So I see it all the time all over social media and I hear it from moms in person too. What the heck should I pack the kids for snacks on the go? Well my dear I've been doing this unprocessed food thang for some time and I have to be honest. If you start your kids on unprocessed snacks later in their childhood it's going to be a battle. That doesn't mean you shouldn't make the switch, but just know it's not going to be easy. However, it is a battle worth fighting. If your kids are smaller and they start out that way it will be much easier because they'll never know the difference. Also don't even think about trying the my kid is a picky eater crap. If your kid runs the menu, then you need to learn to say this is what Mommy/Daddy made because it's good for your amazing body and if you're really hungry, then you'll eat it. I started my kids out with fruits, veggies, and all unprocessed snacks, however my Emma does everything within her power to eat the crap. We went on vacation in February and I caught her trying to sneak the sugary cereal that the kitchen was loaded with every single morning. It's ok every now and then, but not every day. We want to build strong bodies and immune systems
by instilling healthy habits. Let them get in on the prep and they'll become more interested in their food. Grow a garden so that they're invested in what goes into their bodies.
So here's a list of healthy and tasty unprocessed on the go snacks. These are kid tested and husband approved, so you can be sure they do taste good lol.
1.) Turkey Meatballs -
1 lb ground turkey, 3/4 cup rolled oats, 2 tsp. cumin, 1 to 2 tbsp. garlic, 1 tsp. sea salt, 1 egg, 2 tbps. Worchteshire sauce. Roll into balls and bake on 400 for 20 minutes. Keep refrigerated
2.) Frozen Shakeology -
1 cup coconut milk or almond milk, 2 tbsp PBfit, 1 banana, ice, blend
3.) Dip It -
Carrots, cucumber, bell peppers and hummus
4.) Protein Balls -
Banana mashed, protein powder of choice, 3/4 cup rolled oats, 1 cup peanut butter
5.) Honey Dessert -
Plain greek yogurt, granola, local raw honey, PBfit. Keep refrigerated or in a cold bag on the go.
6.) Mix It Up -
Popcorn, cranberries, and peanuts - sweet and salty
7.) Sweet Potato Fries -
You can make these quickly or you can buy the precut non gmo Alexia brand and bake them up for an easy on the go snack. My kids like them cold too.
8.) Apple Fry Dippers -
Sliced apples with a side of almond butter
9.) Flies on a Log (doesn't that sound good lol) -
Celery with pb spread on top and raisins on the pb.
10.) High Energy Trail Mix -
2 cups pumpkin seeds without shells, 1 cup slivered almonds, 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, 1 cup dried cranberries, 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes. Combine everything in a bowl and mix. Place 1/2 cup mixture into 12 small resealable plastic bags for snacking.
Those are our top 10 favs. If you have any questions or want to see more of any type of recipe, leave a comment or email me at email@example.com
I hope these help and give you a little idea of where to start =)
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