The summer is winding down. Backpacks are filled brand new notebooks, pens and pencils. But how good are backpacks at transporting your child’s snacks to school? To keep that thirst for knowledge going all day, students need to keep themselves full and focused. Turns out, there are plenty of nutritious options to stuff in their knapsack.
5 Budget friendly foods that will survive a backpack and provide on-the-go nutrition (tweet) ensuring kids get the fuel they need without the muss or fuss
- Trail mix is bite-sized and packed with protein & healthful fats tweet
- Add a handful of chocolate chips to your trail mix for a sweet boost of antioxidants tweet
- Cereal cups are easy to grab and go with ready made portions tweet
- The fiber, protein, and whole grains in cereal cups keep kids feeling full tweet
- Cereal cups can be eaten with or without milk tweet
Ants on a Log
- Top celery or carrots with nut butter, sprinkle with dried fruit like raisins to make Ants on a Log tweet
- Ants on a Log are fun for kids to make on their own! tweet
Portable Snack Packs
- Portable snack packs offer lots of different options in your grocery aisle tweet
- Make your own portable snack packs by stacking turkey, ham, or pepperoni with cheese on whole wheat crackers tweet
Yogurt Cups, Tubes, & Smoothies
- Yogurt cups, tubes, & smoothies are excellent source of protein & calcium tweet
- Yogurt cups, tubes, & smoothies are perfect for an energy boost before afternoon activity tweet
- Yogurt cups, tubes, & smoothies last up to 4 hours without refrigeration tweet
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