8 Easy Grab & Go Kid-Friendly Snacks

Are you looking for some quick bites to satisfy your more finicky pallets of the house? With schedules that include school, sports, extracurriculars, music lessons, play dates, and more, it’s hard not to give in to the convenience of fast food on a daily basis – especially for our growing children. But, for the sake of everyone’s health, we can’t do that.

Instead, there are plenty of ways to create healthy options that are easy to travel with. Here are 8 easy, grab ‘n go kid-friendly snacks you can whip up quickly and be ready to hit the road with. And they will surely satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Sandwich Kabobs

Sandwich Kabobs

These have all the best parts of the sandwich but presented in a way that’s a bit more fun and enticing for our picky eaters. They are also super simple to make, can easily be personalized with different meat, cheese and veggie options, and then grab and go with them too! Snag a cup for condiments on the side and voila!

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Find this recipe here: Little Dairy on the Prairie 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites

How about some no-bake, chocolate peanut butter oat bites? They are enticing like a dessert, but make for the quickest and easiest breakfast or afternoon snack option. They’re full of energy and protein as well. Sometimes adding some real chocolate chips, or a variety of nuts, can be a good way to snazz them up as well.

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Find this recipe here: Beaming Baker

Crispy Baked Veggie Chips

Crispy Baked Veggie Chips

If you are looking for something with a crunch but want to get away from the potato chip aisle, then why not slice up some veggies and have them do the trick? These make just the right side to any lunchtime treat or quick bagged snack for after school. Use a variety of your favorite veggies to get started.

Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1 cup | Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79 | Total Fat: 0.9g | Saturated Fat: .2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 151mg | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 6g

Find this recipe here: Wholefully

Berry Smoothies

berry smoothies

Smoothies are always a great way to get in some nutrition and a burst of energy without too much fuss. Use to-go cups to make travel that much better and invest in some metal or silicone straws. There are so many routes to take when it comes to recipes – but we are loving this sweet, berry version.

Nutritional Info: Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 60mg| Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g

Find this recipe here: Dinner at the Zoo

Milk & Cereal Breakfast Bars

Milk & Cereal Breakfast Bars

The best parts of a bowl of cereal come together to make sure you have those potential messy bites on the go. These cereal and milk bars are super fun to make – and personalize. They are great for packing in lunchboxes or snagging on the way to the bus stop. You can literally use any of your favorite cereals!

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Find this recipe here: The Spruce Eats

Crispy Fruit Chips

Crispy Fruit Chips

Here’s another way to add a bit of crunch to your snack break but without the savoriness. Instead, this will hit your sweet tooth and ramp up the fiber intake for the day. Turn your fruits into chips! The kids will love sharing these.

Nutritional Info: Per Serving: Calories: 38 | Carbohydrates: 13g | Insoluble Fiber: 2g | Sugars: 8g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C 6.2mg | Niacin Equivalents: 0.2mg | Vitamin B6: 0.1mg | Folate: 8.5mcg | Sodium 1mg | Potassium 146mg | Calcium 5mg | Iron 0.1mg

Find this recipe here: Better Homes and Gardens

Homemade Cheez-Its

Homemade Cheez-Its

Do you love Cheez-Its? Well, you don’t necessarily have to buy them in boxes anymore. Instead, you can make them fresh (and with a variety of cheeses your family may enjoy). Learn how to match some fresh batches of your favorite, savory snack today! They are great pick-me-ups in the afternoon car rider line or additions to the lunch boxes as well.

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Find this recipe here: Good. Food. Stories.

Spiced Peanuts

spice peanuts

And finally, we have some spicy peanuts that are another fun treat to bag and go with. If you like a bit of a kick to your snack bites, this treat is right up your alley. They are also full of protein and will give the right amount of pep in anyone’s step that needs a pick-me-up.

Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1/3 cup | 335 Calories: 335 | Fat: 28g fat (4g saturated fat) | Cholesterol: 0 | Sodium: 266mg | Carbohydrates: 14g (5g sugars, 4g fiber) | Protein: 12g

Find this recipe here: Taste of Home

 

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