put some peanut butter or almond butter in the bottom of a jar, stand celery sticks on end in the nut butter and put the lid on. When it’s time to eat, just use the celery to scoop up the nut butter. The protein will keep their tummies satisfied and give them the necessary energy to enjoy the day.
These are very portable and most kids love them. You can also wrap a piece of lunchmeat around them for extra protein.
Fruit And Veggies
You can easily take these on the road. Find single serving size packages of apples, baby carrots and celery in most produce departments. If you prefer to buy fresh and package them yourself, use a 32 oz. yogurt container or other similar sized plastic container with a baby food jar inside for dip. Find an example of this technique here.
You could also try making a homemade version of fruit snacks, fruit leather, or veggie chips if your kids like those.
You can make your own or buy it in little single serving bags. If you opt to buy it, watch the sodium content and skip flavors like caramel corn or chocolate drizzle since they’re more like candy.
There are many other options too and you’re sure to find something your kids will love.
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