I have mixed feelings on letting my kids snack between meals. I firmly believe they eat their meals 100% better when I limit snacking. On low snack days, I notice less food pushed aside on their plates and less food thrown to the floor. However, there are MANY times when we are out and about that I succumb to letting my boys graze on whatever snacks I have in my bag because they are hungry, and let’s face it, it makes errands somewhat easier. Here are my preferred packables:
- Pouches: I love to use these refillable pouches and load them up with yogurt or homemade apples sauce. These little guys are always with me and if we do not use them when we are out, I let the kids eat them along with lunch or dinner. http://http://www.littlegreenpouch.com/
- Bananas: they are nature’s power bar. Filling and self-contained, they are a must when I leave the house.
- Apples. Starting at 9 months old, we let the boys gnaw on whole apples. One year latter, they still love the novelty of being handed a whole apple to munch on. (tip: The apple stand at our local farmers market sells “lunch box apples”. They are small and easy to grip and not as wasteful as handing them a conventional apple).
- Crackers: Usually Annie’s organic bunnies or butter crackers.
- That’s It bars. They are made from just fruit and nothing else. Though they are not organic, I still buy them because the ingredient list is simple and they are super convenient to pack. http://http://www.thatsitfruit.com/
What do you travel with?