Easy On-the-Go Snack Ideas
No time to sit down for a meal? Grab one of these portable snacks for a quick hunger fix.
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- String cheese.Not only is string cheese fun for kids to peel apart, it’s also a delicious portable snack that provides a healthy dose of calcium.
- Peanut butter.Choose all-natural peanut butter made with just nuts and salt; it provides plenty of protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Spread it on whole-wheat crackers or bread, apple slices, or celery sticks for a complete snack. If peanut allergies are a problem, stock up on all-natural almond or cashew butter instead.
- Yogurt.With countless varieties and flavors available, there are plenty of choices for this calcium-rich food. For a real treat (and extra nutrients!), blend yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit to make a kid-pleasing smoothie.